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Slimey Crud Motorcycle Gang Café Racer Run Rolls on May 1

Slimey Crud Motorcycle Gang Café Racer | 2016 Dates

Cafe Racer BSA 650 Lightning
It’s all about the Café Racers like this nifty BSA 650 Lightning.

No riding season may ever be complete without participating in the twice-yearly Slimey Crud Motorcycle Gang Café Racer Run that rolls on the first Sundays in May and October. This year, the Sunday dates are May 1st and October 1st, so mark your calendar.

1968 Velocette Thruxton 500
Like the classics? Dave Liebl was on hand at the fall 2005 Crud Run with his 1968 Velocette Thruxton 500.

If you don’t get a chance to attend Sturgis, Daytona Bike Week, the Laughlin River Run, or other such events this summer, then maybe the Slimey Crud Run will be the one that fits your calendar. On the other hand, even if you do get to do all of those events this season, you may want to add the Crud Run to your plans.

Set in southern Wisconsin on some of the best motorcycling terrain and back roads in the country, the Crud Run starts in Pine Bluff, Wis. – a few miles outside Madison – and ends up in Leland, Wis. How you get to Leland from Pine Bluff is entirely up to you; there is no specified route, no “road captains” to follow around, no event agenda, and no entry fee. Freelance to your heart’s content and get lost cruising the broad Lower Wisconsin Riverway; it’s all good.

It’s a great “run whatcha brung” event, where no brand or type of bike is favored. You name it, you may well see it there—adventure bikes, cruisers, choppers, street fighters, standards, classics, rat bikes, sport bikes, trikes, sidehacks, bobbers, customs, dirt bikes, scooters, mopeds—and, of course café racers.

For a look back at some of the past Crud Run events we’ve covered, check out:

Top 10 bikes of the Slimey Crud Café Racer Run-Fall 2014

2014 Spring Slimey Crud Run Recap

Slimey Crud Café Racer Run Rocks Southern Wisconsin

For a great look at the Slimey Cruds themselves and the history of the event, the documentary DVD “American Café” is just the ticket. Check out our American Cafe review.

See you there!

Slimey Crud Cafe Racer Run Photo Gallery

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