Annual Rallies and Events
You don’t have to own a motorcycle to enjoy the energy and excitement of an epic ride or rally. In fact, your own personalized Slingshot is the perfect vehicle to take in these legendary events, spread across the calendar and the country. They provide the perfect opportunity and excuse to hit the roads for a long weekend or a few weeks on end—to show off your one-of-a-kind vehicle and meet new people along the way. So, load up your Slingshot and get ready for an unforgettable road trip.
Slingshot in the Smokies – Maggie Valley Event
If you’re looking for an annual Slingshot-only event, circle June on your calendar. This epic five-day rally takes place in the heart of Carolina high country—featuring food, fun, vendors, group rides and more. Check out others’ amazing Slingshot mods and custom builds as you show off your own personalized ride.
Where: Maggie Valley, NC Timing: June
Get ready for some regional fun at a SlingFest event near you. These annual Slingshot owner gatherings pop up all over the US and boast group rides, giveaways, competitions, parades and vendors. Follow their Facebook page for details about upcoming events.
Where: Throughout the USA
Timing Varies by Location: Check out the SlingFest Facebook for upcoming dates & events.
Follow the Slingfest Events Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/slingfestevents
DAYTONA BIKE WEEK
Florida sun must be experienced to be understood. This massive event draws approximately 500,000 people for racing, concerts, parties and street festivals.
Where: Daytona Beach, FL Timing: First week of March
Official Website: officialbikeweek.com
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This is the rally of all road rallies. The annual pilgrimage to South Dakota takes over the entire town with epic rides, rockin’ concerts, wild contests, great food and hundreds of vendors. There’s even the Mayor’s Charity Poker Tournament and Golf Tournament.
Where: City of Sturgis, SD Timing: Early August
Official Website: sturgismotorcyclerally.com
MYRTLE BEACH BIKE WEEK
You’ve got two chances every year to take in this weeklong event with a Spring Rally and a Fall Rally. This event gives riders the opportunity to take in the sun-soaked Grand Strand—a 6-mile stretch of beach along the Atlantic. Come for the views, stay for the festivities.
Where: Myrtle Beach, SC Timing: Spring and Fall
Official Website: myrtlebeachbikeweek.com
More Events & Rallies
Laconia Motorcycle Week
Welcome to the world’s oldest road rally, set along the scenic coast of New Hampshire. Like other rallies, this one is a full week of scenic road trips, thrilling races, charity rides and concerts. And don’t miss the skills contests and build-offs.
Where: Weirs Beach, NH Timing: Mid-June
Official Website: laconiamcweek.com
Laughlin River Run
Join the largest gathering of riders in the Western United States as they take on a portion of U.S. Route 66 the way it was meant to be seen—riding through the hills from Kingman to Oatman, AZ. While you’re there enjoy a concert or two, attend the races or get in on a poker run.
Where: Laughlin, NV Timing: April
Around 100,000 people will descend on Daytona Beach each year for this fabulous 4-day rally. Those who attend will be treated to live music, miles of scenic ocean rides along the Sunshine State’s historic A1A, racing at the Daytona International Speedway and, of course, the beautiful Florida weather.
Where: Daytona Beach, FL Timing: Mid-October
Official Website: daytonabeach.com/Biketoberfest
Bikes, Blues & BBQ
This charitable event in the Ozarks is for those with a love of smoky BBQ meats, Southern blues music and incredible rides. This is a 501c3 non-profit rally with a purpose benefiting women, children and underserved members of the Northwest Arkansas community.
Location: Fayetteville, AR Timing: Late September
Official Website: bikesbluesandbbq.org
National Bikers Roundup
This is camping and cruising at its best. The National Bikers Roundup is the largest camping rally in the U.S., organized by a group of African American motorcycle clubs. Check the website for rally locations and details, as its location changes every year.
Location: Varies Each Year Timing: Mid-August
Official Website: nationalbikersroundup.org
Mid-Atlantic Women’s Motorcycle Rally
Get involved in one of the premiere women’s rallies. This 3-day event brings female riding enthusiasts together from across the nation for rides, contests, games and a critical fundraising effort to support women with cancer—ending with the Parade of Chrome to honor female riders and survivors.
Where: York, PA Timing: Mid-June
Official Website: mawmr.org
Love to look at mods and builds? Then this is the rally for you. Americade features the largest single-site expo in the country, with more factory demos and events than you can imagine. Enjoy epic rides through the Green Mountains, exciting entertainment, boat cruises and even a comedy show while you are there.
Where: Lake George, NY Timing: Spring
Official Website: americade.com
Plan Your Year
While it might not be realistic to hit every one of these exciting events, there’s sure to be one that catches your interest nearby. So, get your Slingshot ready for a road trip by taking care of routine maintenance and adding some accessories, including extra storage, an audio upgrade or a Slingshade. Whether you bring your own Slingshot or rent one to use while you're there, we've got what you need to take you exactly where you want to go. We'll see you there.