With the COVID-19 vaccine becoming more readily available, and group-based event restrictions slowly easing up, we are seeing a host of annual moto events returning to NYC this upcoming season. As always, we will do our best to keep you up to date on the latest developments and event announcements. If you do decide to attend an event, we still encourage you to do so safely, following current CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing, and wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Event posts on the NYC Motorcyclist calendar are a community service. Postings do not reflect an endorsement of events and should not be construed as supporting any group moto gatherings that ignore safety protocols during this pandemic.CDC Guidlines
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Engines for Change is hosting a nationwide food drive to support charities that work to address food insecurity in their local communities. On April 24 New York will be one of a host of cities organizing these proactive rides. Depending on the city's needs, some may be collecting food donations, others may be delivering food from food banks to recipients. Reach out to your local organizer for details on your local event.
THE NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY DETAILS
Morning session: Bayonne, New Jersey -- Meet at Clutch Moto (590 Avenue C, Bayonne, NJ) at 9:30 AM to pack food donations on bikes; If you’re looking to get coffee or pastries, please show up closer to 9 AM. Kickstands up at 10 AM.
Stop 1: Sunday Supper Program in Union City, 108 36th St, Union City, NJ 07087
Stop 2: BROOKLYN - Universe City, 234 Glenmore Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207
Afternoon session: Brownsville, Brooklyn -- Meet at 11:30 AM at Universe City (234 Glenmore Ave, Brooklyn). Riders will help separate donations into family-sized bags and then ride to deliver them to free food fridges around the city.
11:45 AM - 1 PM: Pack food into family-sized bags, small group deliveries to nearby free fridges
1 - 2 PM: Ride toward Bushwick and make deliveries to free fridges throughout the area
Wrap-up: Socially distanced afterparty at 2 PM. Location: TV Eye (1647 Weirfield St, Ridgewood, Queens), co-owned by a fellow motorcyclist.
GOOD TIMES are indeed AHEAD, and Motorgrrl is hit'n the throttle to get there. Everyone in the community is invited to a season opening party at the open air garage with an outdoor area in front. Enjoy some time with friends, listen to live music, throw back a few drinks, and hold that belly for the loads of laughs.Read More
Well folks, it’s springtime in New York City. So let's hang outside at a motorcycle garage, drink Sixpoint beer and grill hamburgers ... And some very funny people that will make you laugh: Janeane Garofalo, Ophira Eisenberg, Casey James Salengo and Doug Smith. Organized by comedian and Low Tide Motors member Kevin James Doyle.
**Per CDC guidelines, masks should be work at all times except while eating/drinking, and social distancing should be observed when possible**
*Rain Date: Saturday, May 8 | Tickets: $15
The New York City International Female Ride is a women's only celebration of our love of motorcycling. This year, together with ABATE, the Sirens Women's MC of NYC along with the support of members of the riding community and beyond, will be leading a WOMEN ONLY motorcycle ride on International Female Ride Day 2021.
Kickstands Up at 10 AM from Empire Harley-Davidson in New Rochelle. The group will take a safe and beautiful ride for a couple of hours and return to Empire Harley for food truck and hanging out (pending the recommended CDC and state guidelines come May). Let's roll, ladies!!
About this Event:
International Female Ride Day© (IFRD) is celebrated annually worldwide on the first Saturday of May. The day celebrates women motorcycle riders and is not country, group or organizationally specific. It is a globally synchronized “JUST RIDE!”© day, for women. Vicki Gray created IFRD for all women individually, in groups and collectively everywhere. Women make International Female Ride Day© their day to “JUST RIDE!”© doing what they can to promote and highlight women riders while making a positive difference for women in motorcycling and powersports everywhere Every woman riding on IFRD is a role model for the diverse, unique and common passion women share for motorcycling and powersports. The day has occurred for well over a decade and a half, with the first IFRD gatherings in 2007. It is an all brands and all styles of motorcycling happening, and extends across all borders and cultures the world over.
Join the annual Hogs for Hope Event May 2 (Rain date: May 8), kicking off at Prestige Motors in Elmsford, NY, and ending at JFK Marina for a Pig Roast BBQ Party. Sponsored by members of the Yonkers Fire Department and the Yonkers Motorcycle Club, the ride benefits the Ronald McDonald House and The Aidan Jack Seegar Foundation. Tickets are $30 Rider / $25 Passenger.More Information Tickets
New Era Fast 9 -- a car/truck/bike/power wheels show -- will be a family friendly event with a live DJ, trophies and food, featuring: a car limbo contest; a kid power wheels parade; a low rider hopping contest; best dressed Fast & Furious cast/actor; a slammed slow parade; best Fast & Furious display; best Fast & Furious team display; and a dance off contest. Registration is day of show. Vendor and vehicle spaces available: $50 vendors space; $50 VIP space; $30 - car/truck/van; $30 - 3-wheel/slingshot; $20 - bike, 2 wheels; $10 - kid power wheels. IM @neweraworldwideinc for details. The show is dedicated to Jonathan Digangi (3/2/94-1/3/21). Media coverage by 🎥/📷 @fasslyfemagazine. Spectators are free.More Information
Classic & vintage-style motorcycles unite globally for prostate cancer research and men's mental health supporting the Movember Foundation. Pre-Registration is now open for all city rides, including the 'Big Apple'. New York City was the top ride in the world for fundraising in 2019, raising more than $200K. Local organizers took 800-plus riders over the Brooklyn and Queensboro Street bridges, up the FDR, down the West Side Highway, through Central Park, Columbus Circle and Grand Army Plaza, and down the FDR, ducking under the Manhattan Bridge. The group, fronted by ride leaders Mike Higgins and Allister Klingensmith, included fundraising giant Vincent Nicolai and the New York Classic Riders, who were the top non-corporate fundraising team in the world. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 crisis, organizers opted for a solo ride format with prizes for the top fundraisers.Pre-Register 2020 Photo Gallery 2019 Photo Gallery
The Annual Ladies Only Ride Out and Camp: Organizers are carefully watching over the re-opening of outdoor activities in NY and will be taking all local & county recommended precautions on site in order to safely camp & ride. More info to follow with the launch of tickets so please stay tuned and they will keep you in the know.Read More
The 3rd annual NJ Ride to Fight Suicide is a motorcycle event benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) New Jersey Chapter, which starts at the Elks Lodge in Wayne, NJ.
Cost: $25 per rider (includes patch) | $15 per passenger (no patch)
For questions, please call Christine Henriquez at 201.8207096 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Money raised goes to critical research, education programs, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide. Join us to help create a culture that’s smart about mental health. As the safety of participants, volunteers and staff is a top priority, organizers will be following all CDC, state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 as they plan the details of the event.
Tickets are LIVE for Over And Out Moto-X women's off-road campout, June 25 to 27. OAOMX is for women 21+ who ride motocross, woods, dirt bikes, and street-legal dual sports, and all levels are welcome! Join in the fun with lessons, skill clinics, games, prizes and so much more: 3 days / 2 nights camp and ride on a private farm; Motocross track, sprawling fields, woods loops; Intro-to-Dirt Lessons and rental bikes from GPMX; Motocross Lessons from GPMX; Welcome party and ice cream break sponsored by Fox Racing; Free guided dual sport outings from Into The Woods, with snack stops courtesy of REV’IT!; Free travel packing demos hosted by Into The Woods, with gear giveaways!; Skateboarding lessons from The Yard; Screen-printing lessons from The Yard; Free-skate jam session, special guest live music and refreshments; Mechanical Inspection hosted by Motorgrrl x MOTUL; Moto-Trivia hosted by Motorgrrl with prizes from MOTUL, and drinks from Slow & Low; Goat Yoga with Amethyst Yoga and Totes Goats NJ; Free bike loading and tie-down demo; Games, raffle, prizes and the best 3 damn days on two wheels!Read More Register | Tickets
POSTPONED to 2022: The Annual Vintage Motorcycle Swap Meet, hosted by The Colonial Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America and Long Tall Shorty's, hits Asbury, NJ June 27, rain or shine. General Admission is $5, while vending spots are $30 pre-registered or $40 day of event. For vending inquiries contact Phread Cichowski at 732-672-9612 or Phread@Earthlink.net. General info: contact George Derrick at 908-878-7242 or Indian2@Verizon.net. Vendor setup starts at 7 AM.
Cafe Racer’s Annual Reader’s Ride-In Custom Show Rolls On For 2021: The country’s largest all-indoor cafe racer custom show is set for Sunday, Aug. 15 at Sewickley War Memorial Park. Enjoy a day of scenic road riding, food trucks, prize giveaways and the coolest custom motorcycles around. NEW THIS YEAR: $10 Admission includes Bike Show Registration. For the safety of staff and guests, face masks are required for entrance to this year’s bike show. You’ll be required to wear your mask, covering your nose and mouth: at the entry gate; at food trucks; at the Cafe Racer Magazine pavilion; and while visiting some vendor booths. While walking about the show you may remove your mask so long as you practice social distancing.Read More
The Pat Perrone Poker Run is a charity event to honor our friend Pat Perrone, who passed away from a motorcycle accident on June 4, 2017. As a way to keep Pat's name alive, his family and friends have organized a Poker Run and BBQ after party at the Old Bridge Elks Lodge in his home state of New Jersey. Get that bike road ready and let’s party for a cause.Read More
The Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park will be the official venue for the Progressive IMS Outdoors New York event – Sept 3 to 5 – one of nine locations on the 2021 IMS tour, which runs from mid-July through the end of October. Progressive IMS Outdoors is an evolution of the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® tour’s nearly 40-year stint that not only transitions IMS from the traditional convention center setup to a new open outdoor experience, but will also create a festival-like atmosphere that promotes enthusiasts of all ages and levels to come together to better engage with products, each other, and the industry. While continuing its presence as the nation’s largest consumer motorcycle tour, Progressive IMS Outdoors will support the growth of the powersports community by offering a unique experience the industry has yet to see. Attractions and event specifics will be released when tickets go on sale April 22 at motorcycleshows.com.Read More 2019 Photo Gallery
The East Coast Gypsy Run started in 2007. Inspired by the El Diablo Run, a bunch of like-minded East Coast motorcyclists met up on the interwebs and planned a motorcycle run. The Gypsy Run ran uninterrupted for 10 years. Last year organizers went back to the basics with the Gypsy Run Still Sucks program. It was a raging success. They will be tweaking the formula a bit again this year to reintroduce some of the best parts of past Gypsy Runs. Stay tuned! Dates are Sept. 10, 11 & 12. Bunch of announcements coming soon. Website: gypsyrun.comRead More
Hosted by the NYC Punishers Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club for the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps, this motorcycle ride event is in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of those who served, protected, volunteered and lost their lives on 9/11. All bikes welcome: Sport bikes, foreign & domestic bikes, trikes, side cars, choppers, home-made bikes, and anything that would require a DOT motorcycle license. Riders can pay their respects in downtown Manhattan, remembering a way of life before 9/11/01, cherishing memories as we unified after 9/11/01 and leaving with a small token of thanks to carry with them on all their two-wheel journeys ... a Tribute Coin ... Follow the ride's HISTORIC route, celebrating the 9/11 Memorial Ride in its 6th year. More details soon. Dates being considered now are Sept. 11 or 12.Read More
Hosted by the Bear Mt Antique Motorcycle Club, the 6th Annual Swap Meet will again be staged at the Polish Legion of American Vets on Pine Island. The rain or shine event will feature food, outdoor vendors, live music and free bike entry for rides circa 1985 and older entered into the ride-in motorcycle show. Vendor spots will go for $25 per spot for advanced reservations and $30, day of. For more vendor info and to reserve your spot, call Unique Cycle at 973.728.0006. Public entry on the day: $5.More information
18th Annual GREASE MONKEY BLOCK PARTY ... Brooklyn’s original motorcycle show. Come over & hang out with the crew that builds the BADDEST custom bikes in the UNIVERSE ... all handmade and custom built on site. MUSIC, FOOD, TATTOOS, sideshow acts, artists, vendors, RAFFLE PRIZES, bizarre creatures & local celebrities all in one place. And enter your motorcycle to compete with local heroes and celebrities from across the globe to win a CUSTOM HANDMADE trophy and BRAGGING RIGHTS FOR LIFE. Line up your steel horse with some heavy hitting contenders in the business.Host Website 2019 Photo Gallery
Americade has become the world's largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally. It's a convention of riders enjoying a week-long festival of motorcycling, including guided tours in the beautiful Adirondack Park and the Green Mountains of VT. Americade also includes a massive trade show with approx. 200 vendors, demos and displays from most major motorcycle manufacturers, catered dinner boat cruises, stunt shows, comedy shows, and much, much more. To participate, most attendees register for a full-week wristband, giving them access to the trade show, the demos and displays, and Americade’s headquarters where many events take place, Sept. 21 to 25.Read More
Cheap Thrills is taking over Seaside Heights for a whole weekend of music and motorcycles, Sept. 24 and 25, featuring a huge two-day swap, Sportster show and custom van party, Minibike TT races and the main event … Saturday night’s Cheap Thrills Chopper Pool Party! Follow their Instagram (@cheapthrillsnj) for the latest news.Read More
The Race of Gentlemen is an automotive carnival that celebrates American racing heritage, a true homage to automobile and motorcycle history, hosted by the Oilers CC/MC. Spectators and racers alike will experience a simplier time, when guys were gentlemen and cars were king. Stultz & Son Productions will exhibit their hand-selected group of gentlemen, who will showcase their pre-war machines at the water's edge on the beach of Wildwood, New Jersey. Commonly referred to as TROG for short, the carefully curated event will give you a history lesson and an unforgettable weekend, all rolled into one. The event runs three days, with the Night of the Troglodytes vintage chopper event set for Friday, Oct. 1, and beach racing taking place on the weekend.Read More