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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This summer Crystal Lake Brooklyn hosts ‘Bikers at the Lake,’ a weekly Wednesday night moto event at the Williamsburg watering hole. Dedicated for all those who ride and need that picker upper to get through the week, ‘Bikers at the Lake’ welcomes all riders and bike types; Lady riders are extremely welcome as Crystal Lake’s bartender herself rides! Show off your bikes, make new friends, meet old friends, have some drinks, and enjoy some amazing Argentinian empanadas. Come for a dip ... starts at 6 PM, every Wednesday throughout the summer.Venue
BIKE OR NO BIKE: Come Hang With The Moto Social NYC Crew.
At The Moto Social it doesn't matter what you ride or whether you ride at all. We're all about people. Motorcycles are just the common thread. Ride down, walk down, cycle down, skate down, kite-surf down, or rollerblade down. Just come, drop by, find a legit place to park, grab a coffee and a snack and chat it up with all your new pals. Tobi, Anna, Kirsten, JP, Rahoul and Vince are your local hosts, so even if you come alone you'll automatically have a few new pals to chat with. We’re stoked to see ya!
July 25-31 -- Mark your calendars. Check out Indian Motorcycle at Union Garage in Brooklyn, NY and take a free demo ride on the all-new 2022 Chief. Or throw your leg over the new Indian Motorcycle Scout, FTR, or Challenger. All riders and passengers must be 18 years or older and wear proper riding attire (DOT approved helmet, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and eye protection). All riders must also present a valid motorcycle endorsement.Read More Hosts
An event celebrating the one-year anniversary of NYC Mopeds at their Madison Street shop in Bed-Stuy, the ride will be a one-hour roundabout cruise to LIC ... all bikes welcome ... pace will be easy. Even if you don’t have a moped yet, you can still come party at the end meetup -- Culture Lab in LIC. (~7p at 5-25 46th Ave, Queens). The group will be hanging there for music and food provided by friends Stan’s Legendary Grill.Read More
The first Thursday of every month Triumph Brooklyn hosts the moto community for Moto Movie Night ... motorcycles, friends, popcorn and a new film every month. August sees the 1971 Bruce Brown classic On Any Sunday -- featuring Mert Lawwill, Malcolm Smith and Steve McQueen -- hitting the big screen with some dirt biking goodness.Hosts
BIKE OR NO BIKE: Come Hang With The Moto Social NYC Crew.
At The Moto Social it doesn't matter what you ride or whether you ride at all. We're all about people. Motorcycles are just the common thread. Ride down, walk down, cycle down, skate down, kite-surf down, or rollerblade down. Just come, drop by, find a legit place to park, grab a coffee and a snack and chat it up with all your new pals. Tobi, Anna, Kirsten, JP, Rahoul and Vince are your local hosts, so even if you come alone you'll automatically have a few new pals to chat with. We’re stoked to see ya! Come out and enjoy some of the best key lime pie north of Florida here in Red Hook, Brooklyn at: keylime.com
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
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Come celebrate the 6th Anniversary of Split'n Lanes Dodgin' Gutters! 2021 sees a new venue -- Long Tall Shorty's in Asbury, NJ, and a multi-day outdoors format for the classic and vintage motorcycle show, set for Aug. 20-22, 2021. More details to come.Read More 2019 Photo Gallery
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. Vendors, Raffles, DJ, Beer, Food and Live Music. Proceeds benefit the Monmouth County SPCA. Riders: $25 Passengers: $20Read More Tickets
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
It's an idea we at NYC Motorcyclist have been mulling over for a couple of years now ... reviving the Mods vs Rockers event in New York City. Cafe racers, scooters, a meet-up, a circuitous ride, bands, food, drinks ... pie-in-the-sky aspirations.
We had to put things on hold for a bit due to the COVID-19 health situation. But, with things appearing to open up a bit on the event side, we are now drumming up interest from the British Iron set and their Vespa rivals for an event later this Summer, tentatively on the calendar for the last Sunday of that month. And we're partnering with Cinemecanica on the soon-to-be-announced concept.
Want to be a part of this? IM @nyc_motorcyclist, email us at email@example.com, or use our form if the idea riles you up ... we're looking for sponsors, co-organizers and, most of all feedback from the NYC moto community.
We even have a dedicated web address and Instagram now:
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