Riding season has begun and some of our FAVORITE events are kicking it off! Vintage Torque Fest got off to a beautiful start in Iowa on Friday with tunes from over 20 live bands and vintage cars as far as the eye could see.
This charity event benefits “Helping Hannah’s Heart,” and runs Friday and Saturday every May at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds in Dubuque, Iowa. Features include a charity auction, demo derby and dirt races on the fairground’s oval track, music, food, show cars and bikes, camping,
a swap meet, pinup competition and, of course, plenty of vendors to buy gifts and gear at.
At the same time all across the world, women motorcyclists were out en masse for International Female Ride Day on May 5. Representing one of the fastest growing demographics in motor sports, women from all over the world swung a leg over the saddle in a display of freedom, camaraderie, adventure and support. This fantastic event was founded by Vicki Grey of Motoress, an all-female motorcyclist website, over 12 years ago. The first Saturday in May every year, International Female Ride Day represents just one of the many exciting ways that the motorcycle industry is growing and changing.
And last, but certainly not least, ABATE of Wisconsin kicked off Motorcycle Awareness Moth this May with two of their very own awareness rallies in Wisconsin! Promoting the always-important motorcycle “Look Twice for Motorcycles” and “Watch for Motorcycles” message, ABATE of Wisconsin members and volunteers were out on the street corners of Milwaukee with pro-biker messages and materials in an attempt to keep all drivers mindful of bikers on the road.
To stay in the loop about GREAT motorcycle events like this and more, click here to view our online motorcycle event calendar for Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. And to get your own free “Watch for Motorcycles” message to promote Motorcycle Awareness month, click here!
Written by: MJ Ball