Motorcycles, Travel & Adventure
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EVERY MONTH - WEATHER PERMITTING
Every Tuesday • Two Wheeled Tuesday at Spiegel Restaurant • 26 1st Avenue, NYC. An eclectic gathering of motorcycles served with multi-cuisine meals. Kick some tires, have some couscous, enjoy the crowd • 212-228-2894
2nd Tuesday - Cycle Gear Hicksville Bike Night, 137 N Broadway, Hicksville, NY
Every Wednesday • Bike Night at Rutt's Hut, 417 River Rd, Clifton, NJ
Every Thursday - Bike Night at Jumboland. 3-9pm weather permitting. Great Food and Large Parking lot to show off your ride. ALL WELCOME! Nightly trophy awarded. 438 Route 206, Branchville, NJ • 973-948-6802
Every Thursday - Bike Night at Skylands Craft Beer and Wine Garden. 6-10pm weather permitting. Good Food-Good Times. 20 draft beers, great wine selection. 447 Route 284, Wantage, NJ
3rd Thursday - Renegade Outlet Bike Night • 6-9pm. 511 Commack Rd, Deer Park, NY
Every Saturday April thru October • Bergen County Harley Davidson Saddle Up Saturday. 9am for coffee and bagels. Ride departs at 10am. Return to the dealership for FREE food and music. Proper attire MUST be worn! No shorts or sneakers. BCHD, 124 Essex St, Rochelle Park, NJ • 201-843-6930
3rd Sunday - Hudson Valley Motorcycle Caffeine and Gasoline Sunday Morning Meetup. May to August. 8am-12noon, 179 North Highland Ave, Ossining, NY. Meet friends and like-minded riders over coffee, tea and a bite before heading out for a great Sunday ride.
6-7 • 10th Annual The Modern Classics 2020. Martin Moto's widely acclaimed annual tribute to the great motorcycles of the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s. For 2020, the spotlight will be on the great machines of the 1980s. 100 bikes of all brands 'by invitation only' will be staged in the spacious Martin Moto showroom in Boyertown, PA. Friday, March 6: The Kickstart Party 7-10pm $20/pp with online purchase only. Saturday, March 7: The Modern Classics 9am-5pm $10 at the door. 567 Route 100 North, Boyertown, PA • 610-369-3120 • For more info visit modernclassicsbikeshow.com
8 • Annual Biker's Blood Drive & Party @ New York Honda Yamaha, 36-02 38th St, Long Island City, NY to benefit New York Blood Center • 10:30am-4:30pm.Bring ID or donor card, minimum weight 110 lbs, eat well (low fat) + drink fluids, No tattoos or past 12 months, age 16-75. There will be games, live music by the Transplant Band, bagel brunch, raffles and more • Questions/Info • 800-688-0900/Schedule a time: 718-707-9300 or email@example.com
6-15 • 79th Annual Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Beach, FL
27-29 • Pine Barrens 400 is a 3-days GPS guided 'Hard Adventure Ride' of the Pinelands National Reserve for adventure-style motorcycles. Start/Finish: Hammonton Econolodge, 308 W White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ. The course will consist of sand and gravel dirt roads in the state forests, connecting the best sections for larger machines from recent enduro events. Limited to 150 riders. $225 entry for all three days. For full details and registrations visit website or for questions email or call 732-995-4343
28 • Morton's BMW presents the NEBDR, the newest addition to the Backcountry Discovery Routes offerings bringing you from New York State to the Canadian border. Come see the presentation and movie about the route and start making some summer travel plans. Meet & greet at 4pm, presentation at 4:30. Morton's BMW Motorcycles, 5099A Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA
28 • Jim Moroney's Annual Garage Party. 11am-3pm. Get all the info you need to ride safely & comfortably. Motorcycle Training Solutions will be on site for questions/answers. Lunch served - please RSVP here. 833 Union Ave, New Windsor, NY • 845-564-5400
26-29 • 15th Annual March Moto Madness 2020. Mother Rally, Tellico Plains, TN. If you love to ride, love to eat, love camping, outdoors and love spending time with good people, March Moto Madness is for you. $125 pre-reg/$150/at gate incl. Fri,Sat,Sun breakfast/Fri/Sat dinner, camping and all events. Day passes available. For full details visit website or email
11 • Bergen County Harley Davidson Opening Saddle Up Saturday. Stop by the dealership at 9am for coffee and bagels. Ride departs 10am and returns to dealership for food and music. Full details here. BCHD, 124 Essex St, Rochelle Park, NJ • 201-843-6930
18 • Morton's BMW Motorcycles Spring Open House. Celebrating 50 years as a BMW dealer, there will be demo rides on the newest models, great deals, vendors, manufacturer reps, door prizes and much more. Follow them on Facebook for details. Morton's BMW Motorcycles, 5099A Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA
26 • Bergen & Hudson Valley Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Scavenger Hunt 4 to benefit the 200 Club of Bergen Co. Registration: $20/rider • $10/passenger • 9-10:15am at either Hudson or Bergen Harley. Register your teams of 2-6 people, get a list of places + things to find and you'll have 3 hours to take pictures of the group in front of as many places + things on the list. Get friends and family to sponsor you - raise $100 and rider's event reg and meal ticket FREE.Registration form here. BCHD 124 Essex St, Rochelle Park, NJ • HVHD 33 New York 304, Nanuet, NY • 845-627-5500
23-26 • Horizons Unlimited Virginia, Appomattox, VA. For everyone who dreams of adventure along the road less travelled. Join hundreds of like-minded adventurers and discover the thrills and joy of overland travel. Informative technical workshops on everything from tires to GPS to border crossings. Inspirational, amazing and often hilarious tales from the road, exhibitors and comaraderie. Full details and registration here.
9-20 • Backroads 25th Anniversary Ride with IMTBike on their Best of Portugal Tour. The only way to really get to know Portugal is by motorcycle and this remarkable country has a lot to offer! IMTBike's Best of Portugal tour encompasses everything you could want to see in a country as beautiful and mesmerizing as the ancient Roman Lusitania; its fantastic beaches, dizzying cliffs, folklore, Fado music, incredible gastronomy, world-famous wines, captivating cities with centuries of history and of course an abundance of serpentine roads for motorcycling. INTERESTED? Find out more at IMTBike's website or call us at 973-948-4176
15-17 • Morton’s BMW 10th and FINAL Spring Fling. A weekend of great roads, good food, awesome riding and terrific company, all at the historic and scenic Natural Bridge Hotel. Rally fee includes vendors, door prizes, route sheets, scavenger hunt poker run, Friday brats & brews dinner, Saturday catered dinner and guest presentation by the incomparable Elspeth Beard. Don’t wait! Register now www.mortonsbmw.com. For questions call 540-891-9844.
16-17 • New Sweden BMW Riders of South Jersey NS450. 2-day, 450 mile ride through NJ, PA, DE and NY. Sign in: 8:30-10am @ Cycle Gear, 2070 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill NJ. THIS IS NOT A GROUP RIDE. Donuts and coffee at sign in, free camping, great dinner on Saturday night and hearty breakfast Sunday morning, 50/50 drawing, door prizes and finishing patch. Route sheets provided at start, GPS download available - donations accepted. Endsite: Sunday, May 17 @ PJ Whelihans, 1854 Rte. 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ.
25 • Tony's Track Days sponsored by Riding in the Zone Motorcyclist Training Non-Sportbike Day, Palmer, MA. Includes classroom sessions with Ken Condon and track time. This is not about 'how to ride' but 'how to ride better.' For full details and registration visit website.
1-6 • Americade, Lake George, NY. Largest touring rally in the USA.
13-16 • MotoVermont presents the MotoVermont 400, a four-day, 400 mile dual sport excursion around central Vermont. For full detail visit website
11-24 • Backroads Grand Tour. DETAILS AVAILABLE HERE
13-21 • 97th Annual Laconia Motorcycle Week, Laconia, NH. World's Oldest Motorcycle Rally. Visit their extensive website for full details
24-27 • Johnstown PA 23rd Thunder in the Valley Motorcycle Rally. All Bikes Welcome! During the 4th weekend in June, Johnstown, PA welcomes thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the region for four days of food, friends and fun. Parades, vendors, entertainment, manufacturers and demo rides are all part of this great 4-day motorcycle festival. For complete information please visit their website.
26-27 • Antique Motorcycle Club of America Colonial Chapter National Meet. Warren County Farmers Fairgrounds, Route 519, Harmony, NJ. Two days full of vintage motorcycles, Vendor reserve space online $20 fee. Judging - $10 fee. Food Fri/Sat, King of the Road Field Games Friday afternoon, Friday night Banquet, camping on site for AMCA members only, motels in Easton, PA. For general info visit colonialchapter.com or email UncleBruce347@gmail.com • 862-268-5589
17-19 • Black Diamond Rally by the Black Diamond Beemers. Chet's Place,885 Tizrah Rd, Uniondale, PA. $60 includes 2 nights camping, Fri/Sat dinner, coffee + campfires. PRE-REG ONLY. send fee to BD Rally, 135 Pierce Rd, Carbondale, PA 18407 by July 3rd. More info: 240-523-3637 or email Laura
20 • Tony's Track Days sponsored by Riding in the Zone Motorcyclist Training Non-Sportbike Day, Palmer, MA. Includes classroom sessions with Ken Condon and track time. This is not about 'how to ride' but 'how to ride better.' For full details and registration visit website.
25 • 23rd Anniversary Kids for Cancer Motorcycle Benefit Run. Sign in: 9-11:45am (Rain or Shine) Zippo/Case Visitors Center, Bradford, PA. $25/pp. Blessing of the Bikes @ Noon. 120 mile cruise through the beautiful mountains of scenic northwestern PA, the Alligheny National Forest. Awards and door prizes at end. More info here.
2 • Ride for Kids Hudson Valley. Sign in: 8-9:30am / KSU 10am • $40 online registration / $45/day of event • Motorcyclepedia Musem, 250 Lake St, Newburgh, NY
9-12 • MotoVermont presents the MotoVermont 400, a four-day, 400 mile dual sport excursion around central Vermont. For full detail visit website
20-23 • Touratech DirtDaze Adventure Rally. Stay tuned for schedule, registration and more.
13 • 32nd Annual Harvey C. Irons Make-A-Wish New Jersey Ride hosted by the Blue Knights NJIX. Sign in: Vasa Park, Budd Lake, NJ • 9am / KSU 11am. Coffee/Donuts at sign-in. Scenic ride through Morris/Sussex Counties, vendors, lunch upon return, live band. $20/person. More info here.
13 • 37 Annual Italian Motorcycle Owners Club Rally, Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, Sturbridge, MA. America's biggest and longest running Italian motorcycle event. Featured machine: Tonti-framed Moto Guzzi LeMans (1976-1991). $10 admission to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. More info here.
16-20 • Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival, The Blackthorne Resort, East Durham, NY.A great weekend of motorcycle fun with rodeo games, wall of death, stunt jumpers, large vendor expo, bike show and builders, live music and more. Full details here.
21-22 • CLASS returns to Virginia International Raceway for two days of exceptional learning and riding fun. Join the crew from Backroads as we ramp up our riding skills and enjoy the beauty of VIR. Complete details and registration here.
20-23 • MotoVermont presents the MotoVermont 400, a four-day, 400 mile dual sport excursion around central Vermont. For full detail visit website
9-12 • Backroads Run to the Chincoteague Oyster Festival. Join us for this always fun time with 5 hours of everything oyster, hot dogs, adult beverages and more. The music of Island Boy will have you up and dancing. We’ll be at the Waterside Inn for 3 nights. ROOMS AND TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW but will certainly sell out so call now (there is no block of rooms for Backroads - first come, first served). Get your tickets online. Full information available on our Rally page. Plan early so as not to miss out - tickets and rooms do disappear quickly.
It is not necessary to be a member of the Polar Bear Grand Tour to do these rides. There is generally food at the destination and if you just want to go for a nice ride and join other folks feel free to attend. Polar Bear cancellations & updates will be sent via email and also posted on the website. These are general directions. Please feel free to use a GPS or a map to find a better route. Sign-in is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Check the New Member page for general information about the Polar Bear Grand Tour.
1 • Long Valley Pub & Brewery, 1 Fairmount Rd., Long Valley, NJ • 908-876-1122 • restaurantvillageatlongvalley.com/long-valley-pub-and-brewery/
8 • Bahrs Landing, 2 Bay Ave., Highlands, NJ • 732-872-1247 • www.bahrslandingnj.com
15 • Brian’s Harley-Davidson, 600 S. Flowers Mill Rd., Langhorne PA • 215-752-9400 • www.brianshd.com
22 • The Hickory BBQ Smokehouse, 743 Route 28, Kingston, NY • 845-338-2424 • www.hickoryrestaurant.com
29 • Plumsted Grill, 457 Rte. 539, Cream Ridge, NJ • 609-758-5552 • www.theplumstedgrill.com
5 • CAPE MAY V.F.W. post #386, N.J. 419 Congress St., Cape May, NJ • 609-884-7961
18 • END OF THE SEASON GET-TOGETHER - At The Pic-a-Lilli Inn starting @ 11:30 AM. Cost to Members: $6.00 per person. There will be salad, Wings, Beef, rolls, and lemonade, plus a cash bar. You must get an arm band from your flight leader.