Late May Midwest Motorcycle Events (May 23rd – 27th)

Late May Midwest Motorcycle Events (May 23rd – 27th)

Late May Motorcycle Events in Iowa: Ending Spring with a Roar

As May winds down, the motorcycle spirit in Iowa only revs up, offering a range of events from heartfelt memorial rides to high-octane races. This guide is your ticket to the top motorcycle happenings across Iowa and Nebraska as we close out the month. Whether you’re a lifelong rider or just looking to experience the culture, these events promise camaraderie, excitement, and a touch of remembrance.

Featured Event: Conesville’s Redneck Revival

Image of a motorcycle on a drag strip with blue and pink smoke from the Redneck Revival Rally

Dates: May 23-26, 2024

For a truly… unique experience, don’t miss the Redneck Revival in Conesville. If you’re over 21 and you have never been, you need to go. This event is a blend of camping, live music, and drag racing, bringing together the community for a memorable four days. Known for its all-in atmosphere of attitude and wild debauchery, it’s the place to let loose and enjoy the start of summer.

Learn more about the Redneck Revival Rally

Additional Must-Attend Events

Northwest Christian Church Bike Blessing – Council Bluffs, Iowa (May 19, 2024):

hedcut style illustration of a blessing of the bikes event in Iowa

Start your ride with a blessing for safety and peace at this community-centered event that brings faith and biking together.

Hill Blazers Harescramble – Logan, Iowa (May 19, 2024):

Compete or cheer in a thrilling off-road motorcycle race, perfect for those who love a bit of dirt and adrenaline.

Sharon Parker Kester Benefit Ride – North Liberty, Iowa (May 19, 2024):

Join in supporting a local cause while enjoying scenic routes in this charity ride dedicated to a cherished community member.

Iowa Thunder Ride – Des Moines, Iowa (May 19, 2024):

Feel the roar of engines in a ride that celebrates the spirit of freedom and the thrill of the open road.

Bagger Racing League – Hastings, Nebraska (May 24-26, 2024):

Witness the excitement of bagger racing, where classic style meets modern speed in a spectacular display.

AI generated image of a veterans honor ride to honor veterans.

CVMA 39-2 11th Annual Patriot Ride Metro HD – Cedar Rapids, Iowa (May 25, 2024):

Honor veterans and their service in this ride that combines patriotism with passion for motorcycles.

Thunder on the Missouri – South Sioux City, Nebraska (May 25, 2024):

Enjoy a day by the river packed with bikes, music, and community fun.

Midway Tavern’s 26th Annual Veterans Memorial BBQ, Poker Run, & Street Dance – Soldier, Iowa (May 25-27, 2024):

This three-day event offers good food, great company, and a heartfelt tribute to veterans.

Annual Motorcycle Fun Run – Lake Park, Iowa (May 26, 2024):

Explore the beauty of Iowa in a fun run that’s perfect for families and solo riders alike.

Dale Michel Memorial Poker Run – Woodbine, Iowa (May 26, 2024):

Remember a beloved rider and raise funds for a cause close to the heart of the local biking community.


The end of May is buzzing with activities for every motorcycle enthusiast in Iowa and beyond. From thrilling races to meaningful memorial rides, there’s an event for every taste and spirit. Don your helmets, rev your engines, and join the community on these fantastic adventures.

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Late May Midwest Motorcycle Events (May 23rd – 27th)

Midwest Motorcycle Events in Mid-May (May 11th – 18th, 2024)

Mid-May Motorcycle Madness: From Hot Rods to Heartfelt Rides Across Iowa!

As the vibrant spring blooms across Iowa, the motorcycle community revs up for an exhilarating array of events. This mid-May, gear up for everything from vintage hot rod shows to dynamic dyno shootouts and heartfelt memorial rides. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a casual enthusiast, there’s a spot on the open road waiting for you. Let’s explore the must-attend motorcycle events that promise to make this month unforgettable! 

Keep in mind this week’s article features just a few of the great events across Iowa, Nebraska, and other parts of the Midwest. If you want a comprehensive and up-to-date list, be sure to check out our Midwest Biker Events page!

Featured Event: Rust Resurrection Traditional Hot Rod Show/Swap – Conesville, Iowa

Dates: May 17-18, 2024

Conesville, Iowa may known for the Redneck Revival Rally and Drag racing, but today we’re featuring another great event. Step back in time at the Rust Resurrection Traditional Hot Rod Show/Swap in Conesville. This annual event, now in its splendid year, celebrates the golden era of hot rods and motorcycles.

Spend two days immersed in a treasure trove of classic cars, vintage motorcycles, parts, and memorabilia. It’s a perfect outing for enthusiasts and collectors alike, offering not just a swap meet but a vibrant festival atmosphere complete with food, music, and plenty of family-friendly fun.

Event Highlights for Early May

Bikes, Coffee, Trophies – Pleasant Hill, Iowa (May 11, 2024) 

Start your day with some great coffee and beautiful bikes. Show off your motorcycle in various classes and compete for trophies in this relaxed and friendly local meetup.

Niki’s Memorial Ride – Algona, Iowa (May 11, 2024) 

Join your fellow riders in honoring the memory of a beloved community member with a ride through picturesque Algona. This event combines remembrance with the joy of riding, supporting a cause close to many hearts.

Vicki’s Peculiar Fight Bike/Vehicle Poker Run #66 – Pacific, Iowa (May 11, 2024)

 Rally for a cause at Vicki’s Peculiar Fight, a poker run that promises fun and camaraderie. Participate in a ride that makes a difference, supporting local charities and bringing the community together.

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Other Great Midwest Motorcycle Events in May

Drive-In Movie Night at Harley-Davidson of Carroll, Carroll, Iowa (May 17, 2024)

Combine nostalgia with modern flair at the Drive-In Movie Night. Enjoy classic films under the stars surrounded by the finest bikes in the state at the iconic Harley-Davidson of Carroll.

Demo Days at Big Barn Harley-Davidson, Des Moines, Iowa (May 17-18, 2024)

Experience the latest Harley-Davidson models firsthand. Join us for demo rides, local food, and live music, making it a perfect family weekend outing.

Mean Machine Dyno Shootout – Elkhart, Iowa (May 18, 2024) 

Witness the raw power of top-performance motorcycles at the Mean Machine Dyno Shootout. This event promises adrenaline-pumping action as bikes compete to see who’s got the most muscle.

Digital flyer promoting the 2024 ABATE of Iowa D5 Spring Fling RideABATE Shout-out! Two Events in Two Districts

ABATE of Iowa District 5 Spring Fling Ride – Linn County, Iowa (May 18, 2024)

Join us and the other members of District 5 as we ride to F&B Company, Dharma’s, Wolfey’s, and then hit up Kula’s BBQ. Finally we swing by AmVets and finish up the day back at F&B Company. We meet and register at 11:00 AM at F&B Company and ride at noon.

ABATE of Iowa District 16 Annual Awareness Ride – Cedar Falls, Iowa (May 18, 2024)

Support motorcycle safety and awareness in this scenic ride through Cedar Falls. It’s a great way to connect with the community and promote safe riding practices.


Mid-May in Iowa is buzzing with activities for every motorcycle enthusiast. Whether you’re looking to admire classic bikes, enjoy a movie night with the family, or support meaningful causes, Iowa’s motorcycle events provide a rich tapestry of culture and excitement. Don your helmets, rev your engines, and join us on the open road for experiences that promise to be both thrilling and heartwarming! 

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Late May Midwest Motorcycle Events (May 23rd – 27th)

Midwest Motorcycle Events for May 1-4

May’s Must-Attend Midwest Motorcycle Events: From Chrome Divas to Dirty Rotten Thrills!

As the spring air warms and the open roads beckon, the Midwest’s motorcycle calendar is revving up with a series of not-to-be-missed events. Whether you’re a vintage enthusiast, a community supporter, or simply in it for the love of the ride, May 2024 has something special in store. This week, we highlight two standout events alongside a roster of other engaging gatherings.

Graphic poster promoting the Dirty Rotten Biker Fest in MinnesotaFeatured Event: Dirty Rotten Biker Fest – Princeton, Minnesota

Date: May 4, 2024

If you’re ready for a wild ride, the Dirty Rotten Biker Fest in Princeton, Minnesota, promises a day packed with excitement. This festival isn’t just about the rides; it’s a full-blown celebration of biker culture, complete with live music, custom bike shows, and an atmosphere that screams freedom and camaraderie. Get ready to meet fellow biking enthusiasts who share your passion for two wheels and a hearty dose of adventure.


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18th Annual Chrome Divas of Cedar Rapids Ride – Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Date: May 4, 2024

Celebrating its 18th year, the Chrome Divas of Cedar Rapids Ride is more than just a motorcycle event; it’s a statement. This annual ride, organized by the spirited ladies of the Chrome Divas, focuses on community and charity. Riders come together to support local causes, making a positive impact while enjoying the scenic routes around Cedar Rapids. It’s a perfect blend of philanthropy and passion for motorcycles.

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Promotional image for the Vintage Torque Fest 2024Additional Noteworthy Events:

  • Vintage Torque Fest – Dubuque, Iowa (May 3-4, 2024): A celebration of classic cars and vintage motorcycles. This festival brings together some of the finest vintage collections for a display of style and nostalgia. More about Vintage Torque Fest.

Other Can’t-Miss Midwest Motorcycle Events on May 4th, 2024:

  • 13th Annual Sleeping Angels Fun Run – Boone, Iowa: A heartwarming event dedicated to the memories of lost little ones. Riders gather to raise funds and awareness for causes supporting bereaved families.
  • 4th Annual Iowa Paralyzed Veterans Poker Run – Donnellson, Iowa: Join the run to support our heroes. This event focuses on raising funds for Iowa’s paralyzed veterans, combining community spirit with a passion for biking.
  • Annual CMA Bike Blessing Crapo Park – Burlington, Iowa: Start your riding season with blessings for safety and peace. This event is a spiritual gathering for bikers seeking blessings for themselves and their bikes.
  • Blessing of the Bikes American Legion – Newton, Iowa: A traditional bike blessing event where you can gather with fellow riders to receive blessings for a safe riding season.
  • Grotto of The Redemption Blessing of the Bikes – West Bend, Iowa: Experience the unique setting of the Grotto for a special blessing of the bikes event, uniting faith with the love of riding.

May is filled with events that cater to every type of motorcycle enthusiast. Whether you’re looking to connect with the community, support a cause, or simply enjoy the company of fellow riders, there’s an event with your name on it. Gear up, ride safe, and embrace the spirit of motorcycle culture this spring!

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