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

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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