The Ultimate Biker Events Roundup: May 23-27, 2024

The Ultimate Biker Events Roundup: May 23-27, 2024

Biker Week Rundown: Must-Attend Events for May 23-27, 2024

Ready for a week packed with adrenaline-fueled adventures and scenic rides? From racing leagues to poker runs, here’s everything you need to know about this week’s must-attend biker events!. Whether you’re a racing fan or love a good poker run, there’s something for everyone. Keep reading to find out what makes each event worth the ride and why you can’t miss ’em!

Here’s a Quick Video Rundown of Events We’re Especially Excited About

Featured Event: The Redneck Revival in Conesville, Iowa

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Starting on May 23rd and running all the way through Memorial Day is the infamous Redneck Revival in Conesville, Iowa. If you’ve ever been here, you know how wild these long weekends can get at this adults-only 21+ event. Hosted on private land, this is an epic time for those hardcore badasses who are willing to party hard. Bring a tent for when the evening festivities are over and get ready for the first big party of the year. We’ll be there as well handing out free merch, so stop on by.

Great Events Across the Midwest

The party is just getting started this week at the Redneck Revival, but if that’s not your speed, no worries. Here in the Midwest, we’re blessed with tons of great options to choose from, starting in Nebraska.

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

This event kicks off the Bagger Racing League’s 2024 season with a thrilling double-header at Motorsport Park Hastings. Expect high-speed action, intense competition, and a showcase of the best V-Twin motorcycles in the country. The event will set the stage for an adrenaline-fueled championship season. If high-speed two-wheeled racing is what fuels your adrenaline, the Bagger Racing Leage is the spot for you.

Also Be Sure to Check Out Thunder on the Missouri in South Sioux City, Nebraska – May 26, 2024

Enjoy the scenic routes along the Missouri River with fellow bikers and participate in various biker-friendly activities throughout the day. This event is expected to draw in over 300 riders from across the Midwest, making it a ride you won’t want to miss. Kickstands up at Noon!


Iowa-based Motorcycle Events

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Here at The Biker Lawyers, we have offices in both Minnesota and Iowa, so now let’s hit a few events a bit closer to home.

Multiple Choices Across the State on May 25, 2024

  • CVMA 39-2 11th Annual Patriot Ride – Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    • Starting with registration at 9 AM at Metro Harley-Davidson, this ride supports veteran causes and promises a patriotic route through Cedar Rapids. Kickstands go up at 11 AM.
  • 7th Annual Bill “Jackpot” Top Memorial Poker Run – Sibley, Iowa

    •  Starting at Rebar in Sibley, this event features a scenic ride through Northwestern Iowa with kickstands up at noon. The entry is just $10 per hand, with registration starting at 11 AM​.
  • Combat 22 Poker Run – LeMars, IowaImage promoting the Combat Veterans 22 Poker Run

    • Hosted by the Wise One Brewery, registration begins at 10:30 AM with kickstands up at noon. This event supports soldier suicide prevention efforts, a cause that’s close to the biker community’s heart​​.
  • 2nd Annual Poker Run for Scholarships – Grinnell, Iowa

    • This ride raises funds for local scholarships, combining a good cause with the camaraderie of a poker run​.

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

Join the long-standing tradition of honoring veterans with a BBQ, poker run, and street dance. This three-day event is a staple for the Soldier community and a great way to spend Memorial Day weekend.

Biker Events on May 26, 2024

  • Annual Motorcycle Fun Run – Lake Park, Iowa

    • A relaxed, fun ride through Lake Park, perfect for bikers looking to enjoy the scenic beauty of Iowa​​.
  • Dale Michel Memorial Poker Run – Woodbine, Iowa

    • This ride honors the memory of Dale Michel and brings together bikers from across the region for a day of riding and remembrance​​.

Which event are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!


Biker-Friendly Business of the Week: The Chrome Horse Saloon, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

This week, we’re featuring the Chrome Horse Saloon. From Wednesday’s pizza night to Thursday’s wing night, and live bands every weekend, it’s the perfect spot for bikers to relax, refuel, and enjoy great company. Make sure to check it out during your downtime this riding season​.


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The Ultimate Biker Events Roundup: May 23-27, 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.

Conclusion:

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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April’s Upcoming Midwest Motorcycle Events (Week 3)

April’s Upcoming Midwest Motorcycle Events (Week 3)

Midwest Motor Enthusiasts: Gear Up for April’s Vintage Vibes and Blessings on Wheels!

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Weekly Spotlight Event: Iowa Vintage Motorcycle & Scooter Swap Meet – A Retro Rendezvous

Location: Humboldt County Iowa Fairgrounds Event Center, Humboldt, IA

Dates:
April 19-20, 2024

Hours:
Thursday, April 18, 2024: Vendor Set Up from 1 pm – 7 pm
Friday, April 19, 2024: (Vendor Set Up anytime after 8 am) General public hours 9 am – 7 pm
Saturday, April 20, 2024: 8 am – 12 pm

Cost:
Admission: $5.00 – Children under 16 get in free with an adult!
Table and Vending Fee: $20.00
There is no fee to bring vintage cycles to show or sell!

What to Expect:
Take a ride down memory lane at the 33rd Annual Iowa Vintage Motorcycle & Scooter Swap Meet, where the past and present of motorcycling come together. Revel in two days of vintage glory with cycles, scooters, parts, and more. With an indoor setting and vendors from across states, you’re sure to find that gem you’ve been seeking. Riders and motorheads alike are invited to bring your stuff to swap. This event isn’t just a swap meet; it’s a celebration of the history and culture of motorcycling.


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April 20, 2024: A Day Full of Passion and Tradition

With three great events to choose from, April 20th promises to be a day of camaraderie and thrilling rides!

Bike Blessing

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Join fellow riders at Route 65 HD in Indianola for a Bike Blessing, starting the season with positivity and fellowship.

ABATE of Iowa D18 Leather Ride

Embark from Haller’s Bar & Grill in Burlington on a spirited ride that celebrates leather and freedom in true ABATE of Iowa style, concluding at Horan’s Cabaret in Fort Madison.

620 Spring SXS Ride

Meet at Metro HD in Cedar Rapids for the 620 Spring SXS Ride at Noon and end the run at Horan’s Caberet in Fort Madison at 6 pm.

This week in April is not just about the events; it’s about the experience. So, put on your leather jackets, polish those chrome details, and let’s keep the legacy of biking alive!


Want to get a headstart on checking out upcoming events? Check out our comprehensive Midwest Motorcycle Events List!

Midwest Motorcycle Events for March 17-23, 2024

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Weekly Midwest Motorcycle Event Spotlight: Omaha Chapter AMCA National Swap Meet, Christensen Field – Fremont, Nebraska (Mar 22-24, 2024)

As spring gears up, the Midwest motorcycle community comes alive with the roar of engines and the spirit of camaraderie. This March, several standout events promise to bring together enthusiasts from all walks of life, but one event, in particular, has the regional biking community buzzing with anticipation.


The Highlight of the Week: Omaha Chapter AMCA National Swap Meet

Location: Christensen Field, Fremont, Nebraska

Dates: March 22-24, 2024

  • March 22 – Set Up Day
  • March 23 – Open to the Public (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Admission: $10.00)
  • March 24 – Judging of the Bikes and Takedown. (Doors open at 8:00 AM, Admission: $5.00)

Dive into a treasure trove of motorcycle history, parts, and camaraderie at the Omaha Chapter AMCA National Swap Meet. This event is not just a swap meet; it’s a pilgrimage for vintage motorcycle enthusiasts and a fantastic opportunity to connect with the heart and soul of biking culture. Whether you’re hunting for that elusive part to complete your restoration project or simply looking to immerse yourself in the world of antique motorcycles, there’s no better place to be.

This event has an open concession stand, and limited rooms are available at the Country Inn & Suites (402)-721-1109.

Why This is One Motorcycle Event You Can’t Miss

  • Community and Connection: Meet fellow bikers who share your passion for motorcycles’ heritage. This event is perfect for making lifelong connections.
  • Rare Finds: With vendors from across the country, you’re likely to stumble upon rare parts, memorabilia, and maybe even your next motorcycle.
  • Knowledge Exchange: Learn from the experiences of seasoned collectors and restorers. Whether it’s tips on restoration or motorcycle maintenance, the knowledge you’ll gain is priceless.

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A Ride to Remember: The Lincoln Highway

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As you plan your trip to the swap meet, consider riding the historic Lincoln Highway. Stretching across the heart of America, this route offers breathtaking landscapes and a taste of the nation’s rich history. Riding the Lincoln Highway is not just about the destination; it’s about embracing the journey, the freedom, and the stories that paved the way for our motorcycle culture today.


Other Must-Attend Events This Week:

March 23, 2024

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  • 29th Annual Metro Pancake Breakfast, Metro Harley-Davidson – Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Kickstart your day with delicious pancakes and great company at this beloved annual tradition.
  • ABATE of Iowa District 14 TGIS – Hendrick, Iowa: Join the ABATE community for a fun-filled evening that celebrates the biker spirit and advocacy for riders’ rights.

March 23-24, 2024

  • 35th Annual Donnie Smith Show and Swap Meet – St. Paul, Minnesota: Don’t miss one of the Midwest’s largest custom bike shows and swap meets. Whether you’re showcasing your custom build or just there to admire, this event promises excitement and inspiration.

Your Ride Awaits

These events highlight the vibrancy and diversity of the Midwest motorcycle scene. From the swap meet in Nebraska to the custom show in Minnesota, each event offers a unique slice of biker culture. So, polish your chrome, check your gear, and set forth on an adventure that celebrates the spirit of the road and the camaraderie that binds us all as motorcyclists.

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Subscribe to our weekly dispatch and get your all-access pass to the heart of the Midwest motorcycle scene. From vintage swap meets in Nebraska to the adrenaline-pumping custom shows in Minnesota, we’ve got your back, ensuring you’re always in the know.

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Top 5 Premier Biker Events in Iowa You Can’t Miss!

Top 5 Premier Biker Events in Iowa You Can’t Miss!

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In Iowa, we Bikers cram a lot of motorcycle events into our summer. Which are the best? If you’ve been looking for the top biker events in Iowa in 2023, you’ve come to the right place! Iowa is an exciting state for biking enthusiasts, though the weather does limit the riding season. Since everyone has unique expectations about these events and what makes them amazing, everyone has their opinions. Here are ours! Image of a motorcycle on a drag strip with blue and pink smoke from the Redneck Revival Rally, a top biker event in Iowa

5. Redneck Revival Rally in Conesville, Iowa (May 25-28, 2023)

The official biking season in Iowa kicks off with the Redneck Revival Rally. It takes place over the Memorial Day weekend in a private campground just south of Conesville, Iowa. This rally is a great destination for bikers, with features including:

  • Private property venue, meaning fewer rules and restrictions
  • A Beer Barn, live music stage, and biker games throughout the day
  • Food and drink vendors
  • Drag races at the adjacent race strip
  • On-site camping and parking facilities

CLICK HERE TO MAP YOU RIDE TO THE CONESVILLE SPEEDWAY (HOME OF THE REDNECK REVIVAL RALLY)

4. Anamosa Hill Climb in Anamosa, Iowa (June 4, 2023)

Image of two motorcycles racing up the Anamosa hill climb- a top biker event in Iowa

Next on the calendar is the Hill Climb event near Anamosa, Iowa. Despite its seemingly simplistic concept, the steep hill or ‘cliff’ provides an intriguing and entertaining spectacle. Other features of this event include:

  • Variety of vendors, offering food, drinks, and other items of interest to bikers
  • Family-friendly atmosphere, making it one of the few biker events suitable for children
  • Alternate rain date, ensuring the event happens despite weather conditions
  • Two iterations annually, with the next one in September

CLICK HERE TO MAP YOUR RIDE TO THE ANAMOSA HILL CLIMB

3. Romper Room Rally in Earlville, Iowa (June 14-18, 2023)

Image of hundreds of motorcycles at the Romper Room Rally and Run in Earlville, Iowa

The Romper Room Rally in Eastern Iowa is another highlight. Taking place at the Earlville Speedway off of Highway 20, this multi-day event also includes:

  • The largest single-day ride in the state
  • Limited vendors, but essentials are available
  • Proximity to gas stations and restaurants
  • RV Campground and tent camping facilities

CLICK HERE TO MAP YOUR RIDE TO THE ROMPER ROOM RALLY

2. ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally in Algona, Iowa (June 29 – July 1, 2023)

Multiple images from the ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally in Algona Iowa, THE premier biker event in Iowa

Considered the premier motorcycle rally of the season, the ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally is a must-attend event. Held on private property, it stands out due to:

  • National music acts and a Beer Barn
  • A wide range of activities throughout the day
  • The impressive size of the event, with over 5,000 attendees and 22 acres of parking
  • Volunteer-driven organization and free tickets for those who contribute a certain amount of volunteer hours

MAP YOUR RIDE TO THE FREEDOM RALLY HERE!

1. Conesville Redneck Revival (Part 2) and ABATE of Minnesota Rally

The second Conesville Redneck Revival rally, which takes place on Labor Day weekend, rounds out the season in Iowa. Simultaneously, the ABATE of Minnesota Rally in Litchfield, Minnesota, offers a crisp fall feel to a biker rally. In conclusion, Iowa and its neighboring states offer a series of exciting events for bikers throughout the summer. Whether you are a local or visiting, these events offer a guaranteed-to-be-unforgettable time full of camaraderie, entertainment, and parties the likes of which can only be found in the Biker Community!

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