Get Ready For This Week’s Can’t Miss Badass Biker Events!

This week, the Midwest is revving up with a series of thrilling motorcycle events that you won’t want to miss. From nostalgic drag races to charity rides, there’s something for every biking enthusiast.

FEATURED EVENT: ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally

Highlighting the week is the ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally, a must-attend event with a rich history and an array of activities that will keep you entertained. Let’s dive into the details and get you pumped for an unforgettable week.Logo for the 40th Anniversary of the Abate of Iowa Freedom Rally

Date: July 3-6, 2024
Location: ABATE Freedom Park – Algona, Iowa
Event Link: ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally

The historic ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally celebrates it’s 40th year in 2024. Make no mistake, this event is the crown jewel of Midwest motorcycle events. Hosted in the scenic ABATE Freedom Park, this rally is a celebration of freedom, brotherhood, and the open road. Keep an eye on the monitors around the park for a chance to win a prize or two from The Biker Lawyers!

Here’s what you can expect at the 40th Annual ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally:

  • Live Music: Enjoy performances from top-notch bands across multiple stages. This year’s entertainment includes the likes of Buckcherry, Drowing Pool, Royal Bliss, 38 Special and more! From rock to blues, the music will keep your spirits high.
  • Bike Shows: Marvel at a stunning array of motorcycles, from vintage classics to custom builds.
  • Tattoo Contests: Got ink you’re proud of? Show it off and win prizes!
  • Mud Wrestling: These warriors fight dirty. How dirty? You’ll have to see it to believe it.
  • Vendors: Check out a variety of vendors selling everything from bike gear to unique biker accessories.
  • Camping: The rally offers extensive camping facilities. Whether you prefer tent camping or bringing your RV, there’s a spot for you.
  • Games and Contests: Enjoy and show off in biker games, helicopter rides, sled pulls, cool down contests, and other fun activities that will keep you entertained throughout the event.

Why You Should Attend: As if the above list wasn’t enough, suffice to say the ABATE Freedom Rally is more than just an event; it’s a tradition. It’s a place where old friends reunite, and new friendships are forged. The atmosphere is electric, the community is welcoming, and the experiences are unforgettable. There’s a reason we never miss it so swing by our booth and grab some free swag!

Don’t Miss These Other Great Midwest Motorcycle Events This Week

Can’t make it to the Freedom Rally? No worries, there are tons of other amazing options this week across Iowa.

Iowa HOGS Drags and Nostalgia ReunionPromotional image for the 2024 Iowa Hogs Drags and Nostalgia Reunion in Humboldt, Iowa

Dates: July 4-6, 2024
Location: Humboldt Dragway – Humboldt, Iowa

For those who crave speed and nostalgia, the Iowa HOGS Drags and Nostalgia Reunion is the place to be. This event brings together drag racing enthusiasts and vintage motorcycle lovers for a weekend of high-octane fun. Expect thrilling races, a showcase of classic bikes, and a chance to connect with fellow racing aficionados.

Still looking for a reason to go? How about Hairball? That’s right, Iowa’s favorite fireball-shooting, light show flashing, thrashing rock-n-roll coverband will be playing the Humboldt Dragway on July 6th so be sure to check it out!

Good Guys Heartland National Show

Date: July 5-7, 2024

  • Friday, July 5 – 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday, July 6 – 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Sunday, July 7 – 8:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa

The Good Guys Heartland National Show in Des Moines is a car and motorcycle show that attracts enthusiasts from all over the country. Featuring a vast display of hot rods, custom cars, and motorcycles, this event is perfect for those who appreciate automotive craftsmanship. There will be live entertainment, vendors, and plenty of family-friendly activities.

Online Vehicle Pre-Registration: $35-$85 +fees and local sales tax.

Quick Reminder: Remember to always ride safe and look out for one another. If you or a loved one are injured in a crash, The Biker Lawyers are here to help. Contact us for a free consultation to ensure your rights are protected.

17th Annual Freeman RideImage promoting the 17th Annual Freeman Ride in Avoca Iowa

Date: July 6, 2024
Location: Registration starts at 10:00 AM and ends at Noon at The X in Avoca, Iowa. Kickstands up at 11:30 AM. Riders must be back at The X by 5:30 PM to turn in their hands.
What to expect: The 17th Annual Freeman Ride is a charity ride that brings the biking community together for a good cause. This event honors the memory of Paul Freeman and supports local charities and scholarship programs. The ride will take you through the picturesque landscapes of Iowa, followed by a gathering with food, drinks, and camaraderie. The event also promises live music and more.
Fees: Bike & Car fee is $20 for singles or $30 for couples with all cars and bikes welcome. There will be one bus available. The bus fee is $35 per person with payment due by 5:00 PM Wednesday to maintain seat.

2nd Annual Logan Fire & Rescue Poker RunClose-up image of a Logan Fire Truck from the Logan Fire and Rescue Association in Iowa

Date: July 6, 2024
Location: Logan, Iowa

Join the 2nd Annual Logan Fire & Rescue Poker Run for a day of riding and poker. This event supports the local fire and rescue department. Participants will ride through several checkpoints, collecting poker cards along the way. The best hands win prizes, and all participants enjoy a day of scenic rides and community spirit.


This week in the Midwest is packed with motorcycle events that offer something for everyone. Whether you’re into racing, shows, charity rides, or simply looking to connect with fellow bikers, you’ll find an event that suits your taste. Make sure to check out the ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally for an unforgettable experience. Gear up, ride safe, and enjoy the open road!

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