Ever hear a loud rumbling for an extended amount of time in the summer? In most cases, this is the result of hundreds of motorcycles revving down a local street. There are many different types of motorcycle events and runs that happen all around the Region. These gatherings are a great way to raise money and awareness for non-profit organizations and charities while also getting involved in the community and making great friends in the process.
Most motorcycle runs feature further entertainment options at the destination location such as live music, motorcycle or car shows, auctions, raffles, vendors, etc. These unique events require a large amount of planning, organization and community involvement in order to create the best atmosphere possible for riding participants. It’s common to sign up for a certain motorcycle run in advance with fellow riders who are interested in the event, however, if you aren’t signing up with others, don’t fret! Runs are a great opportunity to meet community members who have the same interests as you do all while supporting a great cause.
“About 90% of the bike runs are aimed to raise money and awareness for causes that effect people deeply. When you see a community come together to help causes like this, it makes you feel amazing knowing you are part of it. I can probably speak for over half the bikers I know when I say that we’ve met 80% of our friends through attending charitable rides,” said Johnny Boersma, local motorcycle rider.
Below are upcoming motorcycle runs happening around the Region this summer. In most cases, it is a good idea to sign up or register in advance in order to plan for the happenings of the event such as preparing for the distance of the run and locating gas stations along the way ahead of time, as well as food and water. Registration and Waiver form signings are also available at check-in the day of the run. For more information about these events and other upcoming motorcycle runs stemming outside of Northwest Indiana, visit https://www.cyclefish.com/.
Axemen Indiana #3 Poker Run
When: Saturday, May 18th from 10am-?
Where: 4025 Lincolnway West, South Bend, IN. 46628
For more information, visit https://www.cyclefish.com/motorcycle_event/51763
2019 Candlelight Ride
When: Saturday, May 25th from 4pm-7pm
Where: 2293 North Main St. Crown Point, IN. 46307
For more information, visit https://www.cyclefish.com/motorcycle_event/51111
First Annual Rockers Run Vintage Ride
When: Saturday, June 1st from 8:30am-5:30pm (EST)
Where: Indianapolis, IN
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2184286271885999/
26th Annual Miracle Ride for Riley Kids
When: Saturday, June1st- Sunday, June 2nd
Where: Indianapolis, IN.
For more information, visit https://www.cyclefish.com/motorcycle_event/50009
Bikesaver Roll Out
When: Saturday, June 8th from 10am-10pm
Where: 17401 Morse St. Lowell, IN. 46356
For more information, visit https://www.cyclefish.com/motorcycle_event/50220
5th Annual Colin’s Chance to Conquer Memorial Ride
When: Saturday, June 22nd from 9am-11pm
Where: 2100 Willowcreek Rd. Portage, IN. 46368
For more information, visit https://www.cyclefish.com/motorcycle_event/50952
9th Annual Suicide Prevention Ride
When: Saturday, June 29th from 9am-??
Where: 2193 West 84th Pl. Merrillville, IN. 46410
For more information, visit https://www.cyclefish.com/motorcycle_event/50854
Porter County Special Olympic Athletes Road Rally
When: Saturday, August 17th from 10am-8pm
Where: 602 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. 46304
For more information, visit https://www.cyclefish.com/motorcycle_event/51674
Some of the motorcycle runs listed above require a registration fee and fill up fast, so be sure to reserve your spot today by visiting their respective event listing.