AMA National Gypsy Tour Series

One of the original experiences in motorcycling, gypsy tours are gatherings of riders from all over the country, converging upon a single destination. AMA National Gypsy Tours brings like-minded riders together to enjoy the camaraderie of motorcycling, often in a location of particular beauty, historic significance and/or importance to the sport.

 

2017 AMA National Gypsy Tour series schedule

March 10-19, 2017

AMA Gypsy Tour at Bike Week

Daytona Beach, Fla., is where riders have been heading for 76 years. Daytona International Speedway is host to several AMA races throughout the week. The event offers concerts, a swap meet and plenty of vendors. The AMA will have a booth located at the speedway, as a stop in the 2017 AMA National Gypsy Tour.  

Info: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Riding/Story/national-gypsy-tours

AMA sanctioned rides and races: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Daytona17

April 5-9, 2017

Arizona Bike Week at WestWorld

Held in Scottsdale, Ariz., the event is celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2017. It features four concerts, flat track racing, a charity ride, freestyle motocross stunt shows and more.

Info: www.azbikeweek.com

April 26-29, 2017

Laughlin River Run

Laughin, Nev., is nestled on the river where Nevada, California and Arizona meet. Over the decades, it's grown into a tourist destination and resort. The rally offers a concert series, custom bike show, poker run for charity, vendors and more.

Info: www.laughlinriverrun.com

May 3-7, 2017

19th Annual Thunder Beach Spring Rally

A bike show, bike parade, poker run and freestyle motocross are just a few of the activities available at the rally in Panama City Beach, Fla. The rides that take place during the event benefit a number of charities around the area. Vendors are also setup onsite for attendees to enjoy.

Info: www.thunderbeachproductions.com

May 12-21, 2017

Myrtle Beach Bike Week

For 78 years, Myrtle Beach Bike Week has allowed riders to enjoy a beautiful ride along the coastline. The event is spread out over approximately 80 miles with restaurants and vendors throughout.  The “grand strand” route that many love to ride runs from the North Carolina and South Carolina line to Georgetown, S.C. 

Info: www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com

June 5-10, 2017

Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally

Americade is celebrating its 35th year. The event includes dinner boat cruises, barbeques and parties, seminars on motorcycling topics, demo rides, bike show competitions, stunt shows, a skills challenge and two nights of concerts near the shores of Lake George, N.Y. There's also riding courses, ziplining, a motorcycling fashion show and more. 

Info: www.americade.com

June 10-18, 2017

Laconia Motorcycle Week

Dubbed as the "world's oldest motorcycle rally," Laconia Motorcycle Week began it's gypsy tour in 1916. Settled in New Hampshire, the location provides for beautiful scenic riding in the countryside.

Info: www.laconiamcweek.com

June 22-25, 2017

Thunder in the Valley

Johnstown, Pa., is home to Thunder in the Valley.  The 20th annual rally will feature vendors, live musical and displays from a variety of motorcycle manufacturers.

Info: www.visitjohnstownpa.com/thunder-valley

July 7-9, 2017

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

This three-day motorcycle festival features America's largest motorcycle swap meet, national championship vintage racing in numerous disciplines, a lap for history on the road racing track and unforgettable fun.

Info: www.AMAVintageMotorcycleDays.com

July 12-16, 2017

Roar on the Shore

Celebrating its 11th anniversary is Roar on the Shore in Erie, Pa. A fallen riders memorial run is scheduled, along with live entertainment, demo rides, a parade, stunt shows and a beer garden.

Info: www.roarontheshore.com

August 2-6, 2017

National Bikers Roundup

Held in Kansas City, Mo., this event is the largest camping motorcycle rally in the United States. This is the 40th year for the event that works to unite the community. The rally also raises funds to donate to local food charities.

Info: www.nationalbikersroundup.org/rally/

August 23-27, 2017

Rally in the Gorge

Three rallies in one: Sportbike Northwest, Dualsport Northwest and Sport Touring Northwest. These rallies in Hood River, Ore., can lead you on rides around the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area on hundreds of miles of paved roads that weave between green forests and river valleys. For dual sport adventure types, the area features a wide array of dirt and gravel roads, two track and single track. The event also offers seminars to help you expand your motorcycling expertise. Relax with other riders at the campsites with onsite food options, hot showers, flush toilets, a bike wash and more.

Info: www.soundrider.com/rally/

September 13-17, 2017

Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally

The 48th year of this rally in Ruidoso, N.M., is something to be celebrated. It features a 55,000 square feet trade show, seven poker runs/tours, meals, music, a skilled rider challenge, drill team performances and more. It’s also an AMA National Road Riding Convention.

Info: www.motorcyclerally.com

September 22-24, 2017

Ray Price Capital City Bikefest

Located in downtown Raleigh, N.C., the event hosts live music, stunt shows, a bike show, drift trike exhibition, demo rides, a parade, vendors and more.  All proceeds and donations go to Ray's chosen charities: USO of North Carolina and U.S. Veterans Corps. 

Info: www.capitalcitybikefest.com

October 5-8, 2017

Las Vegas BikeFest

There are plenty of local campgrounds for you to stay close to the event. Enjoy live music performances daily, visit the Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame and view bikes on display from the Artistry in Iron competition.

Info: www.lasvegasbikefest.com

October 25-29, 2017

Thunder Beach Fall Rally

A bike show, bike parade, poker run and freestyle motocross are just a few of the activities available at the rally in Panama City Beach, Fla. The rides that take place during the event benefit a number of charities around the area. Vendors are also setup onsite for attendees to enjoy.

Info: www.thunderbeachproductions.com

November 2-5, 2017

Lonestar Rally

Bike shows, poker runs, model demos, vendors and more are just a few of the features at the rally in Galveston, Texas. There is also a variety of bands playing throughout the event, in addition to a tattoo expo.

Info: www.lonestarrally.com