March 2, 2009 at 8:26 pm #2576eonParticipant
Has anyone ever been to a biker rally?
There is one relatively close to me coming up in the summer that some folks want to go to but I have some doubts. The area (Hells Canyon, OR) is a great place to ride and is on my list of places to go but I question the wisdom of going to a small town the same weekend as 10,000 other bikes. With that number of people on the roads it seems it would spoil the fun, not to mention being possibly dangerous (the online videos of sport bikes carving through cruiser groups and other sport bikes does not help here). Throw in queues for food, expensive lodging etc and I’m not exactly sold on the idea. But I don’t want to rule out something I have not tried.
So, anyone have any experience with this sort of thing? Good or bad?March 2, 2009 at 8:41 pm #16858RidleytheRedParticipant
I’ve been to one. Smart folks don’t lodge, you get a tent and a sleeping bag and protection if you feel it nessessary and enjoy the outdoors. Food is usually not an issue either.March 5, 2009 at 3:56 pm #16934DKParticipant
I live very close to Daytona. Bike Week and Biketoberfest here have gotten so big that it spills into all the neighboring towns. Every vendor and manufacturer you can think of comes here to promote products and services. There are also always races at the local tracks to bring in more bodies. The appeal to our rally is that you will find evey possible bike and biker type here to hang out and have fun. You don’t see a lot of scooters out in the mix, but with the quick increase in popularity the last year I won’t be suprised to run into a couple of scoot gangs rolling around. The bottom line is no matter what your budget or interest you will find it down here. Even cabbage wrestling.
The rally you are looking at seems very different in attitude and maybe a little less overwhelming in potential activites. Personally, I would opt to ride the route my first time without the thousands of other rally riders in such close proximity.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.