People who really know the reasons one rides a bike can’t put it into a sentence, it’s something that involves all of your feelings…it’s the one thing you’ve found that is like having a romance you control with a twist of the grip.
Whether you’ve had a bike for 20 years or just started riding them you never forget that first ride. Zig zagging through traffic and blowing past all those helpless four wheel vehicles. Feeling the wind sweep through your hair while the road goes soaring by. The only thing thats better than riding your bike alone is riding to a rally with your friends and family.
The motorcycling community continues to grow and there is nothing better than hitting a rally in the midwest. Some of the best that the midwest has to offer starts in Black River Falls, WI. Held the last weekend in June, the Black River Rumble tales place on 60 plus acres of wooded campground, complete with modern bathrooms and hot showers. They even have an indoor bar and dance floor. Activities include adult bike games, buff ride on the grounds, skin to win contest, clothing optional private beach, burn out pits, vendors and of course 50/50 raffles.
Another great motorcycle rally is the HogRock River Rally located in Southern Illinois, this rally is located on 115 acres near the Ohio River. HogRock River Rally is held the second full weekend in june and features live music, WILD contests, vendors, bike games, camping and much more.
And last but not least is the Bean Blossom Boogie. this rally is held on the 3rd weekend of July and the ABATE of the Indiana Bean Blossom Boogie is one of the top bike fests in the Midwest. Activities include an arm wrestling contest, swap meet, ride-in bike show, contests and live entertainment.
Whether you are into rallies or not, one thing is for sure, no matter where you go on your motorcycling adventures you’re going to want to make sure that your bike is in tip top shape. Here are a few of the best places to get your bike checked out in the midwest. Ecklund Motorsports & Marine, Jay’s Power Center and Suter’s Speed Shop.