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The Best Custom Motorcycle Events 2019

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Man jumping on dirt track in Crave for Ride motorcycle shirt, open helmet goggles and motorcycle jeans

Where to go on a motorcycle? Your precious custom vintage old-school scrambler/bobber/chopper/cafe racer, you name it, craves for adventure? Sweat plus dirt plus rain or sun plus dust plus exhaust fumes plus epic scenery, some competition and buddies who enjoy it as much as you do?

Here’s a bunch of suggestions from Crave for Ride for the 2019 upcoming custom motorcycle rallies and races.

Enjoy while they last.

May

May 10-12, 2019, Barcelona, Spain

Dirt Track Rookies

Flat-track glee for bike builders and classic flat trackers. Daring amateurs only. Paella, friends and motorcycles.

 

Dirt Track Rookies 2019 poster


May 11th, 2019, Rebordosa, Porto, Portugal, EU

Dusty Track Great Again

Free and open to all flat track race in 5 categories: Juniors, Road (city), Scramblers, Choppers and Trackers (they have a Hooligan category! and Pro). The Dusty Track guys seem crazy enough to trust them.

 

Dusty Track Great Again 2019 poster

May 11th, 2019, Dargle NSW, Australia

Deus Swank Rally Australia

Deus Ex Machina event. As they put it, "vintage bikes, an oil drum, a stopwatch and a ’time yourself’ honesty system". Pre-millennium motorbikes. Deus Ex Machina Italy held the first DSR event back in 2017, since then, they have spread across Deus Ex Machina global net: to California, Indonesia and France. Deus Ex Machina Italy is particularly abundant in them. See the event below.

Deus Ex Machina Swank Rally Australia 2019 poster

May 17th-19th, 2019, Monza, Italy, EU

The Reunion

The Reunion 2019 poster

 

May-June-July, EU

Sultans of Sprint

Sultans of Sprint 2019 poster


May 18th-21st, 2019, Genova-Sardinia, Italy, EU

Swank Rally di Sardegna Classic

Deus Ex Machina Italy and legendary Renato Zocchi revived the 1980s Paris-Dakar formula rally in a twisted, swank way: 4 days, 200-230 kilometer-long routes, road trials with trials special skills, self-timing.

Swank Rally di Sardegna Classic 2019 poster

 

May 24th-26th, 2019, London

Bike Shed London

Bike Shed London 2019 poster

May 31st-June 2nd, Lolland, Denmark, EU

The Castle Run

On the Krenkerup Castle grounds that dates back to the 14th century. The rules: only pre-1989 motorcycles, no new motorcycles, no cars, no vans, no trailers or else you’ll be turned away. Vintage custom and classic motorcycles are welcome, bobbers, choppers, stockers, cafe racers. Food, music, beer. Patrick and James encourage to grow or trim a mustache Freddy Mercury style.

 

June

June 12-16th, 2019, Biarritz, France, EU

Wheels&Waves

A little posh town in France each year somehow survives us, hordes of motorcyclists, surfers and skaters invading their ritzy streets, beaches, bars and properties that King Edward VII of England used to enjoy. Born as an underground alternative culture manifest is now a recognized event in the custom motorcycle world. Surfing, motorcycle racing, Deus rally, Crave for Ride shirts, shopping, live music, skateboarding along legendary Steve Caballero. Come rain or shine.

Wheels and Waves Festival 2019 poster

 

June 20th-23rd, 2019, Chicago, IL, US

MOTOBLOT

Urban Motorcycle and Hot Rod Street Rally. 30 live bands. Coffee. Beer. Pinup contest. Food Trucks. Films. Shopping.
Motoblot 2019 poster

June 20th-23rd, 2019, Pojezierze Drawskie, Poland

Scrambler Fever Rally

Rough road+off-road rally through secluded scenic forests, canyons, rivers (literally through) and lakesides of North-West Poland were both Nazi and Soviet Armies used to have their bases. Neither the internet nor cellular network is guaranteed. Sparse ghost villages. You might be passing deer, wild boars or a herd of wild horses (true!). Orienteering, checkpoints, fishing, 70+100 kilometers. Chill. Scramblers and trackers preferred for off-road, cafe racers, bobbers and brat styles will enjoy their own routes.

Crave for Ride motorcycle gear is on the prize list!

Scrambler Fever custom motorcycle Rally poster

 

June 24th-30th, 2019

The Great Malle Rally, UK

Apparently "the greatest motorcycle rally through the wildest and greatest landscapes in Great Britain." 1,250 miles from the South to the North of the UK through picturesque B-roads, mountains, castles, cliff-tops and valleys. In style. Luxurious tents, private chefs, skilled mechanics. Riding in teams – arrive with your own buddies or make friendships on the way. "Suitably inappropriate entertainment" in the evening, whiskey, wine, beer. Welcomed: custom, classic, cafe-racers, choppers and scramblers.

The Great Malle Rally 2019 logo

 

July

July 25-26th, 2019, Caravia, Spain, EU

Motorbeach

Motorbeach 2019 poster

 

July 26th-28th, 2019, London, UK

The Malle Mile

Think: motorcycle racing on a high-society English garden party. 18th-century manor estate serves as the one-mile dirt track circuit race for 100 riders. No one is expected to win any of the "run what you brung" races, though they are fun to watch and ride. OK, sometimes hilarious. Race classes include Scramblers, The Customs Sprint, pre-1989, The Lightweights, Women, The Electrics (hey!), The Trials, anything pedal-powered. There will be an art show. Live music. Luxurious bell tents. Dust. Smiles.

The Malle Mile 2019

 

August

August 9-10th, 2019, Sussex, UK

DirtQuake 2019

Alternative "go fast and turn left" racing invented by Sideburn Magazin guys. Independent workshops, the wicked, superhero capes, psychobilly bands, anarchy et al. For all-comers: amateur, professional and celebrities, on whatever you brought. Their motto: power to the people, powered by the people. The race classes include Chopper, DTRA Hooligan, Inappropriate Road Bike, Street Tracker, Women, Scooter. Did the last year rider said she sounded like a horse as a result of the 3-day festival?

DirtQuake 2019 poster

 

August 30th-1st September 2019, Leonberg, Germany, EU

Glemseck 101

One of the biggest open-air European motorcycle festivals for cafe racers and sprint racing. A place on Earth where birds chirps mix with sounds of vintage engines and morning mist is chased away by gasoline exhausts. "The mother of the 1/8 mile" on the historical German racetrack. Some epic bikes. Occasional snakeskin chelsea boots. Beastmode. Old-school vibes.

Glemseck 101 2019 poster

 

September

September 2019, Riverside, California, US

TransWorld Motocross SLAM Festival

Usually took place in September. So stay tuned for the dates and venue.

 

September 20th-22nd, 2019, Louisville, KY, US

Kentucky Kick Down Motorcycle Festival

Kentucky Kick Down Festival 2019 poster

 

September 28th, 2019, Mâcon, France, EU

Vintage Racing Spirit

Vintage Racing Spirit 2019 poster

 

September 27th-29th, 2019, 

Dandy Riders Festival

Dandy hosts create a friendly atmosphere in the glamour surrounding of the French Riviera right in the middle between Saint Tropez and Cannes.Dandy Riders Festival 2019 poster

 

September 29th, 2019

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

Put your best tailored suit, silk waistcoat, crisp shirt, stylish cap, polished brogues, a cravat and bring your finest manners. Ride your cool motorcycle be it Cafe' Racer, Bobber, Classic, Tracker, Scrambler, Old School Chopper, Modern Classic, Sidecar, Classic Scooter, Brat Styled motorcycles. Motorcycle riders look as dapper as they can on that day. All over the world. The first ride in 2012 brought together 2,500 riders across 64 cities, 2018 one – over 120,000 motorcycles in 650 cities. Don't forget to make a donation. Distinguished gentlemen raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and men's mental health.

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride logo

 

September 29th, 2019, Athens, Greece

The Rotten Race

A flat-track race where appearances matter and riding skills are just a plus. Anarchic, wicked, crazy and freaking fun. Alternative music.

The Rotten Race Athens 2019 poster

 

October

October 13th, 2019, Morizès, France, EU

Vintage Racing Spirit

 

November

November? 2019, Berlin, EU

Scramble Bee Rally

It needs to be sufficiently freezing cold and rainy, and dark for Scramble Bee organizers to launch the rally as they’d rather discourage participants than be happy with more of them joining. Yep. Check out what they say

in this blogpost

Crave for Ride hopes the 2018 edition was not the last one as our dear Berliners predicted.

Bart of Crave for Ride pointing to Scramble Bee Rally sticker on his open helmet at the start line in waxed motorcycle jacket

 

That's all for now. Have we missed any custom rally you fancy?

Let us know in comments!


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