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Enjoy the ride and hit these five motorcycle events in the weeks ahead

For motorcycle enthusiasts across the area, riding conditions aren’t just improving; they’re darn near optimal. So, with the ability to take out your bike just about any old time from now through those faraway first snowflakes, we thought we’d share a few upcoming opportunities to join other riders across southeastern Wisconsin. Check them out below and hit any of the links to get more information.

Saturday, May 4
International Female Ride Day
Starts at Harley-Davidson Museum and ends at Uke’s

This ride starting at the museum at noon isn’t just about the thrill; it's a celebration of female ridership and empowerment. The journey kicks off on the streets of Milwaukee before heading to Ukes' for an off-highway adventure that's open to everyone. Female riders are invited to be a part of this experience in honor of sisterhood and breaking stereotypes, one mile at a time.

Sunday, May 25
Fifth Annual BikerFest MKE Block Party

Get ready to join the excitement as the BikerFest Block Party gears up for a milestone celebration. The fifth installment of this renowned event is set to ignite a movement rather than just an occasion. Held at Schlitz Park and situated in a sprawling parking lot adjacent to the Milwaukee River near The Tap Yard, attendees are in for a day packed with unforgettable experiences.

This year’s party includes adrenaline-pumping stunt shows, the acclaimed Mama Tried Ride In Motorcycle Showcase, heart-racing Flat Out Friday Boonie Bike Races, a stunning display of custom motorcycles, live music, tantalizing street food offerings, interactive activities and captivating Moto simulations. Whether you're a seasoned rider or simply captivated by the allure of revving engines, BikerFest promises something truly remarkable for everyone.

June 7-9
Wisconsin Motorcycle Training Summit
Waukesha County Technical College, 800 Main St., Pewaukee

This event is designed to unite riders of all levels, offering valuable insights and opportunities to learn from expert speakers, engaging workshops and exciting riding activities. Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned rider, there's something for everyone to gain.

Dive into the latest curriculum, “Rider Skills Lab” by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), to refine your skills and glean wisdom from the experts. Connect with fellow motorcyclists, exchange knowledge, explore advanced training options, witness captivating demonstrations and discover where to enroll in classes.

Saturday, June 8
Ride With Pride 2024
Harley-Davidson Museum

All riders are welcome at Milwaukee's renowned LGBTQ+ motorcycle run, which meets at the museum at 10:30 a.m. for a prompt noontime departure led by a full police escort through the city. This year, a $10 donation/registration fee is kindly requested to support the event's success, with pre-registration available for skip-the-line access.

July 25-28
Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival
Veterans Park

Experience the spirit of the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival, an annual four-day celebration of music, moto-culture and the vibrant essence of Milwaukee. In 2024, the stage comes alive with sensational performances from the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jelly Roll, HARDY, The Offspring, Warren Zeiders, Cypress Hill and an array of other talented acts.

This year, the festival pays homage to the legendary biker, builder, and former H-D Chief of Styling Willie G. Davidson, grandson of one of the Motor Company’s co-founders. Join in thefestivities as we honor this remarkable figure and revel in the enduring legacy of Harley-Davidson.

Creative Marketing Manager | Radio Milwaukee