Whether you like to ride with thousands of other bikers, do some charity work while you attend a rally just for fun, or just break away from the pack and go it alone for a cause, we’ve got some great charity rides and rallies to check out in 2017.
And before you hit the road, check out Eight Things to Know Before a Motorcycle Rally to make sure you get the most out of the season.
4th Annual Osceola Law Ride
This police-escorted ride and lunch benefits the families of Osceola County Officers injured or fallen in the line of duty. Also includes coffee and donuts at registration, lunch at finish, live entertainment, door prizes, and special guest speakers.
Hooked On Healing Veterans Motorcycle Ride
Proceeds help benefit disabled and homeless veterans through Arizona Stand Down Alliance and Phoenix Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, and local charities supported by San Tan Crown Rotary Club. Includes free breakfast, swag, and cash and prizes awarded at closing banquet.
Ocala Bike Fest Fundraiser
03/31/17 - 04/01/17
Fundraiser for ARC Marion which provides services for the developmentally and intellectually disabled. There will be live music, vendors, food, adult beverages, games, bike & car show, tattoo contest, fashion show, Dog Dayz rescue & show, and much more.
Tour of Honor
Tour of Honor is a season-long, self-directed ride to memorials and monuments around the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii. Beginning April 1, you can visit as many sites as you want with any route you choose. Proceeds benefit the Fisher House Foundation, Operation Comfort Warriors, or Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes.
Good Ride Rally
Sturgis, South Dakota
Las Vegas, Nevada
Good Ride was founded by professional Freestyle Motocross rider Carey Hart. Proceeds of each Good Ride location will benefit various charities and causes. Each ride will cover miles of amazing terrain mixing in some fun stops along the way involving top brands, custom bike builders, and more.
2017 Houston Ride for Kids®
Ride for Kids is the longest-running, most successful motorcycle charity event in the nation. Since 1984, motorcyclists have raised funds to help children with brain tumors, which are the top cause of cancer death in children.
Kyle Petty Charity Ride
05/13/17 - 05/19/17
Portland, OR to Milwaukee, WI
One of the most successful and popular charity events in the country, the annual motorcycle trek engages celebrities, ride sponsors, motorcycle enthusiasts, fans and local communities to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction, a camp that challenges children who have a serious medical condition, and other children’s charities.
24th Annual Miracle Ride
06/03/17 - 06/04/17
The Miracle Ride is Indiana’s largest and longest running motorcycle charity event and has raised millions for Riley Hospital for Children, making life-changing differences in the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and their families.
11th Annual Thousand Islands River Run Bike Rally
06/23/17 - 06/25/17
Alex Bay, NY
Scenic ride with a view of the Thousand Islands and the St. Lawrence River. Features live music, tattoo contests, a bike show, trivia contests, and much more. Proceeds benefit the Children's Miracle Network.
Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis
Los Angeles, CA to Sturgis, SD
The Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis (VCR) is a Motorcycle Therapy program for wounded and amputee veterans. VCR takes veterans on Indian Motorcycles, in sidecars and modified trikes from Los Angeles to Sturgis South Dakota for the Sturgis Bike Rally.
CVMA 27-2 Presents Bull Run III
Fredericksburg, VA to Shenandoah, VA
Bull Run III is the Chapter 27-2 fundraiser for the Virginia Veterans and Family Support program. The money raised goes towards research for PTSD, research for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and assists with special needs veterans across Virginia
Ride with the Sturgis Mayor
Join Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen, state and local legislators, motorcycle enthusiasts, industry professionals, celebrities, and legends during the 2017 Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ to benefit the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department.
Bikes, Blues and BBQ Rally
09/20/17 - 09/23/17
Four day motorcycle rally featuring live music, BBQ events, and parades that has generated over $1,300,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters and other local non-profits since 2000.
Revvin’ 4 Research Charity Ride
In 2008, a group of female motorcycle enthusiast founded the Dixie Divas Riding Club, a female riding club that focused on giving back to the community by partnering and sponsoring local charity events.
The organizers felt that Breast Cancer is something that touches all women in some way so they founded Revvin’ 4 Research to give back and fund research.
Since the 1st Annual Revvin’ 4 Research Charity Ride in October 2009, the event’s sponsors, riders and volunteers have raised over $100,000 of which 100% of the proceeds have benefitted breast cancer research in Alabama.
Photo courtesy of Veterans Charity Ride #VeteransRide