The Bike Fest in Carlisle is one of the largest Pennsylvania motorcycle rallies, is expressly open to all brands of motorcycles, and the Carlisle rally is also on the 2013 Lightning Customs' Major Motorcycle Rallies List.
Carlisle Rally Attractions
In addition to the riding through the rolling hills in the Cumberland Valley there are a gigantic amount of attractions for the Bike Fest. Bike shows include a 25 class ride-in bike show, streetfighter show (streetfighters are sport bikes that are highly customized in a Euro style), and the People's Bike Contest where the attendees decide which is the best bike.
The Carlisle rally will have a number of displays: the Gears and Grit display of bikes built in individuals' garages, old military bikes and military tribute bikes display, and the Rat Rod Revival which is a display of rat rods and rat bikes (no additional fee to enter your rod or motorcycle). Other things at the Carlisle event for you to enjoy will be the StarBoyz stunt show, field games (barrel roll, slow race, weenie bite, and plank ride), a wheelie simulator that allows riders to show off their wheelie skills, burnout contest, airbrush contest, and of course the Pinup Girl contest and the Ms. Carlisle Bike Fest.
The Carlisle BikeFest has a lot of regional bands playing live on stage, industry celebrities, a live bike build, AMA trials exhibitions, a chance to win a 2012 HD Sportster 1200 and a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja, the chance to test ride demo bikes and even Can Am Spyders, the popular biker chef Biker Billy, and since this is a family friendly event there will be attractions for the kids. If you are looking to do some shopping there is the Harley Davidson dealer mall which has parts, accessories, gear and also used Harleys for sale as well as lots of other vendors.