Motorcycle Events in Illinois

Find the Illinois biker rallies, motorcycle rides, swaps, poker runs, and other biker events on the LightningCustoms.com calendar. There is a large banner and / or a video on the majority of motorcycle events in Illinois pages. Also, we do this to help get you better information.

Upcoming Motorcycle Rallies & Events

Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom

05/24/2020 - 05/24/2020 - Washington, District of Columbia

In 2020 the Rolling Thunder Ride (XXXIII) POW / MIA demonstration will be significantly different than in previous years.  Historically, riders have gathered in Washington, DC on Memorial Day for the Ride for Freedom. Last year, Rolling Thunder organizers stated that there would be big changes happening this year. Most importantly, instead of riders gathering […]

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Mother Road Ride Rally – CANCELED

06/09/2020 - 06/21/2020 - Willowbrook, Illinois

Unfortunately due to Covid the 2020 Mother Road Ride has been canceled (https://www.facebook.com/RIDERT66). Next, the below information is from before the cancellation. Mother Road Ride Rally June 9 to 21, 202026 years riding of riding Rte 6613 Days of the Best to See on Route 66 This is a scenic tour down old RT-66 seeing […]

Hogrock River Rally

06/11/2020 - 06/14/2020 - Cave in Rock, Illinois

Hogrock is “The Hottest Little Party in the Midwest.” But you must be at least 18 with a valid ID to attend the adults-only Hogrock biker rally. First, here are the 2020 Hogrock River Rally Events: Live Music Field Events Partying Camping Fire Performer Mechanical Bull Rides Riding Karaoke Helicopter Rides Next, here are the […]

Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day

06/15/2020 - 06/15/2020 - WORLDWIDE, District of Columbia

Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day 2020 will be the 29th annual motorcycle event. It is a worldwide event that is on the LightningCustoms.com’s Major Motorcycle Rallies List. The goal of the annual Ride to Work Day is to held to advocate the use of motorcycles not only for transportation, but also to show the […]

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Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run – CANCELED

06/20/2020 - 06/20/2020 - Morris, Illinois

Due to Covid the 18th Annual Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run has been canceled. Note, the below Run information is from before the cancellation. Next the Freedom Run starts at Grundy County Fairgrounds ends at the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial. The IL Freedom Ride starts at Grundy County Fairgrounds, 8890 IL-47 in Morris. Line up […]

Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meets in Woodstock

06/21/2020 - 06/21/2020 - Woodstock, Illinois

The 2020 Walneck’s Motorcycle & Car Swap Meets in Woodstock, IL are all held at the McHenry Fairgrounds. Next, hours for the Walneck’s Swaps are from 8am to 4pm. Next, here are the 2020 Walneck’s Woodstock Swap Meet dates: April 26 (The Big Swap Meet was CANCELED due to the Coronavirus) ) June 21 August […]

Motoblot Urban Motorcycle Street Rally – CANCELED

06/25/2020 - 06/28/2020 - Chicago, Illinois

Due to Covid the 2020 Motoblot Urban Motorcycle & Hot Rod Street Rally has been canceled. Next, the below information was from before the announcement. The 2020 Motoblot will be the 7th annual event. It is held outdoors in blocked off street areas in Chicago. Here are some of the 2020 Motoblot Vintage Motorcycle & […]

Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meets in Morris

06/28/2020 - 06/28/2020 - Morris, Illinois

Here are the 2020 Morris, IL Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet dates: June 28 September 20 All of the Walneck Motorcycle & Car Swap Meets held in Morris will be located at the Grundy County Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds are held about one mile north of the 112 exit on I-80. Next, hours for the Walneck’s Swap […]

Walneck’s Swap Meets Martinsville

07/12/2020 - 07/12/2020 - Martinsville, Illinois

The 2020 Martinsville Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet dates are: July 12 September 13 All of the Swap Meets in Martinsville will be held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds are just a half-hour south of Indianapolis. Come out and buy, sell, trade at a Walneck’s Swap Meets Martinsville! There will be all makes and […]

Peotone Motorcycle Swap Meet

07/12/2020 - 07/12/2020 - Peotone, Illinois

Will County Fairgrounds will host all of the 2020 Peotone Swap Meets. Come out and buy, sell and trade at a Peotone Motorcycle Swap Meet There will be all makes and models of used and vintage motorcycle parts. The 2020 Peotone Motorcycle Swap Meets dates: January 19th, 2020 May 3rd, 2020 (CANCELED due to Covid) […]

Blackhawk River Rally

07/18/2020 - 07/18/2020 - Moline, Illinois

The Blackhawk Chapter ABATE of IL presents the 7th annual Blackhawk River Rally. Saturday July 18th is the date for the Rally. Next, the host location for the is at Len Brown’s Northshore Inn. Gates will open for the ABATE of Illinois rally at 11:30 am. Next, admission for the River Rally is $10 per […]

Ride Janie Ride – RESCHEDULED

08/09/2020 - 08/09/2020 - Villa Park, Illinois

The rescheduled date for the 14th annual Ride Janie Ride is August 9, 2020. Due to the virus impacting Illinois, the date will now be in August rather than first Sunday in May. Join us for the fifty mile plus motorcycle ride. The ride will be police-escorted. Next, the start location is at Wild Fire […]

Big Thunder Run

08/23/2020 - 08/23/2020 - St. Charles, Illinois

The Rolling Thunder of Illinois Chapter 1 will be holding their 19th annual Big Thunder Motorcycle Run. Next, the 2020 Run date for the is August 23rd. Fox River Harley in St. Charles will be both the start and end location for the bike run. Here’s the schedule for the 2020 Big Thunder: 8:30am registration […]

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

09/27/2020 - 09/27/2020 - WORLDWIDE, District of Columbia

Come out and ride for a cause in The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2020!! In particular, the goal of this global charity ride is to raise money for prostate cancer awareness and men’s mental health. Next, over 120,000 riders on classic and vintage motorcycles will ride in Distinguished Gentleman events across the world. Furthermore, there will […]

Peotone Fall Motorcycle Swap Meet

10/04/2020 - 10/04/2020 - Peotone, Illinois

On Sunday October 4th will be the 36th annual Fall Peotone Motorcycle Swap Meet. Next this is an indoor / outdoor swap held at the Will County Fairgrounds. The hours for the Peotone Swap are 10am to 4pm. The cost is $8 for adults and early bird admission is $10 per adult. Come out and […]

Walnecks Motorcycle Swap Meet Princeton

11/15/2020 - 11/15/2020 - Princeton, Illinois

The Walneck Swaps are held at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton, IL. Next, the hours for the Swap Meets are 8am to 2pm. General admission is $7 per person. Note- the Princeton Motorcycle Swaps are held rain or shine. Here are the 2020 Dates for Walneck’s Princeton Swap Meet: – February 16 – November […]

Easyriders Bike Shows

01/01/2022 - 01/01/2022 - Agoura Hills, California

As you have most likely heard, the 2020 Easyriders Motorcycle Shows were CANCELED. Even worse, in 2019 the iconic Easyriders Magazine shut down. Subsequently an era in the biker-world is over. Here is some of what happened to Easyriders. First, over the last decade both the motorcycle industry and the rally-world have declined. Unfortunately the […]

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Easyriders Rodeo

01/02/2022 - 01/02/2022 - Agoura Hills, California

In 2020 there will be events held called the Easyriders Rodeo Tour. Included in the 2020 Tour are the Bloomsburg (CANCELED on May 11th), Fowlerville, and Chillicothe Easyriders Motorcycle Rodeos. However, the Rodeo Tour might not be at all what you think it will be. The reason is that both Easyriders and their events have […]

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