Motorcycle Events in North Carolina

North Carolina biker rallies, runs, bike shows, motorcycle rides, and other bikers events are on the below LightningCustoms.com calendar. One of the major motorcycle rallies in North Carolina that you might want to check out is the Smoke Out. We have large size fliers or banner to help get you the the best information on motorcycle events in NC. Next, details on a NC motorcycle rally, run, or ride can change at the last minute.  So please check the listing before you leave. Finally, to find out what is happening outside of the state go to our US motorcycle events calendar.

Upcoming Motorcycle Rallies & Events

CBA Charlotte Swap Meet & Bike Show

03/28/2020 - 03/29/2020 - Salisbury, North Carolina

The Concerned Bikers Association / CBA Charlotte Motorcycle Swap Meet & Show will be held at the Rowan County Fairgrounds. Next, the hours for the swap and show are 10am-6pm. Come out and buy, sell, and trade. In addition you can check out some awesome motorcycles in the bike show. There are also going to […]

Outer Banks Bike Week

04/18/2020 - 04/26/2020 - Harbinger, North Carolina

In 2020 the Outer Banks Bike Week will celebrate its 18th anniversary of the motorcycle rally. Next the spring Bike Week dates are April 18th to 26th. Here are some of the Outer Banks Bike Week’s attractions: guided tours, live music, contests, vendors, and demos. More of the 2020 Bike Week’s attractions will be announced […]

Meltdown Vintage Motorcycle Show – POSTPONED

04/25/2020 - 04/25/2020 - Hendersonville, North Carolina

POSTPONED due to Covid-19 – the below information was written before the cancellation. The Southern Appalachian Brewery will again host 2020 Meltdown Motorcycle Show.  There have been over 1,000 vintage motorcycles of all makes at different shows. In addition to the vintage motorcycles on display, there will live music, vendors, and beer.  Also there will […]

Thunder on the Tobacco Road Spring Rally

04/30/2020 - 05/03/2020 - Seven Springs , North Carolina

Come out to Mason-Dixon Park for the 2020Thunder on the Tobacco Road Spring Rally and Party. Friday: Meet and Greet DJ Onsite poker run People games Friday: People Games Smokehouse Band Saturday: Motorcycle Rodeo Bike Show Steel Standin’ Band Sexy Cave People Contest Midnight Bare What Ya Dare Parade The fees for the 2020 Thunder […]

Thunder in the Smokies Spring Rally

05/01/2020 - 05/03/2020 - Maggie Valley, North Carolina

The 2020 Spring Thunder in the Smokies Motorcycle Rally will be the 18th annual event. Next, the Spring Rally will be held on May 1st to 3rd at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Furthermore, the Thunder in the Smokies is the oldest and largest rally in the Great Smoky Mountains. Come out and enjoy the […]

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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Boone Bike Rally Spring

05/29/2020 - 05/31/2020 - Boone, North Carolina

The 2020 dates for the Spring Boone Bike Rally are May 29-30. Come out for bikes, babes, and bands! Here is some of the fun to be had at the Spring Rally: Bands (The 2020 music line up will be announced soon.) Ride-in bike show (There will be a $1,000 people’s choice award.) Bike games […]

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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Indian Motorcycle Pow Wow

06/18/2020 - 06/22/2020 - Maggie Valley, North Carolina

The Pow Wow is a low key gathering of Indian Motorcycle enthusiasts. Juts some of the 2020 Indian Motorcycle Pow Wow events will include organized rides, tours, and activities. On average the attendance is about 100 people. To clarify the Indian Pow Wow his is not a raucous event, but still if is fun enough […]

Smoke Out Rally

06/19/2020 - 06/20/2020 - Rockingham, North Carolina

The 2020 Smoke Out Rally has been CANCELED. In early January of 2020, Edge said that it was not going to happen. To clarify, Edge is the person who started and owned the rally for 20 years. As noted below, as well as on the Smoke Out’s site and Facebook, Edge decided to step back […]

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Thunder in the Smokies Rally Summer

06/26/2020 - 06/28/2020 - Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Thunder in the Smokies Rally Summer event in 2020 will be the 18th annual rally. The Rally is family-friend as well as welcomes all makes and models of bikes and their enthusiasts. The Thunder in the Smokies (there are spring, summer, and fall rallies) are the Great Smoky Mountains oldest and largest rallies. One of […]

​South East Raider Rally

07/19/2020 - 07/26/2020 - Maggie Valley, North Carolina

The 12th Annual South East Raider Motorcycle Rally will be held July 19th to 26th, 2020. Come out and ride the best roads Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee have to offer. There are rides like Popcorn Sutton, the Rattler, Tail of the Dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Cherohala Skyway. In addition, there are different […]

Bull City Rumble Show

09/04/2020 - 09/06/2020 - Durham, North Carolina

The 2020 Bull City Rumble will be the 16th anniversary of the vintage motorcycle & scooter rally. The Ton Up NC rally will be held on Labor Day Weekend in downtown Durham. Specifically, the Bull City Rumble will be held at the Lucky Strike Tobacco Warehouses in Durham’s Brightleaf District. The Rumble has its roots […]

Thunder in the Smokies Fall Rally

09/11/2020 - 09/13/2020 - Maggie Valley, North Carolina

The 2020 Thunder in the Smokies Fall Rally will be the 18th annual motorcycle rally. Also the Fall Rally, as well as the Spring and Summer Rallies, are held at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. The riding in the Great Smoky Mountains is awesome and something you need to check out. Not only can you […]

Biker Blues & BBQ Rally

09/18/2020 - 09/19/2020 - Salisbury, North Carolina

Tilley Harley-Davidson’s Biker Blues & BBQ Rally will be the10th anniversary of the event in 2020.  Next, the dates for Rally are September 18-20.  In 2019 it was estimated that around 4,000 people attended the Biker Blues & Barbeque Rally. First the Kansas City BBQ Society cook-off is the featured attraction at the Biker Blues […]

Wings over the Smokies

09/24/2020 - 09/26/2020 - Waynesville, North Carolina

Come out to the 2020 GWRRA Wings over the Smokies Motorcycle Rally. It will be held at the Haywood County Fairgrounds in Waynesville. Next, come out and enjoy the riding in the North Carolina Mountains. You can join us for guided motorcycle tours or find your own path. There will also be contests, motorcycle drill […]

Outer Banks Bike Fest

09/24/2020 - 09/27/2020 - Harbinger, North Carolina

The 2020 Outer Banks Bike Fest will be the 12th annual fall motorcycle rally. Every year Outer Banks Harley-Davidson hosts the rally. Next, the 2020 dates for the Bikefest are September 24th to 27th. Although the details are to be announced, some of the regular attractions include live music, guided rides, contests, vendors, and Harley […]

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 […]

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 Fowlerville, Bloomsburg, 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 fallen apart over the […]

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