Born Free in September? Handbuilt in November? Laconia is when again?

The whole motorcycle rally and event landscape is a hot mess right now, so we’re aiming to provide a little clarity here at J&P Cycles. We’ve created a calendar of rescheduled, postponed, and cancelled U.S. motorcycle rallies and events and will be updating it weekly to keep motorcyclists abreast of the latest changes. Just last week Laconia announced it pushed its dates back and this year’s Fuel Cleveland got axed. Everyone’s keeping their fingers crossed for Sturgis with a wary eye on June 15, 2020, when the Sturgis City Council will vote on whether to hold the rally. The popular touring rally Americade, which also recently announced a later date, is the first to outline specific new measures for 2020 including restricting the amount of people allowed into the Americade Expo, cancelling some events that attracted shoulder-to-shoulder crowds, and switching focus from large guided group rides in support of smaller unguided rides.

While the motorcycle rally and event landscape has gotten off like a lamb in 2020, with so many gatherings scheduled for late summer, hopefully it will finish with the roar of a lion. The resiliency and magnanimity of motorcyclists is undeniably strong and these events and communities are going to need our help now more than ever. We’ll keep our fingers crossed and hope the current situation plays out quickly as possible so we can all get back out on the open road once again and join our friends at favorite events across the country.

And while we’ll do our best to stay on top of current events, please be sure to confirm the status with event organizers before making plans to attend.