Worldwide motorcycle events… this is something new for us to cover! Any excuse for a trip away right? It’s even better when you’re probably going to meet some up and coming bikes at their exclusive viewing, before the rest of the eyes in the world can see! In today’s post, We Buy Any Bike are here to discuss and dream about the motorcycle events we can only hope to attend this year.
We’ll stick to one each, unfortunately we can’t all visit them all… we’ve got bikes to buy! In calendar order, here are 20 events you can attend across the world in 2020.
Post Updated following Covid 19 Outbreak: 18/03/2020
When? 31st Jan – 2nd February 2020
Advertised as the ‘World’s largest beach race’ on their 2020 promotion video. The Enduropale Du Touquet takes place, of course, on the beach, and has been doing so since the seventies!
When? 23rd – 25th February
Where? Zurich Exhibition Hall, Switzerland
What to expect? Well, we don’t know if he’s going to be there this year, but last year Swiss Moto had a special guest appearance from Hollywood Star Keanu Reaves. He wasn’t there because of the ‘big screen’ however, he was there to promote his own pride and joy. Keanu created his own motorcycle brand Arch Motorcycles a good few years ago, so he was there to promote that.
What we do know to expect, is a whole collection of stalls from all the big brands. As well as this, there’ll be a Freestyle Street Bike Show (whatever that means), and a ‘fire spreading alien trike’ – this one baffles our brains even more!… I think we’ll stick to following them on Instagram just to see what they’re on about!
When? 28th Feb – 1st March 2020
Where? Palais De Congres Montreal
The Motorcycle Show hits Montreal on its last leg of its 6-show-run. Here you will find all that is to come from practically every brand in the name of motorcycles. Plan your next trip and watch some exciting shows!
When? 6th – 8th March 2020
Where? Warsaw, Poland
Poland’s national motorcycle exhibition; here you can expect lots of exciting exhibits. A tattoo show, a custom show, as well as workshops, meet & greets with the world’s favourite Moto stars. There’ll also be a globe of death and a Moto cross show, as well as an educational presentation for the little ones.
When? 13th – 15th March 2020
Where? Spokane Valley, Washington, USA
A weekend full of fun! At Spokane’s 17th Motorcycle Show you’ll be greeted by a stunt show, a Budweiser biker bar, a Beard & Moustache competition, and a ‘Toyota Great Gas Giveaway’ amongst many other things, all for just $12 cash!
3rd – 5th April 2020 13th – 15th November 2020
Where? Austin, Texas, USA
Here we have a mini convention in good old Texas that specializes in some beautiful artistic creations! This year, Revival Cycles will host their 7th consecutive year, with artwork (not just bikes), vendors, and much more exciting activities available.
6th – 8th May 2020 4th – 6th September 2020
Where? Montagnana Padua, Italy
Sorry fellas, no boys allowed for this one! At the beginning of May, the women of Italy (and female travellers) will come together to enjoy the world of motorcycling and aviation. Obviously, we’re not here for the airplane bit, I wouldn’t even know where to start! However, it’s great to see that the event is held on an air field!
When? 9th May 2020
Bring your 50cc moped and head over to Oudenaarde in Belgium for some ‘rock and roll riding’.
When? 21 – 24th May 2020
Where? Lignano Sabbiadoro
At Italy’s International Bike Fest you can expect a whole collection of exhibitions and activities. Meet various touring companies, watch live bands, participate and watch contests, and more. They even have mini-fests-within-a-festival, with Supermoto and off-road festivals amongst them.
When? 29th May – 5th July 2020
Where? Belchatow Coal Mine, Belchatow
A battle of extreme Enduro in the hills of Poland. According to Red Bull’s website, there were over 500 participants last year, and guess how many reached the finish line? 22.
When? 29th May – 1st June
Where? Killarney, Republic of Ireland
In aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland, Irish Motorcyclists, and the rest of the world, will come together to celebrate everything to do with motorcycles! This year, the festival will celebrate its 14th consecutive year. So, why not see what the craic is about, and visit Killarney’s most exciting festival this year!
30th May – 12th June CANCELLED
Where? … Isle of Man?
I think we all know what to expect from the TT. As we expressed in our Isle of Man Biker’s Guide – it’s a biker’s heaven! The brutal but beautiful place where we see famous racers go head to head every year.
When? 10th – 14th June 2020
What to expect? France & Spain’s festival of ‘tropical sport’ with a bit of motorbiking on the side. Right on the beach you will find all you can see when it comes to motorcycling, surfing, and skateboarding!
When? 7th – 16th August 2010
Where? South Dakota, USA
We’re sure you’ll all know this one. The Sturgiss Motorcycle Rally is on pretty much every motorcyclists bucket list. Located in the Black Hills of Sturgiss, this Rally is celebrating it’s 80th anniversary this year!
When? 18th August 2020
Where? New York, USA
Most people travel to the big apple for excuses to spend a lot of money on clothes, or simply to sight see. Are you a motorcyclist looking for another reason to visit New York? Take a trip to Poags Hole!
When? 8th – 11th October 2020
Where? Cologne, Germany
Intermot; this is an events you’ve probably heard before! The cologne-based convention welcomes visitors in the hundreds-of-thousands year upon year. As guests flock into the Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne.
When? 31st October – 1st November 2020
Where? Stafford Showground ST18 0DB
This is the nation’s biggest Dirt Bike Show convention, with all the latest knowledge for any up and coming bikes and products, all Dirt Bike related! This event is still a bit far away in our calendars, so make sure to stay updated on their Social Media pages for any sneak peaks.
When? 5th – 8th November 2020
Here we have another Italian number; EICMA is probably… definitely the biggest motorcycle event of all time. The proof is in the pudding that they’ll be celebrating no doubt in two years time on their 80th anniversary year. EICMA will most likely be on any motorcyclists bucket list.
When? 21st – 29th November 2020
Where? NEC Birmingham
The UK’s biggest Motorcycle Convention hits the NEC Birmingham this year which it has continuously done for almost 10 years. Many years prior to this, back in the sixties, MCL was known as the International Cycle and Motorcycle Show. However, it was ceased for quite some time before it came back in 2010.
Check out this review of MCL when we attended in 2016!
What to expect? All your favourite racers competing basically… at MotoGP events all over the world! Need we say more?
Any more events? Let us know!
We’re pretty excited to see what’s in store for motorcyclists in 2020. Do you have any more events in mind? Let us know in the comments!