The Trinity of American Bike Rallies STURGIS, DAYTONA, AND LACONIA
it began as a race over road and sand, the rally is now a beach party aimed specifically at enthusiasts. Both Sturgis and Daytona contend they are home to the world’s largest motorcycle rally, but attending either has become a rite of passage, nomatter which actually brings in more bikes.
For both seasoned riders and those new to the scene, there’s nothing like the thrill of amotorcycle rally. Events like these are a chance to spend time with others who have a passion for anythingwith two wheels and amotor. Rallies come in all shapes and sizes across the United States, but there are three events in particular that showup on every rider’s bucket list.
LACONIAMOTORCYCLEWEEK Laconia, NewHampshire
STURGISMOTORCYCLE RALLY Sturgis, SouthDakota
Theremay be some dispute over which rally is America’s biggest, but there’s no arguing about the oldest. LaconiaMotorcycleWeek has been around since 1923, and it shows no signs of slowing down. The marquee event of Laconia is a guided gypsy tour to NewHampshire Motor Speedway, culminating in a series of vintage bike races. Live music, hill climbs, and stunt shows are other can’t-miss Laconia fixtures. If your dad’s into bikes, Laconia ends on Father’s Day, making it the gift of a lifetime.
When the riders for IndianMotorcycles began the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, usually referred to as“Sturgis,”in 1938, there were a couple dozen attendees. These days, the event routinely draws north of 500,000 people.While the bikes are themain attraction, Sturgis features everything from street food tastings to tattoo competitions. And for five days every August, it’s the center of themotorcycle universe.
DAYTONA BIKEWEEK Daytona Beach, Florida
If five days isn’t long enough of a rally for you, Daytona BikeWeek is happy to offer twice that everyMarch. Though
Make the most of these remaining summer weeks and take dinner outside to the grill! You don’t need to visit the fair for this delicious, classic street food.
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 medium clove garlic, minced
¼ cup sour cream
¼ cup finely chopped cilantro leaves
½ cup finely crumbled feta cheese
4 ears corn, shucked
½ teaspoon chili powder
1 lime, cut into wedges
DIRECTIONS 1. Set burners of gas grill to high heat and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. 2. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, cheese, chili powder, garlic, and cilantro in large bowl. Stir until well combined and set aside. 3. Place corn on hot grill, rotating
4. Transfer corn to bowl with cheese mixture and use large spoon to evenly coat each ear on all sides. Sprinkle with extra cheese and chili powder and serve immediately with lime wedges.
occasionally. Grill until cooked through and charred in spots on all sides, for about 8 minutes.
Recipe inspired by seriouseats.com.
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