No Camping, No Rally, No Really. Luckenbach insurance restrictions prohibit camping on Thursday night. The rally doesn’t start until Friday. We love you, but don’t come on Thursday.
One of the most exciting events at the rally is the live auction, where motorcycle riding gear, helmets, artwork, and other moto-goodies are auctioned to raise money for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer program of Any Baby Can. 2016’s auction bike was a very special and rare Rickman Montessa which was donated by Fred and Maggie Beck, in memory of their son Charlie. It raised $12,000 for the Candlelighters!
Everybody loves a good swap meet, and we have a small swap meet at the Harvest Classic. This is a true swap meet, featuring used bits, pieces, tools, and maybe even something resembling complete bikes. Unique moto-art and handmade leatherwork is welcome too. Professional purveyors of neon kits, new flags, chaps, do-rags, or sunglasses need NOT apply. However, if you have a tasty selection of old Gilera or Bultaco parts gathering dust in the shed, have an old Triumph flat track chassis that yearns to be ridden in anger again, or just want to thin down your collection of Italian gas tanks, – then we’d love to have you set up a booth. If you are interested, go to the Swap Meet page for more information.
After dinner, stick around and watch a kickass motorcycle movie on a 20′ by 40′ screen, courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow!
Imagine a drive-in movie theater that can go anywhere—The Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow combines a 20′ X 40′ state of the art inflatable movie screen—absolutely the top of the line in outdoor cinema screening with the industry standard in outdoor audio system, 2 dual JBL SR-X subwoofers and 2 full range JBL SR-X cabinets.
The screening starts about 30 minutes past the beginning of sunset. Think of attending a Rolling Roadshow as though you were going to an outdoor evening BBQ. Ride your bike in, or bring a camping chair, and settle in to fine film put on by our friends over at The Alamo Drafthouse.
The Fun Run is held on Friday afternoon at 4pm, and is a 30 mile out-n-back road ride on some amazing little roads surrounding Luckenbach. This ride is open to riders of street-legal bikes which are 100cc or smaller. Scooters, small motorcycles and rad mopeds are all welcome. Old is good too. The more diverse and funky, the better. So bring out you odd little bikes……and let’s have some fun!
There is no additional charge to ride in the Fun Run, and all participants will receive a special gift (not a t-shirt this year).
The ride departs Luckenbach on Friday at 4PM- Meet up outside of the general store at 3:30, roll out at 4pm. All bikes must be street legal, and this is not a race- it’s a Fun Run!
Here’s a link to the 30 mile out-n-back route. This will most likely change a bit this year, as we have plotted out a new, slightly longer route on some tasty local roads.
With the purchase of a weekend pass, there is no additional fee to camp at the rally. There are 2 camping areas at the Harvest Classic.
1. The Grape Creek Campground is for Motorcycles Only. There are no cars, trucks, or trailers allowed in this area. It’s just tents and motorcycles and firepits. It’s a pretty unique atmosphere, both in the evening and in the morning. There are port-a-pots, but unfortunately, no on-site showers and very limited running water. Prepare to get a little funky. But that’s ok- we like funky.
2. We also provide parking/ camping areas for smallish RVs and pop-up trailers in the main camping meadow, up near the highway fence, in the Main Parking Area. Luckenbach isn’t equipped with RV hookups or electricity in this meadow, so everybody should roll self-contained. This has actually grown into a pretty cool scene as well, but you might be a little far from the action, so bring a pitbike if you have one.
Other local camping:
Test your riding skills in the Harvest Classic Charity Challenge Trials event and raise money for a good cause! There’ll be classes for vintage and modern bikes for riders of all skill levels – from Rookie to PRO! Yes, we’re excited to announce that several of the top US National Men and Women will compete for top honors in the Charity Challenge Trials event. The PRO riders will ride their 2nd loop on Saturday afternoon in an exhibition format, you won’t want miss this fabulous show!
Registration for the Charity Challenge Trials event is open to all rally participants; AMA membership is required and available at signup. The registration fee for this event is your donation to the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation.
On Saturday, the Harvest Classic Bike Show welcomes Antique & Vintage motorcycles and scooters of all origins. Show Entrants must have a full rally pass wristband to enter a machine in the bike show. Holders of ‘Day Passes’ may not enter a bike into the bike show, but may vote when the ballots are handed out.
Entry and registration for motorcycles into the Harvest Classic Bike Show takes place in the morning from 10 til 12. At High Noon the show is closed to any further admissions, so don’t be late! We are serious about the cut-off time, so don’t be left out!
The judging is by popular choice and goes from 12:01 until 3:00. Ballots are available during that timeframe at the Bike Show booth.
Just to reiterate- Day passes are not eligible to compete and all bikes must be entered by High Noon.
Hand Made by Blue Moon Glassworks
Top finishers in each class win coveted “one of a kind” handmade glass trophies created and donated by one of our longtime Titanium sponsors, Blue Moon Glassworks. We award the trophies Saturday evening during the general announcements.
2017 Bike Show Results