2013 Schedule of Events

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THURSDAY SCHEDULE
All Day, All Night No Rally Events, No Camping
FRIDAY SCHEDULE
Bridge by
Camping Meadow
Parking Lot
near General Store
Main Meadow Flatbed Stage
& Raffle Tent
Motorcycle
Camping Meadow
Motorcycle
Camping Meadow
Bar Stage
Before Noon You are on your own, no Rally events, no camping
Noon Registration and Package Pickup Carfree Camping- Starts at Noon
1 PM
2 PM
3 PM
4 PM 100cc Fun Run
5 PM
6 PM  Sky Candy Circus!
7 PM
8 PM
9 PM
SATURDAY SCHEDULE
Registration
Tent
Dancehall Main Meadow Flatbed Stage &
Raffle Tent
Motorcycle
Camping Meadow
Motorcycle
Camping Meadow
Bar Stage
8 AM General Registration and Package Pick-Up Carfree Camping- All Day, All Night
8:30 AM
9 AM Trials Competition- various sections in and around the creek and meadow.
9:30 AM
10 AM Evel Knievel Display and Exhibit- this exhibit is 3x the size of last year, with TONS of exciting new bikes and gears. Bike Show Registration & Class Entry. (Full Pass Required). Bike Show Registration ends promptly at noon, No late entries allowed. Browse all of the gear and motorcycles that will be auctioned and raffled off. All were donated by our awesome sponsors!
10:30 AM
11 AM
11:30 AM
Noon Bike Show. Voting begins at Noon.
12:30 PM Honkey-Tonkin’ with Dale Watson!
1 PM
1:30 PM
2 PM
2:30 PM
3 PM
3:30 PM
4 PM Live Auction, Raffle, Bike Show & Trials Results Announced
4:30 PM
5 PM
5:30 PM
6 PM Killer Barbecue served up!
6:30 PM
7 PM
7:30 PM
8 PM Rolling Roadshow- Motorcycle Ride-Inn Theater
8:30 PM
9 PM
9:30 PM
10 PM

Live Auction

Every year we have a live auction where we offer up helmets, jackets, art, custom knives & belt buckles, and other high quality items donated by our sponsors and friends of the rally. For the past several years,  we have been fortunate enough to auction several motorcycles which were donated by friends and sponsors.

The auction is a lot of fun, and a great way to support the Candlelighters and go home with some cool swag. So come early, stay late, and bid loud! This year, due to our generous sponsors, we will be auctioning off several motorcycles, all of which have been donated by rally sponsors to raise money for the Candlelighters!

For 2013, we  auctioned two motorcycles!

The first was a 1999 Enfield Bullet 500 donated by Randy Voet, supported by his partners-in-crime Ron Watkins & Texas Proud Custom Cycles. We love Randy and his crew, and this bike helped to raise $2500 for the Candlelighters!

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The second bike we auctioned was a beautiful 1966 Suzuki X-6 Hustler donated by the amazing starfleet alliance of Jeremy Jagodzinski, Christi Greene, Fred Beck, and Maggie Beck. This duo of power-couples teamed up to re-donate the bike bought in 2011 by Jeremy and Christi, which was donated by Fred & Maggie in memory of their son, Charlie Beck. Charlie lives on in the generosity of these couples, who perfectly epitomize the spirit of the Harvest Classic Rally.

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Special Thanks

This year, the illustrious Kevin Ware will return as the auctioneer for the famous Harvest Classic Live Auction. The swag will be better than ever and includes helmets, jackets, gifts certificates, accessories, and bikes!

Raffle

Each year, we raffle off a ton of cool moto-swag (including a bike!) at the Harvest Classic Raffle! The raffle tickets are available throughout the day from Rally staff and volunteers. Tickets are $20 for 5, or $5 each. You must be present at the drawing held Saturday afternoon.

For 2013, we raffled a sweet 1981 Yamaha XS400 with less than 700 mile on it! This adventure machine was generously donated by David Sutton and Stanley Simpson, who wanted to help us raise a bunch of money for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation. It’s outfitted with a mexican blanket and a machete, and we hope that the winner hit the road, and rode off to begin the adventure of his life. YamahaXS400

Evel Knievel Exhibit

In 2012 an 2013, many people stopped by the dancehall on Saturday to check out a large collection of Evel & Robbie Knievel memorabilia and leathers. The fine folks over at Evel Knievel Enterprises have worked tirelessly to put together this unprecedented collection. We hope to have them back in 2014, as this exhibit is a must-see!

Replica helmets available from ‘Blown all to Hellmets’

Swap Meet

For 2012, we added a swap meet to the list of rally activities. It was a hit, so we did it again in 2013. We plan to bring it back for 2014 as well. This is a true swap meet, featuring used bits, pieces, tools, and maybe even complete bikes. Professional purveyors of chaps, do-rags, or sunglasses need NOT apply. However, if you have a tasty selection of old BMW or Bultaco parts gathering dust in the shed, have an old Triumph flat track chassis that yearns to be ridden in anger again, or want to thin down your collection of 70s open face helmets, – then we’d love to have you set up a booth. If you are interested, go to the Swap Meet page  for more information.

Saturday Night Moto-Movie

After dinner, stick around and watch a kickass motorcycle movie on a 20′ by 40′ screen, courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow!

The 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.

100cc Fun Run

The 100cc Fun Run will be back for 2014!!! 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, your small, your farkled and fiddled……boil the corks and let’s have some fun! All Fun Run participants will receive the rarest and most coveted rally shirts of all, the Fun Run Shirt. Wear it with pride good ladies and gentlemen, as you enjoy a ride you will never forget.

We tried the Fun Run in the early years, but we held it on Sunday morning, and it just never really took off. In 2011, we brought it back as a Friday afternoon event in the hopes that it would evolve into another cool niche of the Harvest Classic Rally. The 2011 Fun Run had 10 riders. The 2012 Fun Run had 21 riders…..this year, we are shooting for the sky, and will be printing up 40, yes 40 shirts!

There is no additional charge to participate in the Fun Run. All rally registrants with small bikes are welcome to join in, and the first 10,  20, 40 riders to show up get a rare and coveted 100cc Fun Run shirt.

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.

Camping

There are 2 camping areas at the Harvest Classic. With the purchase of a weekend pass, there is no additional fee to camp at the rally.

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.

2. We also provide 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 is NOT 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:

Be the Match- Join the National Marrow Donor Program

Be sure to stop by the ‘Be the Match’ booth and join the Nationa Marrow Donor Program. It only requires a cheek swab to get a sample of your spit, and then Boom! You are all set to save someone’s life who needs a bone marrow transplant, if there is ever a match. This is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts, and we encourage all of the Harvest Classic family to consider joining if you can. There will be a booth set up at the rally, but click any of the links below for more info.

Link for website
Facts about joining the registry
Steps of Bone Marrow and blood stem cell donation
Myths and facts about marrow donation

Harvest Classic Trials Event

Come test your riding skills in the Harvest Classic Charity Challenge Trials Event and raise some money for a good cause! Registration for this fun event is open to all rally participants. However, this is an AMA sanctioned event and all competitors must be AMA members. If you are not currently an AMA member, you will be able to join the AMA at the event. Choose your level of difficulty—there’ll be classes for all skill levels from Rookie to Expert (Rookie, Novice, Vintage, Amateur, Intermediate, Advanced & Expert.) Awards will be given to the rider with the lowest score in each class. All event registration fees go directly to the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation. The registration fee for this event is simply a donation of your choice.

Bike Show

On Saturday, the Harvest Classic Bike Show welcomes Antique & Vintage motorcycles and scooters of all origins. Show Entrants must have a full registration wristband. (Day Passes are not eligible to compete.)

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 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.

The Harvest Classic Bike Show is set up in the following classes:

  • Pre-1929 (All Marques welcome)
  • 1930-49 (All Marques welcome)
  • 1950-59 (All Marques welcome)
  • 1960-64 (All Marques welcome)
  • 1965-69 (All Marques welcome)
  • 1970-74 (Non-Domestic Manufacture Only)
  • 1975-79 (Non-Domestic Manufacture Only)
  • 1980-85 (Non-Domestic Manufacture Only)
  • Modern (Non-Domestic Manufacture Only)
  • Specials (Non-Domestic Manufacture Only)
  • Scooter (All Marques welcome)
  • Step-Through Scooter (All Marques welcome)
  • Sidecar (All Marques welcome)
  • Road Competition (All Marques welcome)
  • Off- Road Competition (All Marques welcome)
  • People’s Choice (Any motorcycle/scooter registered in the Bike Show is eligible)

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.

 

 

Saturday Night Dinner

  

 

Everybody who purchases a full rally pass is invited to join us for a barbecue dinner on Saturday night. All the food is cooked onsite in the biggest barbecue pit that you have ever seen! Everybody loves the food at the Harvest Classic!

Weather


Weather for Late October in Central Texas

2002 2003 2004 Average
Ave. Min Temp 61°F 52°F 69°F 61°F
Ave. Max Temp 72°F 85°F 81°F 79°F
Ave. Mean Temp 66°F 68°F 75°F 70°F
Ave. Dew Point 58°F 53°F 68°F 60°F
Ave. Humidity 82% 59% 77% 73%
Ave. Max Humidity 88% 92% 94% 91%
Ave. Min Humidity 68% 19% 46% 44%
Ave. Precipitation 0.17 in 0.00 in 0.00 in 0.06 in
Ave. Wind Speed 4 mph 2 mph 5 mph 4 mph
Ave. Max Wind Speed 13 mph 6 mph 12 mph 10 mph
Ave. Max Gust Speed 16 mph 6 mph 16 mph 13 mph
Ave. Visibility 7 mi 10 mi 8 mi 9 mi

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Destination: Luckenbach

Legendary destination for motorcyclists and music-lovers, Luckenbach is the perfect location for the Harvest Classic. From the giant oaks, to the awesome bikes-only camping and fire rings, from the Dance Hall to General Store, the whole experience will surely be a rally to remember!

Luckenbach’s layout provides a great area for the bike show and sponsor expo area. There’s lots of room to walk around and get a good look at all the cool bikes and gear. Of course, the Hill Country provides some of the best roads in Texas, so don’t forget to leave some time to explore the area around Luckenbach while you’re here!

Nearby: Fredricksburg

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