2014 Schedule of Events

Thursday

No Camping, No Rally. Luckenbach insurance restrictions prohibit camping on Thursday night. The rally doesn’t start until Friday.

 

Friday

8am- Gates open, arrive, set up camp, do your thing

12 Noon- Registration opens.

4PM 100cc Fun Run. Meet in front of the Post Office

 

Saturday

8am- Gates open- Come in and enjoy the swap meet, ride or watch trials event, peruse vendor booths, watch people& bikes,….the world is your oyster.

10am-Noon Bike Show Registration.

12:01- 3:00pm Bike Show voting begins- no late entires allowed

4PM- Gather at the stage to see the trials competition awards, raffle, bike show results, and participate in the exciting live auction.

6PM- Get in line outside of the dancehall to enjoy some tasty smoked barbecue, smoked all night by our killer staff.

8PM- Gather in the meadow and as the last rays of light fade way, lose yourself in a really cool movie shown on the big inflatable screen from our friends at the Alamo drafthouse.

 

Sunday

Pack it up and head for the hills….a shower and soft bed awaits!

 

 

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 2014, we  are auctioning two motorcycles!

The first is a fully restored 1977 Penton GS6, donated by Fred and Maggie Beck in memory of their son Charlie, who tragically lost his battle with cancer. This bike will awesome, and has been torn down by Fred, with new bead blasting, powder coating, all new spokes, tires, gaskets, piston, crank seals, paint, bars, grips, chain, bearings, seals, seat, air filter, carburetor, and much more. We’ll post pictures as soon as Fred has it re-assembled.

 

10621093_700901333292750_637392844_nThe second bike is a vintage Kawasaki KT250 trial bike donated by our friends and trials competitors over at Dupree Automotive in Snyder, Texas. It’s in great condition, with new tires, paint, seals, piston, porting….it starts on the first kick, and runs like a top.

 

 

 

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 2014, our raffle includes a really cool camping package put together by longtime Platinum Sponsor, Mike Pawlowski. This package consists of a small trailer, a 1969 Honda CL70 motorcycle, and a ton  of brand new camping gear. Whoever wins this raffle prize is going to have everything they need to make camping memories.

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Swap Meet

In 2012, we added a swap meet to the list of rally activities. It was a hit, so we did it again in 2013. We are bringing it bring it back for 2014 as well! This is a true swap meet, featuring used bits, pieces, tools, and maybe even complete bikes. Unique moto-art is welcome too. 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, 2013 rocked with over 40 riders! This year, we are shooting for the sky, and will be printing up 80, yes 80 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 60 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:

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

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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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