Motorcycle Events Near Boston

The Boston area is full of motorcycle events.

If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast in or around Boston, there are several events you can attend or participate in. Although some events are merely for the joy of the hobby, others are for charity with all proceeds directly helping a nonprofit organization.

European Motorcycle Day

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Mass., about 15 minutes southwest of Boston, annually hosts European Motorcycle Day, which features bike shows, contests with awards, demos, vendors, food and a swap meet. The event, which takes place on the museum lawn in early September, highlights German, Italian and British motorcycles, both classic and modern. There is a spectator entrance fee for adults and a discounted fee for children and seniors.

Larz Anderson Auto Museum

15 Newton St.

Brookline, MA 02445


Ride for Blue Motorcycle Ride

The Brockton Blue Dog Shelter about 25 miles south of Boston hosts a police-escorted Ride for Blue, a fundraiser for the shelter. The annual event, which generally takes place in mid-September, features a motorcycle ride through the back roads of Easton and West Bridgewater. After the ride, participants are treated to food, live music and raffles. There is a fee for participation in the ride.

Brockton Blue Dog Shelter

1014 Pearl St.

Brockton, MA 02301


Annual Witch Ride

Celebrate Halloween in Salem, Mass., with the Annual Witch Ride, sponsored and hosted by Bruce Rossmeyer’s Boston Harley-Davidson and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The ride begins at the Boston Harley-Davidson store and follows a scenic route to Salem, about 22 miles north of the city. Register early to avoid higher participation fees on the day of the event.

Bruce Rossmeyer’s Boston Harley-Davidson

1760 Revere Beach Parkway

Everett, MA 02149


Northeast Motorcycle Expo

The Northeast Motorcycle Expo annually visits various locations in the northeast, including Boston, in late January of each year and generally lasts two days. The event features everything motorcycle related, including a custom bike competition with cash prizes, vendors and exhibits.

Seaport World Trade Center

1 Seaport Lane

Boston, MA 02210