The Lone Star Rally Celebrates 15 Years. November 3-6, 2016.

1lonestarrallyMore than 400,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to head to Galveston Island Nov. 3-6th for the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the. Since it’s inception in 2001, the Lone Star Rally has grown from a well attended, regional-draw bike event to one of the nation’s biggest and most exciting motorcycle rallies. Hundreds of thousands of riders will cross the causeway to Galveston Island for four days of non-stop entertainment. This year’s rally will feature concerts day and night on two sound stages; a variety of juried bike & car shows; a bike rodeo games event; 100’s of vendors selling all things motorcycle culture; and, new this year. motorcycle beach races presented by Harley-Davidson.

2lonestarrallyA large part of what makes the so unique is its setting. Rally goers take in some of the most spectacular waterfront riding available along the Gulf, coupled with the picturesque architecture and bike-only accessibility of Historic Downtown Galveston. The Lone Star Rally manufacturer displays, vendor shopping areas and entire music schedule are free to the public. Locals are encouraged to come out and enjoy the event’s happenings and help celebrate 15 years of ROAR.
The rally kicks into gear early on Thursday, November 3rd, with a jam packed day of activities planned beginning with the Run Down the Shore ride presented by CycleSource Magazine (Registration noon-1 pm at Beach Central Park.) After, riders will get a free ride patch and a chance to explore Sea Wolfe Park’s naval attractions.

Across town at Pier 21, Magic Kustomz, Sickies Garage, Robust Energy Drink and Renegade Magazine will host a Two Day Cruisin Classic Car Show Thursday and Friday. And, plan to check out some of the hottest pre-’72 rides on Saturday when the team hosts a Drive-In Car Show and Pin Up Contest also at Pier 21. More cool cars will close out Sunday’s rally activities with a Rat & Hot Rod Cruisin car show/parade on The Strand.

3lonestarrallyMeanwhile, free concerts will be happening all weekend long on music stages at Beach Central Park on Seawall. Acts from across Texas and the country will perform the best in Classic Rock, Country and Blues throughout the weekend. Also, the Lone Star Rally Tattoo Expo will be open all weekend long providing access to a host of ink artists and body piercers from across Texas.

Back to bikes, Harley-Davidson will present “The Galveston Beach Classic”, the first U.S. Beach Oval Motorcycle Race in 60 years at the 2016 Lone Star Rally. Practice laps will be offered on Friday and the racing happens on Saturday with cash prizes and trophies in 5 classes. (Note: there is a small charge of $5 for the Beach Races event benefiting the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation.)

All bike shows at the weekend will be stationed at Beach Central Park on Seawall. On Friday CycleSource will host its Bike Rodeo Games where players will vie to win a coveted Championship Belt for their skill at tackling the Barrel Roll, Weenie Bite, Slow Race & Ring Toss events. And, Saturday’s Ride In Custom Bike Show presented by CycleSource will showcase all classes of bikes and offers $500 cash awards for Best in Show and People’s Choice. Also on Saturday, American Cycle Magazine will crown a victor in its Baddest Bagger in Galveston show. Saturday’s rally activities also include Outlaw Dave’s annual charity Ranch Ride in the morning and, Dave will once again serve as emcee at Saturday night’s Miss Lone Star Rally spokesmodel competition.