On April 14th and 15th, 2018, Raleigh North Carolina hosts the Southeast’s largest gathering of European and Euro-inspired motorcycles. The ninth-annual Raleigh Eurobike is a family-friendly event dedicated to the style and sophistication of European mechanical design and the history of the machines that inspire the imagination with a feeling of freedom and a hint of rebellion. There will be rides and bike-related events around the downtown Raleigh area on Saturday. This year’s show returns to where it all started and will be hosted in Raleigh’s Historic City Market on Sunday.
From across the Atlantic Ocean, images of British Rockers hitting “the ton,” rugged Alpine trekkers on knobby-tired adventure bikes and 200MPH thrill seekers on the polished surfaces of Tuscany’s Mugello race circuit have evoked a sense of excitement and adventure that continues at Eurobike 2018. Join your fellow enthusiasts for riding and fellowship on Saturday, then bring out your best ride out for the show in Raleigh’s City Market on Sunday.
Eurobike brings together the best examples of European design excellence and offers something for anyone interested in motorcycles, the motorcycling lifestyle and “speed as art. ”Aprilia, BMW, BSA, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Norton, and Triumph are just some of the marques that will be on display. Along with European makes, Eurobike features scooters and café racers from Europe, the U.S., Japan and elsewhere; classic styles inspired by the Mods and Rockers of 1960s England. The bike show will award prizes in several attendee-judged categories. There will also be a raffle, vendor booths, tech talks, food. This year’s event will feature a special custom builders bike show.
Raleigh Eurobike is presented by Do the Ton Triangle, a local group of café racer enthusiasts dedicated to preserving the history, camaraderie, and D.I.Y. philosophy of classic and retro-styled motorcycles and their lifestyle.
Eurobike is a family-friendly event and free to the public. The bike show is open to all bikes of European brand and manufacture, as well as café racers, brats, scramblers, and bobbers. All proceeds from vendor fees, bike show registration costs and raffle ticket sales will benefit a to be announced charity.
The ninth-annual Eurobike is a family-friendly event dedicated to the style and sophistication of European mechanical design and the history of the machines that inspire the imagination with a feeling of freedom and a hint of rebellion. Each year, Raleigh North Carolina hosts the Southeast’s largest gathering of British, European and Euro-inspired motorcycles. The event brings together the best examples of European design excellence and offers something for anyone interested in motorcycles, the motorcycling lifestyle and “speed as art.”
Aprilia, BMW, BSA, Ducati, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Norton, and Triumph are just some of the marques that will be on display. Along with European bikes, Eurobike features scooters and café racers from all over the globe – classic styles inspired by the Mods and Rockers of 1960s England. Prizes will be awarded in several attendee-judged categories. There will also be a gear raffle, music, vendor booths, tech talks, and food.
Eurobike is presented by Do the Ton Triangle, a local group of custom bike enthusiasts dedicated to preserving the history, camaraderie, and D.I.Y. philosophy of classic and retro-styled motorcycles and their lifestyle.
Each year, Eurobike supports a regional or a motorsports-related charity. This year, the charity of interest is InterAct, a 501c charity. InterAct is a private nonprofit organization that provides safety, support, and awareness to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. InterAct also promotes violence-free relationships and communities through collaboration, public information, education, and advocacy.
Participant demographics: Eurobike appeals to three primary interest groups:
1. European Motorcycle Owners – 70% Baby Boomers, middle to upper middle class. 45 to 65 years old. Owners of British and European motorcycle brands. Some are enthusiasts of motorcycle racing events, track days, and motorcycle touring.
2. Cafe Motorcycle Owners/Builders – 30% Millennial/college aged, entry level middle class. 22-45 years old. Owners of custom bikes from various manufacturers around the world.
3. Spectators of similar groups, and also including young urban professional and families at the Sunday show, seeking something different to do on a Sunday. Central NC / Research Triangle region is a hub of Tech/Pharm/BioMed companies and universities. This event attracts college educated upper to middle-income participants and similar families. Probably 50% of the spectator draw (~1500-2000). Remaining attendance is motorcycle enthusiasts and owners of exotic motorcycles.
Vendors: Typically 20 – 24 vendors. Space for approximately 40 vendors, and room to expand. Vending is both outdoor covered and indoor (air-conditioned) 20 spaces each. Some limited spaces for trailers. Space is in the Historic City Market, a 100-year-old market structure that has been renovated for special events. We attract vendors with products appealing to sports, café, and touring motorcycle enthusiasts, and also local merchants.
Past vendors and sponsors:
Vanson Leathers, Oxford Products, Devolve Moto, Moto Motivo, Virginia International Raceway, BikeSafe NC, Bimota Spirit, Combustion Cycles, Cornerspeed/Cornerspin, Sprocket Apparel, Moto Girl Cafe, Spoiled Biker, Moto Mark 1, (5) local and regional BMW, Ducati, Triumph, Royal Enfield, and UJM dealers. Sponsors supporting but not present also included HJC, Avon Tyres, Biltwell, Bob’s BMW, Dime City Cycles, Fast Company/Draggin’ Jeans and Klim. We also pull in the local merchants to sell food and regional products.
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Eurobike is seeking sponsors for contributions to the event in the form of cash or equivalent wholesale merchandise. Sponsorship levels are as follows:
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To participate at a sponsor level, please provide your logo according to the following specifications. If your logo does not meet these specifications, we cannot guarantee the quality of your logo featured on event print materials (t-shirt, flyers, etc.).
Vendors interested in attending Eurobike have two options to meet their needs, Vendor Sponsor and basic booth access.
Vendor Level Sponsor
This requires the minimum donation of a product for our benefit raffle of a suggested retail value of at least $100.
Vendor Booth Access- $75.00
This will provide you with an area in the vendor section of approximately 10 x 10. As a vendor, you may display up to two related vehicles near your display. This is not part of your 10 x 10 area. Parking for any non-related vehicle is in the general parking area.
Eurobike is a non-profit motorcycle show. All profit from these items are used to produce the show and are donated to charity. You can visit our design store here. All designs by Bob Ranew of Redeemed Cycles.
Please take a moment support all the wonderful Eurobike sponsors which make this event possible!