On April 8th & 9th 2017, Raleigh North Carolina hosts the Southeast’s largest gathering of European and Euro-inspired motorcycles. The eighth-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 2017.  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 an 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.

This year’s event will benefit InterAct. 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. You can learn more about InterAct here.

RIDE on Saturday, SHOW on Sunday!

EVENT SCHEDULE:  Maps of show locations are located on the web site “Find Us”

Saturday, April 8th, 2017 (no events in City Market on Saturday)

  • Ride in event at Capital Club 16 on Martin St. in downtown Raleigh. 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • Earles Fork Charity Breakfast:  Starts at 8:30 at Capital Club 16.  $12 cash breakfast with proceeds donated to InterACT
  • Saturday Ride – Spirited and vintage paced rides originating in downtown Raleigh and riding in the NC countryside
    • Leaving from Capital Club following the charity breakfast.
    • Spirited Ride: KSU 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.  
    • Paced Ride: KSU 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Ride ends at Trophy Brewing on Maywood Ave.
  • Saturday evening gathering at London Bridge Pub on Hargett St. Food trucks and designated motorcycle parking. 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 9th, 2017 – BikeSafe NC’s Eurobike Show at Historic City Market – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This year’s Sunday show is being held in Historic City Market, located next to Moore Square in downtown Raleigh, and will host hundreds of motorcycles from brands such as BMW, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Triumph and Royal Enfield.

  • Bike show in Historic City Market with vendors, raffles, beer, bands, and food. (Streets of downtown Raleigh closed down for this part of the event)
    • Bikes enter on Blount St. (near 319 S Blount St)
    • Attendance is free! All Cafe Racers and European bikes are welcome in the show area. Enter the show and help the charity InterACT for just $10 bucks (contributions encouraged).
    • Show parking is available for spectators and non-Euro bikes in the surface lot on Person St. at Davie St.  Cars can use local parking decks – one on Blount St. directly across from Eurobike.
  • Sunday Show Schedule – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Vendor set up – 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    • Show opens – 10:00 a.m.
    • Music from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. – Hearts and Daggers
    • Beer! – Deep River Brewing 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Market Hall
    • Bike Show – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Show awards 2:30 p.m. at stage in front of Market Hall
    • Raffle Prizes: 2:30 p.m. at stage in front of Market Hall
    • 1996 Ducati 900SS Raffle – 3:30 p.m. at stage in front of Market Hall
    • Vendor tear down – 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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 Biker Down, a 501c charity supporting motorcyclists who have been injured in accidents and their families.

Local Hotels and Lodging:
Marriott City Center
Hampton Inn Downtown
Holiday Inn Downtown
Sheraton Downtown Raleigh

Event Registration

Join us for one of the best motorcycles shows of the year. Each participant will get a limited edition t-shirt. A limited number of these awesome shirts will be printed and are guaranteed to riders who pre-register. Registration includes a place in our bike show, a raffle ticket, and a goody bag. Register before 03/1/2017 and get 5$ off registration! Online Registration closes on 4/1/2017, however, you can still register the day of the event. During the event, t-shirt sizes may be limited due to demand. Guarantee you get the shirt you want by registering online! 

Register for Eurobike 2017

*Show Only tickets can be purchased until 4/9/2017.

Event Details

Limited Edition Event Shirt

Event shirt based on the artwork by Nicolas Gray

 

Event Features

  • Organized motorcycle ride and breakfast
  • Motorcycle show and tell
  • Awards for best bikes in each class and best in show
  • Vendor booths and swap meet
  • Music, food, and drinks
  • Event t-shirts and merchandise
  • Grab bags and raffle items, featuring event sponsors

Bike show is broken into several divisions:

Motorcycle Awards and Classes

  • People’s Choice Awards
    • Motorcycles are judged in each class by all event attendees who purchase an event registration.
Motorcycle Award Classes
  • Best British Bike
  • Best German Bike
  • Best Italian Bike
  • Best in Show
  • Best Café Racer

1996 Ducati 900 Supersport CR Raffle

New for 2017, enter for a chance to win a 1996 Ducati 900 Supersport CR!  This bike has only 6300 miles and will be fully prepped by a local shop and road ready!  You can purchase tickets online, or the day of the event. Unlike with our product raffle, you do NOT need to be present to win.  Purchase raffle tickets online here – now!

NOTE:  The Ducati 900 SS/CR charity raffle bike is not a restoration.  It is an original 1996 motorcycle in good original and running condition.  While some cosmetic and mechanical updates have been made, thanks to our volunteers and sponsors, the bike has some normal weathering and wear and tear as would be expected with a 20 year old motorcycle.  The bike is being raffled in as-is condition.

Recent news and updates:

12/30/16 – Sargent Cycle Products to manufacture a custom saddle for this year’s Eurobike raffle bikeSargent Cycle Products of Jacksonville, FL has agreed to make a custom saddle for this year’s bike!  We will post photos as the saddle is created.  They will also be providing discount coupons and door raffle prizes for the event.  Sargent produces a line of premium aftermarket motorcycle seats and makes custom saddles to suit your needs.  Check Sargent out at the link!

1/15/17 – Moto Motivo joins Eurobike as a 1000cc sponsor supporting the raffle bike – Local and world renowned custom bike manufacturer Moto Motivo has joined Eurobike 2017 as a sponsor, and will refresh the Ducati 900SS raffle bike.  They’ll be keeping the bike in mostly stock condition, but refreshing some of the 20 year old components with a cosmetic makeover!  We are ecstatic to have them on board.  Check out their work at www.motomotivo.com

2/7/17 – Johan’s Motorcycle Paint has joined Eurobike 2017 as a sponsor – A favorite of the local motorcycle community for  paint restoration, Johan Snellenburg is joining on on the restoration effort for the 1996 Ducati 900SS/CR for Eurobike 2017.  Johan’s will be refreshing the paint on the main fairings to give the raffle bike a fresh look!  Check out Johan’s for your painting needs: www.sportbikeplasticsrepairs.com

2/13/17 – Tapeworks joins Eurobike 2017 as a raffle bike sponsor – We are excited to have Tapeworks Graphics join Eurobike 2017 as a 250cc sponsor!  Tapeworks is providing the graphics for our freshly painted fairings!  If you need some custom graphics work or decal reproductions for your restoration project , you need to check out Tapeworks at www.tapeworks.com

3/5/17 – Raffle Bike is on the Show Circuit! – The improvements to the raffle bike have been made, and we will be showing the bike around town.  This week it will be at Devolve Moto on display.  Go check it out there on South Glenwood.  They will also have raffle tickets on sale!  Check here to learn more on where the raffle bike will be on display next!

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Eurobike 2017 Bike Builders Show

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New for Eurobike 2017, a special invitational show is being offered for custom motorcycle builders and manufacturers. Eurobike dedicates a great part of effort to promoting not only European made bikes but also custom built machines (café racers, brats, bobbers and the like) representing exceptional creativity and innovation. Performance improvements, unique decoration, and elegant simplicity represent builder’s technical brilliance and unique individuality. In addition to our regular show for local riders, we are offering a special custom show this year.  Through this invitational show, we strive to provide opportunity builders in our region and inspiration to hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts.

We want to provide the Ultimate Custom Builder Show information for your reference:

What is the cost for registration?

  • $50 if you register for the ultimate Custom Builder Show using a promotional code provided.  See  the link below:

http://raleigheurobike2017.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138865993

  • Additional fees apply if you want to setup a vendor, or if you are a Eurobike sponsor at any of the cc levels. (See additional details ).

What type of bike should I bring to compete?

–          Café Racer, Brat, Bobber, Scrambler, Street tracker, Other (steampunk, streamliner, etc.)

*Bike should run the day of the event

What will be judged?

This event will have two different classes and judging process. The Judged category will be conducted by a panel of qualified judges based equally on the following criteria:

–          Paint, Metal Finishes, Functionality (rideability), Drivetrain (engineering design & originality), Chassis (engineering design & originality) and Overall Impact.

What is Overall Impact?

–          Quality and degree of difficulty of each modification.

–          Special interest will be given to originality (except in restorations)

–          Fit and finish and “white glove” cleanliness.

–          Themes or styles need to all flow together.

The People’s Choice category will be judged by Eurobike registered participants only.

What do I get if a WIN?

1st place – Judged category

  • $250 Ace Hardware gift card
  • Free tickets to MotoAmerica Races at VIR
  • Bike on special display at VIR MotoAmerica races (includes a parade lap around the track at VIR MotoAmerica on May 12-14th)
  • Promotion in all Eurobike online media

1st place – People’s Choice

  • $100 Devolve Moto gift card
  • Free tickets to MotoAmerica Races at VIR
  • Bike on special display at VIR Moto-America races  (includes a parade lap around the track at VIR MotoAmerica on May 12-14th).
  • Promotion in all Eurobike online media

Contact us if you are interested in participating as a custom builder.   Thank you!

Eurobike 2017 Organizing Committee 

Our Sponsors

Please take a moment support all the wonderful Eurobike sponsors which make this event possible!

5000cc Level Sponsor

1000cc Level Sponsors

500cc Level Sponsors

250cc Level Sponsors

100cc Level Sponsors

Become A Sponsor

Click Here to Become a Eurobike 2017 Sponsor

Why Sponsor Eurobike

The eighth-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 two-day 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.

Links to more videos and articles:

 News and Observer, 2016:

 RoadRunner Magazine:

 Bobs BMW Articles, 2016:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQv-Pvqz_aQ

https://vimeo.com/82240126

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Click Here to Become a Eurobike 2017Sponsor

Event Features

  • Organized motorcycle ride and breakfast
  • Awards for best bikes in each class and best in show
  • Vendor booths and swap meet
  • Music, food, and drinks
  • Event t-shirts and merchandise
  • Grab bags and raffle items, featuring event sponsors

Motorcycle Awards and Classes

  • People’s Choice Awards
    • Motorcycles are judged in each class by all event attendees who purchase an event registration.

Award Classes

  • Best British Bike
  • Best German Bike
  • Best Italian Bike
  • Best in Show
  • Best Café Racer

Sponsor Levels and Benefits

Eurobike is seeking sponsors for contributions to the event in the form of cash or equivalent wholesale merchandise. Sponsorship levels are as follows:
Click the title below to see additional details

100cc Level Sponsor $100

– Your business name on the Eurobike website, linked to your URL
– Your fliers, brochures, business cards, sticker, etc. packed in our goody bag provided to all registrants
– Free vendor access
250cc Level Sponsor $250
(10 spots available)
All 100 cc level benefits plus:
– Your business name plus logo on our website
– Your business name on fliers and signage (except banner)
– We promote your business every two weeks from the date of sponsorship
500cc Level Sponsor $500
(5 spots available)
All 100 cc and 250cc level benefits plus:
– Your business name or logo is featured on:
— All printed show materials and flyers
— Limited edition event T-shirt
— Limited edition event poster
— Eurobike event banner
— Promotional digital wallpapers
Other benefits:
– Free booth (you provide tent, etc.)
– We promote your business via social media at least once per week from the date of sponsorship
– Business mentions in any publicity-related materials, such as press releases
1000cc Level Sponsor $1000

1000cc Level $1000
(2 spots available)
All 100cc, 250cc and 500cc level benefits plus:
– Premium logo placement in all show promotional materials, including flyers, T-shirt, poster, banner and digital content
– Special thank you mention announcement on event PA by our VIP
– Individual thank you mention plus links to your website on Eurobike social media pages
– Exclusive press release featuring Eurobike partnership with your company
2000cc Level Sponsor $2000

2000cc Level $2000
(1 spots available)
All 100cc, 250cc, 500cc, 1000cc level benefits plus:
– Premium logo placement in all show promotional materials, including flyers, T-shirt, poster, banner and digital content
– Street closed in your honor, offering a point of contact as visitors enter the show allowing you to premium product placement
– Name placement as “Eurobike, presented by…”
– Name placement in logos for social, print and media
– Exclusive press release featuring Eurobike partnership with your company
Vendor Level Sponsor
This requires the minimum donation of a product for our benefits raffle of suggested retail value of at least $150. It includes your company name on website as a highlighted vendor and free vendor access
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.

 

Logo Specifications

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.).

  • Vector file (eps, ai, etc.), or high-resolution jpg or tiff file (300 dpi at minimum size to be reproduced)
  • Single color (if appropriate)
  • Provided before March 15th.

Event Logistics

  • Rides occur on Saturday from Capital Club 16, which also hosts a breakfast.  Be there by 10:30 a.m. to participate in rides. NO VENDOR SETUP
  • The Saturday night party occurs at the London Bridge Pub in downtown Raleigh.  There will be food trucks and motorcycle parking.  Contact Eurobike if you want to promote during this event.
  • The show event officially runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, with activities also being planned for Saturday night.
  • Show setup time begins 7:30 a.m., you must be completely set up and all non-show related vehicles removed from the area by 9:45 a.m.
  • Show take down time is at 4:00 p.m.
  • Signage to the Eurobike event will be placed at 8:30 a.m.

Find Us

Where to find us on Eurobike 2017 Weekend!

Earles Fork Breakfast and Rides

Join us for breakfast at Capital Club and then participate in several rides.

When: Saturday April 8th – 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: Capital Club 16, Downtown Raleigh

Saturday Night After Ride After Party

When: Saturday, April 8th – 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: London Bridge Pub, Downtown Raleigh

Eurobike 2017 Motorcycle Show and Charity Bike Raffle

When: Sunday, April 9th – 10 a.m to 4 p.m
Where: City Market, Downtown Raleigh
Bikes enter on Blount St. (near 319 S Blount St)

Questions?

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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.

Posters

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EUROBIKE 2016 EVENT POSTER

EUROBIKE 2015 EVENT POSTER

EUROBIKE 2015 EVENT POSTER

EUROBIKE 2014 EVENT POSTER- LARGE

EUROBIKE 2014 EVENT POSTER- LARGE

 EUROBIKE 2014 EVENT POSTER

EUROBIKE 2014 EVENT POSTER

 

Shirts

EUROBIKE 2016 OFFICIAL EVENT SHIRT

EUROBIKE 2016 OFFICIAL EVENT SHIRT