On April 8th & 9th 2017, Raleigh North Carolina will host the Southeast’s largest gathering of European and Euro-inspired motorcycles. The seventh -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. This year’s event returns to where it all started and will be hosted in Raleigh’s Historic City Market.

From across the Atlantic Ocean, images of British Rockers hitting “the ton,” rugged Alpine trekkers on knobby-tired adventurer 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 Raleigh Eurobike. The one-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, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Norton, and Triumph are just some of the marques that will be on display. Along with a European-only bike show, Raleigh Eurobike will also feature scooters and café racers from Europe, the U.S., Japan and elsewhere; 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 Chinese auction, DJ, vendor booths, tech talks, food and a swap meet.

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.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

  • Ride in event at Capital Club 16 in downtown Raleigh.
  • Saturday Ride – Spirited and vintage paced rides originating in downtown Raleigh and riding in the NC countryside.
  • Saturday evening gathering at a local pub.

Sunday, April 9th, 2017 – Eurobike Show at Historic City Market

  • Bike show in Historic City Market with vendors, raffles, bands and food. Streets of downtown Raleigh closed down for this part of the event.

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

Our Sponsors

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

2000cc Level Sponsors

1000cc Level Sponsors

500cc Level Sponsors

250cc Level Sponsors

100cc Level Sponsors

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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. $100k – $300k average annual income, 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. Avg annual income $25k – $75k, 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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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:
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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

  • The event officially runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, with activities also being planned for Saturday night.
  • Setup time begins 8:30 a.m., you must be completely set up and all non-related vehicles removed from the area by 9:45 a.m.
  • Take down time is at 4:00 p.m.
  • Signage to the event will be placed at 8:30 a.m.

Vendor Information

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 suggested retail value of at least $100.

  •  Your company name on website as a highlighted vendor
  • 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.

Find Us

When: April 8th & 9th
Where: City Market, Downtown Raleigh

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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