On April 8th & 9th 2017, Raleigh North Carolina will host 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 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 an auction, DJ, vendor booths, tech talks, food and a swap meet. 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.
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 (No events in City Market on Saturday)
Sunday, April 9th, 2017 – Eurobike Show at Historic City Market
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!
*Show Only tickets can be purchased until 4/9/2017.
Event shirt based on the artwork by Nicolas Gray
Bike show is broken into several divisions:
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 bike – Sargent 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!
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?
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
1st place – People’s Choice
Contact us if you are interested in participating as a custom builder. Thank you!
Eurobike 2017 Organizing Committee
Please take a moment support all the wonderful Eurobike sponsors which make this event possible!
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.
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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.).
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)
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.