One of the Triangle’s largest annual events and among the nation’s largest downtown motorcycle rallies earns Raleigh the spotlight on Velocity Network’s nationally televised show “ToyMakerz.” The episode “Rally in Raleigh” premieres tonight, Friday, December 22, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. It features the sights and sounds of this year’s Ray Price Capital City Bikefest, held this past September on Fayetteville Street and in the Raleigh Convention Center. Read more
Bikers from across the country are rolling through downtown Raleigh this weekend for the 13th annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest.
“It’s not like any other rally we’ve ever been to,” said Dan Rollins. “It’s more family oriented. The bike culture and then there’s good music, good food, good people, never been to anything quite like it anywhere.”
But for one Virginia couple, it’s more than a bike rally.
It’s one of the most important moments of their lives.
Some men buy motorcycles when they think they see middle age chasing them down the road. They imagine riding away from the rut their life has gotten stuck in, or a job they’re not sure they enjoy.
Kris Weiss had no such concerns when he bought a new motorcycle 11 years ago, but his life did take a significant detour. He was an associate pastor at a Raleigh church and suddenly found himself out of work when the congregation’s modest budget no longer could support him.
You can’t hold the “nation’s largest downtown motorcycle rally” without closing some streets.
Fayetteville Street, and the cross streets of Martin, Hargett and Davie, will be blocked off in downtown Raleigh on Friday and Saturday for the annual Ray Price Capital City BikeFest. The event begins at 11 a.m. with a Patriot Ride from the Ray Price dealership on Salisbury Street to the Holly Springs War on Terror Memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony.