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
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.
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.
Last week’s influx of motorcycle enthusiasts into downtown Raleigh for Ray Price Capital City Bikefest made a big impact for two important nonprofit organizations that serve military families. Bikers donated $13,917 to the USO of North Carolina and United States Veterans Corps by participating in various events associated with Bikefest. Read more
Motorcycle industry leader Ray Price Harley-Davidson has partnered with North Carolina based Graybeard Distillery, makers of award winning and industry disrupting Bedlam Vodka, to build the Bedlam Vodka custom motorcycle. The Bedlam Bike will be unveiled at 8 pm on Friday, September 22nd at The Anchor Bar located at 207 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, during The Ray Price Capital City Bikefest. Read more
In the third year of a combined push to get residents and visitors to downtown Raleigh, Mayor Nancy McFarlane on Friday detailed the 19 events in the 2017 Raleigh M.A.I.N. Events (Music, Art, Innovation, and Noise) lineup, ranging from cultural festivals to new music to entrepreneurship to a Sept. 11 Day of Service.
The month opens with the African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh & Wake County and concludes with a coding conference called NC DataPalooza. Read more
The 2017 AMA Gypsy Tour, a national series of premier road-riding events, features 17 road rides between March and November in all sections of the country.
AMA Gypsy Tours and the rallies that include them, are among the largest and most popular U.S. motorcycle gatherings.
“We have a great slate of rallies on the 2017 Gypsy Tour series,” said Marie Wuelleh, AMA recreational riding and volunteer manager. “These great rides are put together by experienced organizers, who promise all participants a memorable experience.” Read more
Last month's influx of motorcycle enthusiasts into downtown Raleigh for the 12th annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest made a big impact for two important veterans organizations. Bikers donated $11,393 to the USO of North Carolina and U.S. Veteran’s Corps during Bikefest.
“Our biker friends came from all over and participated in all the fun to help raise money for the USO of North Carolina and the U.S. Veterans Corps,” said Mark Hendrix, general manager of Ray Price, Inc., and organizer of the Ray Price Capital City Bikefest. Read more