Frequently Asked Questions
What is Mods Versus Rockers?
Gangs of mods and rockers fighting in 1964 sparked a moral panic about British youths, and the two groups were seen as folk devils. The rockers adopted a macho biker gang image, wearing clothes such as black leather jackets. The mods adopted a pose of scooter-driving sophistication, wearing suits and other clean-cut outfits. By late 1966, the two subcultures had faded until a revival in the mid 80’s. WikiPedia Page Here.
Nowadays, this time period is celebrated with an event that features a vintage motorcycle and scooter show. Along with a myriad of vendors, highlights include a bike / scooter contest — period dress encouraged — and a day full of music from bands, a DJ spinning New Wave, Punk, Ska and Reggae, and raffles.
What does it cost?
$30 for the all access pass which includes entry for the Friday Meetup at Mainstay, Saturday group ride (including a swag bag full of goodies, the Rally t-shirt), Mid Day Rally & Bike Show, Saturday Mods & Rockers Throwdown and Sunday Survivor Breakfast. One ticket to rule them all.
Or you can go a-la carte with $10 for Friday night, $10 for the Mods & Rockers Throwdown Saturday evening, and $10 for the Sunday breakfast. Rally shirts are available for sale at all of the events and online afterwards.
Register now online to ensure we have your Tshirt size: http://modsandrockers.eventbrite.com/
I don’t have a vintage motorcycle or scooter or even a cafe racer, can I still participate?
Yes, this is not an exclusive event. We welcome all nice people who want to ride. Mopeds, Goldwings, Enduros, Brat bikes, Rat bikes, new scooters or old scooters it doesn’t matter as long as you want to have fun and be social. If you don’t have a motor bike at all, you can show up at the rally point to eyeball all of the cool rides, make some friends, listen to music and visit our vendors booths. A good time for all.
Is There a Charity That Benefits From The Rally?
This year’s event will benefit the Change Of Heart Support Group. They are a local heart (and other organ) transplant support group providing education, counseling, and monetary support to transplant recipients. A portion of the proceeds will benefit this 501.3c organization that does good work in the region with transplant recipients to ensure the donated organs are used to their maximum potential.
How do I volunteer to help at the Rally?
That’s awesome that you are a giving person. We can use all of the help we can get to make this event successful. After all, we’d like to make this an annual event in Cincinnati and the best that it can be. Drop us a line via the Contact form and let us know you can help. Staff volunteers get a cool special limited edition Tshirt and some extra perks.
Is Camping Available?
Some folks from Michigan and Northern Ohio have asked about camping options nearby. Motorcyclists will often travel great distances with just a tent and backpack of clothing/gear to save money and enjoy a little outdoor adventure. So, here is what some of our members have recommended:
Winton Woods Park is $27 per night with full hookups. Great for tents, campers & RV’s.
Miami Whitewater is also a good alternative but a little further away from the Rally venue.
We could also put the request out if you’d like to camp in someone’s back yard
HOTEL Rooms – Special Rate!
We have arranged a special rate for rooms at Cincinnati’s Garfield Suites hotel in downtown Cincinnati. Central to both Friday night’s events and Saturday night’s events. They have motorcycle/scooter parking nearby and a free shuttle anywhere within a mile of the hotel. This is a Suites style hotel with a one or two bedroom option, couches, refrigerators, etc. etc. All the stuff you need when traveling on two wheels, or if you plan to party hard this weekend and would rather not drive home.
We have blocked 70 condo-suites for our guests on May 31st and June 1st, 2013. (35 on Friday and 35 on Saturday) The one-bedroom condo-suites are available at the rate of $94.00/night and the two-bedroom condo-suites are available at the rate of $114.00/night. Guests may call Garfield Suites Hotel effective immediately at 513.421.3355 and option 1 for reservations. Please inform your guests to request a suite under the Queen City Mods and Rockers block of suites so we can keep them all together and to get the discounted rates.
Reservations must be made on or before May 21st, 2013 to secure availability. Any condo-suites remaining unused in our block on May 21st, 2013 will be released back into their general inventory to be sold to the public at the prevailing market rates. If you receive calls from attendees who are being advised that the hotel is sold-out, please make sure that they ask for a room under the Queen City Mods and Rockers to get availability.
To book a suite online your guests may click on this link: https://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1032602&hotelID=3624
Garfield Suites Hotel
2 Garfield Place
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
800-367-2155 or 513.421.3355