2015 Dates, Times & Locations
ANNOUNCEMENT: In 2015 the Bunburry Music Festival moved to our weekend. So we are taking this opportunity to rebrand as Motobefest.com and moving our dates to October 2-4 2015. Please mark your calendar now while you’re thinking about it and join us in Cincinnati for an Octoberfest on 2 wheels!
2014 Schedule of Events
- Urban Landmark Ride
- Pre-Registration & Meetup at May Day in Northside
Saturday June 7th:
- Morning– Bikes & Coffee at Fuel Coffee
- Afternoon –
Ohio River Group Ride
Rally and Bike Show at MainStay Rock Bar Downtown Cincinnati
- Evening – Mods & Rockers Throwdown – Mainstay
Sunday June 8th:
- Survivors Breakfast – Hangover Easy
- Casual Group Ride
Friday June 6th 2014: 6:00pm – 2am (if you can last that long)
Meet-up Event at May Day Bar 4231 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223 Come listen to live music, try the gourmet burgers & Vegetarian food and see some of the coolest motorcycles in the region.
6pm – Urban Landmark Ride departs – a short ride hitting some great local landmarks and views
7:30 – Urban ride returns
8:00 – 9:30 – Band Karaoke: http://www.sexytimekaraoke.com/
9:30 – Raffles, announcements, etc.
11:00 – Band Karaoke: continues
Food / Drink / Games
Show & Shine
Meet & Greet
Pre-Registration For Ride – This year you can get your rally pack, sign your waiver, get your wrist bands, etc. the night before the ride to reduce the lines for registration the day of the ride. We encourage you to take advantage of this option to save time in the morning. Other merchandise also available.
Friday Urban Landmark Ride: A group ride will leave May Day at approx 6pm and visit a few key local landmarks, hill top views and parks! Then roll up on May Day Bar for the band and party. May Day also has a kitchen with great food and drinks!
Estimated Attendance: 200+ people
Saturday Bikes & Coffee!
Come out to Fuel Coffee for a great cup of Joe, pastries, biscuits & gravy and some of the best cars and motorcycles. This morning event is informal and relaxed. Show up and meet some fellow rally participants.
MAIN EVENT: Saturday Ohio River Ride!
Saturday June 7th 2014:
After your morning coffee event, the group ride starts at MainStay Rock bar at 5th & Plum street downtown. The ride starts and ends here. Come early to register if you did not register on Friday or online.
- 11:00am – Check-in begins. If you did not get pre-registered online or the night before you can buy your ticket and pick up your rally pack, wrist bands, etc.
- 12:30 pm Group Announcement: ride details, rules, Q&A
- 12:45 warm up your motor, get ready to depart (you do have a full tank, right?)
- Launch Time: 1pm SHARP!
Please be ready to ride and have a full tank. We will have multiple route captains and support vehicles to assist (with emergency fuel/tools thanks to Excuterra excursions). There are several gas stations along the way for those with small tanks (to be announced on pre-ride map & route guide). Come early and check-in, grab some food from the Food truck, pre-ride announcements and some vendors selling swag. A video team will be taking video of the ride and rally so look sharp!
Route Planning is currently being done by a member of the Cincinnati Cafe Racer club and the Mighty Ohio Scooter Club. The route this year will be announced soon!
- Multiple ride captains will lead 10-20 groups so that if sections get separated you’re never far from a ride captain to guide you.
- A middle of the ride meetup point for a short break and snacks and a chance to stretch your legs while meeting fellow riders. Then back in the saddle for the second half and arrival at MainStay Rock Bar for the rally & bike show.
The only pass that gets you on the group ride and swag bag (including tshirt and goodies) is the All Access Pass.
Rally & Bike Show At Mainstay Rock Bar
Saturday June 7th: 5pm – 8pm
Phone: (513) 721-7625). We’ll have vendors and sponsors setup, raffles, split the pot, guest DJ’s spinning northern soul, a bike show (with awards), Mods & Rocker Games, food upstairs at the “Betty Bar” of Mainstay and more!
Bike Show with guest judges from multiple clubs including:
(However, you must be a paid participant to enter the bike show, participate in group ride, etc. Bike Show judged entries must have the All Access Pass or pay $10 entry fee per bike. $20 with a Rally T-shirt)
Saturday Mods & Rockers Throwdown
At 8pm the fun continues at Mainstay with a full food menu, live bands, raffles, the Pin-Up girl contest by RetroCentric, the Biltwell ART & MOTO helmet auction and the big raffle of a custom Buddy BlackJack Scooter (benefitting our charities). This is the big party that you will not want to miss! It’s going to be Epic!
Raffle off Scooter
9:30-10:30 pm Band: Ohio Knife http://www.ohio-knife.com/
10:30pm Break (setup for band 2)
11:00 Band: Jeremy Pinnell and the 55s http://www.jeremypinnell.com/
Local Hotel Deal: We have made arrangements with a local hotel for special rates so you don’t have to drive home. Consider this option for your safety. Details and link HERE.
Estimated Attendance: 400 – 500 people
Sunday Survivor Breakfast
Sunday June 8th: 10am
So you attended all of the events, had each band sign your chest, made merry with some of the regions finest motorcycle and scooter enthusiasts and stayed up late each night. And you STILL have energy? Well join us Sunday morning for the Survivor Breakfast at Hang Over Easy in Uptown. This new addition to the uptown neighborhood is full of recycled materials and a retro inspired interior. You can enjoy a full breakfast while you spin tall tales about last night’s adventures. A bloody mary will help cure what ills ya. And a casual ride departs afterwards if you can’t get enough. What a trooper you are!
Ride to Ault Park for the Concours D’Elegance show ($25 at the gate)
Hangover Easy located at 13 W. Charlton Street Cincinnati, OH 45219
Estimated Attendance: 2-20 hardcore people