2015 Dates, Times & Locations

ANNOUNCEMENT: In 2015 the Bunburry Music Festival moved to our weekend. So we are taking this opportunity to rebrand as 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


Event Sponsor Providing Registration:


qcmar poster design Version3Friday June 6th:

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:


MayDay2Friday Registration & Meetup at May Day bar in Northside

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.

Live Music:

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: 
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.

Sponsor: Fuel Coffee


MAIN EVENT: Saturday Ohio River Ride!

Saturday June 7th 2014:

QCMAR 1 Bill DevoreAfter 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!

Route Info:

  • 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.

Estimated Attendance: 350 – 400 people

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

At 5 pm the doors open for the  rally point at Mainstay Rock bar at the corner of 5th & Plum Street ( 301 W. 5th St. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
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!


Main Rally Location

Food Vendors: To Be Announced
Bike Show with guest judges from multiple clubs including:

Live music by To Be Announced
The Bike Show is open and FREE to the public starting at 5pm. The group riders will be returning betweeen 5-6pm and the show goes until awards at 6:45pm. No cuts or colors, this is a family friendly event.
(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)
Estimated Attendance: 400-500 people

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!

Evening Lineup:

8:00 Pin-Up girl contest with RetroCentric
9:00 break
Raffle off Scooter
9:30-10:30 pm Band: Ohio Knife
10:30pm Break (setup for band 2)
11:00 Band: Jeremy Pinnell and the 55s
2:00am – Last Call – get out!

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

HangOverEasy FB LogoSo 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





4 comments on “Schedule
  1. Don Cecconi says:

    Will there be trailer parking by the Mainstay to bring multiple bikes?

    • tburke says:

      Yes, there is a very large parking lot directly next door. Its a pay lot. There may be some free places on the street within a few blocks.

  2. Paul Heagen says:

    I’ve tried to figure out Saturday ride map(s) but am confused. Is there one route, or three? There are three tabs on the top of the page. Thinks

    • tburke says:

      When you say three tabs, are you speaking of the mobile app or web site?
      There is one route up river and then a different route back. Use the Google Maps link to get a full description.
      The mobile app maps are just a reference if you get lost. Unfortunately the maps tool within the app is not what we hoped it would be. Perhaps I need to rename the tabs.