Thu 9/5-Sun 9/8
You don’t have to go all the way to Sturgis, South Dakota, to have a full-immersion motorcycle experience. Just spend a long weekend at the 13th annual Thunder on the Strip bike rally in Geneva-on-the-Lake.
Thousands of motorcycles will pour into town for a weekend of eating, drinking, listening to music, and general camaraderie. There’ll be bands — heavy on country and hard rock — on stages indoors and out. Special shows include the Harley-Davidson Contraband Stunt Team, the Array of Light Fire, Light & Dance Show, and the High Flying Globe Show. Vendors will be set up all over the place, most with products of special interest to bikers.
There are a couple of runs and a bar hop, and the police and fire departments will race each other on Saturday evening. There’ll be a party happening on every inch of the half-mile strip and probably all the side streets as well. It’s free to show up; various events have registration fees. All the info you need is on the website.