Top 5 Motorcycle Events Around Salt Lake City

Jan 5, 2023


Harley-Davidson motorcycle ridden in Salt Lake City.

Utah is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Beautiful hiking trails, snow sports in the winter, skydiving over vast canyons, camping at Zion National Park, and rock climbing at Bryce Canyon are just a few of the many adventures available in the Beehive State.

Situated next to the Great Salt Lake, in the region known by residents as “The Valley”, is the beautiful Salt Lake City. With crisp, fresh air and lush landscapes, the inhabitants highly value community and have a deep love for the outdoors. Salt Lake City has all the ingredients necessary for some great motorcycle events. Here’s a round up of some of our favorites. Need more trip ideas? Read the 5 Epic Motorcycle Routes near Salt Lake City (2020) article.

1. All Motorcycle Riders SLC

Ongoing events

Salt Lake City, Utah

The All Motorcycle Riders SLC is a great group of area riders who like to log miles together. In the past they’ve held rides including the Road and Dirt Bike Camp Trip: Fillmore.

This two-day event welcomes riders of all levels of experience. And what’s more, you won’t have to worry about what kind of motorcycle you can ride while attending. Road, dirt, street—all are invited to join.

Along the way, they’ll stop at Tintic Motorcycle Works and Museum in Eureka. (This is a perfect way for seasoned bikers to introduce new riders to their favorite pastime.) Upon arrival in Fillmore, the group will dirt bike on the backcountry trails of Max L.’s ranch. There is a small cabin on the property with limited accommodation, but riders are welcome to camp on the property. They can also stay in a hotel in Fillmore, joining the group only for the road portion of the trip.

2. Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 

May 21, 2023

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City will be taking part in the world’s largest charitable motorcycle event. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride takes place in major cities around the world. This organization’s goal is to raise $7 million for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health.

This is a great opportunity to be a part of a good cause that is global in scale. In order to receive the details for the ride, you must register on its website.

3. Biker Appreciation Day / B.A.D. Sunday

August 2023

Barbary Coast Saloon

Salt Lake City, Utah

A great hangout for any occasion, Barbary Coast Saloon serves up tasty drinks, and many delicious food options, including its massive burgers. If you can’t make it out August 1, worry not—Biker Appreciation Day takes place the first Sunday of every month.

Barbary Coast Saloon is truly Salt Lake City’s classic biker bar. When they hold Biker Appreciation Day, expect to see the parking lot full of motorcycles, vendors, and beer tents. As if this wasn’t enough, they also have live music outside, and there’s never a cover charge.

This isn’t the only monthly motorcycling event at Barbary Coast Saloon. On the third Tuesday of every month, they hold Bike Night. Both of these events are great ways to get to know the Salt Lake City biker community. 

4. Ride Night 

The Chapel Motorcycle Shop

Murray, Utah

Once a month, bikers gather at The Chapel Motorcycle Shop in Murray, Utah to go on a night ride. The caveat? You won’t know your destination until you get there. The destination is always a surprise. Sometimes it’s a simple ride to a scenic mountain top for beautiful night views of the valley. Other times the destination is a BBQ with live music!

Murray, Utah is a 10-mile ride south of Salt Lake City. This means you could easily rent a motorcycle and join the group in no time. Who knows what your destination will be? It’s all part of the adventure.

5. Cosplay Car & Motorcycle Show

October 2023

Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service Riverdale

Ogden, Utah

If you’re searching for an event for the whole family, or if you just love dressing up in costume, then be sure to check out the Cosplay Car & Motorcycle Show in Ogden. Not interested? Well, the Batman of Ogden will be there. As a matter of fact, he’s hosting the event. Interested now?

Aside from Batman, other superheroes and villains will be showing off their vehicles at this Halloween-themed event. And if you want to join in on the fun, just register and pick out something cool to wear. Better yet, dress up your bike and really get into character! Taking I-15, Ogden is just a 35-mile drive north of Salt Lake City.

The event and Cosplay contest are free to attend. The same goes for car and motorcycle shows. Also, Batman will be collecting donations of toiletries and hygienic products for the Youth Futures organization (a homeless teen shelter). This event is great for the family and serves a worthy cause.

Harley-Davidson motorcycle ridden in Salt Lake City.