Motorcycle Events and Meetups Near San Diego

Jan 5, 2023


Motorcycle riders in San Diego, California.

San Diego is a perfect city for motorcycling. Of course, it famously lies at the border of the United States and Mexico, and it’s one of the largest ports in the Golden State. As the first European settlement in California, it has a history that stretches back to 1769. Whether you’re planning a trip to Southern California, or finishing a ride down the Pacific Coast Highway, the San Diego area is a great place to explore via motorcycle. Read our How to Rent a Motorcycle in California article. Here’s a few motorcycling events in and around San Diego. 

1. Senders Only Bike Night

July, 2023

San Diego Harley-Davidson

Let’s start off with an event all about biker camaraderie and having fun. Harley-Davidson is a staple brand among riders—one of the most legendary—and this year, its San Diego location will be hosting a bike night. If you’ve been following Harley-Davidson (and maybe thinking of renting one), this is your kind of party. 

2. The Hideout Saloon 

Every Friday and Weekend

Santa Ysabel, California

Feeling a little more adventurous? Ride up twisty mountain roads enroute to the Hideout Saloon. This biker-friendly venue is about 70 miles north of San Diego and positioned amongst some of San Diego’s finest inland riding roads.

3. The San Diego Sportbike Meetup Group

San Diego, California

The San Diego Sportbike Meetup Group holds a variety of meetups and riding trips throughout the year. The group rides throughout Southern California and sometimes heads south of the border to sample cuisine and other delicacies on, and off the bike.

4. Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 

May 21, 2023

San Diego, California

What would a major city like San Diego be without its own iteration of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride? Raising money for prostate cancer, this worldwide Sunday ride has, in San Diego alone, already attracted hundreds of riders and raised more than $12,000 for the cause. Find your finest tweed, get vested in your best waistcoat, wear some slacks under riding leathers, rent a motorcycle, and join in on this stellar event. 

5. Spirit of San Diego Indian Motorcycle Riders Group

San Diego, California

The Spirit of San Diego Indian Motorcycle Riders Group is another SoCal-based motorcycling riding group that routinely hosts meetups and group rides. 

There’s plenty to see in the San Diego area. Why miss any of it? With Riders Share, you can rent a motorcycle any time you want.