Pendleton Bike Week is rumbling into the Round-Up City July 20-24, 2016. Riding on an extremely successful inaugural year, Pendleton Bike Week is expanding all the events and rides that made the 2015 week so popular. 5800 motorcycle enthusiasts registered in 2015 making it the largest motorcycle rally in the Northwest.
Pendleton Bike Week begins with a tribute to legendary lawman, Sheriff Til Taylor. The “Til Taylor Memorial Ride” begins in Salem and ends in Pendleton at the Memorial for Fallen Law Enforcement Officers in Til Taylor Park. Other features include the “45 Caliber Poker Run”, Seattle Cossacks Precision Motorcycle Drill Team, Rattlesnake 400 Ride, West Coast Bikini Bike Wash Championship, Vintage and Custom Motorcycle Show, and an expanded Vendor Village at the Pendleton Convention Center. A huge addition to Pendleton Bike Week is “Nitro in the Blues Hillclimb”.
Three Dog Night headlines the list of rock bands performing at Bike Week. The rock legend will perform in Happy Canyon arena, Saturday July 23. A total of six bands play during the 5 day motorcycle rally. A Harley Davidson “Bagger” bike show is planned for downtown Pendleton on Friday night, July 22 on Main Street.
Event organizer Eric Folkestad announced that Pendleton Bike Week will donate a Ford Escape SUV to the Blue Mountain Action Council to help with their veterans outreach program. The Council will use
the car to take local veterans to medical appointments. Folkestad said, “We decided it was a great way to give back to the Pendleton community. Pendleton Bike Week is a fun event for all generations, and showcases the growing sport of motorcycling in a positive way. Pendleton made us feel so welcomed and we are giving back to them”. Sponsors for the vehicle include Oxford Suites, Rattlesnake Mountain Harley-Davidson, RideNow Powersports, Hill Meats, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Hodgen Distributing, and Pendleton Bike Week.
Tickets, passes and full schedules are available online at wwwpendletonbikeweek.com. The general public is welcome.