Motorcycle rallies and rides have a long, rich history in America. For many riders, they're a source of great pride and inspiration; for others, a chance to escape from everyday life and make new friends. In this quiz, we'll talk about the history, geography and demographics of some of the country's most famous biker rallies. Get ready to test your rally knowledge!
When did the current largest American motorcycle rally first begin?
- in the mid-30s, led by the Jackpine Gypsies
- in the mid-40s, in response to rising gas prices and rationing
- in the mid-50s, thanks to an upswing in popularity brought about by Kerouac and Brando
What's the full-time population of Sturgis, South Dakota?
- about 32,000
- about 14,000
- about 7,000
When did Biketoberfest began?
In the first year of Biketoberfest, the turnout was roughly 5,000 riders. How many showed up the next year?
- attendance dropped, due to the War
- attendance tripled
- attendance doubled, and has done so each year since
What's the oldest American motorcycle rally?
- Laconia Motorcycle Week
- Little Sturgis Rally & Races
- The Laughlin River Run
Where did the Laughlin River Run get its name?
- as a legacy from the community of bootleggers that once worked the Mississippi
- from the route connecting Laughlin to a ghost town in Arizona, where gunfights are still held
- Trick question! Laughlin River Run is the full name of the town.
The population of the town of Little Sturgis, Ky., swells to what during its charity rally?
- from 75,000 to 150,000
- from 14,000 to 28,000
- from 2,000 to 25,000
True or false: Of the many pavilions of the Thunder Beach Rally, one is being rebuilt by the developer of the Mall of the Americas.
While registered attendance is generally around 40,000, how many total attendees are there at Austin's annual Republic of Texas rally?
- nearly quadruple the registered attendees
- triple the registered attendees
- double the registered attendees
True or false: The Republic of Texas 2006 Parade to the Capitol was a Guinness World Record holder.