The southeast United States’ largest gathering of European motorcycles and Euro-inspired café racers roars into downtown Raleigh this Sunday, April 12th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Now in its sixth year, Eurobike continues its reputation of bringing together the region’s most exotic and elegant examples of European mechanical design as well as showcasing the talents of the area’s amateur and professional bike builders and customizers.
Once again, the Shops at Seaboard Station, located at 5 West Franklin Street (next to William Peace University) in Raleigh, will fill its parking lot with hundreds of motorcycles from brands such as Ducati, BMW, MV Agusta and Triumph as well as current-model and vintage café racers and scooters from around the world. Eurobike features a participant-judged bike show, raffle, vendor booths, food trucks (Chirba Chirba and Prochetta), panel discussions with amateur and professional racers and motorcycle industry insiders, other special guests and live MotoGP race coverage. Eurobike is a family-friendly event and free for the public.
All proceeds from vendor fees, bike show registration costs and raffle ticket sales will benefit SAFEchild, the only child abuse prevention agency in Wake County working directly with families. Whether entering their bikes in the show or not, all motorcyclists – regardless of their machines’ countries of origin – are encouraged to ride to the event to support the love of motorcycling.
Eurobike Preview: Saturday, April 4 from 9-11 a.m. at Fresca Café in Cary’s Waverly Place: MotoEuropa, Cary’s European motorcycle and culture group, will host a sneak peek of some of the bikes that will be on display at Eurobike. Enjoy breakfast and coffee at one of the area’s premier European cafes and learn what’s in store for Eurobike 2015. Fresca Café & Gelato is located in Waverly Place Shopping Center, 302 Colonades Way, Suite #109 in Cary.
Saturday, April 11
6:30 – 9 p.m.: Dinner & a Movie, Tylers Taproom, 18 Seaboard Ave #150, Seaboard Station (Registration required)
Sunday, April 12
8-9:30 a.m.: Eurobike Breakfast, First Watch Restaurant, 6109 Glenwood Ave (All welcome)
9:30 a.m.: Group ride to Eurobike, First Watch Restaurant, 6109 Glenwood Ave
(All welcome – mixed and women-only groups)
11 a.m.: Event opens
11:40 a.m.: Tent activities begin, welcome address, Main Tent
11:45 a.m.: VIP Speaker, Mike Esser, Raleigh Motor, Main Tent
Noon: VIP Speaker, Breeann Poland, motofeed.com, Main Tent
12:30 p.m.: Racers’ Panel, Main Tent
2 p.m.: Bike show awards, Main Tent
2:15 p.m.: Prize drawing
3 p.m.: Show close
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Shops at Seaboard Station
5 West Franklin Street (next to William Peace University) Raleigh, NC 27604