Harley-Davidson (H-D) is a coveted brand among diehard motorcycle enthusiasts and many events are held across the world to celebrate this brand. One such event is known as the African Bike Week and it is about to hit the streets of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in April. Visit the seaside resort town of Margate from the 23rd to 26th to witness this mega event. You can also talk to H-D dealers and interact with bikers. Wonderful live entertainment shows mark this roaring motorcycle event.
You need to pay a registration fee if you take your motorcycle to the official venue. Online registration will start from 16th March on the Facebook page of Harley-Davidson. Free parking is available at the Boulevard parking area. Numerous bands will perform on the main stage and you can enjoy the shows for free. Entrance to these gigs will be provided on first come first serve basis.
This is the place where you get to explore different highlights of the Harley-Davidson brand. Dealer Tents, Expo Tents and Merchandise Tents will open their gates at 1000 hours. This is a wonderful opportunity to satiate your curiosity about the latest motorcycles and H-D merchandise.
Margate Hotel becomes Harley-Davidson Hotel during African Bike Week. This 3-star property is located in the heart of the town and provides the facility of on-site parking. Enjoy a free demo ride on your dream bike in front of the hotel. Even if you don’t know a thing about motorcycles, the JumpStart facility will allow you to straddle a Harley and fire up its powerful engine.
Ride-in Bike Show
This show is one of the biggest highlights of African Bike Week. On 26th April i.e., the final day of the event, reach the venue by 1200 hours for a glimpse of some of the most beautiful machines. There are several categories in which these bikes will compete for the top spot. Some of these categories are Freestyle Custom, Café Bike, People’s Choice and H-D Big Twin. Motorcycle enthusiasts wait with bated breath at the show to see if their favourite bike clinches the title or not!
Besides the above mentioned competitions, the final day is also popular for the Mass Ride. At 1000 hrs, thousands of Harleys start roaring down through the town’s streets.