The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering
One of the world’s most amazing bike shows is The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, held annually in Carmel, California. Over the past seven years, it’s steadily built a reputation as the place to see the very best motorcycles, from restorations to racers to full-on custom builds.

So we’re proud to be one of The Quail’s media partners this year, and sponsor of the Custom/Modified class.

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering
The lodge setting is glorious, and so is the machinery. There will be more than 300 motorcycles on display, including machines from Bike EXIF favorites Revival Cycles and Walt Siegl.

This year there are three of The Quail’s traditional ‘special classes’: Pre-1916 bikes, BMW classics, and a feature on the 40th Anniversary of the Superbike racing series.

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering
Mingling with the crowds will be builders such as Bryan Fuller, and historian Paul d’Orléans—co-author of The Ride books. Plus a gridful of famous racers: Mert Lawwill, Wayne Rainey, Reg Pridmore, and the 1972 Daytona 200 winner Don Emde.

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering
As well as the motorcycles and live music, visitors can enjoy a gourmet barbeque lunch (with offerings from local wineries and breweries) and then browse the latest high-end gear, from big makers like Shoei to smaller craftsman like Pagnol.

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

It’s a chance to spend a day amongst the finer things in life, and the kind of event we love to support. The date is Saturday, May 14—and tickets are on sale now via The Quail website.

Images by J. Bushnell Photography and Steve Burton Photography.