Galveston Island is preparing itself for the annual Lone Star Rally which is less than a month away. The official motorcycle season used to begin with Daytona Bike Week and end with Daytona Biketoberfest; however, a hurricane by the name of Ike in 2008 shook things up. As a direct result of Ike, the Lone Star Rally on Galveston Island became the de facto “last” major rally of the season when the organizers opted to move its dates to be permanently after the hurricane season ended.
The organizers of the Lone Star Rally are currently working feverishly to ensure the 2013 event is bigger and better than ever including these highlights:
- Some of the stars of “Sons of Anarchy” including Tommy ‘Chibs’ Flanagan, Mark “Bobby” Boone, and Kim “Tig” Coates will be in attendance. The stars will be host a VIP Meet and Greet, general public autograph and photo sessions, organized rides, and more.
- The 2013 Lone Star Rally Bike Show in partnership with International Master Bike Builders Association. The IMBBA was founded in 2005 by custom bike builder Jeff Starke and the organization quickly developed a “point system” that is now used around the world to honor and recognize craftsmanship, knowledge, skills, radical customization, and more. The show will offer several classes for Metric and V-Twin.
- Poker Run that takes place over three days so riders can enjoy the views and the fun times as the route will show them many picturesque sights along the way.
- Outlaw Dave’s Ranch Ride will be back to celebrate its 10th anniversary which benefits Stevens and Pruett Ranch for Abused Animal and Children
The official rally dates are October 31st – November 3rd and it is free for anyone that would like to attend thanks to some of the great sponsors such as Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, Amsoil, S&S, and more. For those that haves not booked a room yet, time is of the essence because the island only has a finite amount of rooms to accommodate almost half a million attendees.