B&W Trailer Hitches Hits the Road for the Biggest Events of 2014

B&W Trailer Hitches Hits the Road for the Biggest Events of 2014

  • Fresh off the V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati at the beginning of February, the B&W Trailer Hitches team is set to embark on a journey across the country for major industry events. We’ll be bringing our lineup of trailer hitches and the Biker Bar to the nation’s most popular motorcycle rallies and visit the biggest trade shows in the trailer and automotive specialty product industries.



    Here are the events on our calendar so far:


    Daytona Bike Week, March 7-16

    Launched as the Daytona 200 motorcycle race in 1937, NASCAR co-founder Big Bill France began promoting the event in 1947 after a six-year hiatus during World War II. Today, about a half million bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts travel to Daytona Beach each year for 10 days of festivities.


    With a huge lineup of concerts, bike shows, swap meets, Harley Davidson test rides, and an appearance by the Budweiser Clydesdales, it’s easy to see why Daytona Bike Week claims to be the world’s largest motorcycle event.


    Arizona Bike Week, April 2-6

    Some events will have pre-parties the night before the event kicks off. Arizona Bike Week in Scottsdale has five full days of pre-rally events before the five-day main rally and Cyclefest concert series get underway. That’s what we call a pre-party!


    One thing we love about Arizona Bike Week is the daily rides and events that raise money for local charities. The Busted Knuckles Stunt Tour and V-Twin Thrill Show are among the daily stunt shows, and the concert lineup is headlined by Big & Rich, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top and Aaron Lewis from Staind.


    Republic of Texas Biker Rally, June 12-15

    Everything is bigger in Texas, and ROT Rally proves it. Held near downtown Austin in the heart of Texas Hill Country, ROT’s annual motorcycle parade has been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest parade of motorcycles. With 200,000 spectators, it’s hard to dispute that claim.


    Custom bike builders are synonymous with ROT Rally, and some of the best builders in the industry, like Zach and Arlen Ness will be there again this year. A customized military bike will be given away to one lucky service man or woman, and Sammy Hagar will headline the musical acts.


    Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, August 4-10

    Just say the word “Sturgis” and you don’t have to say much more. One of the largest motorcycle events in the world, Sturgis and the Black Hills of South Dakota are known for their breathtaking riding destinations, including Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, the towns of Black Hills National Forest, and Devil’s Tower National Monument.


    Motley Crue, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Tracy Lawrence are set to take the stage, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame will welcome a new class of inductees. Close to 500,000 bikers from all walks of life are expected to attend.


    Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Black Hills South Dakota

    Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 2013.


    NATDA Trade Show & Convention, September 4-6

    The NATDA (National Trailer Dealers Association) event in downtown St. Louis caters to trailer dealers, suppliers, and manufacturers of trailers, parts and accessories. Although this event is not open to the general public, it’s a great way for our friends and partners in the trailer business to learn how to provide better products and services for our customers.



    Bikes Blues and BBQ, September 24-27

    Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the name of this motorcycle rally in the Ozarks of Arkansas says it all. This event is all about world-class bikes, world-class barbecue and some of the best blues acts in the business.


    Bikes Blues and BBQ also features unique events that you don’t find at most rallies, like the Bikes Blues and Bombers Air Show, a classic car show, lawn mower pulls, and the Harley Davidson Ladies’ Area with bikes, accessories, apparel and ride simulators just for lady riders.


    Biker Bar Trailer at Bikes Blues and BBQ, Fayatteville Arkansas

    A Biker Bar Demonstration at Bikes, Blues and BBQ in Fayetteville, AK in 2013.


    The SEMA Show, November 4-7

    Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) Show is the largest event in the world for automotive specialty products. This is where the industry’s most innovative products, parts and tools are displayed. This trade-only event is not open to the general public.


    SEMA Show floor

    2013 SEMA Show floor. B&W Trailer Hitches has exhibited here for the last 10 years.