May 14, 2016 is the official date for the 2016 Quail Motorcycle Gathering, though a 100-mile group ride through the Monterey Peninsula will precede the event the day before. MO attended the Quail in 2012, 2014, and 2015. Click each link to get an idea of the caliber of motorcycles one can expect this year. The full press release is below.
The festivities will begin on Friday, May 13, 2016 with The Quail Ride, a 100-mile group motorcycle ride throughout the Monterey Peninsula. The celebration continues on Saturday, May 14, 2016 as attendees gather on the Quail Lodge & Golf Club lawn for the 8th Annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Gates open to ticket holders at 10:00am, and media will be able to preview the event grounds beginning at 9:00am.
With more than 300 of the world’s finest and rarest vintage and modern motorcycles on display, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering draws guests from around the world to join in the celebration of two wheels. Entrants will be competing in a number of categories, including this year’s featured classes of Pre-1916 Motorcycles, Extraordinary Bicycles, BMW Classics, and the 40th Anniversary of Superbike. Click here for more information about entering a motorcycle or bicycle in this year’s event.
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering is pleased to honor three-time AMA Superbike National Champion Reg Pridmore as its Legend of the Sport. Pridmore gained valuable experience in the California club racing circuit before the AMA first recognized Superbike as a National Championship event in 1976. Pridmore went on to not only win the 1976 Superbike Championship, but also firmly established himself as a future AMA Hall of Famer by defending his title in 1977 and 1978. In the years since retiring from professional racing, Reg turned his energy towards the next generation of motorcyclists by starting CLASS Motorcycle Schools.
With live entertainment, lifestyle vendors, a signature beverage pavilion, and a dedicated kids area, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering is a true celebration of motorcycling. Entry includes a gourmet barbecue lunch, parking, and gear valet service for those riding a motorcycle to the event.
Tickets are on sale now at www.quaillodgetickets.com.