ohio bike week 2024

frequently asked questions


THE music

What are the rally dates for 2024? 

Ohio Bike Week will take place from Friday, May 24th through Saturday, June 1st. 

The Mad River Harley-Davidson campus will be open all 9 days. This includes the dealership, vendor lot, saloon, and Harley-Davidson demos. 

The Barrel House Saloon will also host live music, vendors, food trucks, your favorite rally bartenders, and MORE, during all 9 days of the rally. 

The Downtown Block Party will take place Thursday, May 30th through Saturday, June 1st. 

What is the Downtown Block Party? 

For the last 3 days of Ohio Bike Week, we shut down Water St. and The Jackson St. Pier in Downtown Sandusky, Ohio for a kick-ass block party with vendors, live music, and more!

We will host live national acts FOR FREE on the Jackson St. Pier including Bret Michaels, Ace Frehley (playing all the KISS hits), and rally residents, Jackyl!

General admission for these concerts are FREE, but we do have VIP Passes available for purchase. 

What national acts are playing the Block Party? 

We will host live national acts FOR FREE on the Jackson St. Pier including Bret Michaels, Ace Frehley (playing all the KISS hits), and rally residents, Jackyl!

Do the concerts cost money to attend? 

Nope! All the Downtown Block Party concerts are FREE!

However, if you want VIP access including front-of-the-stage pit access, you'll have to purchase VIP passes or tickets

VIP Access also includes private restrooms, a private bar, and other SWAG!

Where can I purchase VIP tickets or passes? 

VIP tickets and passes are available for purchase ONLINE ONLY.

You will receive a digital confirmation and will bring that to the OBW Box Office to pick up your wristbands and passes. 

If you purchased the 3-Day VIP Pit Pass you can pick up your FREE Progressive t-shirt at the Progressive booth during the Block Party the second weekend. 

 WHEN and WHERE can I pick up my VIP tickets or passes? 

The Ohio Bike Week WILL CALL Box Office will be located at 101 E. Shoreline Dr. Sandusky, in front of the Barrel House Saloon. You can also pick up in front of the VIP Concert Gates, located next to the Progressive Main Stage on the Jackson St. Pier. 


  • Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27, 2024 | 12pm – 5pm

  • Tuesday, May 28 – Saturday, June 1, 2024 | 11am – 6pm

OHIO BIKE WEEK VIP CONCERT GATES (next to Progressive Main Stage)

  • Thursday, May 30 – June 1, 2024 | 6pm – 10pm 

What are you allowed to bring to the concert? 

The Downtown Block Party concerts take place on the Jackson St. Pier. There is a designated VIP area that requires a ticket. We also offer bleacher seating  for purchase. Otherwise, general admission is FREE. You can bring blankets and chairs, but will likely need to stand to view the concerts. 

What time do the bands begin? 

All music will begin at various times. Please refer to

VIP Gates will open at 6pm.

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What is the ride schedule? 

You can find the complete ride schedule with details here.

Do the rides cost money to participate? 

All of our rides do cost money and support our selected Ohio Bike Week charities. You can find the details here

Where do the rides stage and depart from? 

There are 3 escorted/led rides during Ohio Bike Week.

The Memorial Day Parade and the Jesse James Dupree Charity Ride leave from Mad River Harley-Davidson.

The George Roeder Memorial Parade stages and departs from Roeder Racing in Monroeville, Ohio.

Can I pre-register for the rides? 

YES! Online registration will be available very soon for the rides. 

Can I sign my waiver and pick-up ride cards or wristbands early? 

You may receive your parade stickers for the Memorial Day Parade and George Roeder Memorial Parade early. 

You may NOT pick up your poker run, dice run, or 50/50 run cards early.

What are the ride routes? 

We will share ride routes closer to the rally! 

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Where can I park at Mad River Harley-Davidson? 

At Mad River Harley-Davidson, you will be directed into a parking lot. Motorcycles MUST park in the designated area.

If you park outside of the designated MOTORCYCLE ONLY parking area you risk being towed by other private businesses. 

Where can I park downtown? 

You may park your bike anywhere legal during the nine days of the rally. Abide by temporary street signs and parking regulations. 

During the Downtown Block Party, there will be designated motorcycle only parking.  

Does parking cost? 

There will be no cost for parking in public areas. Private lots may choose to charge for parking - use at your designation.

 Is there oversized trailer / RV parking available? 

You may park in lots that allow trailer parking, but there is no designated trailer parking for Ohio Bike Week attendees. 

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How do I become a vendor for Ohio Bike Week?

If you're interested in vending at the dealership or downtown, please fill out this form here

We have a waiting list and can only accommodate so many vendors. Please, be patient with us as we get multiple requests a day.