Forget the trailer queen shows: Make plans to head to Texas for the rolling and rocking Rockers vs. Mods rally March 26-28, 2010, in Dallas. Showcasing one-of-a-kind bikes, a raffle, slow races, night rides through downtown, bands, DJ’s and general mayhem for Italian scooter and European bike enthusiasts and spectators, the Rockers vs. Mods rally brings cool classic bikes out of the garage and onto the street.
This will the fourth iteration of this now highly anticipated event, an urban motorcycle gathering we first reported on in the March/April 2009 issue of Motorcycle Classics. Unlike the old days in Blighty, when the Mods and Rockers would routinely engage in turf wars for bragging rights, this modern incarnation of contrasting motorcycle groups is a congenial romp through downtown Dallas, stopping at Dallas biker bars and where participants hang out and swap lies, er, stories about motorcycling and living the motorcycle life.
Last year’s event saw over 60 bikes rolling through downtown Dallas, and we’d expect this year’s event to be even bigger, thanks to excellent word of mouth and a general increase in interest in, well, just having fun. Check out the full schedule at the Rockers vs. Mods website; if you’re in the greater Dallas area, don’t miss this very cool and decidedly growing classic bike gathering. – Richard Backus