The 15th Annual MountainFest Motorcycle Rally

Stunt bike shows. Outdoor and indoor concerts. A parade of motorcycles. And even ax throwing. These are just a few of the things you’ll experience when you attend the 15th Annual Wild and Wonderful MountainFest Motorcycle Rally.

The party starts on Thursday, July 25 at Mylan Park in Morgantown and welcomes more than 50,000 people within 3 days. Whether you’re a motorcycle rider or not, MountainFest has something for everyone. The rally is an event like no other that you won’t want to miss.

No Bike, No Problem

Most all the entertainment offered at MountainFest doesn’t require you to own a motorcycle of your own. The Wall of Death is a trick show for the adrenaline addict and a rally favorite. The Ives Brothers appear at motorcycle rallies all over the U.S. to put on their entertaining show. It’s something you don’t want to miss at MountainFest.

The Cycle Source Custom Chopper Ride-In Show is a MountainFest staple. This will give you an up-close view of some amazing motorcycles that you can’t find anywhere else. It has been a part of the rally for every year of its existence, so make sure you catch it.

An activity that is new to the rally and becoming quite a trend is ax throwing. It involves a big, wooden target, axes and loads of fun. It’s not as risky as it might sound– especially if you view it as a larger-scale version of darts.

Bringing a little bit of country and a whole lot of rock ‘n roll– live music is one of the aspects this rally is known for. Big names like Alabama, Joan Jett, Big Mike Griffin and more have graced the stages at Mylan Park. The Main Stage is outdoors and hosts the nighttime concerts. While the Coal Bucket Saloon stage is indoors, and concerts happen there throughout the afternoon and early evening. Attending MountainFest all three days will allow you to see 10 different bands in one place. What could be better than that?

Rider-Specific Activities

One of the activities that is a hit year after year is the Poker Run. Participants take a ride on a set route around Monongalia County and stop at multiple checkpoints to be handed a playing card. The rider with the best hand wins and is announced on the main stage.

Another fun, biker-friendly part of the event is the Parade of Bikes. On the last day of MountainFest, motorcycle riders meet at the West Virginia University Coliseum to line up for a parade that will take them from that location all the way through High Street. This is a fun way for proud bike owners to show off their sweet rides. The energy in Morgantown is unlike anything else.

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This post was last updated on March 18, 2022