Rocker’s Reunion: Indianapolis 2011
Despite rain clouds rolling in over Illinois Street, bikes of all types rode into Indy for the 5th Annual Rocker’s Reunion. There were Beemers, Brit bikes, Italian motorcycles n’scoots, the Big Four and more. They were stock, chopped, cafe’d, mint, ratted, raked, old and new (see the pics and video below!).
I’m sure a few folks stayed home, avoiding the 60% chance of getting water spots on their chrome, but close to a couple hundred motorcyclists still partook in the big vintage motorcycle event hosted by Indy Ton Up.
We hopped on our cafés and headed out to meet our fellow aficionados of bikes meant to be ridden. Zorba Rose is a long-time Indy ton-upper who believes “people love the sights, smells and sounds of classic bikes.” With the exception of a few show bikes that may be trailered in, he assures “most of the motorcycles at the event are daily riders.”
Passersby can expect to see street trackers, road race bikes, various vintage customs, obscure brands, and maybe even a British hill-climber among the many cafes, bobbers and stockers. Zorba credits the continual growth of the event to the Indy Vin Moto community, a local network of vintage bike enthusiasts who enjoy restoring, riding and racing.
Echoing the crossed paths of the 60s countercultures Mods and Rockers, this event invites both scooter fanatics and greasy motorbike riders. We like this crowd. If you’re in the Indianapolis area next May, fire up the ol’ bike and swing by the Melody Inn near 38th and Illinois for Indy Ton Up’s Rocker’s Reunion. We’ll see ya there.
For a mere taste of what the event is like, here’s a quick moto-vid from us to you:
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Rockers Reunion is my favorite event of the year. Great Job Ton-Up Indy!
Looks like fun want to go check it out.
When and where is the 2013 meet? just finished my cafe bike and would like to attend.