September 2-3, 2016

The Bull City Rumble is a world-renowned vintage motorcycle and scooter rally hosted by Ton Up NC annually on Labor Day Weekend in Durham, NC. Thematically, the event has its roots in the traditional rivalry of Mods vs. Rockers, the sensationalized clash of two youth cultures- scooter riding mods and motorcycle riding rockers, in 1960’s England. The event has evolved from its humble beginnings in a parking lot in 2005 to a multi-venue, multi-day rally drawing thousands of enthusiasts from all over the world.

The hosts, Ton Up NC, are a small not for profit group of enthusiasts with a singular goal: to promote the riding, restoration and racing of vintage motorcycles. 2016 marks Ton Up NC’s 13th anniversary as an organization and marks the 12th edition of the Bull City Rumble. When not organizing events, the members of Ton Up NC compete nationally in vintage dirt and road motorcycle racing.

On Labor Day weekend, 2016 (Sept. 2-3), downtown Durham will again be filled with the sights and sounds of vintage scooters, motorcycles and enthusiasts from all four corners of the globe. The historic Lucky Strike Tobacco Warehouses in Durham’s Brightleaf District serves as the backdrop for the annual bike show on Saturday, September 3 where judges are not necessarily looking for the prettiest and cleanest machines but who are looking for well ridden bikes with personality and craftsmanship. Later, festivities move indoors to the Social for some of the finest burlesque dancers in the South, Rock and Roll music and refreshments.

Make plans to come join us for one of the best two-wheeled events in the South: The Bull City Rumble September 2-3, 2016.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE 2016 BULL CITY RUMBLE PLEASE CONTACT US AT bullcityrumble@gmail.com SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE CONTACT US EARLY TO ENSURE A SPOT AT THE SHOW.

BIKE SHOW CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

  • Vintage British (up to 1979)
  • Vintage European (BMW, Guzzi, Ducatti etc. up to 1979)
  • Vintage Japanese (up to 1979)
  • Vintage American (up to 1979)
  • Post Vintage (Older sport bikes, classic motorcycle style  vs. cruisers 1980-2000)
  • Retro Modern (Modern Bonnie, Guzzi V7 Classic, Kaw w650 etc.)
  • Competition (vintage dirt/road race bikes)
  • Vintage Scooter/Moped

All entries must run.

THE SCHEDULE:

Fri. September 2 

7:00pm-? Rumble Registration Party


Sat. September 3

11:00am Motorcycle Breakfast


1:00pm Vintage Motorcycle, Scooter and Cafe Racer Show

1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC


4:30pm Bike Show Awards and AHRMA Charity Raffle

1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC


5:00pm-? Bull City Rumble After Party at The Social

1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC


Music: 

TBA

Burlesque: 

TBA


WHERE TO STAY:

Days Inn ($51 and up)
3460 Hillsborough Road Durham, NC 27705 (919) 383-1551

Red Roof Inn ($60 and up)
1915 N Pointe Dr Durham, NC 27705 (919) 471-9882

Hilton Garden Inn ($101 and up)

2102 West Main St, Durham, NC 27705 (closest to the Rumble epicenter)

Hampton Inn Suites ($101 and up)
1542 North Gregson Street, Durham, NC 27701 (919) 688-8880

Marriott City Center ($139 and up)
201 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701 (888) 236-2427

Please support the sponsors of the 2016 Bull City Rumble:





Hemo Bioscience


Motorcycle Law Group




Combustion Cycles


The Social Games and Brews


Sam's Quick Shop



James Joyce Irish Pub


Alivia's Durham Bistro


MotorcycleHouse.com


Viking Bags