August 31, 2019

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. 2019 marks Ton Up NC’s 16th anniversary as an organization and marks the 15th 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, 2019 (Aug. 31), 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, August 31st where judges are not necessarily looking for the prettiest and cleanest machines but who are looking for well ridden bikes with personality and craftsmanship.

Make plans to come join us for one of the best two-wheeled events in the South: The Bull City Rumble August 31, 2019.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE 2019 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)
  • Retro Modern i.e. Modern Bonnie, Guzzi V7 Classic, Kaw w650 etc.
  • Competition (vintage dirt/road race bikes)
  • Vintage Scooter/Moped
  • Vintage Choppers (all makes)
  • New-Vintage Bobber (all makes)
  • New-Vintage Brat (all makes)
  • New - Best Cafe Racer (all makes)

All entries must run.

COST:

  • FREE -Bike Show Access, Motorcycle Parking on Main Street and After Party
  • $20 -Complete Registration (T-Shirt, Patch, Bike Show Entry Form and Raffle Ticket)

A la carte:

  • $10 -Bike Show Entry Form
  • $20 -Event T-Shirt
  • $5 -Patches
  • $5 Raffle Ticket

THE SCHEDULE:

Fri. August 30 

7:00 pm-till  Rumble Registration Party

Green Room

1108 Broad Street, Durham, NC


Sat. August 31

9:00 am Motorcycle Breakfast

 Durham, NC


9:30 am Registration Open (till 1:30pm)

Social Games & Brews

1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC


10:00 am Vintage Motorcycle, Scooter and Cafe Racer Show

Social Games & Brews

1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC


-Tech Sessions
-Music 

-Wall of Death


3:00 pm Bike Show Awards and AHRMA Norton Commando Charity Raffle

Social Games & Brews

1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC


4:00 pm-Main Street Re-Opens


**Please Move Motorcycles**


5:00 pm Rumble After Party

Social Games & Brews

1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC


Sun September 2


9:00 pm  Motorcycle Breakfast 

Sponsored by Combustion Cycles

James Joyce

912 W Main Street, Durham




LINKS:


 TON UP NC FACEBOOK


TON UP NC BLOG


Please support the sponsors of the 2018 Bull City Rumble:



Triumph Raleigh




Capital City Bikefest






Motorcycle Law Group






Combustion Cycles


Durham Tire



TriKing USA


Maverick's Smokehouse & Taproom


James Joyce



The Federal



Social Games & Brews



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