Located in the heart of the Appalachians is the Wild and Wonderful MountainFest Motorcycle Rally in Morgantown, West Virginia from July 25 to 28, 2012.
The Wild and Wonderful MountainFest Motorcycle Rally holds numerous events for bikers. These include the following:
Cycle Source Chopper Show
Featuring professional builders and national celebrities.
Yamaha Demo Rides
Take a spin on a new Yamaha FJR1300, R1, R6, FZ8, FZ6R, Super Ténéré, V Star 950, V Star 1300, Raider, Road Star, Roadliner, Stratoliner, Raider, Stryker or VMAX.
Watch as stuntmen ride their motorcycles and a go-kart around a 15-foot high vertical board wall in the Ives Brothers “Wall of Death.” Also included is the Tommi Avhala Extreme Show - a dirt-bike daredevil show. Additionally, you‘ll witness Circus Una, which features 2 lightly-dressed women (biker and trapeze artist) balance themselves on a thin wire.
Parade of Bikes
Join in on a parade of bikes through Morgantown.
The headliner of the event is country music artist Trace Adkins. Other artists include AC/DC tribute band Hells Bells, Colt Ford and several others.
Camp MountainFest Campground
Here are some important considerations when deciding whether or not to camp at the event:
- If sites remain available, they’re given out on a first-come, first served basis Whether you stay 1 minute or the entire event, you’ll pay the same rate
- There are no hookups for RVs, etc.
- All campers must be at least 21 years old
- There are restrooms and shower facilities, but the actual campsites are primitive
- No pets are permitted
If the Camp MountainFest Campground is sold out or you would rather avoid staying in the immediate area of the event, there are other options to choose from. There are 6 other campgrounds within a reasonable distance of the event. These include Big Bear Lake Camplands, Chestnut Ridge Regional Park, Cooper’s Rock State Forest, Indian Meadows Campground, Mount Morris Campground and Sand Springs Campground. Find out more about each on the web or contact them via phone (their numbers can be found online).
MountainFest 2012 Schedule
All events are held in locations in and around downtown Morgantown. These include the following:
Triple S Harley-Davidson
Some musical events are centered around Triple S Harley-Davidson. This site will host shows from July 25-28, 2012 (9am-7pm) and on July 29 (9am-5pm), including live performances from Hells Bells, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute) and other bands. The welcome tent is also located here.
On July 28, you can participate in the Blessing of the Bikes and the Parade of Bikes. To join either, simply show up at the WVU Coliseum by 11am (1pm for parade).
This is the epicenter of the Wild and Wonderful MountainFest Motorcycle Rally. From July 25-28, there are various events and musical performances to choose from, including the following and many more:
- Wall of Death - July 25 from 5-7pm and July 26 at numerous times between 12:30 and 9pm
- Custom Chopper Show - July 28 from 8am to 5pm
- Trace Adkins - July 28 at 7:30pm
Coal Bucket Saloon
The Coal Bucket Saloon will host some of the other events. These include wet t-shirt contests and live music scattered throughout the entire rally.
Cost of Admission to MountainFest 2012
The following are the admissions rates for the Wild and Wonderful MountainFest Motorcycle Rally:
- Ages 13-20 - $15
- Ages 21 and over - $35
- Premium passes (all ages) - $45 (includes seating in a gated area for main acts, private beverage sales and porta-johns)
One Day Pass: Ages 21 and over - $25
If you bring a few guests, you’ll end up spending a few hundred dollars at this rally. However, given the plethora of events, musical performances and overall good times, it may be money well spent. If you’ve never been to West Virginia or are just looking for a new rally to go to, consider the Wild and Wonderful MountainFest Motorcycle Rally this summer.