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Experience Hog Daze and the Jonesboro River Rally in Grant County, Indiana

America’s favorite motorcycle first earned the nickname “hog” after the winners of the 1920 Marion International Motorcycle Race took their victory lap with their team mascot, a pig. Cruise through the classic and cool area for a ride to remember.

Hog Daze, Annually in August

Motorcycle rallies aren’t usually considered a sign of a rich history, but in the case of East Central, Indiana, the Hog Daze Motorcycle Rally celebrates the time and place that a Harley was first called a “hog.” In 1920, “The Hog Boys” team earned their nickname when they celebrated their victory in the 1920 Marion (Indiana) International Motorcycle Race by riding with a pig around the Cornfield Classic track.  The hog moniker stuck, and the Hog Boys’ route to victory is celebrated annually at the Hog Daze Motorcycle Rally.

If You Go To Hog Daze:

  • Event location: Grant County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1403 IN-18 E in Marion. Located 5 miles west of I-69 (exit 264) and 6 miles east of IN-9 and IN-15.
  • Event Dates: Held annually in August
      • Lodging: Local hotels, B&B’s, and camping available
  • Sponsor: the Hog Daze Bike Rally is an Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society Event

Jonesboro River Rally, Annually in September

Downtown Jonesboro, Indiana plays host to the area’s largest motorcycle rally, the annual Jonesboro River Rally. Hundreds of bikers experience spectacular live entertainment, trick riders, fun events,  and great food.  The event is held the same weekend as the Remembering James Dean Festival, and The Ducktail Run Car Show is happening at the same time, just across the river in Gas City, Indiana. Great 50’s fun during a James Dean weekend in Grant County! This is a unique biker rally that all riders are sure to enjoy.

If You Go To Jonesboro River Rally

  • Event location: In downtown Jonesboro, Indiana along the Mississinewa River, just west of Gas City, Indiana.
  • Event Dates: Held annually in September during James Dean weekend, the last full weekend of the month.
  • Sponsor: Jonesboro’s motorcycle rally is sponsored by Ride & Leather, a local retailer featuring custom motorcycle gear.

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About Grant County

Grant County, Indiana, is home to nifty attractions, outtasight events and rebellious celebrities. Whether it’s saddle shoes, classic cars, vintage bikes, James Dean, or Garfield, we love everything classic and cool. Have a blast just 90 minutes North of Indy.

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