24th Annual Love Ride Gets Even Longer

The Ride Is Now Part Of The First California Bike Week

In case you haven't already heard, Southern California's annual Love Ride is the largest one-day motorcycle fundraising event in the world. The 24th version is taking place this weekend, but it's moving from its old stomping grounds in Castaic to the Fairplex, in Pomona, California. What's also different is that the Ride is now part of California Bike Week - a brand new, 3-day motorcycle experience encompassing several kinds of two-wheel entertainment.

The whole shebang kicks off on Friday, November 9th with the California Bike Week/Love Ride auction in conjunction with Bonhams & Butterfields, at the world-famous Petersen Automotive Museum (featuring artifacts of the Von Dutch collection).

Friday and Saturday, there's also All Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) racing on the famous NHRA drag strip in Pomona, as well as the debut of The Pacific Coast Nationals flat track races Saturday night featuring the Harley-Davidson Wrecking Crew and notable racers of AMA fame. This showdown is open to all pro-level competitors, American and metric. The event will be produced by legendary flat track racer Gene Romero.

There's plenty of other stuff to feed your moto-jones too - exhibitions by the Victor McLaglen Motor Corps Stunt Team, freestyle stunt demonstrations by Jason Pullen, demo rides provided by the top major manufacturers, and an enthusiast trade show with hundreds of vendors, including the interactive Harley-Davidson Village and traveling museum.

The whole thing is capped off with a concert on Sunday featuring Gregg Allman, which benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Reading by 9 and Cure Autism Now.

A huge complimentary barbecue for Love Riders and free parking all weekend for all motorcyclists seals the deal. Plan to spend the weekend with Love Ride Grand Marshall Jay Leno and thousands of your closest friends at what looks to be a rolling party for a good cause.

About California Bike Week:

California Bike Week is a three-day premier motorcycle event created for motorsports enthusiasts. With national caliber drag racing, flat track racing, demo rides from the world's biggest OEMs, freestyle stunt exhibitions, vendors, premium food & beverage outlets and the star-studded, world-famous Love Ride, the event is poised to rival some of the largest consumer shows and rallies in the U.S.

The California Bike Week partnership is comprised of the Southern California Harley-Davidson Dealer Association, the Northern California Harley-Davidson Dealer Association and The Love Ride Foundation.

For more info on California Bike Week and/or The Love Ride please call

1-877-CAL-WEEK (1-877-225-9335) or visit http://www.calweek.com