The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Celebrating Pre-1916 Motorcycles as a 2016 Featured Class

The motorcycle entry list is filling out for The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, held at Quail Lodge & Golf Course on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Now in its 8th year, the popular motorcycle event is getting a boost from private collectors from across the country to help celebrate one of this year’s featured classes: Pre-1916 Motorcycles.

1915 Militaire 2

Some examples of the Pre-1916 Motorcycles that can be seen at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering are a 1911 Thor, a 1912 Henderson 4, a 1915 Militaire 2 and a 1916 Harley-Davidson Model 17. In addition to the Pre-1916 entries, the event will feature motorcycles and bicycles from at least nine different private collections.

1911 Thor

This year’s event will feature more than 300 motorcycles on the Quail Lodge Golf Course, with many of those coming from private collections. One of the special features for this year’s event will be the Pre-1916 class. This category is significant in motorcycling as it describes a period of time when the world had hundreds of motorcycle manufacturers, with the birth of the sport starting as early as 1885.

This event is not just for collectors or motorcycle enthusiasts, it’s just as much for those that appreciate American history. The Quail Motorcycle Gathering creates a venue where people can see these never-before-seen motorcycles, and come to appreciate this important era in motorcycling history.

1912 Henderson

With live entertainment, lifestyle vendors, a signature beverage pavilion, and a dedicated kids area, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering is a true celebration of motorcycling. Entry includes a southwestern gourmet barbecue lunch, parking, and gear valet service for those riding a motorcycle to the event.

Tickets are on sale now at


Click above to watch the 2015 recap video!

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