New Hampton Motorcycle Rally

A couple makes their way into Mikkelson Park on Friday, the first official day of the New Hampton Motorcycle Rally.
For over 40 years New Hampton’s Mikkelson Park has been filling up with bikes every September for the annual motorcycle rally.  It started with the Davis family and now the Boy Scouts have picked up the torch and carried on the tradition.  Before Saturday’s night parade began, we caught up with a...
If word of mouth means anything — and Boy Scout Scoutmaster Tony Trower sure hopes it does — the third annual New Hampton Motorcycle Rally that officially kicks off its two-day run at 7 a.m. on Friday will be the biggest one yet. “We’ve heard from folks who are either new to the rally or who have...
The annual New Hampton Motorcycle Rally Lights Parade, a tradition started by the Davis Rally, makes its way down Main Street during the 2018 event.
In some ways, putting on a motorcycle rally is getting easier for Tony Trower; after all, the New Hampton scoutmaster is on Year 3 when it comes to the New Hampton Motorcycle Rally. In other ways, though … “It’s tricky because vendors are so hard to find,” he said. “I can get all the vendors I want...
The numbers were up — not by a lot, but up — but maybe the most important words New Hampton Boy Scout Troop 48 Scoutmaster Tony Trower and his scouts heard were these:“We want this to continue.”And the New Hampton Motorcycle Rally will, Trower said Sunday morning.“Absolutely,” he said. “We had a...
Come rain or frost, Debby and Kevin VanderMeyden have been attending the motorcycle rally in New Hampton for a good two decades, before they were part of the group of regulars dubbed the Skunk Valley Riders.The Des Moines couple met Gene Davis, who had founded the rally in 1979, when he joined...

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