The Home Of African Biking

Africa Bike Week is an annual event that brings Harley-Davidson® enthusiasts, riders, their families and friends from across South Africa to the eastern coastal town of Margate for the biggest free biker bash on the continent.

Expect great live entertainment, H-D® dealers, demos, exhibitions, trade aftermarkets, a Ride-In Bike Show, a Mass Ride and much more. It’s also a great chance for H.O.G® members to meet and interact with other riders from across South Africa.

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Who's it for

Africa Bike Week is open to all riders and riding enthusiasts, especially Harley-Davidson® owners.

Where

Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

When

1 – 4 May 2014, (Thursday to Sunday)

Entrance Fee

None. Gratis. Mahala. The event, entertainment and activities are free.

Accommodation

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Harley® Village

In the Harley® Village you will find:

Harley-Davidson® Dealer Tents where you can meet your favourite dealers and shop for dealer merchandise. Open from 10h00 to 19h00 daily (16h00 on Sunday).

The Harley-Davidson® Expo Tent where you can find the latest Harley® motorcycles with friendly sales staff to help you choose your new baby. Open 10h00 to 19h00 daily (16h00 on Sunday).

Official Merchandise Tent offering visitors Africa Bike WeekTM, Harley-Davidson® and H.O.G® merchandise and pins from 10h00 to 19h00.

Get ready for a jam packed weekend of local live entertainment! Bands will perform late into the night on both the Main Stage on the beach and the Aftermarket Village stage. Grab a drink from one of the many bars throughout the venue.

H.O.G® members and invited guests can relax in the Harley-Davidson® Hospitality Deck in the heart of the Harley® Village. This is where riders will find member services and H.O.G® information.

Now is your chance to get to grips with the basics of riding at the H-D® Riding Academy at Africa Bike Week. Our Rider Crew will even be able to advise you on the K53 requirements to get your license. Open 10h00 to 18h00.

Margate Traders will offer quality local arts and handcrafts.

Get involved – find out more below

Let’s ride the world like we’ve never ridden before

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Harley-Davidson® Hotel

Just before the Harley® Village is the Margate Hotel – renamed the Harley-Davidson® Hotel in true Harley® style during Africa Bike Week.

Free Demo rides are available at the Harley-Davidson® Experience Truck at the front of the Hotel from 09h00 to 17h30. Don’t know how to ride? The Jump Start allows you to experience riding a Harley® without the worry of balance. Helmets available for loan.

Don’t miss the Harley® Skills demonstration using 2014 Project RUSHMORE models in front of the Hotel on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 May between 13h00 and 14h00 and at the Shelly Centre from 08h00 to 09h30 on Sunday 4 May.

Aftermarket Village

Shop for a wide array of aftermarket products or have a bite to eat at one of many product and food vendors in the Aftermarket Village.

The Aftermarket Village is also home to the second stage where live bands keep the party going day and night.

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Mass Ride

Experience the sound and spectacle as thousands of bikes ride through the streets of Margate, or even better… get involved.

The Mass Ride departs at 10h00 (but get there around 08h00 to get a good spot) from the Shelly Centre roof-jumbo-Carousel on the last day of Africa Bike Week (Sunday 4 May).

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Ride-In Bike Show

The Ride-In Bike Show at Africa Bike Week attracts some of South Africa’s finest bike builders who compete in several categories.

Entry forms can be collected at the event Information Kiosk opposite the main stage on Beach Road.

For more information please contact us.

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Categories

  1. Freestyle Custom
  2. H-D® Lady of Harley® Big Twin
  3. H-D® Lady of Harley® Sportster
  4. H-D® Big Twin
  5. H-D® Sportster
  6. Modified Harley-Davidson®
  7. Café Bike
  8. Peoples’ Choice

Demo Rides

Come get a feel for the latest Harley-Davidson® bikes on the market.

Visit the Harley-Davidson® Experience Truck outside the Harley-Davidson® Hotel in Marine Drive and test ride your favourite for free*. Just don’t forget your bike license and protective clothing. Helmets will be available for loan. Pre-book in the Demo Area to avoid disappointment.

Learn to ride with the Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy motorcycle training course and obtain your bike driver’s license on a Harley-Davidson® over a weekend. Click here for more information.

*The Harley-Davidson® Motor Company reserves the right to refuse test rides under specific circumstances.

Entertainment

Africa Bike Week 2014 is proud to present a line-up of top local artists at no cover charge.

There will be seating, standing and dancing space and big screens so no one misses out. A full listing of the entertainers will be released closer to the event – watch this space.

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Outrides

The Oribi Museum, nestled on the boarder of the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, is proud to be an “outride” destination for all Bikers.

One gets to meander through the spectacular Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, coming out the top of the Gorge to find the Museum’s Bar and restaurant for a cold one and a bite to eat. The museum is open to all bike lovers, families and crews.

www.oribimuseum.co.za

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Sebenza Craft Village is a friendly venue, amongst the greenery you will find little wooden shops providing craft work.

The Indian Toon Tree is the heart of Sebenza Craft Village; she is very old in years but provides shade to all of her visitors and residents. Her branches stretch out to provide all with shade we treat her with loving care and she will last forever if treated well. On Weekends there is an outdoor flea market and only crafted items are sold. Our monkeys pop in every now and again to tease us they are so entertaining and our ducks swim on their pond with pride. The new part of Sebenza hosts many lovely restaurants and food outlets. Below is the Sebenza Family tree line of shops. Pop in anytime. You will be welcomed with a warm hello! There are two entrance Gates to Sebenza and plenty of safe parking.

The family of Sebenza Craft Village wish you and your family a safe trip.
Welcome to all of the bikers and family to the South Coast. Have fun and be safe!

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Africa Bike Week Galleries

Experience Harley-Davidson® history in the making where previous Africa Bike Year events forged legends of their own.

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Time Location Event / Artist
09:00-17:30 Harley-Davidson Hotel Free Harley Demo Rides
10:00-18:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Riding Academy
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Dealer tents
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Expo Tent & Official Merchandise Tent
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D & H.O.G Hospitality Deck
10:00-14:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
14:00-15:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Freckled Elvis
15:00-15:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
15:30 -16:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Elvis (Charl)
16:00-16:15 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
16:15-17:15 Harley-Davidson Main Stage House Band
17:15-17:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
17:30-18:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Nova Rise
18:00-18:45 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin/Official Opening
18:45-19:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Praise Singer
19:00-20:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Freckled Elvis
20:00-20:15 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
20:15-21:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Drive
21:00-21:15 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
21:15-22:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage House Band
22:00-22:10 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
22:10-23:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Madison
23:00-23:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
JEEP STAGE
10:00-14:00 Jeep Stage DJ Brent
15:00-16:00 Jeep Stage Lance
16:00-17:00 Jeep Stage Lee Vaughn
17:00-18:00 Jeep Stage Anton Roos
18:00-19:00 Jeep Stage DJ/Official Opening
19:00-20:00 Jeep Stage Lance
21:00-22:00 Jeep Stage Lee Vaughn
22:00-23:00 Jeep Stage Anton Roos
Time Location Event / Artist
09:00-17:30 Harley-Davidson Hotel Free Harley Demo Rides
10:00-18:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Riding Academy
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Dealer tents
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Expo Tent & Official Merchandise Tent
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D & H.O.G Hospitality Deck
13:00 - 14:00 Harley-Davidson Hotel RUSHMORE Demonstration Skills
10:00-14:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
14:00-15:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage House Band
15:00-15:15 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
15:15-15:45 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Elvis (Charl)
15:45-16:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
16:00-16:50 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Madison
16:50-17:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
17:00-17:50 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Frecled Elvis
17:50-18:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
18:00-18:50 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Drive
18:50-19:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
19:00-19h50 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Madison
19:50-20:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
20:00-20:50 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Dozi (House Band)
20:50-21:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
21:00-21:50 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Nova Rise
21:50-22:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
22:00-23:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage House Band
23:00-23:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
JEEP STAGE
10:00-14:00 Jeep Stage DJ Brent
14:00-15:00 Jeep Stage Lance
15:00-16:00 Jeep Stage Anton Roos
16:00-17:00 Jeep Stage Lee Vaughn
17:00-18:00 Jeep Stage Andre van Rooyen
18:00-19:00 Jeep Stage Silver Creek
19:00-20:00 Jeep Stage Lance
20:00-21:00 Jeep Stage Gerrit vd Merwe
21:00-22:00 Jeep Stage Lee Vaughn
22:00-23:00 Jeep Stage Anton Roos
Time Location Event / Artist
09:00-17:30 Harley-Davidson Hotel Free Harley Demo Rides
10:00-18:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Riding Academy
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Dealer tents
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Expo Tent & Official Merchandise Tent
10:00-19:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D & H.O.G Hospitality Deck
13:00 - 14:00 Harley-Davidson Hotel RUSHMORE Demonstration Skills
10:00-14:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
14:00-15:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Fashion Show
15:00-15:15 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
15:15-16:15 Harley-Davidson Main Stage House Band
16:15-16:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
16:30-17:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Madison
17:00-17:10 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
17:10-18:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Nova Rise
18:00-18:50 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
18:15-19:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Drive
19:00-19:15 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
19:15-20:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Freckled Elvis
20:00-20:15 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
20:00-21:15 Harley-Davidson Main Stage House Band
21:15-21:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
21:30-22:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Fistaz
22:30-22:45 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
22:45-23:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Drum-off
23:00-23:30 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
JEEP STAGE
10:00-14:00 Jeep Stage DJ Brent
14:00-15:00 Jeep Stage Lance
15:00-16:00 Jeep Stage Gerrit vd Merwe
16:00-17:00 Jeep Stage Silver Creek
17:00-18:00 Jeep Stage Anton Roos
18:00-19:00 Jeep Stage Andre van Rooyen
19:00-20:00 Jeep Stage Gerrit vd Merwe
20:00-21:00 Jeep Stage Lance
21:00-22:00 Jeep Stage Lee Vaughn
22:00-23:00 Jeep Stage Anton Roos
Time Location Event / Artist
08:00-09:30 Shelly Centre rooftop Mass Ride Gathering
08:00-09:30 Shelly Centre rooftop RUSHMORE Demonstration Skills
09:00-16:00 Harley-Davidson Hotel Free Harley Demo Rides
10:00-16:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Riding Academy
10:00-16:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Dealer tents
10:00-16:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D Expo Tent & Official Merchandise Tent
10:00-16:00 Harley-Davidson Village H-D & H.O.G Hospitality Deck
10:30-12:30 Shelly Centre Mass Ride
10:00-15:50 Harley-Davidson Main Stage DJ Robin
12:30-15:30 Harley-Davidson Hotel Ride In Bike Show
15:50-16:00 Harley-Davidson Main Stage Official Event Closing
JEEP STAGE
10:00-15:50 Jeep Stage DJ Brent
15:50-16:00 Jeep Stage Official closing

Partners

Harley-Davidson® thanks our official partners for their support at Africa Bike Week™

Contact Us

ABW Project Manager

Carl Frayne: 083 420 3259
Email: info@africabikeweek.co.za

 

ABW Event Vendors, Administration & Co-ordination

Tammy Frayne: 082 697 0047
Email: admin@africabikeweek.co.za

 

Local event Liaison

Vicky Wentzel: 082 812 7944
Email: vicky@wozaniafrica.co.za
www.wozaniafrica.co.za