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The Winner must have registered online, and must attend the event. The image shown here does not represent the model of the actual prize.

Welcome to Africa's biggest FREE Bike Event

Africa Bike Week™ is an annual event presented by Harley-Davidson® Africa and hosted by Buffalo City Metro.

All motorcycle enthusiasts, riders, H.O.G.® members, their families and friends from across South Africa and internationally are invited to attend the biggest free biker bash on the continent in the quaint beach town of East London. It’s a great chance for to meet and interact with other bikers from across the globe.


Enthusiasts who pre-register will get FREE entry to all events for the entire long weekend! Registration is expected to open in  November 2017.


Chapters, Dealerships and private tour operators are putting together tours to coincide with the Africa Bike Week™ 2018 experience! Contact us if you are planning a tour

Crossroad Motortours will maximize the Rainbow Nation experience by combining its Western Cape Bike Ride with a visit to Africa Bike Week™ . Limited to 14 bikes so book quickly!


Traders & Expo

View the latest Harley® motorcycles and Official Rally Merchandise. There will be a wide range of bike clothing and bike accessories.

Demo Rides

Free Demo rides are available each day. 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.

Mass Ride

Experience the sound and spectacle as thousands of bikes ride through the streets of East London, or even better… get involved. The Mass Ride takes place on the Saturday. Times and venue will be announced closer to the event.

Stunt Shows

There are stunt shows on Friday and Saturday.

Settle down at the stage for a full programme of live entertainment for the whole family.  Top bands will perform every evening

Africa Bike Week™ is also a platform for local artists to showcase their talent during the day.  Enjoy all music genres from jazz and country to pop and contemporary.

The trading market and exhibition, wine bar and demo rides are offered daily.

Expect  H-D® merchandise,  the traditional “Thunder Parade”  and spectacular bikes at the Custom Bike Show.

Bikers are fashion forward, social, adventurous travellers with plenty of time for leisure activities. 

If your product suits the biking lifestyle, Africa Bike Week is a great place to connect with new customers.  Display your custom jewellery, saddle and leather-work, custom bike art and handcrafts – your products will come to life with hands-on demos.  ABW is an ideal showcase for quality bikes, bike accessories, clothing and travel goods. 

Preference will be given to local and South African artists and custom-handcrafted goods.

We are also looking for food and beverage vendors with a difference – craft beer, South African cuisine or unusual tastes and flavours.

ABW Project Manager

Carl Frayne
Tel: 083 420 3259

Administration & Vendors

Tammy Frayne
Tel: 082 697 0047

Download  Exhibitors Application Form


Local Event Liaison

Sondlo & Knopp Advertising
Zola Sondlo
043 722-1558

Please note the event organisers may make additions, improvements and/or changes to entertainers, activities, pricing and/or the programme at any time – please monitor the website for updates.

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