If you registered online you not only got FREE access to the main stage, you might also win a brand new Harley-Davidson® Street Rod™. It’s got a new High Output Revolution X™ engine that redlines your adrenaline level at 9000 rpm. Drag-style bars with bar-end mirrors, new 43mm inverted front forks and piggyback reservoir rear shocks let you shred traffic like you’re starring in your own getaway scene. Terms & Conditions apply.

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.


Click on the menu to see the programme, details of each entertainer and What’s On!

  • SuperGP Champions Trophy
  • Monster Energy Flight Night with fireworks,  Monster Trucks, trial-bike stunts and more
  • Stunt rider Patric Botha
  • Dealer Demo Rides & Fashion show
  • Custom Bike Show
  • Jeep demo drives and displays
  • Tattoos (temporary and permanent) as well as face painting


  • Look on the menu under What’s On to see activity details
  • Programme shows events that happen every day, or a detailed the line-up for entertainment on the main stage


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 Sunday – line up from 08h30 on the Esplanade.  The ride leave at 10h00.

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

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.

Stuck as a pillion? Get a personalised free lesson from expert trainer Brent of Bike Savvy!

Free Demo rides are available each day from Harley-Davidson and Jeep.

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.

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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