February 2017 once again sees the start of the most definitive Harley Davidson Rally south of the Sahara. The Famous Route 62 Rally will once again take place at the Avalon Springs Resort in Montagu – Western Cape from 16 Feb – 19 Feb 2017.
THIS WILL BE OUR 11th RALLY and you don’t want to miss this one.
The Route 62 Rally is the longest consecutive running Harley Davidson rally in South Africa and in 2016 we celebrated our 10th Birthday.We have moved the bar considerable higher from previous years so you need to join us and be part of this 2017 celebration. There will be music, stalls, tattoo artists, food stalls, Harley games, famous out rides, party and fun.
Cape Route 62 is the tourist route in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, South Africa that meanders between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, the Langkloof and Port Elizabeth, offering the shorter, scenic alternative to the N2 highway, prompting associations with the legendary USA Route 66 byway. Cape Route 62 will take you along the longest wine route in the Western Cape and most likely the whole world.
It’s an area of magnificent landscapes and towering cliffs, crystal clear streams and an abundance of trees and indigenous flora – all contribute to make this some of South Africa’s most diverse regions. The ever changing colours of the majestic mountains, scenic passes, rivers, vineyards and orchards, as well as the multitude of attractions, will offer you an unforgettable adventure – whether this is in the physical sense or simply a kaleidoscope of scenic tranquility. Those who have traversed the twists and turns of Cape Route 62 return time and time again and affirm that it is “The Road” that provides them with the most inspiring adventures.
Each February since 2007 has seen the staging in Montagu of the Route 62 Harley Rally. It is currently staged at the host site of Avalon Springs in Montagu. With over 500 bikers attending, it is one of the biggest and best Harley rallies in Africa hosted by a single club, Free Chapter of Cape Town.
Harley Bikers from all over South Africa and even from other countries make their way to Montagu on a wide range of bikes, dressed in denim and leather and bedecked with patches and badges. They are warmly welcomed by the friendly reception crew and each receives a well-stocked goody-bag. The program includes interesting outrides, great food, cold frosties and rock bands to party the nights away.
On Saturday morning the traditional mass ride takes the posse of gleaming chrome in a rolling thunder of V-Twin engines through the local streets. This is followed by a variety of challenging Harley Games back at the rally site, designed to test skills to the limit.
The rally site is well served by local wine estates, a tattoo artist, a Harley dealer & workshop, Sushi bar, bike wash, food stalls and more. Each evening the roar of Harleys is replaced by the rock bands that ensure a pulsating rhythm continues long into the night. For those wanting a more leisurely pace, there are the soothing waters of the hot springs and plunge pools.
It is more blessed to give than to receive and funds are raised for charities serving the local communities. It is always a happy weekend followed by sad farewells to new friends and old with the hope of meeting again next year at the Route62 Rally.