The Quail has announced details of its 2017 event, which you can read in its press release below. It reminded us of the time the MO crew was able to attend in 2012, and we were blown away by the incredible machinery spanning a century of Motorcycle evolution. We produced several videos that year, and you can see them in the link above. Since then, we’ve had great contributors provide us full reports of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 events. If you’re on the fence about going in 2017, we doubt you will be after checking out the past reports and the video below. Here’s the official press release: 


The Peninsula Signature Events has announced May 6, 2017 as the date of The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, presented by GEICO Motorcycle. The 9th Annual event at Quail Lodge & Golf Club will feature an expansive selection of the finest and rarest vintage and modern motorcycles as well as leading motorsports and lifestyle vendors, food and beverages, live music and family entertainment.

The weekend’s activities kick off on Friday, May 5th as 100 motorcyclists weave their way throughout the Monterey Peninsula on The Quail Ride. Then on Saturday, May 6th, attendees will gather on the Quail Lodge lawn for the 9th Annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Alongside traditional classes, this year will include a special feature on Norton Motorcycles — Celebrating 50 Years of the Norton Commando. Those interested in displaying a motorcycle on the lawn should fill out the application form here.

Roughly 400 motorcycles, scooters and bicycles filled the event field.

Roughly 400 motorcycles, scooters and bicycles filled the event field.

Tickets are now on sale for the 9th Annual event! Attendees can take advantage of holiday discounts by purchasing online through December 31, 2016. Tickets will be available online and at the gate through the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at quaillodgetickets.com.

Many entries at the 2016 event were submitted by private collectors.

Many entries at the 2016 event were submitted by private collectors.

A limited number of rooms are available at Quail Lodge and are expected to book quickly. Rooms and rates are based on availability at the time of booking and cannot be guaranteed, and a two-night minimum stay is required. For more information and to make your reservation visit quaillodge.com.

Companies interested in event sponsorship or advertising in The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2017 Program should contact April Morris, Sponsorship Sales & Logistics Manager by phone at 1 (831) 620-8835 or by email at aprilmorris@quaillodge.com.