Events We Love: 2024 Tallahassee Bike Fest

Northern Florida’s motorcycle event is back—and bigger than before!

2024 Tally Bike Fest is Back!

Now in its third year, Tallahassee Bike Fest (aka Tally Bike Fest) continues to expand with fun for the whole family among the canopied roads of northern Florida. In WomenRidersNow (WRN)’s coverage of last year’s event we reported about all the curvy tree-lined roads and wonderful camaraderie. Veteran and event founder Giavona Williams is a true friend to women motorcyclists, and we congratulate her on expanding the event for the third year in a row.

This year’s four-day event, scheduled for April 11–14 features even more great rally components for women and families. Opening at noon Thursday, and 9 a.m. Fri–Sun, there’s even more live music and entertainment. Attendees will also find more vendors, bike games and competitions, workshops, and even a Stacyc e-bike grass track for kids. With numerous local scenic rides, there’s plenty for all riders to enjoy.

The event returns to Apalachee Regional Park for the second year, which proves to be the perfect location for the ever-growing rally.
The event returns to Apalachee Regional Park for the second year, which proves to be the perfect location for the ever-growing rally.

All events are free to attend unless otherwise noted. You may also choose to purchase a "Very Important Biker" (VIB) pass for $75-$85 to receive access to the tented roped-off area near the main stage. There will be free beer and limited vodka seltzer, wine, snacks, a VIP bag filled with goodies, VIP parking, and an official Bike Fest T-shirt.

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We are particularly excited about WRN leadership board member and Black Girls Ride founder Porsche Taylor’s workshop about how to prepare for a long motorcycle trip. With dozens of cross-country rides under her belt, Porsche has significant insights to share that will help you get the most out of your hours and miles on the bike. She will include special tips for smart packing, eating well on the road, and how to save money while traveling.

Watch for the camera lens of WRN editor, Tricia Szulewski, when she follows Porsche on a group ride through the canopied roads of Tallahassee following the workshop.

Plan to bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy the lawn and live music on the Apalachee Regional Park main stage.
Plan to bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy the lawn and live music on the Apalachee Regional Park main stage.

Music and Entertainment

This year’s Tally fest features even more musical artists on the main stage of Apalachee Regional Park for free daytime concerts. Read about each of them here. Plan to bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy the lawn and live music.

This year, the headliner evening stage has been moved to Legacy at the Riverfront which features a stunning backdrop, two stages, and two bars. Headliners include Whey Jennings and special guests on Friday evening. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $32-$52. Saturday starting at 9 p.m., Twista and two DJ’s turn things up at the after party. $32 for general admission or VIP seating for $50.

1:30–3:30 p.m. Frank Simmons (Blues)
4:30–6 p.m. Bill Ricci (Blues)

11 a.m.–1 p.m. Colby Scheib (Eclectic Solo Guitar)
4:30 p.m. –6 p.m. Grateful Dan (Southern Rock, Blues, Motown, Funk, Bluegrass)

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Brandon King (Acoustic Country)
4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Kettle Black Band (Rock)

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dominic Milner (80s and 90s Country)

Stilettos on Steel
All riders are welcome to join the Stilettos on Steel St. Marks Trail ride on Saturday morning.

Tallahassee Bike Fest Rides

Beginning on Thursday, you can participate in free group rides, beginning with the Honor Ride which gathers at 2:45. This is a great place to start if you are new to Tallahassee. The ride heads to Florida’s capitol building and past Tallahassee monuments.

Friday morning the Havana Loop ride leaves from Florida Motorsports (2463 Greer Rd) at 10 a/m.

Saturday, the Stilettos on Steel women’s group welcomes all riders to join them on the annual group ride of St. Marks Trail. Featuring ocean views, stops at a few local biker hangouts, and the lighthouse, this is a ride you won’t want to miss. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. from the park.

When you return to headquarters, don’t miss Porsche Taylor’s riding workshop from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., which is followed by a countryside group ride led by Porsche herself. Ride under Tallahassee’s famous canopied roads with the Black Girls Ride founder and Indian/Polaris ambassador.

In addition to the group rides, Saturday and Sunday Tally Harley-Davidson (1745 Capital Circle NW) is offering demo rides of exciting new models starting at 10 a.m. Saturday from the dealership. This is your chance to try out the amazing new 2024 Road Glide and Street Glide WRN reviewed here. is excited for the Tallahassee Bike Fest visitors to ride and spend time with the lovely and talented Porsche Taylor.

More for New and Experienced Adventure Riders

Throughout the Bike Fest, adventure bike riders can attend adventure training workshops and on-site demonstrations courtesy of Jeff Stanton Adventures. These workshops are free, but it is advised to reserve your space here. The workshops are Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. there is a closed course training and obstacle course. Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the workshop wraps up with a ride.

Sunday morning at 9 a.m. join adventure riders for a 3–4 hour group ride to Cairo, Georgia. The ride covers dirt, gravel, and paved roads along the way, with stops at a pro motocross facility.

Helping A Great Cause

Sunday at 11 a.m. at the main stage at Apalachee Regional Park, please join Giavona and her team and attend the Honor Flight donation presentation made possible by beer, raffle tickets, and concert ticket proceeds.

See You There!

Keep an eye out for editor Tricia Szulewski as she aims her camera and interviews Tally Fest participants for Facebook live videos and Instagram posts. Planning to be there? Please tag @womenridersnow in your posts, too!

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