Motorscooter enthusiasts have converged in Chicago every Labor Day Weekend since 1995. Join us for three days and nights of rides, raffles, roasted pig, and a citywide scooter scavenger hunt. Vintage or modern, European or Asian, any scooter is welcome.
5PM Scavenger hunt list and rules revealed right here on slaugherhousechicago.com
8PM-close Archie's Iowa Rockwell Tavern, 2600 W. Iowa St. Join us for an informal night out at a favorite neighborhood bar. FREE raffle to all registered SH17 people present (giving away a handful of custom made SH17 / Archie's Tavern T-shirts!! Drawing at 10pm!) Earlybird registration and Scavengerhouse sign-in from 8pm-10pm (Archies says park on the street, or on the grass along the east side of the bar on Rockwell (from Iowa to the alley)
ALL DAY If you're in town and not at work, get started on your Scavengerhouse list!
12:00 Noon-1PM Twisted Spoke, 501 North Ogden Avenue
Most of the Slaughterhouse crew are at work, but a few of us will meet at The Twisted Spoke (on Ogden, the original one!) for lunch, please join us. Rally and Scavengerhouse registration will be available. You may want to come a bit early to beat the lunch rush and snag a roof-deck table.
6-8PM Orbit Room, 2959 North California Avenue
Come early for dinner and a drink (not included in rally fee), or come later, gassed up and ready for a group ride departing at 8pm.
(Sorry, no registration at Orbit Room)
8PM Group ride departs Orbit Room. Darren's checking to see if the route is technically legal.
10PM-4AM Late Bar, 3534 W Belmont Ave
Ride ends at Late Bar around 10:00.
Catch up with old and new friends as out-of-towners roll in.
Registration w/The Outfit Derby Girls and Scavengerhouse sign-in available from 10-midnight.
DJs spinning a wide variety of music 'til 4AM, so take advantage of the dance floor.
10AM Ace Motorcycle and Scooter, 1042 West Jackson Blvd.
Breakfast courtesy of Ace Motorcycle and Scooter
Registration w/The Outfit Derby Girls and Scavengerhouse sign-in.
12:00 NOON Scavengerhouse time trials will leave from Ace.
Punch in your timecard and ride solo, or stick with the group. Destination to be revealed. Pick up Scavengerhouse clues en-route.
3-6PM Motoworks Chicago, 1901 S. Western Ave.
Regroup for a pig roast* courtesy of Motoworks.
Larry's Mobile Beer Cart on premises.
Registration and Scavengerhouse sign-in available from 3-4pm
Raffle Tickets on sale
Win Scavengerhouse points (and real awards) in various competitions including:
6-8 PM Last chance to pick up some Scavengerhouse points, and clean up for the Saturday night party.
8PM-close Holiday Club, 4000 N Sheridan
DJ Jason Berry and friends from Windy City Soul Club all night
Scavengerhouse contenders MUST CHECK IN with judges before 10PM for final scoring.
Raffle Tickets on sale until raffle begins
11:30PM: Competition Awards, Concours/Show Awards and Raffle, followed by Scavengerhouse awards to top team and individual scavengers.
11 AM Scooterworks Chicago, 5410 N. Damen Ave.
BBQ lunch served at 12:00 Noon courtesy of the 2%er Scooter Club
It's been a busy weekend, relax at our final get-together before we say goodbye.
4 -10 PM For anyone staying in Chicago Sunday and looking for something cheap and fun to do: there will be a FREE outdoor Windy City Soul Club dance party from 4-10PM outside of Longman and Eagle - 2657 N Kedzie Chicago (in the Logan Square neighborhood)
$10 includes goodie bag, a totally sweet fully-embroidered patch, venue entry fees, Saturday breakfast, Saturday pig roast, and Sunday lunch. We will also make a donation to Scooter-Relief.org in the rally's name. Only registered riders may participate in rally events and meals. Passengers must also register to participate.
There is no preregistration. Registration is open at venues and events as listed above. Posters and both old and new patches will be available for sale.
Interested in scooters? Just want to swing by to check out what's going on? No problem, we'd love to meet you! If you choose not to register, that's no problem, but you may not actively participate in any rides or activities. All events are open to the public. Daytime events are for all ages, but note that evening venues are 21+ and may charge a cover for admission.
If you can register, that's great, that helps us grow and supports the local scene.
Events and Scavengerhouse items/clues are all over the place, so really anywhere you go will have pluses and minuses. Chicago is a very popular Labor Day destination, so book ASAP! Look/ask for recommendations on our Facebook page.
Please familiarize yourself with these Motorcycle Safety Foundation guidelines for group riding. Pay close attention to pre-ride directions, if you can't hear, ask the ride leader to repeat him/herself, we want everyone well-informed. We WILL NOT be blocking. Please do not attempt to be 'helpful' with vigilante blocking. We will do our best to keep the group together. We'll try to provide clear directions. We'll have a chase truck and dispatch phone numbers for help. We'll have people riding in the back and throughout the group to keep everyone on course. If you do break down or get lost, just stop somewhere safe, get out of traffic, and call the help number. We'll dispatch the truck or give you directions to the next checkpoint.
There is no helmet law for adults in Chicago, but we wear them and we hope you will, too. Eye protection IS mandatory. All scooerists should posess a current license appropriate to their scooter. Your scooter should have an up-to-date title, plates, and insurance, and all lights, brakes and other equipment should be working properly. The temperature can be all over the place, bring appropriate gear. Riding gloves and reasonably safe shoes are very highly recommended. There's a time and place for jackassery and we respect that, but anyone purposefully endagering other riders, pedestrians, drivers, or the reputation of our rally on public roads will be asked to leave.
Most street parking is metered electronically or zoned for resident parking. Note that many defunct analog meters have been left intact for bicycle lock points, don't try to put your money in them. Electronic meters accept quarters, dollar coins, and credit cards. They print adhesive receipts you can stick to your headlight. It's a good idea to write your plate number on your receipt so it can't be stolen by a car driver. Parking on any zoned residential street is permitted with a City of Chicago road use tax tag.
Chaining your bike to another bike or stationary object is always a good idea. Parking on the sidewalk or on bike racks is illegal, though enforcement varies by neighborhood.
The organizers and the venues will attempt to block off street parking at the major venues, but we accept no liability for damage, tickets or towing, be sure to park safely and legally.
The Big Sell-Out (1997)
Dirty Dozen (1999)
Kicked Out of the Webelos (2001)
These Scooters Don't Run (2002)
Scooters of Mass Destruction (2003)
Under New Management (200)
Dirty Dozen (2006)
Pork My RIde (2008)
Sin in the Second City (2009)
Bittersweet 16 (2010)
Vintage Slaughterhouse patches available at Scootmoto