7 Slaughterhouse 25 Chicago Scooter Rally

Celebrate 25 years of Slaughterhouse with our biggest and best scooter rally yet. Our Silver Jubilee features rides, amazing live music, food/drink, parties, friends, bowling, and scooters (and scooterists) of all shapes, sizes, and vintages.

Get hold of us at rally@slaughterhousechicago.com, mark yourself as "going" on the facebook event page, and watch this space for more details. Thanks!

Preregistration is CLOSED!

FEAR NOT! you can register onsite* $25 includes this year's incredible patch and a goodie bag**. No, it's better than good, it's a bestie bag. Registration also includes pizza friday, coffee and pastries at Dainese, the bbq at Motoworks, admission to the Beat Kitchen, and a fancy-ass brunch at Fischmann's. Seriously, it's a ridiculous bargain.

*Onsite registration includes everything but the t-shirt.
We hope to have a limited number of shirts for sale, act fast!

**Goodie bag contents are limited.
Register as early as possible to get the good stuff!

Itinerary:

Friday, August 30, 2019

7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Slaughterhouse Bowling Classic 2: "Rob's Revenge" and DJs at the legendary Fireside Bowl (2648 W. Fullerton). DJs include "DJ Stuck in the 90s," "DJ Who Is Clogging Up the EZ Pass Lane" and "DJ Brought a Laptop for the End of the Night." There will be pizza. If we can get a better pizza sponsor than 2strokebuzz, there will be good pizza.

The official tournament is full but please come join us at Fireside for music and drinks and pizza even if you're not bowling. If you're really itching to bowl, there should be lanes available aside from the ones we've reserved for the tournament.

11:30 PM - 1:30 AM
The Infamous Midnight Ride!™

1:30 AM - 4:00 AM (technically, Saturday morning)
Drinks, hangs, and karaoke at Sidekicks (4424 W Montrose Ave). Bar is cash-only but they have an ATM.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Breakfast at Dainese Chicago (1216 N Clybourn) featuring Abacus Coffee.

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
RIDE RIDE RIDE

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BBQ and the return of the Gymkhana at Motoworks Chicago (1901 S. Western Ave)

7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

We take over another legendary Chicago music venue, Beat Kitchen (2100 W Belmont Ave) for a big ol' Chicago-style party! Check out this lineup:

Plus the 3rd Annual Slaughterhouse Silent Raffle™

We're practically giving tickets away to the general public at $15, but your rally wristband gets you in! (Bring money for drinks and they have great food, it's Beat Kitchen after all.)

12:00 AM - 5:00 AM (technically it's Sunday now) Planet Earth Dance Party at Late Bar (3534 W Belmont Ave). Your wristband gets you in. Bar is cash only!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Brunch and send off at Fischman Public House (4058 N Milwaukee Ave). Your choice of brunch entree from the menu included with wristband (sides and beverages not included).

1pm-3pm
Ride to Metropolitan Brewing (3057 N Rockwell) for killer hangs and delicious beers with a view. $1 off half-liters with rally wristband! A little hair of the dog will do us some good.

Sponsors:

Registration

You MUST register and sign the waiver (and wear your wristband at all times) to participate in group rides, games, meals, and most events.

$25 registration gets you an embroidered patch, some swag (while swag supplies last), venue entry, food and drink at some events, and your wristband. T-shirts only available with pre-registration.

If you don't pre-reg, we'll try to accept credit cards on-site, but please pre-register or bring cash to be safe.

Visitors/Spectators

Visitors and spectators are welcome to check out the scene at their own risk. Anyone who hasn't registered and signed the waiver is not a participant in the rally and may not participate in rides, games, meals, etc.

Kids are welcome (with guardian) at some events, but may learn some new words and may end up making some bad decisions later in life. Some venues are 21+ Email us with any specific questions, or check with the venue.

More Information

Schedule

All times subject to "scooter time," and weather but we're better than you'd think about staying on schedule, so please arrive early (and gassed-up!) for rides and other events. Check the facebook page for last-minute schedule changes and announcements, especially if the weather doesn't cooperate.

Lodging

It's Chicago, it's Labor Day weekend. Make plans soon. If you need suggestions or advice, the facebook page or AirBnB can help.

Riding

Please familiarize yourself with these Motorcycle Safety Foundation guidelines for group riding, Illinois motorcycle laws and Chicago scooter parking laws. Note that all motorscooters including 50cc models ARE considered motorcycles in Illinois and must follow all motorcycle laws. Pay close attention to pre-ride directions about blocking, formations, and regrouping locations. Please do not attempt to be 'helpful' with vigilante blocking. Seriously. please. NO. We will do our best to keep the group together, provide clear directions and route/contact info, and offer help to breakdowns. If you do break down or get lost, just stop somewhere safe, get out of traffic, and call the help numbers printed in the rally booklet. We'll send someone to help, or give you directions to the next checkpoint.

Rides are held at "scooter speeds," Motormocyclez, mopeds, etc. are welcome if you can safely keep pace with scooters.

Safety

Brains are sexy. We wear helmets and we hope you will, too. Eye protection is mandatory. You must possess a current license appropriate to your scooter in the state of your current residence. Your scooter should have an up-to-date title, plates, and insurance. All lights, brakes, mirrors and other required equipment should be working properly. The temperature/weather can be (and usually is) all over the place, bring appropriate gear. An armored jacket, riding gloves and reasonably-safe closed-toe leather shoes are very highly recommended. Flip flops are unsafe and just gross, no one wants to see your ugly toes.

The small but ridiculously important type: This rally is organized by a loosely-knit and ever-changing group of volunteers who do it for your enjoyment in the spirit of the long tradition of reciprocal hospitality across the worldwide scooter culture. Please understand that the individual organizers, sponsors, and venues accept no liability for damage, theft, loss, or injury on behalf of the rally. By signing the waiver and participating in this event, you've chosen to accept accountability for any risks incurred. If you do not sign the waiver, you are not a participant in the rally.

Ride responsibly! There's a time and place for a bit of goodnatured jackassery and we respect that. We're adults. But riding/driving drunk or under the influence of drugs, violating the rules of the road, endagering other riders, pedestrians or drivers, and/or vandalizing property will annul your participation in the rally an you will be asked to leave and/or be reported to the police. If you're going to drink, remember that one in three Chicagoans is an Uber or Lyft driver and there are 12,000 rideshare vehicles within a mile of you at all times. We can help get your scooter locked up somewhere safe, and get you home safely.

Special thanks to the awesome Nina Flomp at Studio One Tattoo for this year's sweet, sweet patch and shirt artwork!) Please visit her for all your permanent skin-marking needs.