Slaughterhouse 28

Hey, friends! Things are somehow "back to normal" (but are they, really?). After two scaled-back, mostly-riding, mostly-local years, we're returning to full-throttle this year, with a few performance upgrades. You're not going to want to miss it. The itinerary isn't totally nailed down, but we have some great stuff in the works (see schedule below).

Check this out: we're offering an amazing memento that (as far as we're aware) has never been produced for a U.S. scooter rally until now:

Yes, that's a totally-for-real street-legal custom steel Illinois motorcycle plate, available only to Slaughterhouse 28 participants.

The deadline to customize plates has passed, but we still have a few sequentially-numbered plates available. We're absolutely unable to get more once those are gone, so register now to be sure to get one! If you include your valid IL scooter registration info, you'll get it in July, and you can use it through the rally, otherwise you'll get it after the rally.

Reach out to us at rally@slaughterhousechicago.com if you have any questions, and be sure to tell your friends, and mark yourself as "going" on our facebook event page.

Watch for more updates and details as we get closer to Labor Day Weekend.

Registration

$25 includes a 5" rally patch (who has better patches than us!?), goodie bag, wristband, admission to events, and $7 off admission to Klairmont Kollections auto museum on Sunday.

Do it RIGHT NOW, there are only a few license plates left!

Profits/proceeds will be donated to My Block My Hood My City. Last year we donated $1500!)

Register Here

Complete a separate registration for each participant.
If you'd like an additional plate, register again!

If you can't make it this year, but you love Slaughterhouse, register anyway! That 100% counts to keep your "Slaughterhouse streak" alive, you're supporting a great charity, and you still get the swag!

Like last year, we have t-shirts! They're not included in the rally fee, but you can order them here. Choose a wide variety of colors, styles, and sizes. Again, all proceeds (after Threadless' cut) go to My Block My Hood My City. Order early to ensure you'll have it in time for the rally.

2022 Schedule

Check the Facebook event page for any last-minute schedule changes or announcements. Arrive at rides early, with a full tank of gas. Include ample time to register and sign the waiver. Everyone complains that we don't leave on schedule until we actually DO leave on schedule, and then everyone REALLY loses their shit.

Friday, September 2, 2022

We’ll meet up for registration at a secret members-only club, then head out on our beloved night ride, then end up at another club for late-night 80s dancing.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

VCOA-Chicago presents a citywide poker run (with customized souvenir playing cards), scooter games, awards, and a short evening group ride to scooter movie night!

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Chicago-style 16-inch softball (no glove needed!), another ride, and very-discounted admission to Klairmont Kollections, an amazing museum featuring hundreds of rare vintage automobiles (including minicars and scooters). After that, Mayday S.C. invites you to Golden Dagger for Amplified Chicago, AllModChicago's monthly afternoon dance party!

More Information

KEEP YOUR WRISTBAND ON all weekend, you must be registered and wearing a wristband to participate.

Health

Covid hasn't gone away, and who knows, probably Monkeypox will be going strong by Labor Day. We can let down our guard and have some fun, but please don't be stupid or inconsiderate. We're not checking vaccination cards, but if you're sick, feeling sick, have been exposed to sick people, are unvaccinated by choice, or you can't politely exist in a crowd of people without grumbling about 'your freedoms,' please stay home.

License Plate info

The license plate situation is a bit confusing, but worth it! Read these details (and the registration form) very carefully.

Personalization/Numbering:

Street-Legal Plates

Timeline

Riding

Ride safely and respectfully. Ensure your bike is in safe/legal condition. We highly recommend a full-face helmet, armored jacket, jeans, sturdy shoes/boots, and gloves, even if it's hot and sunny. At a bare minimum, humor us and wear a half-shell, eye protection, and decent shoes. If you're wearing flip-flops we might send you home. Stay hydrated and sunscreened.

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) must follow the same driving/parking laws as automobiles.

Pay close attention to pre-ride directions about blocking, formations, and regrouping locations, we’re trying some new things this year. 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, get somewhere safe out of traffic, and call for help (numbers will be provided). We'll send someone to help, or give you directions to the next checkpoint.

Rides are held at "scooter speed,” essentially typical urban/suburban road speeds. Motormocyclez, mopeds, etc. are welcome if you can safely keep pace with scooters. Smaller-displacement bikes please keep to the front of the pack, Barcaloungers to the back.

Lodging

There's no official rally hotel, St. Louis likes the rustic vintage “charm” (and low prices) of the Heart O’ Chicago in Andersonville. We’ll be all over the North and West sides, but this year the general vicinity of Scooterworks Chicago would be your best bet for an Airbnb, convenience-wise.

Disclaimer

This rally is organized by a loosely-knit and ever-changing group of volunteers who do it for your enjoyment, following the half-century-plus tradition of reciprocal hospitality throughout 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 participating in this event and signing the waiver, you've chosen to accept accountability for any risks incurred. If you don’t sign the waiver, you’re not participating in the rally. Ride safely, be responsible for your actions, respect others, and follow the rules, or don't come.