Join us in Chicago
over Labor Day Weekend, 2024 for

Can you believe we’ve been doing this for THIRTY years? Whether we first met in the campground across the highway from the Metallica concert back in 1995, or at last year’s “29 Heures d’Abattoir,” you know that Slaughterhouse is the Midwest's biggest, best, and longest-running scooter rally. Scooterists come from around the country, and around the world. We're expecting 200+ attendees for this anniversary year. If you’ve never been, there's never been a better time to come… we’ll be bringing back some old favorite rides and events, along with some special new ones!

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Registration:

Registration is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Registration is $50. What do you get for that? So much! You'll get the usual patch, pin, decal, and magnet, and your wristband for a jam-packed weekend of thrills and excitement. But this year you'll also get a beautiful Slaughterhouse 30 2.5-inch cog and a durable custom Slaughterhouse tool bag, and more…

Stretch Goals

As attendees add up, so does the swag! We're adding more items when we hit 120, 150, 180, and 200 registrants!

but all this stuff is all for the first 200 registrants only! After that, you can still register but we're going to start running out of the good stuff, so now is the time to register!

The Cog:

"Cogs" are the enameled-and-chromed steel badges traditionally made to commemorate scooter events or clubs, they’re traded and collected around the world. It's kinda weird we've never made one before. Ours is made by the supplier to the Vespa Club of Britain, and it’ll look amazing mounted to your scooter (with rivets or 3M tape), or on display with your scooter memorabilia. The first 200 registrants get one, included in your rally bag. After that, they're gone!

License Plates:

Personalized Slaughterhouse 30 Illinois license plates are no longer available (the deadline was May 15). If you ordered a plate with valid IL vehicle registration, watch your email in late June or early July with pick-up instructions. You may legally display your plate COVERING your existing plate throough Labor Day.

If you ordered a plate without assigning it to a vehicle, it will be available after the rally. If you paid for shipping, we'll ship it.

The Flying Pig:

For the first time in many Slaughterhouses, this year you’ll have the opportunity to win a scooter, the “Flying Pig” built by Chicago Vespisti Garage. This tribute to Porsche's famous "Pink Pig" started life as a humble Genuine Stella. It's being completely rebuilt and packed with absolute top-shelf custom performance components from our friends at Pinasco, PLCcorse and more, with a custom hand-made Slaughterhouse 30 seat from Selle NISA. ONLY registered participants at the rally are eligible to win.

Note: This is an artist's rendering, stay tuned for actual photos, specs and rules!

T-Shirts & Apparel:

Slaughterhouse 30 T-shirts, scarves, and other goodies are available to order here. Older shirts are still available, too! These are printed on demand and will be shipped to you directly from the manufacturer within a week or so. Note: None of this merchandise will be available for purchase at the rally.

Charity:

For the past few years, Slaughterhouse has donated all our profits to My Block, My Hood, My City to ”inspire youth, empower communities, and build a better world one block at a time.” With your support, we’ve been able to donate over $2000 dollars both of the last two years, and with this year’s higher registration fee, the “Flying Pig,” and the general excitement around our thirtieth anniversary, we hope to donate even more this fall. We’re also hoping to work with M3 over the summer to organize some scooterist volunteer opportunities, stay tuned! Thanks for your support of this great organization!

Sponsors:

Schedule

Details coming soon, but here's a rough outline to help you plan: We'll have a meet-up Thursday night to pick up your registration kit and get signed in so you don't have to wait in line Friday. On Friday we'll meet up at 7 for some food, drink, and entertainment, then do our famous midnight ride. Saturday we'll meet up before lunch, visit some Chicago landmarks, take a break, then reconvene around dinnertime for the gymkhana, concours, and more food, drink, and entertainment. Sunday, we'll meet up around lunch for a reggae/soul party!

More information

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

Health

Stay hydrated and sunscreened. If you're sick, feeling sick, or have been exposed to sick people, or in a high-risk environment, please stay home. (If you can't make it because you're sick, we'll mail you your goodie bag at no charge.)

Riding

Ride safely and respectfully. Ensure your bike is in safe/legal condition. We highly recommend a full-face helmet, armored jacket, sturdy long pants, shoes that provide abrasion and impact resistance, and gloves. Even if it's hot. At a bare minimum, we implore you to wear a half-shell, eye protection, and decent shoes. If you're wearing flip-flops we literally might send you home.

Vespa Club of Chicago has published an extensive guide to scootering in Chicago and a summary of group riding procedures, which also include links to other useful resources. Please familiarize yourself with all Chicago riding and parking laws.

Arrive on time with a full tank of gas, and pay close attention to pre-ride instructions. 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 out of traffic safely, then call for help (phone numbers will be provided). We'll do our best to send help, or get you to the next checkpoint.

Rides are held at “scooter speed:” typical urban/suburban road speeds. Street-legal motormocyclez, minimotos, mopeds, etc. are all welcome if you can safely keep pace with scooters in both stop-and-go traffic and on open roads. We ask smaller-displacement bikes to stay towards the front of the pack, and bigger/faster scooters and motorcycles to stay towards the back, it helps keep the group together. Longer/faster rides will be split into 'faster' and 'slower' groups to accomodate all scooters.

Lodging

Update! As of April 25, we have a block of rooms available at the Ohio House, a vintage motel in the River North neighborhood, right near the Loop, Michigan Avenue, and many tourist attractions. It's also central to rally events. Rooms are $175/night (regular price $200) which includes free breakfast at Schneider Deli. Parking is an additional $15 (regular price $25). You must book by phone or email (not through the site), the group code is "VCOA." If you have any problems or questions, our contact there is Millaray.

Another (cheaper) favorite is the Heart O’ Chicago up in Andersonville. but that’s pretty far from the action this year. We’d suggest staying closer to downtown, or in Bridgeport or Pilsen. Check on the facebook event discussion for more suggestions.

Parking

Parking can be tricky depending on the neighborhood. Automobile parking is forbidden on many residential streets without a resident permit, though scooters with a Chicago tax tag can park on any residential street. Scooter parking on the sidewalk is not permitted, though may be permitted at some rally venues. Most streets are metered, and both scooters and cars need to pay for parking. The mobile app is easy to install and use. If you're trailering, we’d suggest parking for free in an industrial zone or in the outskirts of town (use a hitch lock!) and ride your scooter all weekend. Ask on the facebook discussion or email us for suggestions near your accomodations.

License Plate info

Personalization:

Street-Legal Plates:

Timeline

Disclaimer

This rally is organized by a loosely-knit and ever-changing group of hardworking volunteers who do it solely for your entertainment, continuing a 70-year-old tradition within the worldwide scooter community. Please understand that the individual organizers, sponsors, and venues accept no liability for damage, theft, loss, or injury. To participate in this event, you must sign the waiver stating you've chosen to accept accountability for any risks incurred. If you don’t sign the waiver, you’re are not a Slaugterhouse participant. If you’re not willing to be responsible for your actions, respect others, and follow the rules, please stay home.

Thanks to Kent Smith for the artwork!
Also check out his great t-shirt store, Shirts So Good.