Every year Brasilia turns into the capital of motorcycles. Brasilia Capital Moto Week, the largest motorcycle meeting in Latin America, and third in the world, gathers riders for ten days. The event takes place in the last few weeks of July, in honor of motorcyclist day, on the 27th.
The idea for Brasilia Capital Moto Week started in 2004, when a group of friends used to meet every week to share their passion for motorbikes. At the time, the meeting lasted only for three days and took place at the parking lot of the old Mane Garrincha stadium.
Speeding up towards success
The meetings started to grow and became famous throughout the country, and even in the world. Every year the number of visitors increases and makes the motorcycle rides across the capital’s streets even more beautiful. According to a survey by the Federal District Tourism Secretariat, foreign tourists are mostly from Argentina (60%), Paraguay (20%), and Uruguay (20%). The event has grown so much that in 2009 it moved to Parque de Exposiçoes da Granja do Torto. Already in 2011 the event expanded to five days and received 243 thousand people.
In 2013, the 10-year celebration edition broke the record and brought 396 thousand people to the event, and 15 thousand motorcycles in the traditional ride through the streets of Brasilia. In 2015, it hit the mark of 500 thousand participants. Next, in 2016, the Brasilia Capital Moto Week got the official status of motorbike week and received 665 thousand visitors and 35 thousand bikes in the ride.
The 2018 edition broke the record again with 700 thousand people and 310 motorcycles riding about during the ten days of the festival.
Brasilia Capital Moto Week was born with the mission of embracing. So, if you think the event is just for men, you are very wrong. Women have the spotlight here. In the 2018 edition, they created the Women of Rock stage and the Lady Biker area, a place destined for female motorcyclists. Families and children are also welcome. The little ones even have a space designed just for them, called Moto Kids.
The concern with the environment is also present in the festival. That’s why, in 2017, the organizers began compensating the event’s CO2 emission.
In addition, the sorting of produced waste ensures that most of the eligible materials are recycled. All of the festival’s production team, from backstage organization to public interaction, is keen on reducing its environmental impact.
Warm and dry throughout most of the year.