The species of bearded, beer-swilling, cigarette-puffing biker that used to be such a mainstay of American motorcycle culture is slowly being replaced by young, tofu-eating, corporate types in designer leather jackets. However, here in Russia, the number of hard-drinking biker types just seems to keep growing. Anyone interested in meeting this new elite should check out the Ninth International Motofestival, "Face to Face."
The festival will be running from June 1 to 3, in the city of Maloyaroslavits. It is two hours from Kievskaya Train Station, presumably less if you have a bike. Entrance to the festival costs 50 rubles per person per day. Entrance to the campsite costs 50 rubles per person, if you come by foot, 100 if you come by motorcycle and 500 if by car.
In addition to motorcycle and scooter races, the festival also promises a "sea of beer," guaranteed to improve your racing abilities, and cheap food. It worth mentioning that bikers are not well-known gourmets and it might be advisable to bring some of your own food.
What: Motorcycle Festival
Date and time: June 1 to 3
Cover: 50 to 500 rubles