Retirement is the perfect time for Baby Boomers to pick up a new hobby or fulfill a lifelong dream that had been put on hold. Many active adults can finally fulfill their desire to purchase their motorcycle they've been pining over for years.
Now that the kids are all grown up and you’ve saved enough money for your retirement, it may be the right time to buy that Harley you’ve always had your eye on. Luckily, active adults who have a passion for motorcycles will also fit right in at their 55+ community, because many of these communities have motorcycle clubs and social groups that cater to this hobby. If you’re looking for other “wild hogs” then check out these great active adult communities for motorcycle enthusiasts.
SaddleBrooke is known for its award-winning lineup of world-class amenities as well as its list of more than 100 charter clubs, interest groups, and leagues. But this Southern Arizona community also provides residents with an active social environment where retirees with Harleys can join other motorcycle enthusiasts in the community’s motorcycle club. Bikers can go on excursions to hit the open road and ride freely with other wild hogs.
Nestled in the foothills of the Tortolita Mountains located 25 miles northwest of Tucson, The Highlands at Dove Mountain is a premier 50+ community that has everything active adults could want or need. Besides a long list of home designs to choose from and the community’s 29,000 square-foot clubhouse, residents also have a rich lineup of social groups available. And if you’re a biker, then you will love the Highland Riders Motorcycle Club. Boomers can discuss their joy of riding, learn about motorcycle maintenance and safety, or hit the open road with other riders.
Anthem Ranch is a 55+ community built by Del Webb that offers homeowners breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountain foothills as well as easy access to cities like Boulder and Denver. Residents enjoy the community’s superb amenities and outdoor environment that provide them with endless options for socializing and enjoying some recreation. Homeowners have access to more than 50 clubs and special interest groups that cater to every hobby, activity, and specialty. Motorcycle fans can join the Anthem Ranch’s Motorcycle Riders Group that allow Boomer bikers to have fun riding their motorcycles with other residents as well as learn more about the motorcycle culture.
Another Del Webb age-restricted community that offers a haven for motorcycle enthusiasts is Sun City Hilton Head in Bluffton, SC. Residents not only have a 45-acre Village Center that boasts a wide selection of resort-style amenities but they also have more than 200 chartered clubs and interest groups that cater to a vast audience, one of which is the Sun City’s Roadrunners Motorcycle Club. The club has more than 130 members and about 80 primary riders that come from various backgrounds and lifestyles. Retirees can join this fun motorcycle club to “live life on the wild side” with their peers. Members can hit the open road, explore the surrounding area, or ride cross-country for a unique adventure.
Robson Ranch Texas is a highly acclaimed 40+ community just 35 miles northwest of Dallas and Fort Worth. Although its main attraction is its lush 18-hole Wildhorse Golf Club designed by Texas golf architect Gary Stephenson, Robson Ranch also has plenty of other amenities and activities that appeal to different interests.
Members of the community’s Robson Riders Motorcycle Group not only enjoy riding the open roads but they also use their organization to promote good, help the needy, and support charitable causes. Robson Riders are active in giving back to the community plus they support organizations and causes like the Bikers Against Child Abuse, the Ride for Kids pediatric tumor research, and Toy Runs. The bike club has also participated in the Denton County Coats for Kids Ride during the holiday season.
The Villages is known as one of the largest 55+ communities in the state of Florida as well as in the world. And with more than 56,000 households, it’s no surprise that this active adult community has an estimated 1,800 or more different clubs and social groups that represent almost any imaginable interest or activity.
Motorcycle fans can join the community’s bike club called The Village Nomads. Members enjoy the sport of motorcycling while making new friends and participating in a variety of activities and events while living by the club’s motto: “ride safe and always ride with pride.” The club also encourages riding safely and supporting community charities and events as well as promoting a positive image of bike clubs to the public.