Escapes: Motorcycle show and celebration - The Sacramento Bee | Ductalk: What's Up In The World Of Ducati |

Attention all easy riders, iron horsemen and two-wheel ethusiasts: Carmel wants you to pull on a helmet, crank the throttle and come for a visit.

On Saturday, the seaside town is to host the fifth annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering, which will showcase some of the coolest classic and sport bikes from "the past, present and future."

According to organizers, "the featured themes for 2013 include: The 20th anniversary of the Ducati Monster, antique, Japanese, European, competition, American, off-road, custom/modified and superbike." In addition to manufacturer displays and a for-sale-by-owner event, the event will include a new "Legends of the Sport" series. This year's honoree will be Wayne Rainey, three-time champion of the 500cc Grand Prix and winner of the Daytona 200 motorcycle race. Attendees also can enjoy a barbecue lunch with beverages from local wineries and breweries, plus live music.