Artistry of custom motorcycles to take over Raleigh Convention Center during Ray Price Capital City Bikefest, featuring a custom builder show sanctioned by the International Master Bike Builders Association.
RALEIGH, NC – September 19, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Raleigh’s streets rev to life for the 12th Annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest on September 23-25, 2016, presented by GEICO Motorcycle. Weekend highlights include the state’s largest custom bike show, sanctioned by the International Master Bike Builders Assoc. This event features many of North America’s most acclaimed motorcycle builders invited to display their one-of-a-kind designs at the Raleigh Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public on Sat., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The custom bike show features hundreds of unique two-wheel art from professional and hobbyist bike building artists who specialize in radical designs, vintage and modern motorcycle fabrication, paint and engineering. The Ray Price Capital City Bikefest and Motorsports Expo is among select bike shows sanctioned by the International Master Bike Builders Association and is sponsored by Misfit Industries and Ryd Wheels.
“The invited builders will bring an unbelievable level of expertise and unique designs to this year’s show,” said Mark Hendrix, general manager of Ray Price, Inc., the festival organizer. “We’re excited to showcase this type of artistry that adds a unique dimension to Raleigh’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.”
Other Expo events inside the Convention Center include the weekend-long Raleigh Tattoofest, sponsored by Warlock Tattoos, with proceeds benefiting charity. A garage-style Pinup Contest that will crown the 2016 Miss Capital City Bikefest, sponsored by Dames, Planes & Automobiles Magazine. The free, family-friendly festival also offers a diverse schedule of indoor and outdoor live music and stunt shows downtown.
The 2016 class of invited builders will showcase their incredible custom creations at Capital City Bikefest, some of the early registrants include: Flat Broke Customs, Ellijay, Ga.; Bag Dragger Customs, Gray, Tenn.; The Factory Metal Works, Salisbury, N.C.; Widowmaker Custom Design, Rougemont, N.C.; The Bike Exchange, Gastonia, N.C.; Hickory Flat Hot Rods, Hickory Flat, Ga.; Woodlawn Baggers, Greenwood, S.C.; KW Customs, Angier, N.C.; Karns Kustoms Delmar, Md.; Green Devil Garage Virginia Beach, Va.; Deathtrap Cycles Ontario, Canada; Crazy Beavers Customs, Clayton, N.C.; Ludwigsen Motor Co., Stedman, N.C.; Dan Rollins, Poquoson, Va.; Rankin Creek Custom Cycles, Stuarts Draft, Va.; Xecution Style, Elmer, N.J.; Garwood Custom Cycle, Lexington, N.C.; Sin Worx, Spartanburg, S.C.; Baker American Cycles, Fayetteville, N.C.; Unknown Customs, Gainesville Ga.; Coastal’s Hotvic Customs, Murrells Inlet, S.C.; Curly’s Custom Cycles, Hobart, Ind.; Butcher Chop, Dry Fork, Va.; Camtech Custom Baggers, Summerville, S.C.; Backyard Baggers, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Twin City Cycle Works, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Toxic Customs, Raleigh, N.C., among many others.
About the 12th Ray Price Capital City Bikefest, presented by GEICO Motorcycle
Capital City Bikefest was formed in 2005 in partnership with the City of Raleigh to become North Carolina’s first downtown motorcycle rally. Created by beloved local businessman, Ray Price, it helped bring the roar of life back to downtown Raleigh. Ray Price Capital City Bikefest and Motorsports Expo features a street festival with 35 bands on four stages as well as stunt shows and custom bike show indoors. Charity beneficiaries include the U.S.O. and U.S. Veterans Corps. Follow on Twitter: @RayPriceHD and #BikefestRaleigh.
About Ray Price, Inc.
For more than 34 years, Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Ray Price Triumph have served as the center of motorcycle culture in the Triangle region of North Carolina. The dealership offers education programs and group riding events for beginners-to-expert riders. In 2015, Ray Price was named “Retailer of the Year” by the N.C. Retail Merchants Association, and Ray Price Capital City Bikefest has been named the nation’s best event by Dealernews. The dealership actively supports philanthropy projects to raise money for charity through rides, cookoffs and diverse cultural celebrations.
Source: Source: Ray Price, Inc.