Showing Up is Everything

July 27, 2016 | By Mike Seate

With just a few weeks remaining before our Ninth Annual Reader’s Ride-In Bike Show, everything – including the weather- is heating up quite nicely. Our vendors and support staff have gone the extra kilometer to ensure that the August 13 event will top all those preceding it and then some. CRM regular and So Cal custom king Dustin Kott is shipping in not one but two amazing new custom Honda café racers, neither of which have been seen by the public. Dustin, who is serving as one of this year’s show judges alongside biker and funnyman Alonzo Bodden, will be around all weekend answering your queries about handcrafting way out motorbikes, so make sure to say hello. The prize packages are also leaning towards the gi-normous this year, with each of the show class winners to receive gift packages from sponsors Design Engineering, Spectro Performance Oils, Cognito Moto and Workshop Hero; Joe Rocket has pitched in with a pair of their excellent Café Racer Gloves and our newest advertiser Magura, will be on hand with a display of their high tech braking products for all sorts of streetbikes.

Wildest of all, team CRM has decided to spice up the pot (no silly 420 references, please) by creating our first-ever cash prize fund. The winner – or winners- of our Best in Show award and People’s Choice will ride away with checks for $300 and $200 respectively. Just how they plan to ride home carrying oversized, six-foot checks is anyone’s guess, but it should prove a genuine incentive to polishing off those hidden treasure customs and bringing them to Sewickley War Memorial Park on Saturday, August 13. See you there!