Chitown Rocks

April 24, 2018 | By Mike Seate

Typically, we’re far too busy in the editorial offices or garage to attend many motorcycle rallies. Thanks to our talented contributors, we still manage to cover quite a few events on both sides of the Atlantic. However, there’s one annual two-wheeled get-together that’s a must-see for team CRM and that’s the upcoming Motoblot weekend in Chicago. Borne from the ashes of the Windy City’s Mods and Rockers celebration, Motoblot has evolved into the sort of funky, multifaceted street festival you just don’t see much of these days. In addition to some of the best custom bike show classes around, the three-day sioree is awash with amazing live bands like locals Three Blue Teardrops, cutting edge art displays, riding gear and used bike vendors, and enough god grub and beer to stretch your kidney belt by a few notches. The motorcycles both ridden to and entered in Motoblot’s custom shows are as eclectic as the crowd itself, drawing in streetfighters, blinged-out sportbikes, Harleys, bobbers, antiques, choppers and naturally, cafe racers of every size and description.

If that’s not enough of an encouragement to dust off your leathers and head to Motoblot this June 22-24 consider the weather- Chicago tends to be seasonably warm, windy and comfortable making both the ride there and the time spent groovin’ to the event as laid-back as a biking weekend gets. See you there!