Public Bike Show

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We need your bike

at the Capital City Bikefest Bike Show

Open to all motorcycles

You don't have to be a custom builder to win. Just bring your bad ass bike!

Large Variety of Classes

Custom stock as well as radical custom classes and everything in between.

Easy to Enter

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Public Bike Show
Sat, Sep 22 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
Sun, Sep 23 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

- 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC

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The Capital City Bikefest Bike Show is open to the public and comprised of motorcycles from a variety of classes and bike owners of all levels are invited to enter. Got an awesome ride? We want to see it!

Classes are determined based on the field of entries that we receive. First, Second and Third place trophies are awarded in each class, along with the bragging rights that comes with placing at the Capital City Bikefest Bike Show.

Weekend admission to the Capital City Bikefest Bike Show is $10/person (kids under 12 are free). Pre-purchase tickets here. Entering your bike in the show gets you one (1) free weekend admission pass to the activities in the Convention Center including the Bike Show. In addition, the first 100 people to pre-register their bike for the bike show will receive a complimentary Cycle Care Motorcycle Care Package!

Online pre-registration is now closed but we still want your bike in the show! Just show up Friday evening or Saturday morning and you can register then.

International Master Bike Builders Association (IMBBA) Sanctioned Event

International Master Bike Builders AssociationThe Capital City Bikefest Bike Show is an International Master Bike Builders Association (IMBBA) Sanctioned Event. Independent judging is performed by IMBBA approved judges. All IMBBA judges strictly adhere to a straight-forward set of published guidelines used to award points, and all IMBBA judges go through a training apprenticeship, judging bikes alongside founding president and chief judge, Jeff Starke. The judges use trade standards to award points that define the bike’s “Fit, Form, Function & Safety.” An apprentice judge does not become certified to judge IMBBA bike shows until his point scores match the other judges within one point in every category. To further reduce the margin, every bike is independently scored by three judges and the final points are a summation of their point evaluations. Using the point system published in the judge’s training manual, builders can go over their bikes with the judges to clearly see what points were awarded for physical attributes, as well as the sum of skills needed to assemble, fabricate and engineer each motorcycle.


  • Antique/Classic (30 Years+)
  • Bagger - Custom Stock
  • Bagger - Radical Custom
  • European Custom
  • Metric Custom
  • Cafe Racer
  • Sportster®/Buell
  • Big Twin
  • Bobber
  • Rat Bike
  • Sport Bike
  • Chopper
  • Trike

Four Awesome Bike Shows - One Location

For the first time at Capital City Bikefest, we're not just having one Bike Show, we're hosting four! In addition to the regular Bike Show you have the opportunity to enter your bike in the Baddest Bagger contest, the Softail Showdown or the Team Money Cycles' Sound Off Series Grudge Match! That's even more opportunities to bring home a trophy!

Capital City Bikefest Bike Show
Baddest Bagger Raleigh
Softail Showdown
Team Money Cycles Sound Off Series



  • Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Saturday: 6:00-9:00am

Bike Show Hours

  • Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Bike Show Awards

  • Sunday: 4:00pm

Jet-Hot High Performance Coatings

1126 South Saunders Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone : +919-832-2261
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