Bikesafe NC Stage at the Raleigh Convention Center - Convention Center
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 & Awards Ceremony is $10/person (kids under 12 are free). Pre-purchase tickets here.
The 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.