While the Rat/Rad, Custom, and Vintage classes had some neat bikes to look at, the Metric, Stock, Trike, and Sport Bike classes really didn't impress me much. I still can't believe that for 2 years in a row, not a single Sportster has been in this show in any class.
I went last year for the first time and the weather was much improved versus the snow we had last year. It was nice to see people actually riding to the show this year.
Assorted sights along I-94:
The show is held inside the Runestone Community Center, which is an ice hockey arena.
Bikes are displayed by class and most vendors line the perimeter of the show floor.
Awards are given out in each category.
Unless you count the one Buell in the Sportbike category, there wasn't a single Sportster in the show. There was an interesting one parked outside with a double-barrel shotgun style hand clutch and shifter.
It was a relatively small show so I'm not going to draw this out to a dozen posts or anything. I'm cramming nearly 50 photos into just 3 posts so come on back.
I have ridden the Spring run 5 times since 2008 and ridden the Fall run 4 times. It's always a good time and a fantastic area to ride. You can find lots of photos and blog posts on my Guide to Local Events page.
Last Spring's run was REALLY cold. Here's a photo and, yes, that's fresh snow on the ground.
Red Desert's second set was just as awesome as their first. Kevin's barn was an amazing setting to see this band.
Photos are all fine and good, but if you don't know what these guys sound like, crank up your speakers and LISTEN:
I am going to give you two pieces of homework... First, find out where and when Red Desert is playing next and GO SEE THEM LIVE! Here's a link to their Facebook page (click here). Second, make friends with Kevin and hope to get invited to his next barn party. Don't forget to bring a hammock.