Bikers roll into Sin City

Las Vegas BikeFest kicks off

By Motorcycle.com Staff, Oct. 02, 2008
The 2008 edition of BikeFest kicked off in Thursday in Las Vegas where attendees will enjoy live music and miles of motorcycles amid the bright lights of the Vegas Strip.

Organizers moved the event’s original date of August to October some years ago, allowing attendees to enjoy cooler weather for those memorable desert rides. Last year’s attendance hit roughly 34,000 with even more expected this year.

Organizers have invited 25 custom motorcycle builders to show off their latest bikes in this “invitation only” Las Vegas show, including Cory Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles, Jerry Burrow of Road Hawgs and Jaxon Fyffe of Wild Card Customs just to name a few.

The Fremont Street Experience has some great entertainment planned with two stages going Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. All music is free and can be found in downtown Las Vegas.

Count’s Kustoms will be sponsoring a $100,000 poker run on Saturday, October 4th. The ride will also stop at Count’s Kustoms for refreshments and shopping. The best hand wins $2,000. But everyone has the chance to match their hand with the one chosen by a computer to win the $100,000 Lucky Hand prize.

The World’s Strongest Biker Competition is offering cash from the event sponsors plus a $2,000 gift certificate from Ego Tripp. The competition takes place on Saturday at 11 a.m. promising a Trike Pull, Tire Carry and Keg Carry Competition to decide the winner.