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ALL ARE WELCOME!  We’ve always believed that the best thing about our bike show series is the people that both exhibit and attend.  This isn’t just about the bikes – but about the people building and riding them as well.  After doing these shows for more than 10 years, its great seeing how many connections and friendships that have developed over the years between folks coming to the shows.  There’s a common bond that exists between riders – and there’s even more of a connection between the folks that take the time to restore, customize, or even create their own bikes.  People start talking about what they’ve built, what they have at home, and what they rode up to the show. 

If you’ve got a bike you’re proud of – we’d like to invite you to join in and put her in the show.  Even if you’ve never shown her before – that’s ok.  We’re all family here. 

Make sure that you check out our events listing on Facebook and follow the ones that are of interest to you.  We will be posting updates and more details about the shows and new programs as things are finalized.  www.Facebook.com/ThunderRoadsOhio

Most of the 2023 season is now behind us, and it’s been an amazing year with more than 800 bikes being shown in the series this year!  We will be featuring the results along with photos of the bikes and events throughout the winter, as we review the shows and begin looking forward to the next season.

NEW FOR 2023!

Each year we review the shows and consider we can expand and improve the shows for the following year.  Here are a few things that how we are considering at this point.

  1. New Trike Categories – including Custom, Stock, and Vintage  This category continues to grow each show, including some amazing custom – even “radical” – three wheelers.  We are planning on keeping side cars in the category at this point.
  2. Adding more BIGGER events – fairs and festivals.  This year we partnered with several larger regional events to host bike shows, these included the Wild Turkey Festival and the Union County Fair.  These events gave Exhibitors more things to do during the shows and certainly brought more folks to check out the bikes.  There were challenges, though, as we had to make sure the bikes could easily access the areas for the shows.  We plan on improving that area – primarily through pre-registration and sending out passes in advance.
  3. Electronic voting system.  We are considering several options to allow electronic voting by those attending the shows.  This would speed up the administrative side of things while still ensuring that every vote was counted.  Once we get things figured out, we will share our system with the Federal government.  😉
  4. More unique trophies and prizes!  We tried offering custom Prize Belts, Rings, and show placards this year.  Working with show sponsors, we plan on expanding this for next year.

Have suggestions or thoughts?  Email us at BikeShowInfo@gmail.com , and let us know what you think.


We’ve posted over well over 30,000 Bike Show and event pictures on our Facebook page, with most sorted in Albums by the particular shows.  If you’re home and feel like reminiscing about warmer days out on the bike, take a few minutes and check them out.  You’re welcome to tag and share these as you’d like.  We are working with some new partners to offer the ability to easily get these printed and sent to you – with just a few clicks.  Hope to have an announcement on that shortly.  Currently, however, we do have the means to get you posters – even big vinyl banners for your garage – of any images we have.  Our partner, NEO PRO IMAGING ( www.neoproimaging.com ) is able to do some amazing things with pictures – such as metal or acrylic prints suitable for mounting on the wall or professionally displaying.   Email us for more information BikeShowInfo@gmail.com

We’re able to produce full color vinyl banners with photos of your bike – for less than $2.50 a square foot!*  These are perfect for your shop / garage wall, rec room, or bar.  They also make a great gift!

Thunder Zone Vendor Areas – FAIRS & FESTIVALS in 2023!

As we look towards next year and begin locking down dates and locations, we will similarly begin planning for expanded and NEW Thunder Zones for 2023.   These vendor / exhibitor areas will be managed by Iron Cowboy Productions, LLC as a compliment to the Bike Shows and other festivities we have going on.

As we announce dates for 2023, we will begin accepting vendor and exhibitor applications.  These Thunder Zones are a great place to set up as a vendor selling to the motorcycle community, as a service organization serving the veteran or riding community, or as a means of promoting your riding organization with upcoming events.

EMAIL us TODAY – if you’re interested in doing any of our shows for next year.  We will begin signup within the next few weeks, so don’t delay.  Send us your contact information and a brief description of what you’d offer.  Send to: Events@ReasonsToRide.com



Thursday, October 20th 6-7pm Registration, 7-8 Voting and Judging

VFW Post 1079, 500 Abbe Rd S, Elyria OH

We hosted an Iron n Ink Tattoo Party at the Elyria VFW as part of their Bike Night earlier this summer and we were so impressed by the location and folks we worked with, that we went ahead and added a BIKE SHOW to what might be their Bike Night Finale’!

This is one of the best Bike Nights we’ve found this summer with games, giveaways, music, and vendors.  It’s at a VFW so of course – it all goes to support local vets! DJ Ed, formerly of Quaker Steak & Lube, hosts the festivities and he does a great job of keeping things moving along.

2023 Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama

March 31 – April 2, 2023

Cleveland I-X Center, pistonpowershow.com

Vehicle Registration is NOW OPEN for the Annual Piston Power Show in Cleveland.  This is the largest indoor vehicle show in the world, and once again we will be hosting the motorcycle area.  However, they are tightening things up and will only be featuring 32 motorcycles as part of the display – and they will be finalizing the selection process before the end of the year.  So, if you’re interested in participating as an exhibitor – you need to get on the website and get your application in ASAP!  And for everyone else, mark this one down on the calendar!

These are just a few that we’ve already locked down, but we have A LOT more in the works!  Make sure that you’re following us on Facebook ( www.Facebook.com/ThunderRoadsOhio) for updates as they are announced.

*Tentative dates. Date and details to be finalized and will be announced in future editions of TRO or at ThunderRoadsOhio.com 

Register ONLINE at ThunderRoadsOhio.com for these Bike SHOWS and more!

For more information, email us at BikeShowInfo@gmail.com and follow us online at www.Facebook.com/ThunderRoadsOhio


We are currently reviewing locations and locking down dates for our 2023 Bike Show Series.  For 2023, we are looking to expand the show throughout the Midwest, and we are considering NEW locations.  We are looking to add both more local BIKE NIGHT SHOWS and more larger REGIONAL SHOWS.  We are also considering adding 2 more of the CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS as part of regional motorcycle rallies. If you’re interested in hosting a show or having us produce a show as part of your event, email us TODAY for more information at BikeShowInfo@gmail.com

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