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.
It’s important to recognize that these are INFORMAL, RIDE-IN SHOWS! While we do use Judges at most shows, the majority of the votes come from the crowd. These are fun shows with the emphasis on camaraderie more than competition. If you’ve ever stormed out of a show after not winning the big trophy – these shows aren’t for you.
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
THE VETERANS RETURN!
After several years of OFFICIAL OHIO BIKE WEEK BIKE SHOW is returning to downtown Sandusky – right on the WATER! We’re excited to be back downtown and being in the midst of the WORLD FAMOUS BLOCK PARTY!
As in year’s past, this is an informal, Ride-In, Bike Show following the TRO Championship Bike Show Series Rules and Procedures. It will be held in Downtown Sandusky, OH on Saturday, June 4th. We collect votes from the crowd, combine with weighted ballots from the judges – to determine our winners.
We will be awarding TROPHIES, PLACARDS, and $2,500 IN CASH to this year’s winners!
So ride on down, park your bike and enjoy the LIVE MUSIC and festivities in the midst of the LARGEST MOTORCYCLE EVENT IN THE MIDWEST!
We are anticipating that feature bike space will be limited, so we are encouraging everyone to REGISTER as soon as possible for this show. We will be reserving space and assigned spots for bikes that have pre-registered online. As previously, registration will be discounted in advance AND you get a FREE Exhibitor Bike Show Shirt! We will be accepting bikes the day of the show – but only as space allows and priority will be given to the pre-registered ones.
VINTAGE & VETERANS DISPLAYS
This year we are teaming up with a number of Ohio county fairs to help incorporate motorcycles into more of their programming. This will include several new BIKE SHOWS as part of county fairs across the state. We are excited at the opportunities this will allow as we showcase unique and classic motorcycles in front of thousands attending county fairs – that in some cases have been going on for more than 150 years!
For several of the counties, we will be hosting VINTAGE & VETERANS motorcycle exhibits. In most cases these will be held in either indoor or covered areas and run the duration of the fair. We are inviting anyone with a motorcycle 25 years or older, a military model, or any make or model with a military / patriotic theme to participate. Selected bikes will be sponsored by Thunder Roads Ohio, showcased as part of the exhibit, and then featured as part of the feature bike show on the designated day. Selected exhibitors will receive a wristband / pass for the duration of the fair and a special VINTAGE & VETERAN’S EXHIBITOR bike show shirt at no cost to them. There will be a limited number of spots available for these displays, so we encourage anyone interested in participating to please submit a photo of their bike and information on it to BikeShowInfo@gmail.com. If you are interested in participating in a particular show – or open to dates throughout the series, please indicate that. There is NO COST to exhibitors for participating in these displays.
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 of photos or your design – for less than $2.50 a square foot!*
Thunder Zone Vendor Areas
For the larger weekend shows, we will be adding THUNDER ZONE Vendor areas to our layout. These vendor areas will offer a tremendous opportunity to reach not only thousands of riders – but far more, as many of the events embrace the entire community, drawing attendees from throughout their regions. For more information on vending at these events and to be put on a list for updates, email BikeShowInfo@gmail.com
UPCOMING 2022 SHOWS
Looking forward, we’ve made a commitment to further developing the Bike Show Series – with the addition of more larger, regional shows. We will still have smaller community shows, but we are adding more shows connected with FAIRS, FESTIVALS, and of course MAJOR MOTORCYCLE RALLIES and EVENTS.
LUCAS COUNTY BIKE SHOW – presented as part of the Lucas County Fair
July 11-17, 2022 Vintage and Veterans Motorcycle Exhibit
Wednesday, July 17, 2022 – Ride-In Bike Show
Thunder Roads Ohio is teaming up with the Lucas County Fair to present a motorcycle exhibit featuring vintage and military / patriotic themed bikes as part of their annual celebration. Then on Wednesday, July 17th – there will be a ride-in Bike Show with special classes for military and patriotic themed motorcycles.
UNION COUNTY BIKE SHOW – presented as part of the Union County Fair
Bike Show / Bike Night Tuesday, July 26th Marysville, OH
New for 2022 – The Union County Fair will be presenting a BIKE SHOW as part of the Fair Festivities. It till be an informal, ride-in bike show in the midst of the fair – with motocross happening across from the show, so there will be a lot of 2 wheeled entertainment. Special VINTAGE categories – so bring out your bike and spend the day at the fair!
LEXINGTON BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL August 18 – 21, 2022
Lexington welcomes Thunder Roads Ohio to their long running festival that features a entertainment, rides, games, festival food and more for the entire family.
FINK’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIKE SHOW
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Thunder Roads Ohio returns to Fink’s Harley-Davidson in Zanesville to host their 4th Annual Bike Show. This is a great show that always features a number of unique bikes – of all makes and models. Local riding organizations are always well represented and Fink’s rolls it all out. There is always good music, cold beverages, something to eat – and lots of great folks!
12th Annual Geneva-on-the-Lake THUNDER ZONE BIKE SHOW, Sept. 10, 2022
It’s official – we will be returning to The Marketplace Landing in Geneva-on-the-Lake, adjacent to the Old Firehouse Winery and Sunset bar, and right on America’s North Coast overlooking the water! It’s the most beautiful spot in GOTL and the perfect setting for a BIKE SHOW!
Planning is already underway to make this the biggest Thunder Zone EVER – and that includes kicking the bike show up EVEN MORE! With more classes, more awards, more CASH – and yes, the loudest pipes contest is returning!
We will also be greatly expanding our THUNDER ZONE Vendor Area – but as space will surely go fast! If you’d like to come out and join us for the weekend – with a booth for your shop, business or organization – get in touch ASAP! We are already accepting registrations at this time, and once it’s filled – that’s it! Email us at BikeShowInfo@gmail.com to get your application or for more information.
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!
INTERESTED IN HOSTING A TRO BIKE SHOW AT YOUR LOCATION THIS FALL OR IN 2023?
We are currently reviewing locations for FALL BIKE SHOWS and locking down dates for our 2023 Bike Show Series. We have a LIMITED NUMBER of dates available still. Email us TODAY for more information at BikeShowInfo@gmail.com