CHAMPIONSHIP BIKE SHOW SERIES
As motorcyclists, bikers, or whatever you want to call yourselves – our bikes are often our pride and joy. In many cases, We spend hours after hours, and often dollars after dollars making them our own personal ride. With all that time and effort, why not bring them out and showcase what you’ve done? To that end, we present the Thunder Roads Ohio Bike Show Series.
The TRO Bike Show Series features local, regional, and nationally recognized shows that all builders and bike owners are encouraged to participate in. Vintage, metric, v-twin, customs, restored antiques, “resto-mods”, trikes, and radicals – they are all welcome to the show. Each bike show is also a qualifier for our Championship Shows – both the State Show and the National Championship Show which has been held as part of the I-X Piston Power Show the last several years.
The vast majority of these shows are RIDE-IN shows, meaning that the bikes are expected to be ridden and a little bit of road dust is fine. We don’t split hairs over trailering in bikes, but we do require that all bikes must be functioning. They must start and be able to be safely ridden on the road.
Most of the shows include voting by event attendees and weighted judges scores. We use this approach to make certain we include the “people’s choice” as well as a professional eye – preventing it just being a popularity contest. Some shows, though, are Judged Shows – with the guest votes simply going towards the People’s Choice Awards.
All Thunder Roads Shows feature trophies and placards to recognize the bikes and winners, with special prizes being added in some shows in consideration of the location and hosts. The Best of Show Bikes and TOP Class Winners from the Bike Show Series are then invited to take part in the Championship Shows.
All shows this year include a CUSTOM PAINT class for bikes to be considered under. You can enter your bike in just this category – or you can add it as a second classification. There is a discounted fee for adding the second category.
Standard TRO Show Classes
Vintage Import Stock (European / Asian)
Vintage Domestic Stock
Stock Domestic (V-Twin)
Custom Domestic (V-Twin)
Rat Bike / Garage Build
Adventure / Off-Road
BEST OF SHOW
A class must have at least 3 entries in order to qualify for a BEST OF CLASS Award. Subcategories and Specialty Classes (show in italics) must have at least 3 distinct entries within in order to be broken out, but is done at the discretion of the event organizers. Judged Shows will include both a BEST OF SHOW and a PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD. Thunder Roads Ohio and show organizers reserve the right to consolidate or add classes at their discretion.
ALL BEST OF SHOW Winners qualify for the Championship Show. Best of Class Winners are entered for consideration, with top series performers being selected for the Championship.
Bike Show Registration Form
Please purchase and pay for your Thunder Roads Bike Show Registration before downloading this form. This form is to be downloaded and emailed to: BikeShowInfo@gmail.com