Top Custom Bike Builders Take Home Honors at Ray Price Capital City Bikefest

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Ray Price Capital City Bikefest & Motorsports Expo recently hosted North Carolina’s largest custom bike show sanctioned by International Master Bike Builders Association. The event took place in Raleigh where 21 bike builders were recognized for their innovative motorcycle designs

Ray Price Capital Bikefest & Motorsports Expo

Winners of the custom bike show at the 2016 Ray Price Capital City Bikefest & Motorsports Expo in Raleigh, N.C.

The level of innovation and craftsmanship displayed by these builders was outstanding, said Mark Hendrix, Ray Price Capital City Bikefest organizer.

Top bike builders descended on Raleigh, N.C. recently for the 12th Annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest, presented by GEICO Motorcycle. Weekend highlights included the state’s largest custom bike show sanctioned by the International Master Bike Builders Association and sponsored by Misfit Industries and Ryd Wheels. Many of North America’s most accomplished motorcycle builders competed for $15,000 in cash and prizes.

The bike show featured both professional and hobbyist bike builders competing with their vintage, modern and radical designs in fabrication, paint and engineering. First place winners in the 2016 Ray Price Motorsports Expo bike show included:

KW Customs, Best of Show;
Curly's Custom Cycles, People's Choice;
Factory Metal Works, Road Devil’s Pick;
Butcher Chop, Invited Builder Custom;
KW Customs, Invited Builder Baggers;
Unknown Customs, Misfit Pick & Best Paint;
Pinup Baggers, Trike;
Woodlawn Baggers, Antique Class;
Michael Erikson, Sportster/Buell class;
David Duncan, Rat Bike;
Jay Marshall, Bobber;
Scott Carawan, Café Racer;
John Hyatt II, Chopper;
James Aswell, Euro Custom;
Tommy Hall, Metric Custom;
Noah Irby, Sport Bike;
Jeremy Williams, Bagger Custom Stock;
Floyd Hampton, Bagger Radical;
Alan Williams, Big Twin;
Zane Culleton, Sound-Off Competition.

“All of the builders, which including pros and hobbyists, brought remarkable designs to this year’s show,” said Mark Hendrix, general manager of Ray Price, Inc., and the Capital City Bikefest organizer. “Congratulations to the winners in each category. The level of innovation and craftsmanship displayed by these builders was outstanding.”

About the 12th Ray Price Capital City Bikefest, presented by GEICO Motorcycle
Capital City Bikefest was formed in 2005 with the City of Raleigh to become North Carolina’s first downtown motorcycle rally. Created by beloved local businessman Ray Price, it helped bring the roar of life back downtown. The Ray Price Capital City Bikefest & Motorsports Expo features a street festival with live music, stunt shows and a custom bike show. Charity beneficiaries include the U.S.O. and U.S. Veterans Corps. #CapitalCityBikefest

About Ray Price, Inc.
For more than 34 years, Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Ray Price Triumph have served as the center of motorcycle culture in North Carolina. The dealership offers education programs and group riding events for beginners-to-expert riders. Last year, Ray Price was named “Retailer of the Year” by the N.C. Retail Merchants Association, and Ray Price Capital City Bikefest has been named the nation’s best event by Dealernews. The dealership actively supports philanthropy projects to raise money for charity through rides, cook-offs and diverse cultural celebrations.

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