Vintage and custom bike shows can be must-do events for motorcycle enthusiasts. Shows like Mods vs Rockers Chicago and Rockerbox in Milwaukee regularly draw thousands of riders and their bikes to join in the fun. Unfortunately, CheapCycleParts.com’s hometown of Louisville, KY hasn’t had a major bike show like this to call their own…until now.
The first edition of the Kentucky Kick Down vintage motorcycle show roared to life on Saturday, September 14, pulling in vintage and Kentucky Kick Down bike enthusiasts, vendors and media from around the region and the country. With sunny skies and temps in the low 70’s, nearly a thousand attendees and their bikes rolled in to check out the Kick Down, where over one hundred bikes from local and regional owners were entered for judging in various custom and vintage categories. The winners went home with some sick custom trophies and lots of swag from show sponsors.
But the Kick Down had more than just bikes. Tasty grub was provided by local food trucks Lil’ Cheezers, Holy Mole and French Indo-Canada. Host bars The Barret Bar and Monkey Wrench not only kept the refreshments flowing, they also featured motorcycle-themed art shows, a pool tourney and absolutely killer music from Louisville’s seriously talented local bands. Show sponsors, including CCP, showed their love with prizes and goodies for the crowd, making sure everyone went home happy. All in all, the inaugural Kentucky Kick Down couldn’t have gotten off to a better start.
So while this may have been the first year for the Kentucky Kick Down, considering its success, it certainly won’t be the last. We at CCP can’t wait until next year. See you at Kick Down 2014!