Cruising the Hot Bike Tour: Day One

Hot Bike Tour kicks off in full force at Spirit Lake, IA

The Hot Bike Tour rolled into Spirit Lake, Iowa bringing the thunder along with it. We had a bit of bad weather unfortunately on day one, but everyone hung around and it turned out to be a great kick off to the tour.

A sea of fully-customized to moderately-touched motorcycles spread across the venue as far as the eye could see. We had live music blasting from the main stage as everyone drooled over the Baggers invitational Bike Build-Off entrants; with John Shope ultimately taking the majority vote to get the trophy for day one.

Four more days of voting will determine the official winner of the Baggers Invitational Build-Off of the Hot Bike Tour. Tomorrow we head to Mitchell, SD for day two, where we will be at the legendary Corn Palace for another night of friends, fun, and crazy antics.

If you missed today's festivities, be sure to meet up with us tomorrow! We have only just begun...

Custom Harley-Davidson Sportster from Led Sled Customs
The Baggers Mag Editors' Choice bike for day one. A 2014 Street Glide custom.
The 76 year old toothless wonder, "Little John," with Scott Horton's 1992 Harley-Davidson Dyna.
1949 Harley-Davidson Panhead from Led Sled customs
Wicked Victory springer custom
Wicked Twin-Cam Harley-Davidson Dyna spotted in the parking lot.
Our boy "Little John" was trying to get with as many bikes as possible. Hope he wore protection... Guess it depends.
Rad custom Indian Scout rear fender spotted at the show
Big Bear Choppers FXR style bikes in the setting sun at Okoboji Lake
Our tent retreat from the rain, where the awards were announced at the end of the night.