GEICO Motorcycle Presents Hot Bike Tour 2015 Powered by Victory

Two Wheels. Five Days. A Thousand Miles. Millions of Stories.

I'll be the first to admit the title of this post isn't the catchiest. The trip itself, though, is a lot more fun. Our sister pub's upcoming GEICO Hot Bike Tour 2015 Powered by Victory rolls from Spirit Lake, Iowa, kicking the Tour off at the Victory Motorcycle factory on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. From Victory it heads west for five days of great riding, parties, shows, music, and more!

Victory Motorcycles is the Tour's "Powered By" sponsor, hosting the first of Hot Bike's and Baggers' Bike Build-Off people's choice contests as well as a general bike show, main stage with live music, plenty of vendors, and more. Additionally, Victory will be offering factory tours, so you can see new Victory bikes being built.

“We are excited to be a key part of the Hot Bike Tour and feel it is a perfect match,” General Manager, Victory Motorcycles Rod Krois says. “At Victory, we are all about the ride, and this event is exactly that—a chance to ride our American V-twin motorcycles across America with a great group of like-minded individuals. We are really looking forward to this!”

On September 10, the Tour rolls into Mitchell, South Dakota. Mitchell is the home the Corn Palace as well as home of Bike Build-Off builder Brian Klock. Klock and crew have surprises aplenty in store for the Mitchell stop! September 11 takes us to Rapid City, South Dakota, followed by Sheridan, Wyoming, and finally Billings, Montana, on Sunday, September 13.

Returning again this year is the Hot Bike and Baggers Build-Offs. This year’s crop of invited builders is nothing short of world class. These 28 builders are not only building one-of-a-kind motorcycles for the Tour, but they will be riding them each day of the Tour! Joes and pros rolling together across the country.

2015 Bike Build-Off Builders are as follows:

HOT BIKE

Zach Ness, Arlen Ness

Roland Sands, Roland Sands Design

Majik Mike Rabideau, Majik Mike’s

Bryan Schimke, TPJ Customs

Satya Kraus, Kraus Motor Company

Chris Richardson, LA Speed Shop

Danny Schneider, Hard Nine Choppers

Winston Yeh, Rough Crafts

Dale Yamada, Mad Jap Kustoms

Jason Grimes, North East Chop Shop

Bobby Seeger Jr., Indian Larry Legacy

Kevin Alsop, Big Bear Choppers

Cristian Sosa, Sosa Metalworks

Rick Bray, RKB Custom Speed

BAGGERS

John Shope, Dirty Bird Concepts

Nick Trask, Trask Performance

Paul Yaffe, Bagger Nation

Brian Klock, Klock Werks Kustom Cycles

Jerry Covington, Covingtons Customs

Len Edmondson, Azzkikr Custom Baggers

Dave Dupor, DD Custom Cycles

Zach Johnson, Kendall Johnson Customs

Pete Schraeger, DA Performance

Eddie Trotta, Thunder Cycle

Aaron Glenn, GlennDyne Design

Cory Ness, Arlen Ness

Curtis Hoffman, Hoffman Designs

Chris Eder, Misfit Industries

All brands and styles of motorcycles are welcome to join the invited builders, industry VIPs, and the staffs of Hot Bike and *Baggers *magazines for the rides, shows, parties, and more as part of the 2015 GEICO Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour Powered by Victory.

Participation is easy. Become a LongRider and take part in all five days. Don't have that sort of time? Join in for a day or two, or just stop by the evening most convenient for you. As a registered participant you will receive a custom goodie bag, exclusive parking, special activities, product giveaways, and daily navigational materials. Learn more and join the GEICO Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour 2015 by going to www.hotbikeweb.com/tour. Or call (877) 413-6515 to sign up.

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