The 2018 MotoGP and FIM Superbike World Championship seasons have begun, and while most of the US is still experiencing winter, take heart in the custom and vintage motorcycle show season that picks up again in warmer regions of the country in less than two weeks.

The second annual Outlier's Guild Motorcycle Show happens in downtown Los Angeles on March 31. If you're a fan of both racing and custom bikes, the fifth annual Handbuilt Motorcycle Show scratches both itches in Austin, Texas, April 20–22, when Valentino Rossi and an unbeatable Marc Márquez duke it out with 22 other MotoGP riders at the Circuit of The Americas.

And if the siren song of northern California is more your preference, the 10th annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering will once again grace the greens at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley, where Gordon McCall's two-wheel Concours d'Elegance will be joined by Arlen Ness's private collection, café racers, and electric bikes on May 5.

I’ll be attending all three shows, so make sure to say hello to the big gray-bearded gob from Mountain View roaming the aisles. Here’s how to navigate the spring motorcycle show schedule:

Outlier’s Guild Show
Art, photography, machines and cool people. What would you expect from LA?Courtesy of Outlier’s Guild Show

The Outlier's Guild Custom Motorcycle Show
March 31, 2018
6th Anderson
Los Angeles, CA
Noon–9 p.m.
Café racers, bobbers, classics, flat-trackers, scramblers, old-school choppers, modern classics, brats, and full customs.

Handbuilt Show in Austin
There’s plenty of grit and hard work that goes into creating all the one-off custom bikes in Austin.Courtesy of Handbuilt Show

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show
April 20–22, 2018
Fair Market
Austin, TX
April 19: 7–10 p.m. (Kickstart party at South Congress Hotel)
April 20: 6 p.m.–midnight
April 21: Noon–midnight
April 22: Noon–6 p.m.
One-of-a-kind, truly hand-built machines. Wall of Death!

Quail Motorcycle Gathering
Priceless and vintage bikes have been filling the greens at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club for years.Jeff Allen

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering
May 5, 2018
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
Carmel, CA
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Featured themes: Arlen Ness' private collection, café racers, and electric. Concours d'Elegance.

Next week, I'll preview two Bonnier Motorcycle Group events, including High Pipe Moto (June 15–17) and Adventure Rally (November 8–11).