Punk’s Peak 2019 Gallery

Custom motorcycle racing at Wheels and Waves.

Walking up to Punk’s Peak with motorcyclists on road.
While walking up to Punk’s Peak, the smell of tires melting on pavement is strong and the bikes are the only thing louder than the shouts of the onlookers.Monti Smith

We’re all familiar with the famous Colorado mountain race, Pikes Peak, but the folks over at Wheels and Waves have something entirely different going on. Called Punk’s Peak, the track is quite a bit shorter and bears a few less turns than Pikes, but that doesn’t keep the crowd from getting just as excited.

Two riders launch at a time, drag race style, and blast uphill to the finish line, passing through a slight S-turn in the middle. Being a race associated with Wheels and Waves, the bikes racing are almost exclusively custom motorcycles. Some built for speed, all built for style. From scooters to superbikes, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

From the custom bike show at Wheel and Waves to the Swank Rally and this here Punk’s Peak race, it’s always a good time in Biarritz.

Motorcyclists race at Punk’s Peak.
Beautiful beasts of all colors scream through the S-turn that makes the Punk’s Peak drag.Monti Smith
Motorcyclists race in smoke at Punk’s Peak.
Tight races are one way to get the crowd screaming, but nothing gets them to maximum volume like smoking those tires before the gun fires.Monti Smith
Motorcyclist races down road for Punk’s Peak.
A crowd favorite for its epic build style and racing number makes a lazy lap back to the starting line after a win.Monti Smith
Motorcyclist crosses under banner at Punk’s Peak.
A solitary Triumph pulls away from its competition, triumphantly? (We had to.) And enjoys the stunning views along the coastal stretch of Punk’s Peak.Monti Smith
Motorcyclist races down road for Punk’s Peak.
There’s one of every bike lining the walk up to Punk’s Peak, but seldom two identical as every bike seems to have been given more than a few custom tweaks.Monti Smith
Motorcycles lined up at Punk’s Peak.
There’s one of every bike lining the walk up to Punk’s Peak, but seldom two identical as every bike seems to have been given more than a few custom tweaks.Monti Smith
Motorcyclists race under banner at Punk’s Peak.
Deus Ex Machina builder Jeremy Tagand gets an early jump off the line on a fun Honda X-ADV build.Monti Smith
Motorcyclists races under banner at Punk’s Peak.
This Kawasaki had its tires changed three different times to compete in Punk’s Peak, the Swank Rally, and the flat track. The Swiss army knife of motos.Monti Smith
Motorcyclist waves at crowd at Punk’s Peak.
Nobody cares how fast you go if you don’t do it with style and panache. Waving at the crowd doesn’t hurt either.Monti Smith