2020 Denver IMS Custom Bike Show Winners

Six bikes from the fifth round of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.

Winning the Custom Classic top prize at the Denver stop of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show was Richard Ryan with Irish Rich Custom Cycles. His 1979 Harley Shovelhead was painted by Kirk Taylor Custom Design Studios and featured a WCC shop-built CFL frame (one of two ever made in this configuration), with an 86-inch motor, custom oil tank, and more.Manny Pandya/Progressive International Motorcycle Shows

Winners from the latest stop of the 2019/2020 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS) sponsored by J&P Cycles were just announced by the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS). We may have skipped the last few rounds of the IMS competition, but this fifth episode of the series took place at the IMS Denver event over the weekend and we snagged the details (below). The winning bikes will move on to compete in the championship round in Chicago on February 9 for a chance at the grand King of the Builders prize.

This is the 10th consecutive year for the UBCBS, which bills itself as “the largest…touring custom bike competition in the nation.” All we know is that it’s produced a slew of excellent world-class builds over the years, and that the current categories, judged by a panel of industry experts, include Custom Classic, Custom Street, Freestyle, and People’s Choice. There are two remaining stops left on the tour before the big finale, which looks to have some pretty cool builds throwing down for the top trophy. To learn more, visit: motorcycleshows.com/UBCBS.

Custom Classic

Runner-up in the Custom Classic category was Nicholas Chastagner with this 1985 Harley-Davidson FXRT.Manny Pandya/Progressive International Motorcycle Shows

Custom Street

Garett Wilson of DubStyle Designs won Custom Street first place with a 2000 KTM Duke II featuring a retrofitted Honda CB400 tank, a custom subframe and a Goon Glass tail section.Manny Pandya/Progressive International Motorcycle Shows


Ryan Gore with Paper Street Customs took first place in the Freestyle category with a 1978 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead painted by Scott Takes Underground Art Studios. It features a one-off handmade tank and exhaust, as well as a stained glass battery box and intake, and a suede seat by Curt Green at Bare Bones Leather.Manny Pandya/Progressive International Motorcycle Shows
Patrick Kitowski with Dino’s Custom Cycles II Inc. was chosen as Freestyle runner-up with a 2019 Dino’s Softail sporting a Shovelhead motor, a 26-inch front wheel, air suspension front and rear, and custom engraving.Manny Pandya/Progressive International Motorcycle Shows

People’s Choice

The People’s Choice Award, as voted by IMS showgoers, was won by Amanda Steele with Big Top Moteaux for her 1975 Kawasaki KS125.Manny Pandya/Progressive International Motorcycle Shows