Organizers of Las Vegas BikeFest tell me that they will offer set of activities and entertainment for their 11th annual edition (Sep. 29, Oct 2, 2011.) Number of vendors and hotel reservations are already 100% ahead of last year, a very good sign for the event but also showing that our industry is bottoming out. First the $50 Ultimate Pass gives you much more than during the former events: Vendor Village entry ($15.00 value); event t-shirt; commemorative souvenir (first 7,500 to pick up their registration package); rally pin (pin not available for sale separately); shuttle service ($5.00 each way value); drinks and snacks at Welcome Party; Grand Prize Giveaway entries; discounts on food & beverage in Vendor Village (specific locations); entry to all the activities in the Cashman Theater; Plus you can participate in any of the following: Friday Poker Run, Friday Poker Walk, Saturday Poker Run &Bike entry in the Custom Bike Show. Just want the goodies? Just want to Party? Then register for the Party Pass it’s only $25 The T-shirt and the Vendor Village entry alone are worth more than $25 so it’s a great deal. Registration just opened at Las Vegas Bike Fest. Registration is open at Las Vegas BikeFest.
Las Vegas BikeFest’s Headquarter Hotel is the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino. In addition to offering great room rates, the Golden Nugget will host the Event Registration as well as many special activities throughout the weekend. Make your reservations online or call 800-634-3454 and be sure to ask for the Las Vegas BikeFest room block. Other participating hotels include the Fitz, Four Queens, Golden Gate, Vegas Club and the newly renovated Plaza Hotel. Each hotel offers convenient access to the famous Fremont Street Experience.
Regarding new activities and entertainment a top heart stopping, non-stop screaming fun Stunt Show with Sportbike Freestyle Riders Nick Apex and Ernie Vigil of Team Empire.
The Limpnickie Lot, a cooperative of custom bike builders and parts manufacturers will be participating in the 2011 Las Vegas BikeFest edition. They will show their new bikes and bikes, offer a half-pipe skateboard run, entertainment and music, as well as builders signing autographs.
The famous Artistry In Iron custom bike competition inside the Cashman Center is stronger this year with a lot of new creations to be shown from 20 well known and up and coming builders. Already confirmed: Ryan Boyd, Boyd Motor Company, Loveland, CO. Paul Cavallo, Spitfire Motorcycles, Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Copper Mike Cole, Gravesend Cycles, Inc, Lindenhurst, NY. Aaron Glenn, Glenndyne Design, Mustang, OK. Ruben Guerra, Dino’s Custom Cycles, Lakewood, CO. Gard Hollinger, LA County Choprods, Gardena, CA. Kenji Nagai, Cycle Kraft/Ken’s Factory, Torrance, CA. Jim Nasi, Jim Nasi Customs, Phoenix, AZ. Larry Pierce, Garage Company Customs, Pelham, AL. Chris Richardson, LA Speed Shop, Alhambra, CA. Danny Schneider, Hardnine Choppers, Bern, Switzerland. Kirk Taylor, Custom Design Studios, Novato, CA. Mike Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycles, Riverside, CA. Dalton Walker, Split Image Kustoms, Hanford, CA. Paul Wideman, Bare Knuckle Choppers, Hawk Point, MO. Las Vegas BikeFest. (photography by Bikerpics.org)