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Five Cool Events Happening at the 2016 Ray Price Capital City Bikefest in Raleigh

Bikefest & Expo | 1-Sep-2016

Five Cool Events Happening at the 2016 Ray Price Capital City Bikefest in Raleigh

Scott Misner | Raleigh, NC

Downtown Raleigh streets roar to life once again Sept. 23-25, 2016 during the 12th annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest, presented by GEICO Motorcycle. Festival events will be held outdoors in the heart of downtown and indoors at the Raleigh Convention Center. The range of fun activities include these top favorites for families to enjoy:

Two-Wheel Art

North Carolina's largest display of unique, custom bikes from builders nationwide compete in an event sanctioned by the International Master Bike Builders Association. Free and open to the public, the show features bike building hobbyists competing with their best designs against pro builders. Enjoy radical designs in vintage and modern motorcycle fabrication, paint and engineering with some of the nation’s most experienced builders. Held Sat., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

TattooFest for Charity

The region’s largest collection of tattoo artists under one roof, sponsored by Warlock’s. TattooFest takes place at the Ray Price Motorsports Expo inside the Raleigh Convention Center. It features artists from many area tattoo shops and design contests in 13 categories such as “Best Color Sleeve,” “Most Realistic,” “Best Japanese,” among others. One-half of all money raised will go to Bikefest charities, the USO and U.S. Veterans Corps. Schedule: Fri., Noon to 9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pro Wrestling Church Service

Say what? Yep, get ready to rumble in Raleigh! Legends of the squared circle will bring pro wrestling back downtown thanks to the N.C. Wrestling Assoc. and Freedom Biker Church. Matches will feature Ivan “The Russian Bear” Koloff, “Handsome” Jimmy Valiant, Ricky Morton of the Rock-n-Roll Express, The Barbarian, The Sandman, George South, and NCWA Champion Shane Douglas are all scheduled to appear. This no-cost event takes place Sept. 25 at the Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a meet ‘n’ greet with wrestlers until 4:00 p.m.

35 Bands On 4 Stages

September is full of great live music in downtown Raleigh at Capital City Bikefest. The variety of music stands out, with regional and national bands ranging from RnB soul funk to female southern rock, from singer-songwriter to honky tonk punk, from eclectic reggae to blues and traditional country. All shows are free at four locations: City Plaza Stage, Outdoor Convention Center Stage (118 W. Cabarrus), Indoor Convention Center Stage, and Ray Price Dealership Stage.

Miss Capital City Bikefest

Girls, girls, girls! Enjoy this garage-style Pinup Contest with live music by Tea Cup Gin. A fan favorite, the contest takes place Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m. inside the convention center, featuring 1940s-50s inspired garage-style hair and fashions, sponsored by Dames, Planes & Automobiles Magazine.

“Ray Price Capital City Bikefest is a family friendly festival that introduces people to the wonderfully diverse culture of motorcycling,” said Mark Hendrix, general manager of Ray Price, Inc. “We’re honoring the legacy of our founder Ray Price by spreading his passion to the community.”

Along with the diversity of riders, friendship and camaraderie that comes with being the largest bike rally in the state, visitors to Capital City Bikefest won’t want to miss the stunt shows all weekend. Triumph Motorcycles will showcase their internationally recognized Empire Freestyle Team. Other no-cost indoor events include drift trike exhibitions, fashion shows and appearances by biker celebrity Michele Smith, host of Speed Channel’s “American Thunder.”

About the 12th Ray Price Capital City Bikefest, presented by GEICO Motorcycle

Capital City Bikefest was formed in 2005 in partnership with the City of Raleigh to become North Carolina’s first downtown motorcycle rally. Created by beloved local businessman and racing icon Ray Price, it helped bring the roar of life back to Fayetteville St. Ray Price Capital City Bikefest includes the Motorsports Expo, a huge custom bike show indoors. Charity beneficiaries include USO of North Carolina and U.S. Veterans Corps. Follow the festivities on Twitter: @RayPriceHD and #BikefestRaleigh.

About Ray Price Harley-Davidson

For more than 30 years, Ray Price Harley-Davidson has served as the center of motorcycle culture in Raleigh, N.C., and among the Southeast’s top motorcycle dealerships. Home to Hall-of-Fame racing legend Ray Price, dealership staff have centuries of combined Harley riding experience to provide award-winning customer service and education programs for beginners-to-expert riders. Ray Price was again named a 2014 Dealernews Top 100 business, as well as a Powersports Business Power 50 Dealer. The team actively supports area charities through a wide range of philanthropy projects. Ray Price Racing won the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Top Fuel Harley Championship in 2014 and 2015.

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