Motorcycles of all shapes and sizes will be filling the streets of downtown Raleigh this weekend for the Ray Price Capital City Bikefest.
The event – which also includes bands, wrestling, and tattoo and pinup contests – kicks off Friday at noon on Fayetteville Street and will continue through Sunday. Most events are free.
Bike show: A collection of vintage, modern and artistically designed motorcycles at the Raleigh Convention Center. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stunt shows: Indoor and outdoor stunt shows throughout downtown all weekend.
Music: A range of music – from funk to country, reggae to metal – from 35 bands. They will perform throughout the weekend on four stages: City Plaza, inside the Raleigh Convention Center, outside the Convention Center and at the Ray Price Dealership on South Saunders Street.
TattooFest: A collection of tattoo artists, with contests for prizes in 13 categories. Noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the convention center.
Pinup contest: The Miss Capital City Bikefest contest will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the convention center.
Wrestling: Personalities include Ivan Koloff, Jimmy Valiant, The Barbarian and The Sandman. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the convention center.
For more information, go to www.capitalcitybikefest.com.
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.