Bay Area custom bike builders to compete Nov. 16-18 in San Mateo

Publish Date: 
Nov 12, 2012

SAN MATEO, Calif. - Custom motorcycle builders in Northern California are invited to compete in the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show sponsored by J&P Cycles, which will be held this weekend at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in San Mateo.

"Area bike builders are encouraged to enter custom motorcycle creations for a chance to win a piece of the $90,000 cash purse, more than any builder competition in the world," announced show management. "Five cash prize winners will be chosen in San Mateo, leading up to the United States Championship finale set to take place at the end of the tour. With more than 500 custom-built bikes on display across the country, the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Competition sets itself apart as the world’s largest traveling custom bike competition.

The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows are produced by Advanstar, parent of Dealernews. The San Mateo stop runs Friday through Sunday at the San Mateo County Event Center.

The competition, conducted at each stop of the 2012-13 Motorcycle Shows tour, includes five competitive classes, including Freestyle, Modified Harley, Retro Mod, Performance Custom and, new this year, Modified Street. Entries will be judged by the competitors themselves as well as industry veterans, with the top builders in each class receiving awards. A ceremony will take place at each show where winners will receive cash prizes and trophies followed by a short interview so attendees can learn the story behind the award-winning bikes.

A J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Photo Booth will invite builders will pose for photos in a professional studio with their competition bikes.

Space at each J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition is limited. Interested custom builders should visit or call 919-450-5060 for more details.

Press release posted by Mary Slepicka