Bill from Biltwell pretty much sums up what you need to know about the show.
– From invited builders pulling all-nighters, to east coast dudes prepping to hit the road any day now, Born Free 6 seems to be on everyone’s mind right now. We are proud to say we’ve been there from the beginning. In fact, I’m pretty sure we sponsored the taco cart at the first one held in Tony and Andy’s parking lot.
It’s been neat to watch Grant and Mike have fun and struggle with it at the same time. The scale of the event must make it a real monster to administrate, but also what makes it so cool for spectators; nowhere else can you see so many hand-built machines of this caliber, meet the builders, buy stuff, party, hit on chicks in cut-off shorts and listen to Huber make fun of people all in one place. Oh yeah, or win the motorcycle of your dreams two days in a row.
In fact, there’s the rub. This year is gonna be so big and so much is going on that figuring it out has almost become overwhelming. If you are like me with the attention span of a gnat, you look at a wall of text explaining fast passes, knuckleheads and pink wrist bands and you just start clicking on pictures hoping for some of Davis’ vintage playboy models.
So, I thought it might be useful to break it down into bite-sized chunks.
THE WEEK BEFORE (June 23-27th)
There will be a shit ton of pre-parties all over. The only one I know for sure right now is the Show Class People’s Choice shindig at Cook’s Corner. Your best bet is watching the Blog Dump on Chop Cult for flyers and info.
THE ACTUAL EVENT (June 28-29)
Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Note: Fast Pass riders will get in around 9:00AM
KEY TIMES TO BE AWARE OF
Saturday: 4:00PM Invited Builder’s Awards / Invited Builders Giveaway winner picked
Saturday 5:30-7:00PM Biltwell Gnarbeque at Cook’s Corner
Sunday: 3:00PM Winners for Spectator Bikes, Best in Show, Born Free Award and ’47 Knucklehead Giveaway will be announced
HOW TO GET IN
Buy a Fast Pass if you want to park your bike inside the show area and be considered for Spectator awards. This also gets you in about an hour before walk-in spectators. If your BFF is on the back, he’s gonna need a fast pass as well. Get ’em here at Lowbrow Customs. Once this inside area fills up, no more bikes will be allowed inside the show area.
If you wanna walk in, you can just pay $10 per person, per day at the gate.
HOW TO WIN A FREE AWESOME MOTORBIKE
Buy a ticket/poster from Lowbrow here. These will also be available at the event, but there is a limited number. Buy online so you don’t get skunked. One ticket is good for the Giveaways on both Saturday and Sunday, you don’t have to buy additional ones (but of course you can).
RANDOM BUT IMPORTANT DETAILS
-You have to present to win either Giveaway bike
-Without a Fastpass, there is no guarantee that you will get to put your bike inside the show
– Online sales for Fast Passes and Giveaway tickets end Midnight (Eastern Time) Monday June 16th!
-The winner of Saturday’s drawing will get to pick his favorite of 12 Invited Builder’s bikes
-The winner of Sunday’s drawing will go home with the ’47 Knucklehead chopper built by Small City Cycles and shown at the top of this post
Oak Canyon Ranchâ€¨
4700 Santiago Canyon Road
(at Blue Diamond Haul Road)
Silverado Canyon, California