Billings, Montana, to Host Hot Bike Tour
17 Jun, 2015
Hot Bike Magazine Hits the Road in September 2015
The pages of Hot Bike Magazine are set to come to life in Downtown Billings, Montana on Sunday, September 13.
The national motorcycle enthusiast magazine has chosen Billings to be the fifth and grand finale stop on The GEICO Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour™ powered by Victory as it hits the road on a five-day, 1,000-mile journey beginning Wednesday, September 9 through Sunday, September 13, 2015.
The ride, which is in its third year, will merge motorcycle enthusiasts and industry leaders to celebrate the open road as the pages of Hot Bike magazine come to life with bike shows, music, food, vendors, and bike rides from city to city. This remarkable ride will be the ultimate steel-horse cavalry of motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the nation to sightsee, explore, and show off their creations as they stop along the tour.
Returning to this year’s event will be the popular Hot Bike’s Invitational Bike Build-Off that features top builders from around the country. The builders not only build the world’s best custom bikes, but they will also have to prove their bikes can ride as good as they look on the tour’s 1,000-plus miles.
The 2015 tour will begin the journey in Spirit Lake, Iowa with a Victory Motorcycle Factory Tour and Kickoff, and wind its way September 9 to September 13 to Mitchell, South Dakota; Rapid City, South Dakota; Sheridan, Wyoming; and end with a grand finale stop in Billings, Montana.
Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to converge during each stop for a special one-night display and entertainment as they travel across the country. Also part of the Billings stop is a special “LongRiders” ceremony for those who made the entire tour.
Billings was chosen to host the Hot Bike Tour™ due to its perfect positioning in the region as Montana’s Trailhead and ample amenities to accommodate motorcycle enthusiasts. Billings offers attendees access to history, the Rimrocks and offers a one of a kind experience with the Beartooth Highway and gateway to Yellowstone National Park.
“We know Montana and particularly Billings, has long been a favorite destination for riding tours because of the breathtaking natural beauty, historic and natural offerings and access to great comforts like the city’s 5,000 hotels rooms and restaurants,” said Alex Tyson, Executive Director of Visit Billings. “We look forward to welcoming the grand finale of the Hot Bike Tour™ in September,” added Tyson.
All makes and models of bikes will be allowed to participate. Throughout the tour, motorcycle owners will be able to pick up and take off from any city following fellow motorcyclists to the final destination. Participants can join the tour for one day or as many days as they can. Spectators are free. More information can be found at hotbikeweb.com/tour.