The Hot Bike Tour is officially over. This year was one hell of a tour, starting in Asheville, NC and finishing up in Chattanooga, TN we experienced some unbelievable riding and met some of the best people around.
With Oscar Peralta of AfterCycles taking home the Grand Championship for Baggers Build-Off and the three-time champion John Shope taking the ring on the Hot Bike side, we had two amazing bikes on the podium this year.
AfterCycles built this amazing cafe style bagger out of a 2016 Road King. It was truly one of a kind and something much different from the other builds of this year and past. Oscar came up with the nightly win three out of the five days of the tour. Day two went to the legendary Nick Trask of Trask Performance and day five went to our newcomer Carey Hart.
This year we added a new award into the mix, Editor's Choice. The Baggers crew unanimously agreed that the award belonged to Jake Cutler of Barnstorm Cycles and his custom FXR Bagger. Everything about his bike pulled all three of us in, from the unreal fab work to the subtle yet bitchin paint we loved everything about this bike!
Thanks to all that made it out and to all of the builders a special thanks for building some of the best baggers around! Bye for now, see ya next year!