Bike Classification Descriptions

Here are the Ride-in Bike Show Classes for 2018
Remember, you can't enter any contests without the Run Package

General Rules - All bikes must be operable and licensed. Bikes must be ridden to the bike show. Trailered bikes will be disqualified. To qualify for an award, bikes must be present in the Bike Show portion of the rally. No crybabies.

SPORTAlso known as the Crotch Rocket or Ninja. This bike is made to make hairpin turns and reach overwhelming acceleration and speed. They are lightweight and not burdened with additional riding accessories common to the other classes. They are low profile and the rider is often lying over the gas tank.

Examples – Kawasaki “Street Bike”, Buell, Yamaha YZF-R, FJR, and FZ, Honda CBR 1100XX, RC51, Super Hawk, Interceptor, and CBR600RR, most BMW’s, and many other bikes with strange names using incomprehensible letters and numbers.

CRUISERThis includes a wide range of bikes from the "in town", light weight cruiser to the slightly heavier bike that is also good for the open road. Typically between 550 and 700 pounds dry weight.

Examples – Harley Davidson Sportster, Yamaha V Star 650, VMAX, and Virago, Honda Shadow, Magna, Rebel, and Nighthawk, all Triumph, Suzuki Volusia, Marauder, Savage, Kawasaki Vulcan 800 or less, Indian Scout, and BMW R1200C. Harley Davidson Dyna, Softail, and V-Rod, Yamaha V Star 1100, and Road Star, Honda Valkyrie, and VTX, Indian Spirit, Victory Jackpot, 8 Ball, Hammer & Vegas, Suzuki Intruder, Kawasaki Vulcan Meanstreak 1500 and 1600 Classic, Concourse, and BMW K1200GT.

TOURING - The largest of the bike classes, this bike is made for long term trips. These are usually over 700 pounds dry weight. Often known as a bagger or dresser.

Examples– Harley Davidson Electra Glide and Road King, Yamaha Royal Star, Honda Gold Wing, Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad, Voyager XII, Indian Chief, Victory Cross Roads, Cross Country & Vision, and BMW K1200LT and R1200CL.

VINTAGE - 1969 and earlier; All makes and models welcome. Restored originals, unrestored originals, choppers, modifieds, customs, all are included. Must have original VIN numbers on engine cases, the rest is wide open, frames, frontends, etc. Bikes will be judged on individual merits. Attention to detail and shine always a plus!

CLASSIC - 1970 thru 1985; All makes and models welcome. Restored originals, unrestored originals, choppers, modifieds, customs, all are included. Must have original VIN numbers on engine cases, the rest is wide open, frames, frontends etc. Bikes will be judged on individual merits. Attention to details and shine always a plus!

BUILDER These are the “Show Bikes”. These usually very expensive bikes feature lots of customization. They are usually the chopper style but with creativity could be about anything. If you really must trailer your awesome bike to the event, you will still need to ride it to the show.

Examples – American Ironhorse, Blue Steel, Boss Hoss, Home Built, Orange County Choppers, PCC, West Coast Choppers, Etc.

TRIKES 3 - Wheel Motorcycles, Can Am Spider, Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide.

TRAILERS AND SIDE CARS Enter your awesome Trailer or Side Car in this category.

RAT So ugly, can't believe it runs

Prizes All bikes will be categorized into the eight classes listed above and judged by a selected panel of 3 to 4 judges. First place in each class will receive $100 and a plaque. Second place in each class except Rat, will receive $50 and a plaque.

A $100 Participant's Choice: This prize will be awarded along with a plaque to the bike that receives the most votes as the best overall bike. If you are registered for Run-A-Mucca, then you get a vote, even if you don't have a bike in the show. Intending no personal insults to our highly qualified judges, this one is out of their hands. Each registered rally entrant will have one vote per registration. Entrants can use any standard they choose like “baggers are best”, or “mine is always better than yours”, or whatever, people’s choice.

A $500 Best of Show: We know this will be a tough one, but our brave judges have volunteered to choose the best of show.

Disclaimer: The classes will be judged solely on the personal preferences of the judges. We’ve done our best to find these awesome volunteers who have been around bikes for some time. They have been encouraged to use an open mind and their own eyes for details. No points may be awarded and no score sheets will be made available for review by contestants. Contestants are responsible for choosing the correct class for their bikes, and no package fees will be refunded. No whiners or crybabies please, this is a fun event. Good Luck. (Sorry, our lawyers made us write it)