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Biggest, Baddest, Bike Show in America

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Billed as the "Biggest, Baddest, Bike Show in America" the Easyriders Bike Show Tour came to town this weekend. Custom bikes, specialty motorcycle merchandise, live music, door prize giveaways, fashion and stunt shows were part of this annual event.

(Easy Rider motorcycle)

The roar of hundreds of motorcycles could be heard Saturday and Sunday all around Sacramento. The ever increasing popularity of the Easyriders Bike Show Tour could be seen and heard all around the downtown area.

(Front of Sacramento Convention Center)

The line to the ticket box office was long and it stretched halfway around the block. Once inside vendor stations spread throughout the exhibition halls. Over 500 motorcycles were going to be exhibited through the weekend as well.

(Box Office line)

This year a kids play area and an autograph signing station were provided. Charlie Hunnam who plays Jackson “Jax” Teller on the Sons of Anarchy TV show was present to sign autographs. Hunnam was only present on Saturday but was on hand for several hours.
Special performances were scheduled for each day of the show. World famous bike builder Paul Yaffe was available to meet with guests. Kendall Johnson and The Limpnickie Lot known as "The Next Generation of Custom bike builders" were also available during the weekend shows.

A stunt show by Jason Pullin was scheduled on Saturday and Sunday with two or more performances a day. The Easyriders Roadware Fashion Show graced the stage with the presence of the Purrfect Angels.

    

(Purrfect Angelz)

Live music was also performed by Renegade and Jeff Watson. Dozens of vendors provided food, drinks as well as merchandize, samples and information about many products and services.

(Renegade)

Charlie Hunnam, “Jax” on the TV show "Sons of Anarchy" joined the Easyriders 2011 Bike Show Tour. A loud cheer was heard as Charlie entered the autograph area. Actually, the Purrfect Angelz were about to start one of their shows as the cheering was heard. Lisa Ligon, creator and choreographe of the Angelz heard the cheers and commented;  "Jax is in the house y’all." From the time Charlie Hunnam showed up until it was time for him to leave a line of fans waited in line to get his autograph and have pictures taken with him. Charlie attended the show on Saturday and was a big hit with the fans.
 

(Charlie Hunnman "Jax" on Sons of Anarchy with fan)

Geico Insurance and Dennis Kirk presented this annual Sacramento event at the Convention Center. Dennis Kirk is known for perhaps being the world’s largest retailer of aftermarket parts and accessories for motorcycles snowmobiles, ATVs and PWCs.

Custom bike builders were able to showcase their bikes and attracted the attention of young and old. There were also door prizes and at least one Harley Davidson bike was being given away. Vendors selling accessories and clothing also occupied many booths as did insurance and legal services vendors.

The Purrfect Angelz performed in several Easyriders Roadware Fashion Shows modeling various Easyriders outfits. The Purrfect Angelz is always a popular attraction and they were available for autographs and pictures. Their 2011 calendar seemed to have sold out as usual. Lisa Ligon gave some information on the Purrfect Angelz saying "We’re based in Los Angeles, there are 46 of us entertaining our hearts out." Four of the Angelz performed at the event, Lisa went on to say "The louder you guys are the more we shake it up on the stage up here." Cheers followed and they did their best to entertain the audience.

Voting ballots were given as you entered the display area and there were also voting areas inside the Convention Center. Awards were given for Best of Show, Antique/Old School, Specialty, Modified Stock, Radical, Best Paint and other categories.

(1913 Pope bike)

The Easyriders Bike Show Tour is an annual event that has made it a point to be part of the Sacramento scene. Their shows continue to be popular in Sacramento and several pre-event shows are held at Harley Davidson dealerships from Folsom to Vacaville and other places in between. The Easyriders’ website contains links to the many events scheduled and other helpful sites.

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