Photos & Experience by Adrian McQueen
Finally the dust has settled from this past weekend’s adrenaline filled bike event at Maryland International Raceway in Mechanicsville, MD, otherwise known as the 15th annual WPGC DC Bike Fest, which continues to raise the bar by supporting the DC, Maryland, and Virginia motorcycle community. With more than 8,000 attendees and close to 900 racers, 2015 turned out to be the baddest bikefest yet. Enthusiasts flocked to see the super fast MIROCK races, custom bikes, stunt show held by Throttle Life and Shoe City, concerts, and the breathtaking bikini contest that was hosted by the International Bikini Team.
On site for the 3-day festival were motorcycle supporters Myrtle West Customs, Colemans Power Sports, Throttle Life Magazine, Automotive Rhythms, Shoe City, Bose and Mothers Polish to name a few. The Stunt Show, which was presented by Throttle Life and Shoe City, attracted some of today’s most talented riders. Renowned Icon Motorsports sponsored stunt rider Kyle Sliger made the trip from Indiana to join the action while entertaining the spectators with his amazing 2-wheel acrobatics. The spectacle also included the Bike Life scene with Philly’s The Wheelie Team with BikeLife Chow, Dirtbike Mont, and Mike Miles along with the DMV Bike Life TB Rydaz Team.
Not to be outdone, the Custom Bike show also presented by Throttle Life showcased some of the DMV’s sexiest sportbikes, baggers, and cruisers. Crystal Dickerson won best Suzuki category, Jin Grant rolled away with Best Chrome and Tonya “Midget” Thompson took home the Best American Cruiser trophy. Sponsors such as, Harley-Davidson of Washington, DC, Cycle Gear, Mothers Car Polish along with Automotive Rhythms contributed to this energizing display of chrome and metal eye-candy. A bevy of custom Polaris Slingshots paraded through the vendor midway together with the stable of Myrtle West Customs projects.
In addition to the racing, there was a charity benefit for Bikers Against Breast Cancer dubbed Paint The 1/4 Pink. The program is for female riders that compete on drag bikes and street bikes in an effort to raise money towards breast cancer awareness. The anticipation for next year is already looming. Enjoy the gallery.