Don Kates

Behind the Scenes: Hot Bike Tour 2017

The bikes and riders behind the scenes of this year's Hot Bike Invitational Build-Off!

You can follow along on the different Editors' Instagram accounts and try to get the full story, but to see it ALL, you really need to be there! The Hot Bike Tour is truly a one of a kind event, and you can't get the whole experience through a screen, but we're a media company-- we have to try!

From the 100-foot drag races to the bands playing live for us every night, there's tons of activity around every corner in every stop of the Hot Bike Tour. This year we got to ride with a lot of familiar Long Riders, some new ones, as well as some incredible builders.

If you were out on the Hot Bike Tour with us this year, look for yourself below and we hope to see you again next year!

Hot Bike Tour 2017 Builders

Hot Bike Tour 2017 Builders

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Hot Bike Tour 2017 Rider

Behind the scenes of the 2017 Hot Bike Tour.

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Hot Bike Tour 2017 Racer

Behind the scenes of the 2017 Hot Bike Tour.

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Hot Bike Tour 2017 Racer

Behind the scenes of the 2017 Hot Bike Tour.

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Hot Bike Tour 2017 Bike

Behind the scenes of the 2017 Hot Bike Tour.

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Hot Bike Tour 2017 Bike

Behind the scenes of the 2017 Hot Bike Tour.

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Hot Bike Tour 2017 Bikes

Behind the scenes of the 2017 Hot Bike Tour.

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Hot Bike Tour 2017 Rider

Behind the scenes of the 2017 Hot Bike Tour.

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Hot Bike Tour 2017 Crowd

Behind the scenes of the 2017 Hot Bike Tour.

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Hot Bike Tour 2017 venue

Behind the scenes of the 2017 Hot Bike Tour.

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Hot Bike Tour 2017 Builders

Behind the scenes of the 2017 Hot Bike Tour.

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