Fast Fact | HOT BIKE TOUR 2017

September 8-10, 2017 | Downtown Johnson City, TN

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A “bucket list” riding tour spawned from the pages of HOT BIKE, Baggers and Street Chopper magazines, it is an event that brings those pages to life and is based around our passion – RIDING MOTORCYCLES! This moving tour celebrates the industry and motorcycle culture coming together. Lots of rides and planned stops along the way will make the HOT BIKE Tour a truly unique road trip. This year riders will choose from various rides that all converge to a grand finale held Downtown in Johnson City, Tennessee, on September 8, 9, & 10, 2017.

Join the tour and ride with top custom bike builders, industry leaders, and personalities from around the motorcycle industry; including HOT BIKE, Baggers, and Street Chopper editors, photographers and staff. There will be organized rides that originate from renowned motorcycle shops, dealerships and landmarks around the country, gaining momentum with riders as they join in the journey as “LongRiders” to the final rally point. So, plan your route or look for your favorite builder to experience a ride of a life time with all roads leading to a three-day celebration of full-throttle action in Downtown Johnson City, Tennessee.

All makes and models of motorcycles are welcome to join the fun. SPECTATORS ARE FREE AT EACH STOP!


  • Friday, September 8, 2017
    Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017
    Time: Noon - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 10, 2017
    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (LongRider Ceremony)


Downtown Johnson City


  • 20 Top Builders
  • Bike Build-Off
  • Stunt Shows
  • Ride-In-Bike-Show
  • Bands
  • Pinstriper
  • Model/Bike Photo Shoots
  • Planned Rides Each Day (Including rides from the Southern Dozen)
  • Giveaways
  • Vendors

  • Steel Horse Alley

  • More Details Coming!

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Ride the Southern Dozen!

The Southern Dozen are twelve rides based in Johnson City that travel all around the region. Each one is an adventure in itself that will take you through winding curves, breathtaking natural scenery, historic landmarks, local points of interest, and fun attractions. Whether you feel like exploring caves, seeing wolves, touring historic sites, leaning into heart-pounding curves or just taking in the views, you’ll find a ride that’s exactly what you’re looking for.

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  • Geico

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