Tour

GEICO Hot Bike Tour Day 5 // Big Fun in Big Sky Country

Billings, Montana

Thousands came out to downtown Billings, Montana to take in all the 2015 GEICO Hot Bike Tour had to offer. Photo:Ed Subias

Hot Bike Speed And Style Fabrication Showdown Champion Matt Harris motoring his way to Billings, Montana on the final day of the GEICO Hot Bike Tour. Photo:Ed Subias

Baggers Invitational Build Off Grand Champion John Shope and a pack of custom baggers roar down the highway. Photo:Ed Subias

Victory Motorcycles offered great demo program during the tour. Photo:Ed Subias

Winston Yeh and Mike Rabideau having fun. Photo:Ed Subias

McGoo, Bill and the Biltwell crew were out in force for the entire tour and riding some cool machines. Photo: Ed Subias

Deep thoughts from Hot Bike Build-Off builder Satya Kraus. Photo: Ed Subias

Jesse Rook and Kevin Alsop taking it all in. Photo: Ed Subias

Now that's a great shirt.... photo: Ed Subias

The Victory Motorcycles Demo Crew loading up after a successful Hot Bike Tour, thanks guys!! Photo: Ed Subias

Downtown Billings was packed for the 2015 GEICO Hot Bike Tour. Photo: Ed Subias

Satya Kraus and Aaron Guardado probably talking about going fast while Zach Ness listens in. Photo: Ed Subias

Matt Harris was beyond stoked on being named the Hot Bike Speed and Style Champion. His dad Edd and Hot Bike Editor in Chief Jeff G. Holt were equally as thrilled. Photo: Ed Subias

Scott Kietzman was crowned the Hot Bike Invitational Bike Build-Off Grand Champion. Photo: Ed Subias

The Hot Bike Invitational Build-Off builders assemble on stage. Photo: Ed Subias

Grand Champions Scott Kietzman ( Hot Bike Build-Off) and John Shope ( Bagggers Build-Off). Photo: Ed Subias

A happy long rider. Photo: Ed Subias

Long Riders had a great time on the tour. Photo: Ed Subias

3 family generations of Long Riders with Editor in Chief Jeff G. Holt. Photo:Ed Subias

Long Riders had a great time on the tour. Photo: Ed Subias

These newlyweds spent their honeymoon on the Hot Bike Tour!! How cool is that? Photo: Ed Subias

Goodbye hugs at the end of the tour. Photo: Ed Subias

Long Riders accepting their gifts. Photo: Ed Subias

Long Rider Patches. Photo: Ed Subias

Scott Kietzman's Killer Victory Powered Hot Bike Build-off winning machine. Photo: Ed Subias

Scott Kietzman and his Hot Bike Build-Off Grand Champion ring by Speakeasy Originals. Photo: Ed Subias

Our pal Finis comes out from Bowling Green, Kentucky each year to ride the Tour. Photo: Ed Subias

Buddy Suttle of Unknown Industires getting down on his bagger for the crowd. Photo: Ed Subias

Zach Ness pulling in after a great day of riding. Photo: Ed Subias

Zach Ness smoking out and celebrating another great Hot Bike Tour! Photo: Ed Subias

Big Wheels in Big Sky Country. Photo : Ed Subias

Mike Rabideau . Photo: Ed Subias

Biltwell's Bill Bryant rode his Shovelhead full tilt for the tour's 1000 + miles. Photo: Ed Subias

Troy Hoff wowing the crowd in downtown Billings. Photo: Ed Subias

Cool tanks on the tour. Photo: Ed Subias

Our pals from Lowbrow Customs were out in force for the entire tour. Photo: Ed Subias

Brandon Holstein's Hot Bike Speed and Style build. Photo: Ed Subias

Andy Carter's Hot Bike Speed and Style build. Photo: Ed Subias

Nice ride at the Legends Suspension booth. Photo: Ed Subias

Winston Yeh's build getting some attention. Photo: Ed Subias

Jeff Palkie says "Later and see you on next year's tour". Photo: Ed Subias

The 2015 GEICO Hot Bike Tour ended it's 5 day celebration of motorcycles and good times in downtown Billings, Montana. Once again, thousands showed up to check out all the action. There is no other event on the planet like the Hot Bike tour where one can meet and converse with world famous custom bike builders , get up and personal with their creations AND ride along side them and their machines daily!!!

This year's Hot Bike Tour was the biggest and best yet with more custom builders, more long riders ( riders participating on all 5 days), bigger crowds at each stop, more vendors and more thrills and fun per mile!! From seeing how Victory Motorcycles are made, to jaw dropping scenery in the Badlands and Black HIlls, this year's event featured good times around every turn!

This year's Grand Champions for the Invitational Build-Offs were Scott Kietzman with an amazing Victory custom taking the honors for the Hot Bike Invitational Build-Off . John Shope took the crown for the Baggers Invitational Build-Off with another next level bagger build. The level of craftsmanship and creativity each year keeps getting upped, we can't wait to see what next year's tour brings!!

The Hot Bike Tour will be going at it again next year visiting another area of the country with more awesome riding during the day and kick-ass after ride entertainment. If you haven't been to a tour yet, you definitely do NOT want to miss the 2016 edition. More details to come soon , stay tuned.