Ray Price Capital City Bikefest 2016
This weekend was the 12th Annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest in Downtown Raleigh. The tradition started back in 2003 when Clear Channel Entertainment and Curtis Media Group approached Ray Price to come up with a way to increase attendance at the TWC Pavilion at Walnut Creek (at that time it was called the Alltel Pavilion). Ray Price was able to sell out the venue and a Raleigh tradition was born.
Who was Ray Price? Ray Price was an American motorcycle drag racer, United States Air Force Veteran, and owner of Ray Price’s Harley-Davidson here in Raleigh, NC. Ray was also known as the “Father of the Funnybike” and invented the first wheelie bar for drag racing motorbikes. Ray passed away last year on December 16, 2015.
“Today we mourn the passing of a tremendous man, a dedicated husband and parent, and a legend in motorsports. Ray Price was a North Carolina icon with a huge heart, an unwavering passion for sharing his love of motorcycling, and a dedication to philanthropy and community service.” – General Manager Mark Hendrix of Ray Price, Inc.
Here is a small sample of the pictures we took on Saturday’s convention center show.
Tattoo Fest Photos:
Custom Bike Show Pictures:
We had a hard time picking the pictures to use for this article. All these bikes were awesome!
Time to burn off some steam with a little stunt show:
Time to share some of our favorites from this weekend:
~ ☠ AnoTat2 ∴
Photos used with full permission of Cope Media Group