Sky Valley Motorcycle Show Rules

  • This is a ride-in Bike Show.
  • Anyone can enter any number of bikes (at $15 each), provided you ride each bike into the show registration area.
  • Everyone at the show can vote for their favorite People's Choice Best of Show by filling out a ballot. One ballot slip per person.
  • Sky Valley Chapter, ABATE of Washington, is the show sponsor and runs the registration,ballots, and prize distribution.
  • Entry registration is from 9 am until 12 noon. (we may also open earlier if resources permit)
  • Showing and balloting is from 12 noon until 1:30 pm.
  • Trophies are awarded at 3:00 pm.
  • Photo session is either immediately after or during trophy presentation.
  • Show participant ride-outs start after trophy presentation. 
  • No fire-ups during trophy presentation. Roll it out if you need to leave early.
  • During registration, each rider will pay the $15 entry fee.
  • Registered riders receive an entry number.
  • Registration information includes name, phone number, email address, year of bike, model of bike, and class. We need this info to contact the award winners.
  • To qualify for competition in the show, each entry must be ridden into the registration area and show area. Even if you only ride it a few blocks, we want to see working bikes. There is a Rat category for puddle-lovers and muddy commute bikes.
  • Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the judges for bikes 
  • in the Antique, Vintage, and Classic 
  • categories. We want to see old bikes!
  • Any Trailer Queen that slips past the judges is not eligible for a first-place
  • trophy. This is a RIDE IN SHOW

Safety 

  • No fuel leaks allowed.
  • Fuel must be shut off while parked in show area.
  • No fire ups during show. Roll it out of the show arena first.
  • Categories may change from one year to the next, especially the dates for Antique, Vintage and Classic bikes. Suggestions for new categories are always welcome. (We do not offer brand-specific categories.)
  • New categories: Manufactured Custom, Mild Custom, and Radical Custom. The Manufactured Custom category has been broken into 3 categories to sort bikes by the number of modifications.

Awards, Ballots and Judging

  • Best of Show is determined by ballot count.
  • All other categories are judged.
  • Sky Valley Chapter ABATE selects the panel of impartial judges based on knowledge of workmanship, knowledge of paint and finish techniques, styles and periods 
  • of history, and integrity.
  • To assist in proper judging, assistants will be on hand during registration to ensure that each bike is entered in the appropriate category.