All Genres and all years and makes are welcome in this MASSIVE SHOW at Iron Pony Motorsports in Columbus, Ohio.
It’s a TRO BIKE SHOW!!!
As motorcyclists, bikers, or whatever you want to call yourselves – our bikes are often our pride and joy. In many cases, We spend hours after hours, and often dollars after dollars making them our own personal ride. With all that time and effort, why not bring them out and showcase what you’ve done? To that end, we present the Thunder Roads Ohio Bike Show Series.
The TRO Bike Show Series features local, regional, and nationally recognized shows that all builders and bike owners are encouraged to participate in. Vintage, metric, v-twin, customs, restored antiques, “resto-mods”, trikes, and radicals – they are all welcome to the show. Each bike show is also a qualifier for our Championship Shows – which traditionally include OHIO BIKE WEEK. For 2021 - CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW being added for SEPTEMBER.
The vast majority of these shows are RIDE-IN shows, meaning that the bikes are expected to be ridden and a little bit of road dust is fine. We don’t split hairs over trailering in bikes, but we do require that all bikes must be functioning. They must start and be able to be safely ridden on the road.
Most of the shows include voting by event attendees and weighted judges scores. We use this approach to make certain we include the “people’s choice” as well as a professional eye – preventing it just being a popularity contest. Some shows, though, are Judged Shows – with the guest votes simply going towards the People’s Choice Awards.
All Thunder Roads Shows feature trophies and placards to recognize the bikes and winners, with special prizes being added in some shows in consideration of the location and hosts. The Best of Show Bikes and TOP Class Winners from the Bike Show Series are then invited to take part in the Championship Shows.
This year’s shows will feature a broader range of classes including CUSTOM and RADICAL BAGGERS, GARAGE BUILDS, TRIKES, as well as VINTAGE, CUSTOM PAINT, and IMPORT categories. All will compete on the by the water, as the show is being held once more downtown on Sunday, For more information and to register, visit
All shows this year include a CUSTOM PAINT class for bikes to be considered under. You can enter your bike in just this category – or you can add it as a second classification. There is a discounted fee for adding the second category.
SPECIAL SHOW CLASSES:
MILITARY / PATRIOTIC TRIBUTE BIKES
MILITARY VINTAGE - RESTORED
Standard TRO Show Classes
Vintage Import Stock (European / Asian)
Vintage Domestic Stock
Vintage Custom (Resto-Mod)
VINTAGE PERFORMANCE - NEW
VINTAGE TOURING - NEW
Stock Domestic (V-Twin)
Custom Domestic (V-Twin)
Rat Bike / Garage Build
Performance / Racing
Adventure / Off-Road
MILITARY / PATRIOTIC THEMED CUSTOM - NEW
BEST OF SHOW
A class must have at least 3 entries in order to qualify for a BEST OF CLASS Award. Subcategories and Specialty Classes (show in italics) must have at least 3 distinct entries within in order to be broken out, but is done at the discretion of the event organizers. Judged Shows will include both a BEST OF SHOW and a PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD. Thunder Roads Ohio and show organizers reserve the right to consolidate or add classes at their discretion.
ALL BEST OF SHOW Winners qualify for the Championship Show. Best of Class Winners are entered for consideration, with top series performers being selected for the Championship.
Exhibitors that register in advance will receive a FREE t-shirt as a new special incentive for Pre-Registration. The shirts will be otherwise available at the time of registration for a discounted rate of $15 for Exhibitors. Otherwise, a limited number will be available for $20 each.
For shops interested in participating and possibly exhibiting customer and shop bikes, a limited number of shop displays are available. To reserve space for group bike displays (ie., shops, clubs, race teams, etc..) email QmlrZVNob3dJbmZvIHwgZ21haWwgISBjb20=