The Granddaddy of all Custom Motorcycle Shows
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 – 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Be part of this event’s historic 30th anniversary, see some of the Rally’s most unique custom motorcycles and win prestigious awards
Be a Part of the Granddaddy of All Custom Bike Shows 30th Anniversary at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads!
Get ready to drool all over the asphalt as you take in the sea of magnificent motorcycles at the world-famous Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show. Nearly 100 of the Rally’s finest will be competing in 16 different classes during this event’s 30th anniversary, and each will be begging you for to get an up-close look.
For the fifth year in a row, the Rat’s Hole will hold two events at the same time: the Rat’s Hole Ride-In Bike Show and Black Hills Bagger Showdown. Both bike shows will take place at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip CrossRoads, which means this two-for-one is absolutely free to attend!
Come be part of the largest and longest-running of all bike shows during the Sturgis Rally on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You’ll find the 2018 Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show near the 30-foot V-Twin Engine at the west end of the Big Engine Bar.
The Rat’s Hole show displays the work of the world’s best builders, whose handiwork is judged on personality, function and a progressive sense of motorcycle culture.
Judging concludes at 4 p.m. to award over 60 custom-made, hand-sculpted Rat Awards during a presentation in front of the Big Engine at 5 p.m.
The Best of Show winner will be recognized on the Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage at 10 p.m., just before the evening’s headliners take to the stage. The lucky winner will receive a free trip to Switzerland to the Swiss Custom Customizing and Tuning Show and get to hold up the prestigious “Big Daddy Rat” trophy in front of legions of fans, becoming an important part of Sturgis Buffalo Chip bike show history.
Get to the Rat’s Hole Bike Show to see the bikes, or enter your bike today, and you could be the lucky winner!
Get your $10 Refillable Souvenir Rat’s Hole Mug featuring the 2017 Rat’s Hole Winner!
Want to see past bike show photos, including ones from the Rat’s Hole? Check out Motorcycle Porn: The 21 Hottest Custom Bikes of Sturgis 2014!
“The sound and sight of all the bikes makes me feel like I'm among good people.” - Kim Loiselle