Highlights from the 12th Annual Born Free Motorcycle Show!
Over the weekend, at Oak Canyon Park, in Silverado, California, Harley Davidson sponsored its 12th annual Born Free Motorcycle Show. The ultimate vintage chopper and cycle event, Born Free is hosted by the very folks who are ridin' and buildin' motorcycles themselves. Its humble beginnings have roots in Long Beach, CA. But over the last decade, Born Free has grown to occupy a generous 17 acres of the lush Santa Ana Mountains.
The grass was packed with cool bikes, cool people, good music, and good times. This summer's events featured motorcycle raffles and vendors, live music from The Ramonas, a Ramones drag-cover band, and Born Free's claim to fame: a bike-build off competition between a select group of seasoned motorcycle builders and artists. Luckily, Maus Taus' HBIC, Candice Bauman, was there to document this years beauties!
Women Built & Owned: Savannah Rose’s Maiden Moto Show
Savannah Rose, better known as Mouse, is the creator of Maiden Moto, an art installment founded by women motorcyclists for women motorcyclists. The Maiden Moto Art Show is sponsored by Harley Davidson and enjoyed its second year at Born Free this summer, featuring a collection of female, motorcycling artists and goods. Show some love and follow the feminine muse at @maidenmotoartshow and @themouseandthemoto! You can delve into the creative teams work and shop art goods, moto merchandise, and more via the Maiden Moto Art Show website.
Katie Loftus' Frida Freedom Chopper
The Frida Freedom Chopper comes from the creative mind of Katie Loftus' of @ridetothewarehouse, whose motorcycle building mission was to create more empowered space for Girl-Moto in the motorcycling community. The Frida Freedom Chopper is a 1999 Harley-Davidson Sportster serviced and customized by a team of moto-visionaries. To discover more about Katie's process and vision for this gorgeous bike, watch Katie's short YouTube documentary, The Frida Bike. You can support Ride to the Warehouse by shopping their Etsy!
Even More Custom Bike Eye Candy:
(Oh, and did we mention Rusty, @butcherlandranch's Alpaca? Yeah. He was there too.)
We hope to see ya next year at Born Free, 13!