Last May ‘Dutch’ and the Bike Shed crew went balls-out with their third exhibition, celebrating the new-wave cafe racer custom scene, featuring over 120 brats, scramblers, trackers, bobbers, cafe racers, and a whole bunch of category-defying custom bikes. Held in London at Tobacco Dock there was everything for those who share the love of Life and Engines on two wheels and as Dutch says “…great food, barista coffee, a bar, cigar lounge, barbershop and plenty of reason (and space) to hang out all day with your mates, or with the family, or on your own, reading a magazine and enjoying the vibe. There was also great gear to buy, plus stunning art, photography film and even a little live music (ok, he was a busker, but he was very good). …This was no trade fair. The Bike Shed is run by a bunch of volunteers, none of whom come from the Motorcycle Industry. We created the blog, ride, events and our exhibitions simply because we they didn’t already exist. We had that “Carlsberg” conversion: “What if The Bike Shed did a Bike show…?” The rest wrote itself.”
What started as a bunch of like-minded biker mates doing their own thing has generated a cult following and each show gets better – now they have 2 events for 2015 including the 2015 DGRide. The Bike Shed will be in Paris at Carreau du Temple on 11th & 12th April then back in London at Tobacco Dock on May 22nd, 23rd & 24th, with more of the same high quality custom bikes from pros and shed-builders alike, plus all the art, photography, film, gear and superb hospitality, but most importantly, it’s a ‘honey pot’ for people like us to meet and share tales of new builds, road trips and rides. Keep an eye open for ticket sales on their blog, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram or Pinterest accounts. This is a ‘must do’ show for anyone who loves the new era of cafe racers, brats, specials and custom motorcycles and the lifestyle that surrounds them. See you there!