This is your chance to show your stuff live and in person at the greatest motorcycle rally in the world. Dennis Kirk, with the support of the Sturgis Iron Horse Saloon and Cycle Source Magazine are hosting the 4th Annual Garage Build Motorcycle Show.

This show is for amateur builders only. Yes, we like pro-built bikes as much as anyone else but they have many other shows that they can participate in to display their skills. No professionally built motorcycles will be allowed in the show.

This show is for you, the person who didn’t build it to make money but rather for the fun and self-satisfaction of being able to say…I did it myself and I’m really proud of it!

It doesn’t matter if it is mild or wild, as long as you did it yourself. If you built a ground-up custom in your garage, we want to see it. If you heavily modified a stock motorcycle we want to see your bike too. In fact, even if you just bolted on some cool stuff and tweaked your basic stock ride to make it your own come on over to the Iron Horse Saloon and show it off. V-Twins, Metrics, Trikes, Cafes, Rats, or any other cool rides are encouraged to participate.

What do you get for being in the Garage Build Show? First and foremost the opportunity to show off your pride and joy! In addition, the Iron Horse Saloon will treat you to a free beverage, yes it is a true a free beverage! You will also get a free swag bag full of goodies, a chance at trophies and gift cards. There is no entry fee whatsoever. All you have to do is show up and you’re in the show.

The details:

  • When: Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
  • Location: Iron Horse Saloon, 888 Junction Ave, Sturgis, SD 57785
  • Time: Registration is at 1pm. The Bike Show is from 1pm to 4pm. Judging from 4pm to 5pm. Awards at 5pm Registrants will be admitted at any time during show hours.
  • Registrants will be required to provide name, email address, phone number and bike make/model/year.
  • Cycle Source Magazine staff will judge the show.
  • There will be plaque awards:
    • Stock Mod
    • Bobber
    • Chopper
    • Sportster
    • Big Twin
    • American
    • European
    • Metric
    • Bagger
    • Radical Bagger
    • Performance
    • Antique
    • Daily Rider
    • Best of Show
    • Antique Radical
  • Gift card awards:
    • All plaque winners will receive a $100 Dennis Kirk Gift Card
    • Best of Show award will receive a $250 Dennis Kirk Gift Card
  • Plaques and gift cards will be awarded at 5pm from the Dennis Kirk Stage at the Iron Horse Saloon.
  • Free beverage is limited to one per bike entry.



Special Guests:

Chris and Heather Callen from Cycle Source will be joining us for the 4th Annual Sturgis show.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, 2019

Heather Callen – Managing Editor

Heather Callen will say she is the new kid on the block at Cycle Source, but in truth, she is a well-seasoned veteran of the motorcycle industry with over a decade behind her before she even joined the CS staff. Starting with the Broken Spoke Saloon, she rose through the ranks from the head of security to general manager, where she oversaw 5 locations, which included the 600 acres Broken Spoke campground in Sturgis SD. As her time came to an end with the sale of Broken Spoke, she moved on to the Cycle Source ranks. At first, she was in charge of billing administration. Still, she quickly learned the ropes and now is responsible for much of the entire operation from Event Activations, PR & Marketing, and all graphic and editorial contributions of the print magazine. Additionally, Heather has become one of the three regular hosts featured on ShopTalk, cycle Source Magazine’s Weekly Multi-Cast. As Cycle Source Enters its 24th Year of publishing, Heather continues to contribute to the new business model that breaks the barriers of a traditional print magazine and makes it a well rounded multi-media company.

Chris Callen – Editor In Chief

While Chris hasn’t had the benefit of secondary education, he was born with a passion for motorcycles. With that fueling his desire to contribute to the motorcycle industry, he launched Cycle Source Magazine from the back of his aftermarket parts shop 23 years ago. On a borrowed computer, 24 glorious pages came to life and were freely circulated within a 100-mile radius of his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Every thirty days since March of 1997, Chris has continued to improve Cycle Source, in page count, paper quality, and content until 2005 when the magazine ceased free distribution and entered the national newsstand. Over time print media and the consumer’s habits involving it changed and Chris always seems to be at the forefront of any new technology that can up. From web content to video shorts through companies he started like Rally TV and then Grease & Gears TV, Callen continued to improve the reach of his content while the newsstand was falling off. Event activations where CS Staff host bikes show’s, races, bike games, and mini bike events became another big part of their operations. It was these events that gave birth to the idea of Grease & Gears Garage where bike builders and parts manufacturers would join CS on stage at major rally venues and show their craft. Callen added in the component of streaming it live, some of the fist content of its kind in the motorcycle world, and the program became a fast success. Then in 2017, Callen launched the weekly simulcast “ShopTalk” that quickly became a live weekly version of the magazine with interviews, tech tips, and motorcycle news. Most recently, he saw the need of his community during the COVID pandemic for people just to take a break and, with the help of his staff and friends throughout the industry, developed the Cyber Show And Rally, the world’s first-ever virtual bike show and motorcycle rally. As fewer motorcycle magazines occupy the newsstands, Callen feels that with the new business model Cycle Source has developed, they are in no danger of going anywhere but out into the world to collect more content.