Barnes Harley-Davidson Langley and Lords of Gastown are joining forces to present the 9th annual Strong & Free Show & Shine. This year, Vancouver and Fraser Valley Edition of the highly anticipated event will be held at the Lords Moto Ranch, located at 23887 32nd Ave South Langley, on August 19th, from 2 pm to 10 pm.
What to Expect
This high-energy event promises a thrilling day filled with activities, attractions, and entertainment for all. From bikes to cars, vendors to food trucks, music to stunt shows, and biker games to tattoo artists, the Show & Shine is a true celebration of the motor community's spirit and camaraderie.
You can expect to see a vast array of bikes and cars, vendors showcasing their wares, and food trucks serving up delicious grub to keep your energy levels high throughout the day. Quench your thirst at the beer garden and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere amplified by a DJ and live music.
Schedule of Events
The day kicks off at 12 pm with vendor setup and show registration, followed by the Show and Shine from 2 pm to 5 pm. For the young ones, there's a Kids Corner with pony rides and goats, operational until 5 pm.
From 2 pm onwards, you can also enjoy a Bikini Bike & Car Wash by Choose Kind, adding a fun twist to your regular vehicle cleaning. After the Show & Shine awards at 5 pm, the evening takes a musical turn, with live bands playing till 10 pm, including the Whiskey Blind Band from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Don't miss the final round of the Biker Olympics between 6 pm and 7:30 pm, followed by a wet t-shirt contest at 8 pm. The last call is at 10 pm, so make sure to get your fill of the festivities before then.
While the event promises loads of fun, safety remains paramount. The organizers urge everyone not to drink and drive. The gates will be locked at 11 pm and will reopen at 10 am, providing free overnight parking for those who need it.
Be sure to register early for a chance to win $2500 in cash and prizes across five categories. The categories include Best in Show (2 Wheels or more), People’s Choice (2 Wheels or more), Best Bagger, Best Dyna / FXR, and Best Sportster / Chopper, with each category offering a $500 prize.
There's also over $2000 worth of raffle and prizes, with items ranging from helmets by Bell, Simpson, and Harley-Davidson to apparel from Stay Gold, Dayton Boots, and more.
Whether you're looking to showcase your wheels or set up a vendor stall, you can register by emailing email@example.com. Entry is by donation, and remember, street parking and stunting, as well as outside alcohol, are strictly prohibited.
This exciting event is sponsored by Barnes Harley-Davidson, Bell Helmets, Odin MFG, BMC Motorcycle Co, Bonneville Hotrod Shop, Moons MC, Forever North Crew, Heatwave Visuals, Rip Shred Kill, Stay Gold Appreal, Renagade Canada, Apache Rose Company, Haney Builders, and A Tattoo Co.
Mark your calendars, rev up your engines, and get ready for a fantastic day of fun, festivities, and freedom at the 2023 Strong & Free Show & Shine. We can't wait to see you there!
Remember the Rules
To ensure a fun and safe event for all, attendees are reminded that there is no street parking available, and street stunting is strictly prohibited. Additionally, while there will be a beer garden on-site, outside alcohol is not allowed. The festival is committed to creating an inclusive and enjoyable atmosphere for all attendees, and adherence to these rules will help ensure that everyone can have a great time.
Get Involved and Stay Informed
Stay connected and updated by following the Lords of Gastown and Barnes Harley-Davidson Langley on their respective social media platforms. Here, you'll find event updates, exciting announcements, and more information about the lineup of activities, attractions, and entertainment.
Join the Fun
Whether you're a biker, car enthusiast, music lover, or just looking for a fun-filled day out, the 2023 Strong & Free Show & Shine is the place to be. Enjoy the thrill of the ride, the camaraderie of the community, the taste of delicious food, and the sound of great music.
So, get your engines ready, gather your friends, and prepare for a day of non-stop fun and excitement at the Lords Moto Ranch on August 19th. The Strong & Free Show & Shine is more than just an event; it's a celebration of community, freedom, and the open road. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to be a part of something truly special.
See you at the 2023 Strong & Free Show & Shine!