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The Reunion Motorcycle Show 2017 – Indianapolis

The motorcycle scene is alive and well in Indianapolis. Here is our photo re-cap of The Reunion Motorcycle Show, the city’s biggest annual gathering of bikes of all types from old to new and stock to custom.

We rode in on our Ural sidecars and parked along the old buildings in the Fountain Square cultural district of Indy. The historic intersection is closed for the event and fills up with motorcycle fanatics from all over Central Indiana and beyond.

A view north to downtown Indy on Virginia Ave.
Ben Stacy’s custom Harley-Davidson.

If you remember the event as “Rockers Reunion Indy,” you’ll notice the shortened title for 2017. The folks that now organize The Reunion Motorcycle Show have simply edited the name to fit the natural evolution from its ‘rocker’ origins to today’s many genres of bikes that attend. Of course, they are quick to mention that “Ton-Up Indianapolis did a great job of hosting the event for the past 10 years.”

The event is still free with vendor tents, judged categories, and trophies for custom and vintage motorcycles. You can follow The Reunion on Facebook to stay up-to-date on local happenings and meet-ups throughout the year.

Above: Howl & Hide is a local source for quality handcrafted leather goods.

Some of the event organizers strategizing during the show.


Zac Biberstine acts as chauffeur to a future motorcyclist.

Old bikes and bricks, it’s a neat atmosphere during The Reunion.

It’s fun to throw the cameras and jackets in the sidecar and putt in to this vibrant scene. Whether you’re there to shoot the bull with likeminded enthusiasts or just want to be a fly on the wall, there’s plenty of people to meet and things to observe here.

Fancy a fresh cut from the on-location Warfleigh Barber Shop?

Above: Brad Plantenga’s paint jobs never disappoint; look him up at Bullseye Visual.

Inside the old Fountain Square diner; grab a malt while you’re there.

Above: A custom Honda by the always creative H-Garage.

Chris Sickels of Red Nose Studio paints a quick study of a nearby Harley-Davidson.

The Dead Ace Co Moto Supply booth showing off its own brand of cool moto-apparel.

From Hondas to Harleys, the Reunion is an ‘all-are-welcome’ kind of show.

Mark your calendar for June 2, 2018 for the next Reunion Motorcycle Show. Based on years past, it’s always a good time!

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