The 1Moto Show, the annual showcase for custom motorcycles held in Portland, Oregon, took place April 30-May 2. Is the 1Moto Show the best bike show in the country?
Held in the Zidell Yards barge building, the facility launched its last ship in 2017.
The vast expanse inside and out was great for bike displays, vendors, and food trucks.
Social distancing was not a problem, along with staggered admission.
Most importantly, the 1Moto Show retained the funky vibe that has made it a perennial favorite.
Over the years, the 1Moto Show has drawn attendees and exhibitors from across the country, and around the world.
With hundreds of bikes on display, our aim was to give you an overview.
A number of sponsors also had bikes on display, such as Red Clouds Collective, and Icon Motorsports.
Due to the pandemic, Canadians cannot cross the border into the US. As a result, they were missing at the One Show. Visitors from other countries couldn’t come either, so the event lacked some of its international flavor.
We’ve debated alternate forms of transportation, presenting many of them. In other countries, motorcycles and scooters are the preferred mode of transportation.
Most Americans haven’t considered motorcycles among available alternatives.
We could lower our dependence on fossil fuels if motorcycles were considered as a viable alternative. There are plenty of electric bikes now, with more on the way.
Indian Motorcycles, Zooz Bikes, Modern Artifacts, Western Power Sports, Icon Motorsports, Red Bull, and Poler Stuff all had displays at the 1Moto Show.
SW-Motech and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys were also among those displaying.
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