“It’s not what you buy, it’s what you build.” – Rob Borden, Biker Atlas
Anybody can save up a wad of cash, and go buy a hot bike. Or finance one at the local dealership… Then pull up to Starbucks and park next to two other ones just like it… If that’s what you’re into, this challenge is not for you.
The “Blue Collar Build Off” is where creativity talks, and bullshit walks. Assemble a team of up to 4 people max, and start gathering parts and a donor bike. If you already have an old bike sitting around that you haven’t gotten around to yet, PERFECT. Spend up to $1,500 making it the baddest ride you can. You will also want to choose teammates that have skills, a bunch of parts, or maybe even the donor bike laying around.
Once we say “Go”, you’ve got 30 days and whatever is left from your $1,500 build budget to build the baddest bike you can build. At the end of 30 days, you will meet at the start line in Sin City, and RIDE your bike to the Saddle Sore Ranch (approximately 120 miles south) for the judging, trophies, afterparty and weekend camping.
Alot of people will say it can’t be done for $1,500. Again, creativity talks, bullshit walks. This challenge is not for them. They don’t have what it takes. They are the ones that are probably parked at Starbucks. This is for down and dirty, nitty gritty, grease monkey bad asses. I guarantee you, the bikes in this competition will turn a whole lot more heads too.
***The West Coast Rendezvous is a 3 day camping event. There is an admission charge. Single day passes are available. Admission is waived for all build team members.***
The seclusion is part of the appeal at the Saddle Sore Ranch. It allows us to have a great time, and make amazing memories, without disturbing any neighbors and without having nosey neighbors disturb us. To date, we have had thousands of people at the ranch, from around the world. They come on motorcycles, trikes, cars, trucks, rv’s, motorhomes, etc. All without issue. However, please be advised that due to the road conditions in certain areas, for extended length rv’s, motorhomes or vehicles pulling extended length trailers, high clearance is recommended.