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Tuesday 9 April 2024

Biker Fest 2024

Biker Fest International - 'AMD Approved'

One of Europe's longest established custom bike shows, and an event that regularly attracts up to 120,000 or more visitors, the annual Biker Fest, at Lignano Sabbiadoro near Udine in Italy (May 9-12), is again a member of the 'AMD Approved' custom bike show program.

Located on Italy's Adriatic coast (100 km north of Venice), Lignano Sabbiadoro is on a spectacular  peninsula that reaches out into the  Adriatic - with the custom bike show staged right on the coastal strip of the  resort.

Celebrating its 38th anniversary this year, the show has regularly provided several great examples of the best of Italian style custom bike design and engineering for the 'AMD' World Championship and many other of the leading custom bike shows across Europe.

AMD 'Approved' is a hallmark that says Biker Fest is recognized by AMD and its team of custom bike journalists as an authentic, successful, well staged and well organized contributor to the custom bike industry.

"Arcadia", H-D Shovelhead chopper, built by DMC Toys for Men, Castell'Afero in Italy.

Micke Persello, of Bikers Life magazine fame and organizer of the weekend, says: "Biker Fest is the largest single annual outdoor event in Europe and is a pioneer of custom culture in Italy and in Europe.

"One of the highlights is the 'Saturday Light Parade' through the streets of Lignano Sabbiadoro that sees thousands of bikes parading along the coast with their fantastic sounds and lights.

"Cornerstone of the weekend's celebration of all things custom is the historic Custom Bike Show - founded in 1987." Along with the Custom Bike Show at Norrtälje, Sweden, every summer (Twin Club MC), it is one of the two oldest custom bike shows in the world.

"In addition to being an integral part of the 'AMD' World Championship program, and the official qualifying event for the Italian market, 'Lignano' is also the final of the 15 custom shows that constitute the Italian Motorcycle Championship (IMC)."