Milwaukee is ready for a long weekend of moto mayhem with the sixth annual Mama Tried Motorcycle Show.
The three-day event takes place Feb. 15-17 (with pre-parties on Feb. 14) and includes "Flat-Out Friday" indoor races / entertainment on Friday evening and the weekend-long Mama Tried Show invitational that displays more than 100 custom-built bikes, merch vendors, food trucks, bars, tattooers, a motorcycle film and more.
Tons of bars, restaurants and music venues throughout the city are participating with their own official and unofficial biker bashes.
Mama Tried is expected to draw 8,000-10,000 attendees from 35 states.
"Friday and Saturday gets pretty rowdy, Sunday is great for getting up close with the bikes," says co-organizer Scott Johnson.
Have fun and stay safe, Milwaukee!
Here are the highlights of Milwaukee's Mama Tried weekend:
Thursday, February 14
Shovelheads & Sweethearts Mama Tried Bike Night
The weekend kicks off with the Harley-Davidson Museum’s "Shovelheads & Sweethearts" bike night from 5 to 9 p.m. The event features food, drinks, a "Boonie Bike Showdown," a Brew City Bruisers’ roll by and music by DJ collective True Skool.
Mama Tried Kick Off Party
Fuel Cafe On 5th Street
Fuel Cafe on 5th will serve as Mama Tried Central throughout the weekend. At 7 p.m. Thursday there’s a kick-off party featuring a Black Sabbath vs. Metallica DJ set from Frank Straka. Beer specials are also on tap.
Friday, Feb. 15
Flat Out Friday Flat Track Races
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
This unique event starts at 5 p.m. and features races – with 330 racers riding on a Dr. Pepper syrup-drenched track – interspersed with a range of moto-related, fun-for-all-ages entertainment.
Tickets available here.
Flat Out After-Party!
The Flat-Out After-Party is at the Cooperage with Big Balls, Kingston Burial, Jason Robson, Toke and Kenny B Wangin’.
Saturday and Sunday
Mama Tried Motorcycle Show
The Rave/Eagles Club
The Mama Tried indoor invitational displays more than 100 custom-built bikes, merch vendors, food trucks, bars, tattooers and the Midwest premiere of a motorcycle film, "Oil In The Blood," at 8 p.m.
Hours: Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets available here.
Saturday, Feb. 15
All weekend long
Bulleit Biker Brunch
Fuel Cafe 5th Street
A Bulleit Biker Brunch takes place at Fuel on 5th all weekend long from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch, Bulleit shots and motorcycle flicks are all on the menu.
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