Revival Cycles Presents The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is coming back to Austin on April 20-22. See original artwork, one-of-a-kind handbuilt machines and custom rides—including BMW Motorrad bikes—from the best builders and craftsmen in the business. You may get lucky with a rare opportunity at the event. Don’t miss out.

As our collective existence slips further into digital abstraction, we at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show believe something has been lost and it is time to revive the culture of physical craftsmanship. Although in today’s modern mass-produced world few young people are taught how to do physical work or are encouraged to embrace a trade, there remains a universal attraction to the beauty that can only be formed by human hands.

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is an inspiring showcase of works from builders and craftsmen that combine knowledge, skill, and ingenuity to create one-of-a-kind truly hand-built machines.

By sharing this work, we add fuel to a revolution in the making. People crave the satisfaction and creative outlet of producing something truly unique and fit to their own preferences for design and function. This renaissance of working with our hands has helped create the movement that is the custom motorcycle scene.

It is our vision that those that visit The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show will be inspired to pick up tools and use their hands to make something of their own

Revival Cycles is the balance of passion and pragmatism. It is our belief that the motorcycle should be more than a machine; it is an aesthetic expression that demonstrates the beauty of purposeful form. It is not enough to simply have a mechanically adequate machine that ignores the visual form. To be truly remarkable requires something more: the seamless blending of visual design with technical excellence. When these elements come together with just the right mix, the result is as much fun to ride as it is to behold. We believe a motorcycle should thrill and excite even before the first crackling rumble of an open exhaust.

As the world perpetually spins faster and faster into the vortex of digitalization and virtualization, there is an increasingly present need to retain the connection to reality. At Revival we feel this is best achieved simply with a motor and two wheels. The cutting edge marvels of motorcycling technologies evolve at a rapid pace, but every layer of ride-by-wire and electronic ride management can also be another barrier between the rider and the machine. For this reason we stay focused on the basics even when using high-tech processes and materials. At no point is the rider experience sacrificed for the technology.

Achieving this balance is a delicate business and Revival Cycles understands. Revival was founded by two contrasting specialists each with decades of focused expertise and a decided stubborn pursuit of their passions. The combination of the two partners, one a master Mechanical Engineer obsessed with understanding the physical principles of all things technical and and an artistic Designer obsessed with all things aesthetic has created a team that pulls all the pieces into a precise equilibrium to produce remarkable machines. A lot of shops can fix your bike, but Revival can help you get the most out of it in every way.

Motorcycles are our passion, and we are here to support this passion in our fellow riders. It does not matter what you ride, it does not even matter if you do not have a two-wheeled machine of your own (yet), the only thing that matters is that you have passion for motorcycles and separating from the masses. We are more than a repair shop, more than a custom shop and more than a place to get gear. We are a cultural center for motorcyclists.

What are the show dates and event times for 2018?

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

Friday, April 20th  – 6pm-12am

Saturday, April 21st – 12pm-12am

Sunday, April 22nd – 12pm-6pm

1100 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

Kick Start Party – South Congress Hotel

Thursday, April 19th – 7pm-10pm

South Congress Hotel

1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Why are you charging for admission this year?

As The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show enters it’s 5th year, Team Revival is more pumped than ever about what has become one of the biggest gear-head weekends anywhere.
In 2018 a few things will remain constant, and a few will change. Regardless of the changes made, our ability to make the show better each year will not. You can be sure that everyone in attendance will be leaving Austin with plans to come back next year!
As in years past, The Handbuilt Show will take place at “Fair Market” just a few blocks from Downtown Austin. However, this year a few changes have also been made. As the scale of the show increases, so does the cost. In order to keep up, this show will need to charge a modest entry fee that covers the entire three day event. We are sure this adjustment will increase the quality of the show and make the experience better for anyone who attends.
That being said, you can pre-order your general admission ticket to the 5th annual Handbuilt Motorcycle Show for a steal of only $10 per day or $25 for a 3-day pass. It will take place from April 20-22, at 1100 E 5th St. So why not save yourself some money and go ahead and purchase a ticket now?
With this ticket you will gain access to three days viewing of custom and unique bikes along with up close Wall-Of-Death performances, which will no doubt leave you in awe.
In addition to The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, the ticket will grant you admission to the Thursday pre-party at the South Congress Hotel, as well as admission to the Sunday evening wrap party.

What do I get if I purchase a Supporter Badge?

-3 day skip-the-line access to the main event taking place at Fair Market at 1100 East 5th st. (VIP entrance)
-3 day skip-the-line access to as many Wall-of-Death shows you can squeeze into 3 days
-25% discount on all merch at the Revival merch booth
-3 day access to “Supporter Bars” that offer shorter lines and prime spots for socializing
-3 free drink tokens

Can I purchase tickets at the gate?

You can!


How do I submit my bike for consideration?


How do I submit art to the show?

Send your art submissions to [email protected]


How do I get a vendor space?

The Handbuilt Show does not have vendors.


Are kids welcome?

The Handbuilt Show is family friendly! Kids 12 and under are free!


Can I use my credit or debit card at the show?

It’s 2018 guys. Yes, you can use your credit or debit card.


Is my dog or pet pig welcome?

Only service animals are allowed admission to The Handbuilt Show.


Is there bike parking at the show?

We block off the streets in front of the venue and if you want to park your bike there you need to purchase a wristband here and select the shipping option. That way you can just show your band and roll into the venue parking. This is a first come first served situation. Once parking has reached capacity we won’t be able to have any more bikes in front of the show.


Is there car parking?

There is street parking around Fair Market but we recommend using a rideshare app like RIDE AUSTIN or FARE to transport yourself to the show. Drop off is at 5th and San Marcos.


Can I volunteer?

If you are a hard worker and would like to get some perks to The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show please submit here:


I can’t make it to the show. Will I be able to purchase 2018 Handbuilt Show gear?

All Handbuilt show merch is available on the world wide internet HERE. New merch will be added closer to the show dates.


Will there be food available at the show?

Yes, we will have food trucks on site.

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