Custom motorcycle and art show Salty Bike Revival returned for the second time in what has become one of Utah’s largest celebrations of custom motorcycle builders, riders and artists in Utah and beyond. Thousands of people came and went throughout the two-day event, looking at choppers, trackers, cafe racers, bobbers and everything else two-wheeled and fun. Hosted by local motorcycle builder Salt City Builds and Loco Lobo, and sponsored by Intermountain Harley-Davidson, the event lined the streets of the Granary District with bikes for a weekend. Food trucks were parked near the giant inflatable Coors Banquet bottle and tent at the front of the event, where a portion of 600 West was shut down just for the event.
Two large halls were filled with motorcycles of every shape and size, all with the builder’s vision in mind. The event also featured Utah artists who painted helmets and gas tanks with unique designs displayed on a wall built by Project Sunday. Large prints by local photographers were hung on the walls for attendees to peruse and purchase. Local vendors setup pop-up shops, and among the products and services offered were jewelry by Abyss Body Piercing, custom tailoring from Urbana Custom Clothier and tattoos—which were being given at the event—by Cathedral Tattoo. Haircuts and shaves were being performed by Fuzzy Nates Barber Shop. Leather products were on hand from Dresser Leather and motorcycle gear was for sale from Salt Lake Motorcycle Co. Twigs Woodwear brought a selection of their wooden and nature-inspired glasses and watches, and women’s motorcycle clothing brand ATWYLD came all the way from Long Beach, California to show their wares. Bands Color Animal, Dead Things and Mad Max & the Wild Ones performed live music onstage, and SLUG contributor DJ Nix Beat spun garage rock n’ roll on vinyl.
The massive turnout showed that Utah continues to be a leader in the ever-evolving world of custom motorcycle culture.