A motorcycle show featuring motorcycle builders, rare bike owners, painters, and photographers, honoring the industry and it's crafts by carefully curating it and presenting it to the interested masses. The show takes place in an industrial warehouse just blocks from Lake Erie, providing the perfect urban, gritty setting for this Great Lakes focused show. It is a free event. The Great Lakes region is filled with manufacturing, machine shops, and automotive industry. Despite the foul winter weather, or maybe because of it, gear head ingenuity abounds. Fuel Cleveland aims to drag seldom-seen rare motorcycles and top-quality custom choppers together, along with photography and paint work by some of the top artists in the motorcycle community, to be shown off to like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts. For more information check out the website and give us a follow on Instagram.
It pains us to even have to say this, but we have to cancel this year's Fuel Cleveland show. The most important thing to us, is you and your families safety and with these challenging times, there is just no way we can put on a motorcycle event like ours without jeopardizing someone if not everyone's health in a mass gathering setting. This decision was unanimous between us here at Fuel Cleveland and is the ethical and moral thing to do. We wanted to make sure to share this with all of you well ahead of time. In hope that you won't acquire any additional expenses via travel and hopefully if you have booked any places to stay early, you can request reimbursements.
As of today we are looking to have the next Fuel Cleveland show on July 24th, 2021. The Twist Drill Cleveland building, our new venue is fully on board with our decision and is allowing us to roll over our rent to throw the show next year on that date. With this new venue we have endless ideas and plans to wow everyone and hopefully make Fuel Cleveland the best show ever. We can't thank those enough who have come year after year and for those that this would have been their first time, we deeply apologize it will have to be postponed.
We wish everyone's safety & well being and hope to see you all next year! Till then, stay safe and go for a ride.
If you have a bike you think is worthy of showing off or you have a new build in the works and are interested in debuting it at Fuel Cleveland, here's your chance to be a part of our show in 2020. All you have to do is submit some high quality photos of your bike or project in the works, along with some background information about the bike or build and yourself to email@example.com. We will be making selections in March / April and will email everyone back who has submitted regardless if we selected your bike to be in the show or not. We hate that there is a selection process but there is only so much room in the show and we have to keep the selections diverse. We wish every single one of the bikes submitted could be in the show, but it's just not possible. One of the greatest things about Fuel Cleveland though, is even if the bike doesn't make it into the inside part of the show, the outside of the building becomes another show entirely. So if you don't get selected, still plan on coming out and showing that bike off! Thousands of people will still get to see it along with countless motorcycle media outlets.
The same goes for submitting art and photography. To possibly be a part of Fuel Cleveland all you have to do is submit a few examples of your art work to firstname.lastname@example.org and talk about how motorcycles influence you and your work. We again will be making selections in March / April and get back to you regardless if we can put your work in the show or not. Also, artwork and photography this year will be displayed along side a new exhibit coming to Fuel called Maiden Moto Art show which highlights leading women motorcycle riders who are also artists.
Happy submitting everyone and thank you for your interest in being a part of Fuel Cleveland 2020.
Below are some examples of bikes and art in that have been in the show. Photos courtesy of David Carlo and Ryan Handt.
Fuel Cleveland is happening July 25th, 2020 this year. There is no better opportunity to be seen by so many like-minded people in one place than at our show. Whether it's motorcycle parts, apparel, jewelry, motorcycle services, or even coldbrew coffee Fuel Cleveland is the place to be for your business. If you are interested in vending at Fuel Cleveland and would like more info about vending, space sizes and rates please email us directly at email@example.com and we will get back to you quickly so that we can secure your spot!
Below: Just an example of how many people come out to the show and will look at your booth along with a few of the vendor spots we had last year with their 10x10's and how they look - photos courtesy of David Carlo
In the past 10 years the craft brewery movement has taken over the greater Cleveland area by storm. Craft beer brewing hobbyists turning their passions into an opportunity of business and hopes to becoming a staple in the beer industry. Saucy Brew Works is the brain child of Brew Master Eric Anderson and Entrepreneur Brent Zimmerman and first opened it's doors a little over a year and a half ago on July 5th, 2017. Since opening it has been nothing but moving on up for this craft brewery, from partnering with the Cleveland Cavaliers, to opening a second location in Columbus, Ohio and even being distributed in multiple stores, Saucy Brew Works is a true success story. So, when Brent from Saucy Brew Works approached us and asked how they could get more involved with Fuel Cleveland we couldn't have been more excited.
Saucy Brew Works handcrafts all of their brilliant beers in house and have over 16 different flavors to try, there's literally something for everyone. Accompanied by a full bar for your other adult beverage needs, pizza to die for, and a humongous patio, this brewery is perfect to house the official Fuel Cleveland Pre-Party!
Saucy Brew Works is located on the corner of West 29th & Detroit Ave in Cleveland, OH. Their address, 2885 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113. We will be throwing a hell of a rager there on Friday July 26th from 8 pm to last call. Make sure to come out early and hang out all night with us! There is a ton of parking options to choose from and we are working on bike parking to be in the front, more details to come on that. We will see you there!
Darren McKeag grew up in the Mid-west during the 70's. He was immersed into a culture of motorcycles, hot rods, Easy Rider mags, mini bikes, tattooed people and live music at a very young age, which inevitably shaped who he and his art are today. With his distinct super detailed / tattoo inspired black and white pieces of work to his beautifully colored paintings that capture the souls of those he paints. Darren's work is not only inspirational but he is one the most talented and hard working artist in the biz today. Let's not forget to mention his work ethic and visions are endless. He's constantly creating new and beautiful works on tons of different types of canvases like surf and skateboards, helmets, entire motorcycle projects, matchbooks and much more. His distinct stylizing and details immediately let you know its Darren's work and you can't help but get lost in it, picking out your favorite little details hidden with in his pieces... We couldn't be more excited to have Darren coming out to Fuel Cleveland on July 27th at the Madison Venue to display some of his incredible pieces for everyone. His work will be one not to miss!
I sat down with Darren the other day on the old inter webs and asked him a handful of questions. To read the full interview swing on over to Lowbrow Customs Blog.
Fuel Cleveland is now on it's 5th show, hard to believe! One thing we can say over the years, is we have taken everyone on a journey to a few different parts of Cleveland with our show locations. Each one of those venues have had their own character and charm that gave off a certain grittiness and industrial feel to the show. It's safe to say The Madison Venue is no exception to this but with a touch of class. Clean and open floor plan, polished floors, white walls, beautiful windows, brilliant lighting, clean bathrooms and air conditioned... Oh yeah, thats right we said AC. The show is taking place on July 27th, 2019 from 12pm - 8pm and still 100% FREE for all attendees!
Are you currently building a bike? Or got something collecting dust no one has ever seen and you want to show it off? Email photos and info about your build or bike and yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org We are looking for choppers, cafe racers, land speed bikes, survivors, vintage, rare, history filled, interesting and beautiful craftsmanship worthy machines.