The Mama Tried Show is one of the USA’s most prestigious and entertaining motorcycle shows, hosted each year in Harley-Davidson’s hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“Mama Tried Motorcycle Show is an indoor invitational that connects motorcycles and builders to fans and riders alike. Keeping the fire stoked all winter long. The Show features over 100 motorcycles from builders of all calibers—flat-tracker, hill climber, chopper, and bar hopper.”
Founded by Warren Heir Jr., Scott Johnson, and Jeremy Prach, the show combines these incredible custom motorcycles of builders from all over the country with the wild and wonderful Flat Out Friday flat track races on the night before the show — an indoor race competed on a concrete track coated in Dr. Pepper syrup!
This year, our man on the ground was Chicago-based photographer Matt Gustafson, who set out to shoot as many bikes from the show as possible, as well as the action from Flat Out Friday. Below, you’ll find our highlights from the show — and stay tuned for our Flat Out Friday feature, coming later this week!
Mama Tried 2022: Custom Bike Highlights
Without further ado, here are our highlights from the show, in alphabetical order by builder! Builders: If you want to share any of these on IG, please credit photographer Matt Gustafson (@very.dumb) and us at @bikeboundblog.