CARLISLE, PA (July 21, 2010) - The 2010 Carlisle Bike Fest will mimic the thousands of bikes that will be parked on the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, July 23-25, in two ways: diversity and excitement.

Bike Fest was created to be an event for riders of V-twins, metrics, sport bikes, choppers, custom cruisers, and fighters - both import and domestic - and everything in between. If your passion is motorcycles, Bike Fest will have a weekend full of excitement to enjoy, no matter what you ride. The schedule at Bike Fest is jam-packed with industry displays and test rides, judged competitions, giveaways, special guests, live music, stunt shows, and family activities that will keep both the bikers who are riding and the guests who are walking, entertained from start to finish.

The beginning-to-end action starts with industry participation. Despite uncertain economic times, Bike Fest will host more top names in the motorcycle industry than ever before. Kawasaki, Yamaha and Victory will be offering on-site demos of their latest models. Appalachian Harley-Davidson will also be at Bike Fest with over 15,000 square feet of Harley-Davidson goods and motorcycle consignments. On top of the new models and apparel, Bike Fest will host companies offering installations, service work and product giveaways. The Manufacturers Midway, the focal point of the Carlisle Bike Fest vending area, will once again host the "Largest Motorcycle Road Show on the Planet," the Küryakyn traveling rig. Küryakyn is an innovator in the world of motorcycle customization and a regular at the largest motorcycle rallies in the U.S.

Another staple at motorcycle events and rallies is judged competitions. Bike Fest will be the home of three judged bike shows. Saturday's "Ride-In" Bike Show will host over 25 classes for owners of V-Twin, Metric and Sport Bikes. Bike Fest will also bring back two judged shows that were introduced in past years with a sub-group of the motorcycle mainstream in mind. Carlisle Fighter Fest presented by Karns Performance is one of the first Street Fighter events in the USA. A Street Fighter is customized sport bike that follows the design trends and functions of European riders with aggressive riding options: wide handle bars, short tails and stripped or mean looking fairings. The Carlisle Rat Rod Revival, like Fighter Fest, was also introduced in 2008. Rat bikes and rat rods are machines that are built using just about anything the builder can find. By pushing the engineering and design limits, the builders of these awesome machines come up with an innately hard look that comes with building with scraps. Both rat bikes and rat rods are invited to take part in the Carlisle Rat Rod Revival on Sunday of Bike Fest.

In addition to the industry participation, test rides and judged competitions, Carlisle Bike Fest hosts two motorcycle giveaways along with an overwhelming amount of special guests, live music, stunt shows, charity rides and family activities taking place throughout the weekend. Mark the date and make the ride to the 2010 Carlisle Bike Fest, July 23-25. For more information please visit or call (717) 243-7855.

Carlisle Events -- host of 10 annual collector car, truck and motorcycle events -- attracts more than half a million people to its 102-acre facility in Carlisle, Pennsylvania each year. Included in the annual events schedule are two huge automotive swap meets, two auctions -Spring and Fall - and individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, motorcycles, tuner cars/modern customs, imports and kit-cars. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, the "Cars at Carlisle" shows attract automotive enthusiasts from around the world.Information about Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions is available to consumers via the Internet at: