The mission of the Kentucky Kick Down is to gather vintage two-wheeled enthusiasts as a community to celebrate, educate and further bike culture.
Kentucky Kick Down is a 3-day vintage motorcycle festival held at Louisville Turners, a historic 13-acre complex perched on the banks of the Ohio River. The sixth annual Kentucky will take place September 14-15-16th, 2018. While the show centers around the vintage bike show, bringing a wide variety of well over 100 show bikes, there's a ton of activities over the course of the weekend:
Our goal is to welcome all walks of motorcyclists to Louisville, KY every third weekend in September to celebrate the culture of seeing things via two wheels.
Scott is the founder and organizer of Kentucky KickDown, owner of H Garage, a custom motorcycle shop, and member and Administrator of Louisville Vintage Motorworks, a group of over 2500 members that strives to keep the vintage motorcycle culture and machines rolling. He has attended shows around the country including Motoblot in Chicago, Indy Rockers Reunion, Mid-Ohio Vintage Bike Days, The One Show in Portland, Handbuilt in Austin, and Barber Motorsports Vintage Festival. In addition to being an avid motorcycle enthusiast of all varieties, he has ridden all over the country.
But it's the camaraderie and devotion of the local Louisville Vintage Motorworks members that this show was built around, and it would not be possible without them coming together to support, promote and staff the event. With the new venue secured, we will strive to reach even further and welcome riders from states near and far to join us in Louisville Kentucky this and every third weekend in September.
Louisville Turners is located right off of I-71 and minutes from everything Louisville has to offer. It's a massive complex, tucked away just off of River Road. Founded in 1850, it retains a great deal of history while providing numerous facilities for attendees. This new venue allows us a variety of options with the biggest benefit being attendees can camp on-site and never have to leave the festival. Arrive on Friday afternoon, set up camp and hang out until Sunday afternoon. We'll have all of our regularly scheduled activities, plus numerous additional items. The location also provides easy access to some of East Louisville's best riding roads. Or guests can head directly into downtown Louisville and enjoy some of the best bars and restaurants in the country.