The date is set. The fourth annual Chop Meet will be Saturday August 30th in Saskatoon, Canada. We decided to move to the Sept. long weekend this year, hopefully this works for most people. We are going to make some big changes again this year but there will still be a morning swap and evening show/party. Stay tuned for more details...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Thursday, September 12, 2013
The third annual Chop Meet in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This year the event left the backyard and ventured out into the streets to play host to an estimated 400 chopper and vintage bike enthusiasts. The chop Meet kept peoples attention throughout the day with a morning swap meet, followed by an afternoon vintage cycle "show and grime", and was capped off by a ridiculous block party put on by Bernie's Machine Works. Folks from across Canada (Kimberley BC, Drayton Valley AB, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Prince Albert SK, Regina SK, Winnipeg MB, and even a crazy cat passing through from Toronto ON) met in our little prairie town of Saskatoon to talk trash, make trash and ride trash. Amazing time. Thanks to everyone who made it out young and old. Come back next year for more choppah mayhem.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
I'm struggling to find words to describe how amazing this past weekend was for me. The#chopmeet was a HUGE success. So many amazing people. Old friends, new friends, I can't fathom how many hugs and high fives were thrown down. So much love. The Swap meet was a full house both for vendors and buyers. Tons of cool parts, old and new. The turnout for the Show was beyond what we expected. Somany amazing bikes of all years, makes and models. And Bernie's after Party was out of hand. Beers were crushed in an ungodly fashion and the vibe was nothing but positive all night. The bands played till 2 am and people were literally dancing in the street. An impromptu "king of the street" leg wrestling tournament happened out of no where and got completely out of hand with winners bein hoisted on shoulders and cheers galore. It was unbelievable. From kids to grey beards everyone had such a good time. It was a ton Of work but I don't regret any of it and cannot wait to start planning for next year. I was blown away with how many people rode from all over the country to come hang in little ol Saskatoon for the weekend. I want to thank @i_am_10_ninjas for all the help with organizing, all the sponsors who graciously donated, everyone the helped out in any way and most importantly everyone for coming out and making it such a great day. We have an unbelievable scene out here. Jordan took this picture and tons more and ill start posting some shots of the day soon. Please tag #chopmeet on any pictures you post of the event. See you at#chopmeet4.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Here's the important details one more time.
Swap Meet from 9:00am-11:30am at Bernie's Machine Works, 633 Ave O S
Chopper and Vintage cycle show from 1pm-4:30pm at Nutana Legion Hall, 3021 Louise St
and an after party to follow.
Get your old ride back on the road, put a milk crate of parts on it and get down here for the fun. All Free, tons of give aways, family friendly, good people, greasy bikes.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
For those of you coming in from out of town, there are Cheap ($20) campsites at gordie howe Campground that are literally within stumbling distance of Bernies (site of the swap and after party) , Also the Super 8 on 22nd has rooms for a decent price and is only a 5 minute cab ride away. Come in Friday and make a weekend out of it!
Thursday, August 29, 2013
We are very excited to let you know that the CHOP MEET after party will be back at Bernies Machine (same location as the morning swap). Bernie has been gracious enough to invite everyone to come over and celebrate the completion of his new shop next door. The Poor Boys with Tony Dean and Freddie & the Axemen will be performing on stage and there will be Free BBQ complements of Bastards Saskatoon. The party starts right after the Bike show (1pm-4:30 @ Nutana Legion) So head over to Bernies around 5-6 and let loose. Bernie is shutting down the street in front of the shop So bring your cooler and lawn chairs. Huge thanks to Bernie for putting this party together, see you all there.
Don't forget this year's Chop Meet includes a full scale ride-in and park chopper/vintage bike show so get that greasy pig back on the road and get it seen. Free to enter (like everything else) and you just might win a handsome trophy from our guest judges. Let's pack that parking lot with a sea of oily iron. Here's a shot from last years best in show winner.