Fuel Cleveland is so much more than just a motorcycle show, it’s actually more of a growing, thriving community of creative people that love custom motorcycles! The vision of our friend Mikey Revolt is what started it all and he continues to curate the show and do much of the behind the scenes work that makes it great.
He tapped a handful of like-minded friends including his co-founders Jesse from @thegasbox and Tyler from @lowbrowcustoms and ran with a skeleton crew working their butts off the first 2 years. His good old fashioned hard work and vision quickly blossomed.
We had helped out by promoting and attending the 1st and 2nd year so when Mikey asked @oldbikebarn for support to keep the event free to the public three years ago, it was a no brainer. Many of our @thegreasydozen builders and even a few of my own bikes have been featured in the show so it seemed like a natural fit. We committed money, but more importantly, manpower... see it takes a village to execute at this level and we are proud to continue to help make the show free! The small group of like-minded, driven individuals that put on Fuel have become a second family over the last decade, but the Fuel show and the last three years collaborating on the show has been the lynchpin that tied us all together on a project with a common goal. Not only is it great to see it evolve, but the sweetest reward of our work together is seeing that custom motorcycling is alive and well in the USA!
-Bear Haughton founder Old Bike barn
Photos by: Mike Vandegriff