Mama Tried Takes Over Milwaukee

It’s the dead of winter here in Wisconsin with wind chill temperatures struggling to reach double digits. Sounds like it’s time for the Midwest’s preeminent motorcycle show, Mama Tried!

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.

Thursday, Feb. 22

Mama Tried Bike Night

Start the weekend on the right track with Bike Night at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant on the campus of the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Your favorite Flat Out Friday racers – and their bikes – will be on hand while the fun is found indoors and out with chainsaw ice carving, gunpowder arttintype photography, vintage mini bikes and more to kickstart the Mama Tried weekend. Listen to live music by Wild The Coyote & The Badd Wolf featuring Mikey Fast Life. Enjoy food and drink specials, including $3 PBR with MOTOR Bike Night Koozie special and Sailor Jerry® cocktail concoctions.


Friday, Feb. 23

Head to the BMO Harris Bradley Center Friday night for Flat Out Friday. Doors open at 5 p.m. Arrive early to watch the heat races before race mains begin at 7 p.m. Purchase your tickets online. Following the event, join in on the official Flat Out Friday After Party starting at 9 p.m. at Turner Hall Ballroom, featuring The Atomic Punks, a Van Halen tribute band (across the street from the BMO Harris Bradley Center). After-Party concert tickets are $25 and available for purchase online.

Are you unable to make it to Milwaukee for the races? Check out the  Harley-Davidson Facebook page for live streaming of all the action.

Flat Out Friday race


Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25

Attend the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show at The Rave in downtown Milwaukee on Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets can be purchased onsite or at

Your Mama Tried ticket also gives you access to the Saturday night concert at the Rave featuring Weedeater, One (Metallica tribute band), Bleed, HappyNeverClear, Sex Scenes, and Mom's New Boyfriend.

The H-D Museum/Fuel Café is offering a FREE shuttle to the Rave for the Mama Tried Show from the Museum on Saturday, Feb. 24, and Sunday, Feb. 25

Join us outdoors for the Slippery Sunday Ice Race at McKinley Marina starting at 1 p.m. (Time and location subject to change due to weather.)  

Mama Tried motorcycle show