Chesnee Classic Cycle
The 16th Annual Antique Bikes on Main 2022 has been CANCELLED. We hope to be back next year.
The shop is open for limited hours including service work. Several project bikes in the works consisting of European, Harleys and vintage MX'ers.
"Always the Last Weekend in
to download the Vendor Application Form.
**NEW - EVENTS AND TIMES BELOW**
Since 2005, Chesnee Classic
Cycle has been home to the annual Antique Bikes on Main rally. All kinds of motorcycles and enthusiasts come in a real downtown venue.
The free Swap Meet on
Saturday & Sunday gets bigger and better every year. Clean out your
spares, find what you need to fix your bike or buy another one!
Saturday's Prayer Ride-
kickstands up at 1PM- tours the area before coming back to Chesnee for
Christian fellowship into the evening.
Our very own local AMCA
Legends Chapter http://amcalegendschapter.com/ will once again be a big
part of Antique Bikes on Main. Become a Legend today and ride with the rest of
Antique Bikes on Main is the best
rally anywhere. We're going to have a great time.
See the latest 2015 Antique
Bikes on Main interview on Your Carolina
admission, registration or fees to participate with your bike or bikes.
Just bring it out, park it and have a great time.
parking only on Main Street, especially on Sunday with designated areas
welcoming motorcycles of specific vintages. If you come on four wheels,
with or without a trailer, there's plenty of parking on the side streets around
Visit Chesnee's famous Bantam Chef
for a Chili Cheese-a-plenty in AIR-CONDITONED COMFORT while you
tour the display of 50's era motorcycle and automobile memorabilia. Other
Chesnee Restaurants including El Limon Mexican, New Century Chinese, Yoshi's
Japanese and Pizza House offer their specialty menus and a/c, all in walking
Visit the links below-
The official 2014 Antique
Bikes on Main video
A bird's eye video tour of Antique
Bikes on Main 2014 from Shaggy and Carolina Riders
And watch the incredible talents of On The Edge trials
riders featured at Antique Bikes on Main in 2014 and 2015.
You never know what kinds of bikes
you'll see. You never know who you'll meet. Bring your bike, even if it doesn't
run or look pretty, and help make Antique Bikes on Main even
better this year. This isn't a TV show or high-dollar performance. This
family-friendly event is for people that love bikes. It's guaranteed to be hot
in South Carolina in July, but Antique Bikes on Main is worth the
If you missed it, revisit the historic first and only Motor
Maids on Main July 10, 2012
In 2012, we kicked off Antique Bikes on Main early by hosting Motor Maids on
Main. As the official parade of the 2012 Motor Maids Inc. 72nd Annual
National Convention held in nearby Spartanburg, SC, we battled so much rain,
hail, wind and lightning that the ride was officially CANCELLED!
Everything on the video not shot in the Marriott was part of our rainy party
that Tuesday night.
So what happens when you tell a bunch of bikers what they CAN'T do?!?
They do it anyways. Around 150-175 Motor Maids rode into Chesnee-
officially escorted by Chesnee Mayor Max Cash on his Harley and Chesnee Police
Chief Danny Swofford- with many more arriving
throughout the evening. Motor Maids are the real deal- no one can even register
for the convention if they don't RIDE all the way. No trailers, no
trucks, no excuses. You think you're tough because you rode yours?
It's pretty humbling to meet several 80 or 90+ year old Motor Maids that just
rode their bikes hundreds of miles, some well over 1000 miles one way, just to
party. It's a great group for all women of all ages to consider joining,
with chapters across the USA and Canada. Check them out at www.motormaids.org
See what you missed at the link
below, courtesy of SCETV-
If you see
Button or Thomas Mossburg at Antique Bikes on Main,
ask about their infamous ride into town on Motor Maids founder Dot Robinson's
famous pink Ultra Classic sidecar rig....
All true vendors (food and new
items), as determined by Antique Bikes on Main officials, will be required to
complete a Vendor Form (above) and submit payment. One fee covers your
space, good for both events for all three days. It's one of the best deals
you'll find anywhere.
All checks are to be made payable to Chesnee Classic Cycle
Check in at EventHeadquarters Tent in front of Chesnee Classic Cycle at 102 East Chester Street to fill out a form for consideration when you arrive
if you do not pre-register or to be shown to your approved spot.
We do our best to welcome all parties, but are
not accepting applications for any person(s) or group(s) that do not contribute
to the family-friendly atmosphere of Antique Bikes on Main.
Please help us keep this event a positive experience for all in
attendance. As a generously-supported public event with no admission
fees, we cannot allow vendors offering anything such as adult magazines or
similar content products, gang paraphenalia, illegal
or illicit items or content.
If you have any questions,
please ask. All decisions by Antique Bikes on Main officials are final.
Our Swap Meet is FREE!-NO admission, parking fees, space fees or tricks. Sellers are only
required to register by completing a vendor form (above). Check in at Event Headquarters Tentin front of Chesnee Classic Cycle at 102 East Chester Street to
fill out a form when you arrive if you do not pre-register or to be shown to
your approved spot. To keep as many people happy as possible- you AND us-
as the Swap Meet grows and grows, there will be improved organization in
2019. We want it to be even better.
The Swap Meet officially begins on Saturday morning, within
the designated area. No power or water hookups are available. Space is
available on a first come, first serve basis. We do require sellers offer
motorcycle-related & family-appropriate items- no adult magazines, gang paraphenalia, illegal or illicit items or content,
please. Any such items and responsible parties will be removed without exception.True vendors will be set up in other areas.
All decisions of Antique Bikes on Main officials are final.
The City of Chesnee and area residents generously support Antique
Bikes on Main so we need everyone to help us keep it a great
time. Bring out your bikes, parts and goodies- any condition, any
brand, any vintage.
Prayer Ride/Bike Parade
The Prayer Riders will reassemble immediately following the Bike Parade at Chesnee United Methodist Church and continue their Prayer Ride. CUMC address is 409 South Kennedy Street Chesnee
SC 29323, located behind Turners Restaurant or one block northeast of traffic
light at the Bantam Chef. Arrive early to get in line and fellowship with
others for this great ride throughout the area. Riders will stop at multiple
churches along the route to service prayer requests offered by participating
churches. Join us as we share our compassion and grow the church of Jesus
Christ with our neighbors.
After a great ride through two counties, riders
will return to downtown Chesnee for Christian Music and Fellowship into the
evening. Come relax in our beautiful small city and enjoy dinner at one
of our many restaurants. Visit Chesnee's famous Bantam Chef for a Chili
Cheese-a-plenty in AIR-CONDITONED COMFORT while you tour the
display of 50's era motorcycle and automobile memorabilia. Other Chesnee
Restaurants including El Limon Mexican, New
Century Chinese, Yoshi's Japanese and Pizza House offer their specialty menus
and a/c, all in walking distance.
Contact CUMC's Richard Clemons (864)
804-3030 or CMA Jabez Chapter President Don Cothran (864) 494-0402 for more information about the
2020 AMCA "Legend Of The Year"
Will be announced on stage following the Bike Parade
NEW THIS YEAR 2020
Bike Games - Saturday at 3:00 PM, location still undecided
People's Choice Bike Show - Sunday Located on the corner of Main St and Chester St at Old Tire Store from 1:00 PM till 2:00 PM. All cool bikes are welcome and anyone can vote for the winner to be announced as soon as votes are counted after 2:00 PM
Bike Corral - Bikes for Sale
Downtown Chesnee and Antique
Bikes on Main is located at the intersection of SC 221 and SC 11.
GPS address- 102 East Chester
Street Chesnee, South Carolina 29323. East Chester Street will be closed
on Sunday, but GPS will take you to within 50 feet of Chesnee Classic Cycle.
From Interstate 85- Take Exit 78 in
Spartanburg to SC 221 North. SC 221 becomes South Alabama Avenue- which is our
Main Street- as it passes through Chesnee. You can also take Interstate 85 Exit
92 in Gaffney to SC 11 and travel west for the scenic ride. After passing the
Cowpens Battleground National Park, turn left at second traffic light and you
have arrived at Antique Bikes on Main.
From Interstate 26- Take Exit 18
onto I-85 North in Spartanburg towards Charlotte, then follow directions from
Interstate 85. You can also take Interstate 26 Exit 5 to SC 11 and travel east
for a great ride. When you cross the railroad tracks, you're in Chesnee.
Turn right at first light and you have arrived at Antique Bikes on Main.
If you get onto Interstate 85
Business North, Exit 78 to SC 221 is the first exit after you merge back onto
Interstate 85 North. Then follow the directions listed above From
These area motels welcome Antique
Bikes on Main attendees. Be sure to mention Antique Bikes on
Main when making your reservations. Some have limited
availability and/or cut-off dates for reservations, so plan ahead.
Jay's Tavern, a
biker-friendly venue just a few miles from Main Street in Chesnee, is now
offering Primitive Camping in his fully wooded
campground directly behind Jay's Tavern. Pack
it in, pack it out and park your bike right in front of your tent. $40.00
for a spot for the entire weekend. You can't beat a deal like that.
Text Jay Horton (864)
316-1885 for directions and all the details.
& Suites (I-85, Exit 75) 154 Candlenut Lane Boiling Springs, SC 29303
Phone: (864) 814-2001 (800) 424-6423 FAX (864) 814-0908
Suites Westgate 458 W. Blackstock Rd Spartanburg , SC 29301 864-699-6700
Marriott 110 Mobile Drive Spartanburg, SC 29303 864-585-2400
Hampton Inn & Suites/Summit Pointe Conference Center 801
Spartan Blvd. Spartanburg, SC 864-699-2222
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Spartanburg-North 161 Sha Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29307 864-504-3333
Quality Inn and Suites(Bus. I-85, exit
4)160 Simuel Road Spartanburg, SC 29303 Phone:
864-542-0333 Fax: 864-598-9646
Red Roof Inn 123 New Painter Drive (Exit 90, I-85) Gaffney SC 29341
Phone (864) 206-0200
Sheridan Hotel(I-85, exit 63)1386 E. Main
Street Duncan, SC 29334 Phone: 864-433-1122 Fax: 864-433-0049
Got an Idea to help make Antique Bikes on Main even better?
We're always looking for ways to make Antique Bikes on Main a bigger and
better event. Total attendance in 2014 was around 30,000 people, all adding to
the local economy. Have you got an idea to help us grow or offer event
participants options while they are in the area? We're looking for the
right combination of motorcycles and affordable good times, with a
motorcycle-friendly scene only Chesnee Classic
Cycle and the City of Chesnee can offer. The Motor Maids did. We worked with their schedule and together we made history.
Make Main Street in Chesnee the destination of your event.
Just imagine- what can we do with
your group, non-profit or company? Contact us to see what we can do
Come back in the Fall!
Chesnee Toy Cruise-In
"Always the Last Sunday Before Thanksgiving"
(Please enjoy last year's artwork until the new artwork is ready. Most details are unchanged...)
From 1PM until, at the Chesnee Shrine Club 1 mile west of Chesnee on Hwy 11. Shrine Club Drive is on the right.
Join Chesnee Classic Cycle for the first Chesnee Toy Cruise-In, our 15th Annual event collecting toys and donations for Kop Kids. Help us raise donations for Chesnee-area youth, to be distributed by the Chesnee Police Kops Kids Charity. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Cruise-In or drop one off in advance if you like. Donations sites include Chesnee Classic Cycle anytime or to the Shrine Club on the day of the event.
For over a decade, we have gotten a wide variety of toy donations. This really helps meet the needs of our youth, ages up to mid-teens. Your creativity in generosity is always appreciated.
All contibutions in check form need to be made payable to Chesnee Classic Cycle. These funds will then be transfered to Kops Kids Charity officials for additional toy purchases.
Spend time with us as we MOVE INSIDE to the Chesnee Shrine Club. We'll have live music, warm food and cold beverages. Antique and classic motorcycles and Cars- original to full custom- are welcome. This is a no stress event- after years of riding in the cold and rain, we're ready for something different. Come on out for a great time, before the hectic holidays and winter sets in for good.
For More Information about the Cruise-In or to come as a vendor free of charge, contact:
Chesnee Classic Cycle
102 E Chester St. Chesnee, SC 29323
Chesnee Classic Cycle
Since 1993, Chesnee Classic Cycle has been a regional hub for vintage & classic motorcycles, owners and enthusiasts. The shop is housed in the former Potter's Livery Stable, established in 1914 , which is the oldest original timber-framed building remaining in downtown Chesnee. Owner Dennis Harris spent his early years as a flattrack racer and renowned tuner, achieving national success with Norton, Ossa, Ducati, Cagiva, Honda and Harley Davidson motorcycles before retiring to establish Chesnee Classic Cycle in his hometown.
The pace at Chesnee Classic Cycle is less hectic nowadays than in past years. Basic service and tires are a primary focus. Older Harley Davidsons are most common. Other marques and projects find their way to us, often when other shops are unable to help. We never got into recent custom trends so popular on television, so terms like "Old School" don't really apply. You won't find neon or an apparel section or a showroom full of bikes for sale. It's more like an old country hardware store, but with men relaxing around motorcycles instead of a pot bellied wood stove. Chesnee Classic Cycle is just a real motorcycle shop.
A brief history of Antique Bikes on Main and our mascot "Barney"- Antique Bikes on Main has become the signature annual event of Chesnee Classic Cycle. Ever since the beginning, we have always found a reason to get together with friends- usually with something on the grill, something in the ice chest and lots of friends & motorcycles. Early events focused on specific bikes, like Italian and British brands. In May 2005, we held the first Antique Bikes on Main event open to all bikes. 25 or 30 friends showed up, with about the same number of bikes. Within three to four years, it had moved to "Always the Last Weekend in July", outgrown East Chester Street in front of the shop and taken over the town with 10,000 in attendance.
The heat has become legendary. Even so, with the added Swap Meet and Prayer Ride on Saturday, Antique Bikes on Main has become one of the top summer motorcycle events in the region with attendance continuing to climb. We want to keep it fun and free for everyone to attend, old and young. We loved motorcycles when we were kids and we want them to have fun here, too. We also remember when it didn't cost $50.00 just for parking, admission and a cheap plate of food to go to a bike rally. Hopefully Antique Bikes on Main will help remind people that money isn't everything.
Our Antique Bikes on Main motorcycle rider logo has affectionately become known as "Barney". In 1947, a good friend of ours named Sam Greenway opened a new Harley Davidson dealership in Fayetteville, NC after returning from World War II. Greenway Harley Davidson operated for about ten years before he let the HD Franchise go as he transitioned to a more profitable Schwinn Bicycle dealership. Mr. Greenway was a regular at Chesnee Classic Cycle for many years. In early 2007, Mrs. Greenway asked us to help resolve the remains of his life long collection of everything two-wheeled as Sam reached the end of a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. When we finished, she came to us and said, "Thank you for helping. I know this isn't much, but Sam would want you to have this for your shop." She handed us their last new Greenway Harley Davidson green t-shirt from 1955. Barney was on the front of that shirt. When we did our first Antique Bikes on Main t-shirts in 2007, Barney on his old motorcycle was the natural choice and a fitting tribute to our good friends Mr. and Mrs. Sam Greenway.
We're usually here at Chesnee Classic Cycle Tuesday - Saturdays after 1:00PM until 7:00PM, sometimes later.
Stop in, look around and say "hello"....
For More Information, contact:
Chesnee Classic Cycle
102 E Chester St. Chesnee, SC 29323