Meet The 2020 Biltwell People’s Champ Finalists

“Here’s your 2020 Biltwell People’s Champ finalists. These builders have busted their asses during an especially tough year and have all completed their machines. They may be show-quality bikes, but they are all rideable. Since COVID killed everything fun this year, we sent our photo/video dudes out on the road to each builder to document their finished machine. Follow their Instagram pages and pour over the details in the photos and videos by clicking the pics below. (Sadly, Steven Bate’s bike wasn’t rideable by the deadline, so he will not be eligible to be The Champ. He did get the $1K cash consolation prize, as well as a special spot next year at Cook’s Corner and Born Free with the other six finalists. His photo set and video are still shown below, of course, and the bike now runs btw.)”- Biltwell Inc.


Ryan “Burd” Burdick
Lancaster, California
1974 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead
Instagram: @carnivalburd
YouTube Video


Luke Heafner
Monroe, North Carolina
1967 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead
Instagram: @_luke_the_drifter_
YouTube Video


Steve “Part-Time” Glennon
Denver, Colorado
S&S Panhead
Instagram: @parttimersteve
YouTube Video


James “Fish” Alcorn
Jacksonville, Florida
1951 Harley-Davidson Panhead
Instagram: @alleywaykustoms
YouTube Video


Landon Bateman
Salt Lake City, Utah
1951 Harley-Davidson Pan/Shovel
Instagram: @batescycles
YouTube Video


Steven Bate
Birmingham, Alabama
1981 Yamaha Virago 920r
Instagram: @dixiana_co
YouTube Video

VOTING WILL BE LIVE ON THIS PAGE NOVEMBER 6th. – 9th. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE CHAMP THE NEXT DAY, NOVEMBER 10th.

The Champ will win $10k plus a special spot at next year’s Born-Free in Southern California.
Thank you!


Enter the 2021 Biltwell People’s Champ

The goal of the People’s Champ competition is to get exposure for builders who might not have been well-known enough to be official “Invited Builders” at Born Free. There is so much talent out there, it’s impossible for the BF guys to know everyone, and lots of People’s Champ competitors have gone on to compete in the big show the following years. We’re not promising anyone fame and fortune, but we’ll do our best to showcase your craftsmanship, and the democratic process will determine the final Champ.

Open for submissions – Now!
Submissions close – November 27
Announce OG25 Builders – December 11
Click here to read the rules of entry and throw your name in the hat!
Best of luck!




Enter here for the chance to win a No School Choppers‘ Duolamp taillight and Chopper Dog t-shirt.