22nd Annual WPGC DC Bikefest with the 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental


Experienced by Adrian McQueen

Photos by Adrenaline Lifestyles


The 22nd annual WPGC DC Bikefest came back to Maryland International Raceway (MIR) in Mechanicsville, MD and set the track on fire. Riders from near and far descended upon Maryland International Raceway to enjoy the races, sound contest, custom bike show, live music performances, featuring New Impressionz. The WPGC stage was jamming with DJ Flexx and DJ Akademics. The lovely women in the bikini contest from the International Bikini Team surely give the fans enough to keep their adrenaline pumping all day. The Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) also attracted racers from many other states to participate in this fun filled event. The XDA is known as the nation’s largest motorcycle drag racing series hosting racers from all over the country at each event.

Motorcycle supporters were on site for this for 3-day festival along the vendor midway. The XDA class structure is very diverse and appeals to novice and hardcore motorcycle enthusiasts. Classes include: Orient Express Pro Street, DME Racing Real Street, Maxx ECU Pro Xtreme, HTP Performance Super Stock, Vance & Hines 4.60 Index, XDA Boosted Bulls, APE Nitrous Bulls, 365 Transport Monster Bulls, Tommie’s Motorsports DMV Bulls, 1 Stop Speed 5.60 Index, HTP Performance Grudge, Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman, MPS Pro E.T. , Brock’s Performance Street E.T. , VooDoo Components Bracket Bash and the Hard Times Gambler’s Race. Over 700 riders participated in these races, blaring down the track and setting records all weekend competing for over $80,000 in cash money at this event.

Team Money Cycles held their “Speed and Sound” Tour at this event on Sunday with a Sound Competition and Custom Bike Show. There was also a “Baggers vs Slingshots” showdown on Saturday evening with Team SOS taking on SS Takeover. The group brought in some of the wildest custom bikes you have ever seen. The King of the Hill Bike Show and Sound Competition took over the main stage under the tent where the party continued.

I showcased the 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental that turned heads. The teardrop-shaped 6.3 gallon tank and a stretched seat that extends to the rear end with integrated side cases and tail lights kicked off many conversations. Patrons spoke highly of the high-grade stitching on the seat and “First Edition” lettering on both cases. It is a nice bagger that highlights the boxer unit. The chromed out engine is a pure eye catcher. I even ran into my friend and BMW Brand Ambassador Dystany Spurlock. Being a Professional Motorcycle Drag Racer, Dystany is all too familiar with motorcycles and what gives them an edge. Dystany expressed how she loves riding her R18. From the torque that she feels when she twists the throttle, to the comfortability of each mode that it offers. This is an all around great bike.

WPGC hosted the Bikini Contest with the beauties of the International Bikini Team. The crowd erupted in cheer as these lovely ladies walked the catwalk. Various musical artists graced the stage to entertain the crowd.

It was an all-around great event for the Xtreme Dragbike Association (XDA) and the entire DC Motorcycle Community. The 22nd annual WPGC Bike Fest hosted a record sized crowd with over 9,000 fans in attendance! The XDA continues to deliver the largest motorcycle drag racing event in the industry.

Enjoy the photo gallery and see you at the track next year.


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