One of the Triangle’s largest annual events and among the nation’s largest downtown motorcycle rallies earns Raleigh the spotlight on Velocity Network’s nationally televised show “ToyMakerz.” The episode “Rally in Raleigh” premieres Friday, December 22, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. It features the sights and sounds of this year’s Ray Price Capital City Bikefest, held this past September on Fayetteville Street and in the Raleigh Convention Center.
“We’re thrilled to have Capital City Bikefest and downtown Raleigh featured in a nationally televised program,” said Mark Hendrix, general manager of Ray Price, Inc. “After 13 years and about one million people attending Capital City Bikefest, we’re excited that a nationwide audience will see how diverse and enthusiastic our motorcycle culture is in North Carolina’s capital.”
ToyMakerz is based on the life and creations of Reidsville, N.C. native David Ankin. The show embodies the modern definition of its title, featuring “unique toys for big boys.” Ankin is a former stunt man, motorcycle racer and custom fabricator. He is well-versed in the creation of specialized vehicles of all types, including race cars, custom motorcycles, trucks and unique reverse trikes.
Since 1982, Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Ray Price Triumph have been the center of motorcycle culture in North Carolina. Founded by hall-of-fame motorcycle racing legend Ray Price, the dealership actively supports nonprofit charities. In recent months, $14,000 was raised at Ray Price Capital City Bikefest; $3,000 was raised at the dealership’s Whole Hog BBQ Cook-Off last month; and, $3,000 plus more than 50 bicycles were donated to Toys For Tots earlier this month.