THE weather was against them, but organisers of the Bathurst Street and Custom Motorcycle Show were pleasantly surprised by the numbers at their event on the weekend.
"We were expecting low numbers due to the weather and threat of 20 to 40 millimetres on the day," event organiser Rose Hancock said.
"Also, the weather in surrounding areas, particularly Sydney, was enough to stop people attending.
"Even with all of that, we had 72 bikes entered into the competition and quite a few more who came up just to have a look and enjoy the day.
"We only had two showers and the rain started towards the end of packing up."
The quality of the competition entrants was high, Ms Hancock said, with "lots of work going into some very well-presented bikes".
She said lots of people brought their family down to have a look and vote for their favourite bike.
"Had the weather not been so threatening, we would have been full to capacity with a lot of interest before the day and having to close off applications for stallholders as we were running out of room," Ms Hancock said.
She said the show has been running for more than 10 years and "is becoming iconic in both the motorcycling community and with the many who just love to come and see what's on show".
"It's a great way to keep the connection between motorcycles and Bathurst going, with a focus on bikes back on the Mount, which was one of the main aims of Greg Hirst [from the Brotherhood Christian Motorcycle Club], who started the show," she said.
"This is the third show that we've run since his passing and it's going from strength to strength.
"I'm sure he would be pleased with Brotherhood, who, with the help of local Bathurst social club Bad Hobos, and Bikers Australia, have worked hard to keep this going."