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We are giving away a Frame

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Who wants a Chopper project?
We are giving away a 120ECB Paughco frame!⁠

Frame Specs:⁠
Rigid Evo Sportster 86-03⁠
Chopper style neck⁠
0 Out x 2-1/4″ Up x 40° ⁠
Built for hydraulic disc brakes⁠

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Alex Martin Charges to Podium Finish with SCORPION™ MX Tires in Front of Home Crowd at Spring Creek

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Privateer John Short Captures Career-Best Finish in the 450 Class

MILLVILLE, Min. (July 23, 2019) – The eighth round of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship kicked off under heavy thunderstorms at Spring Creek Motocross Park for the annual Spring Creek National. Following the morning rain, Pirelli riders opted to run the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and SCORPION™ MX Soft rear tires in both the 250 Class and 450 Class. JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Alex Martin raced to his best finish of the season in front of his home crowd, while TPJ Racing’s John Short earned a career-best result.

Alex Martin collected his first podium overall of the season for the JGRMX team at Spring Creek. | Photo – Browndogwilson

As the gate dropped on the opening 250 Class moto, Martin completed the opening lap in third aboard his Suzuki RM-Z250 and set his sights on the riders in front of him. With the 30-minute-plus-two-lap moto winding down, Martin closed in on second, eventually making the pass and holding the position until the checkered flag for his third podium of the season.

At the onset of the 250 Moto 2, Martin launched out of the gate with his SCORPION™ MX tires and narrowly missed out on the holeshot, but was forced off of the track exiting the first turn and rejoined the race just outside of the top five. Martin continued his march towards the front, picking off riders one-by-one until he got into second. At the conclusion of the moto, race officials made the decision to dock Martin a single position for his excursion off of the track in turn one, giving him third in the moto. The 2-3 scores helped Martin capture a season-best second place overall.

Pirelli riders got off to strong starts with the SCORPION™ MX Soft rear scoop tire. | Photo – Browndogwilson

“It felt awesome to earn a second place overall finish at my home national here at Spring Creek Motocross Park,” said Martin. “Having the Pirelli SCORPION™ MX Soft rear tire was a big advantage in the sandy, muddy conditions that we faced this weekend. The motos went very well, with two second place finishes. It was unfortunate to get docked a position in the second moto. I’m excited with how things have been progressing.”

In the 450 Class, JGRMX support rider Isaac Teasdale launched out of the gate to take a commanding holeshot in 450 Moto 1.  As the 40-rider field completed the opening lap, Short moved in to third, followed by Teasdale in fourth and JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Freddie Noren in seventh. When the checkered flag waved, Short held on to take sixth, resulting in the best moto finish of his career. Noren was just behind in seventh.

TPJ Racing’s John Short had a career day in the 450 Class, finishing seventh overall (6-8). | Photo – Browndogwilson

The final 450 moto of the afternoon once again saw Short get off to another strong start in third and Noren in seventh. Short continued his impressive efforts by finishing eighth. Misfortune struck Noren in the middle of the moto as he struck a downed rider on the landing of a jump and crashed. Fortunately, he was able to quickly remount and put in a charge to take a hard-fought 11th. Short finished a career-best seventh overall (6-8), awarding him top finishing privateer honors on the day. Noren ended the day eighth overall (7-11).

“This weekend was a great confidence builder for me,” said Short. “The two good starts were huge! I’ve never had a top five start at an outdoor national, so I was thrilled to get that experience racing up front in the top three for a little bit. It definitely fires me up and makes me want to keep working hard and improving so that I can continue to move forward!”

The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Washougal Motocross Park in Washougal, Washington next Saturday, July 27 for round nine.

450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM (1-1)
  2. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (4-3)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (2-5)
  4. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (3-7)
  5. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda (14-2)
  6. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha (11-4)
  7. John Short, Dallas, Texas, Honda (6-8)
  8. Fredrik Noren, Sweden, Suzuki (7-11)
  9. Henry Miller, Rochester, Minn., KTM (5-14)
  10. Benny Bloss, Oak Grove, MO., KTM (16-6)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 342
  2. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 304
  3. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 293
  4. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM – 288
  5. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna – 272
  6. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 265
  7. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha – 198
  8.  Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM – 175
  9. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., KTM – 166
  10. Fredrik Noren, Sweden, Suzuki – 156

250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (3-1)
  2. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki (2-3)
  3. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda (1-6)
  4. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (5-4)
  5. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM (4-5)
  6. Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha (14-2)
  7. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (7-10)
  8. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda (6-11)
  9. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Kawasaki (10-9)
  10. Ty Masterpool, Paradise, Texas, Yamaha (11-13)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki – 352
  2. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 316
  3. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 306
  4. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 233
  5. Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha – 233
  6. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda – 225
  7. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki – 207
  8. Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., Husqvarna – 186
  9. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 181
  10. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM – 163

STURGIS RALLY ANNOUNCEMENT

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July 22, 2019 – We look forward to see all riders, dealers, and distributor reps. at the rally. Please come by to see Al Javadi, President and Product Development Director for Cyron Motor. In short order, Al will show you how Cyron Motor Products outperforms the competition in all categories.
CYRON, Inc.
818-772-1900 (Phone)
818-772-1317 (Fax)

THE LATEST FROM RYAN MCQUISTION

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There’s a little West Side Long Beach bike shop stuck back in an industrial area, off the beaten path, but Ryan McQuiston doesn’t stop building cool shit. Ryan reached out to me the other day:
“Good Evening Bandit, wanted to see if you had any room in your Bikernet Empire for our High Quality Collars and Chopper Pegs.”
Check out McQuistons Chopper Designs for some traditional builds and wild twisted parts.
  • 2650 Broadway
    Long Beach, CA 90803
  • Phone number (562) 277-7219

Harley-Davidson FXDR drag bikes dominate in Pro Stock Motorcycle Debut

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Hines Defeats Krawiec in All-Harley Final at Denver NHRA Nationals

MORRISON, Colo. (July 22, 2019) – An all-new motorcycle body added momentum to the Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team as riders Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec stormed through the Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil at Bandimere Speedway aboard a pair of brand-new Harley-Davidson FXDR drag bikes. In the competition debut for the Harley FXDR bikes, Hines defeated Krawiec in an all-Harley final to take his sixth win of the season and extend his points lead in the class.

“Changing the bike mid-season can be a gamble because it can really affect the aerodynamics, handling and the rider’s view down the track,” said Hines. “Plus, we’ve been winning a lot with the Street Rod bikes. It took months of development to get the FXDR ready for the track, with some instrumental input from Harley-Davidson engineers and designers. We took a lot of time to make sure the fit and quality would be what Harley-Davidson expects out of us. They entrusted us to roll out a new model and that shows how strong our bond is and solidifies their commitment to our program and to NHRA.”

The new Harley-Davidson FXDR drag racing bodywork was a joint development project between Vance & Hines and the Harley-Davidson Product Development Center that began shortly after the street-going Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 model was introduced as a new model for 2019. The FXDR 114 is a high-performance cruiser based on the Softail platform that combines the unrelenting power of the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine with the liberal use of new weight-saving aluminum and composite components to amplify every aspect of performance. After approval by the NHRA and pre-race testing, the FXDR bodywork was fitted to the team’s race chassis one day before the Mile-High Nationals as a replacement for the team’s Harley-Davidson Street Rod® model bodywork.

“It was a big challenge to balance aerodynamics, rider ergonomics and styling to achieve a great FXDR body that was capable of carrying on where the Street Rod left off, but we have great engineers and designers here at the Product Development Center that were up to the task, and we’ve had great collaboration with the Vance & Hines team from the start. Hat’s off to the entire team for making this debut race a special one for everyone involved,” said Jim Brendelson, Harley-Davidson Chief Engineer, Core Engineering.

Hines qualified fourth for the event with a best run of 7.232 seconds at 186.20 mph. Krawiec qualified seventh with a best elapsed time (ET) of 7.239 seconds at 186.28 mph. In Sunday eliminations, Hines found a great tune-up and posted consecutive 7.1-second ETs to defeat Cory Reed and Hector Arana and ran down defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith in the semi-finals. The win over Smith was the milestone 500th career round win for Hines. Krawiec defeated Karen Stoffer, Jerry Savoie and Hector Arana, Jr. to set up the fourth all-Harley final of the season. Hines ran 7.174 to best Krawiec’s 7.222 to take the win over his teammate, for the fourth time this season.

A five-time Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion, Hines has been dominating the class in the first eight races of this season, posting a 25-2 record in eliminations and winning six finals to bump his record-setting career total to 54 wins. Following the event at Denver Hines leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle field with 847 points. Krawiec is in second place with 734 points. Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Angelle Sampey lost in the first round at Denver and is in eighth place in season points with 346.

The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team will be back on the track with its Harley FXDR drag bikes July 26-28 at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.

5th annual Fuel Cleveland

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Fuel Cleveland 7/27/2019

The 5th annual Fuel Cleveland takes place this coming Saturday and is, as always, a completely free show. Join us in spreading the word…

Post one of these fliers or photos below on Instagram or Facebook and tag @fuelcleveland and #fuelcleveland. Post up photos or even just a link to www.fuelcleveland.com on any motorcycle forums or Facebook groups you are on.

Thanks and see you there!

Statistics Prove Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs Not A Public Threat

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Authorities openly target motorcycle clubs, particularly 1% clubs, selectively enforcing the law, in order to harass or investigate individuals based on the belief that they are definitionally criminals. This perspective is based on an outdated stereotype that is ignorant of statistical reality and foundational constitutional principles that have been consistently confirmed by the Supreme Court and other federal courts.

 

Many federal and state authorities insist that what they call “outlaw motorcycle gangs/OMG’s” are a significant organized crime threat in America, despite the statistical data that proves criminal activity involving these clubs is negligible at best. (Note: the OMG tag is universally rejected by the clubs labeled gangs by law enforcement.)

 

Tens of millions of dollars are spent targeting and prosecuting motorcycle clubs based on a fallacy of composition. The regurgitated actions of the few are used to create a generalized assumption about thousands of people, regardless of statistical reality. Crimes committed by individual members of motorcycle clubs are highly sensationalized and presented to be representative of the entire community.  In fact, the statistical data that does exist, including the data generated by these same agencies, proves definitively that clubs labeled OMG’s represent a myopic percentage of criminal activity in this country.  Indeed, data suggests that law enforcement agencies commit and sanction many more major crimes than motorcycle clubs.

 

The Numbers

 

To begin to paint an accurate picture it is necessary to know how many members of these clubs and convicted felons there are in the US. Statistics say that there are 44,000 members of clubs labeled OMG’s, 24,000,000 convicted felons, and 6,851,000 whom are currently under correctional supervision.

 

  • The FBI’s National Gang Intelligence Center estimates that there are 44,000 members of so-called OMG’s in the U.S. According to the NGIC, “OMGs are organizations whose members use their motorcycle clubs as conduits for criminal enterprises. Although some law enforcement agencies regard only One Percenters as OMGs, the NGIC, for the purpose of this assessment, covers all OMG criminal organizations, including OMG support and puppet clubs.”

 

  • According to the Princeton University study, GROWTH IN THE U.S. EX-FELON AND EX-PRISONER POPULATION, 1948 TO 2010, 20 million people in 2010 had a felony conviction. Accounting for growth rates, there were approximately 24 million people in 2014 with a felony conviction.

 

  • According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 6,851,000 adults were under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail, or prison) in 2014. (see BJS, “Correctional Populations In The United States, 2014”)

 

Statistical Reality- Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs Members a very small fraction of convicted felons in the US.

 

Although there is no statistical data tracking the number of motorcycle club members who are convicted felons, law enforcement would have you believe that all members of clubs they have labeled OMG’s are criminals.

 

Despite the obvious inaccuracy of this claim,- most members of clubs labeled OMG’s have no criminal record- let us assume for the sake of argument, and to demonstrate the absurdity of law enforcement assumptions, that every member of every club that authorities label a criminal gang is a convicted felon.

 

Even if all 44,000 members of clubs labeled OMG’s were convicted felons, the overall impact on felony convictions would be minuscule. Do the math. 44,000 members/24,000,000 convicted felons=0.00183333 or .183333%.  The impact on those currently under correctional supervision would be similarly insignificant. 44,000 members/6,851,000 currently under supervision=0.00642242 or .64%. A fraction of 1% does not justify the stereotype of criminality. It’s that simple.  The following Pie Chart graphically demonstrates the absurdity of focusing on motorcycle clubs as a law enforcement priority.

Graph of All Convicted Felons vs. Outlaw Motorcycle Club Members

 

Actual Number of Convicted Felons Among Clubs Labeled OMG’s

 

Although the NGIC estimates the number of members, no data on how many members are actually convicted felons is available.  On August 2, 2016 the MPP conducted a short survey with a small national sampling to generate data on the issue.  The survey data is derived solely from motorcycle clubs labeled OMG’s by law enforcement.   The survey asked two questions; 1- number of members in your Chapter; and 2- number of convicted felons in your Chapter.

 

Survey Results:

 

# of Chapters included in Survey: 5 (States surveyed include Washington, Oregon, California, Texas, and Maryland.)

 

Average Number of members: 15

Average number of Convicted Felons per Chapter: 3 or 20%

 

15/3 WA

16/4 OR

14/3 TX

14/1 MD

16/4 CA

 

The survey results revealed that there was an average of 1 convicted felon in 5, or 20%.  Although the above example, which counts every member of targeted clubs as convicted felons, demonstrates that clubs definitionally have a minimal crime print, 20% of members is a far more realistic projection than 100%.  20% of 44,000 = 8,800 club members that are convicted felons.  8,800 represents an almost non-existent 0.036% of the 24,000,0000 total convicted felons in the US.

 

Why Are There Felons In Motorcycle Clubs?

 

Options in society for most felons are extremely limited in terms of employment and some basic civil liberties and often felons feel rejected and stigmatized by society. Motorcycle club culture was created by individuals that had been rejected by society after having returned home from war. Motorcycle clubs provide an opportunity for reintegration to those released from incarceration without the constraints of a judgmental mainstream.

 

The motorcycle club world is a classless society in terms of mainstream establishment social hierarchy.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re a common laborer or an executive.  When you walk into the club world, status is dictated by respect and honor and not your education or job title.  Club culture provides an alternative way of life free from the condemnations of the mainstream. Everyone has to live by the same legal schematic. But not everyone has to reinforce or acknowledge mainstream social hierarchies or elitist behavior.

 

Note: Some crimes are definitionally despicable and individuals that have committed these crimes are not accepted, or they are ostracized, from the club community. Crimes targeting children are an example of such an offense.

 

Hypocrisy Defined: LE Authorizes Informants To Commit Thousands of Major Crimes Annually

 

For decades, law enforcement agencies have authorized informants to commit major crimes.  Labeled “otherwise illegal activity”, these sanctioned major crimes are considered to be necessary for undercover informant work.  But, aside from the FBI, “otherwise illegal activity” has not been quantified by other state and federal agencies.

 

In 1997, according to the criminal defense firm O’Brien Hatfield, PA, “It came to light when reporters revealed the FBI had authorized mobster “Whitey” Bulger to continue his criminal enterprise long after he became an FBI informant in 1975. Since that revelation, the U.S. Attorney General has required the FBI to keep reports on “otherwise illegal activity” by its “confidential human sources.”

 

But obtaining these reports has proven difficult over the years. At least until members of the press were able to obtain some quantifiable numbers from the FBI. The Huffington Post Reported on December 27,2013:

 

“In a Jan. 14, 2013, letter to Justice Department officials, obtained by The Huffington Post through a Freedom of Information Act request, FBI officials disclosed that its 56 field offices authorized informants to break the law at least 5,939 times during the 2012 calendar year. USA Today reported earlier this year that the bureau allowed its informants to break the law 5,658 times in 2011.”

 

O’Brien Hatfield explains that the reports “indicate the otherwise illegal activities were considered Tier I and Tier II violations. The Justice Department defines a Tier I violation as activity that would be criminal if not for the authorization of a federal prosecutor, and includes major crimes such as drug trafficking, public corruption and crimes of violence. Tier II violations aren’t necessarily less serious but can authorized by a senior FBI field manager.”

 

“Unfortunately, other law enforcement agencies are not required to keep such reports, although it is widely assumed that all levels of law enforcement allow informants to commit crimes during investigations”, says O’Brien Hatfield.

 

Annually, nearly 6,000 major crimes are being authorized by the FBI alone. Considering that all levels of law enforcement authorize criminal acts, the actual numbers would be truly staggering.

 

All levels of law enforcement sanction informants to commit major crimes in order to arrest and convict other individuals for committing these same crimes. This hypocrisy overwhelms the amount of criminal activity in the club community many times over.

 

 

Study Proves Police Commit More Felonies Than Outlaw Bikers

 

Police officers are arrested about 1,100 times a year, or roughly three officers charged every day, according to a new national study, thought to be the first-ever nationwide look at police crime, conducted by researchers at Bowling Green State University through a grant from the Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice.

 

The most common crimes were simple assault, aggravated assault, and significant numbers of sex crimes. About 72 percent of officers (825 annually) charged in cases with known outcomes are convicted, more than 40 percent of the crimes are committed on duty.

 

The number of convicted felons in clubs labeled OMG’s, as explained above, is approximately 8,800 total. The number of convicted cops over the last 11 years, according to the only data that exists, is 9,075. (825 convicted cops per year x 11 years). More cops have been convicted of felonies in the last 11 years than the total number of felons in clubs law enforcement labels OMG’s.

 

This is hypocrisy at the highest level. Statistically, without bias, police are more of a threat to public safety than outlaw motorcycle clubs have ever been.

 

Conclusions: Motorcycle Clubs Are Not A National Law Enforcement Issue.

 

Considered in context with data suggesting law enforcement is a larger contributor to crime, the analysis leaves no doubt that clubs targeted by law enforcement are targeted based on stereotype as opposed to statistical reality.  The vastly expensive surveillance, investigations, harassment and profiling campaigns conducted by authorities are simply not justified based on the irrefutable statistical reality that motorcycle clubs mathematically have a negligible to non-existent impact on the level and magnitude of felony crime in the United States.

 is the Spokesperson for the Washington State Council of Clubs, Founder of the Motorcycle Profiling Project, and works with motorcyclists at the national level.

Special Ops Jacket from 5-Ball Racing

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Our (13) pocket Special Ops tactical-style motorcycle Jacket converts into a vest.

Designed for the road with heavy duty gun metal grey zipper front, bound leather neck trim and strong double needle seam construction. The 2 conceal and carry pockets will stow your valuables.

EXTERIOR FEATURES:

  • Zip-off removable Sleeves converts into Special Ops Vest
  • 2 chest Pockets(zip closure)
  • 2 Zip waist pockets,
  • 2 waist flap pockets(snap closure)
  • Side Snap adjustments.

INTERIOR FEATURES:

  • 2 Gun pockets with quick snap
  • Storm Flap
  • 2 Zip pockets
  • 2 easy-access coin pockets
  • 100% cotton black/white plaid lining.
  • 1 Media Pocket

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Best for the highway adventures

5-Ball Leathers’ (12 Pocket) Special Ops Club Jacket is designed for the biker on the go, with room for wallet, keys, smart phone, garage door opener and everything else a busy, modern American biker carries nowadays.

Made from milled buffalo leather, a top-grain quality leather (the most common type used in high-end leather products). It’s constructed at 0.9mm, a middle weight leather.

The light-weight milled buffalo leather keeps riders warm in the morning, and the zip-off removable sleeves will keep them cool in the afternoon. Additional features include heavy-duty gun-metal-grey zipper front, bound leather neck trim and double-needle seam construction.

Designed for riders to include with layers—the goal with layering is to create a maximum amount of warmth with as little bulk as possible.

This makes the Special Ops a perfect jacket for carrying gear of all kinds. Each pocket is thought out for utility use including the two conceal pockets that are stitched in such a way to as be wider and deeper than the typical pocket.

Prostitution as a Career Choice?

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This week, Teen Vogue promoted a column by a doctor calling for the legalization of sex work. This would generally go unremarked upon — similar arguments appear across the media landscape, and even in the Democratic presidential campaign — but for her characterization of prostitution to the young readers of the magazine as a mere career choice, as valid as any other.

Nestled between teen-friendly fluff pieces on fashion tips and celebrity tidbits, the column compared selling your body for cash to the practice of medicine — just another profession, just another choice. In fact, supporting prostitution is described as “the litmus test for intersectional feminism.” “When you think about it,” the author asks, “aren’t I a sex worker? And in some ways, aren’t we all?”

Teen Vogue is just the latest example of a trend that treats sex work as a valid career to be marketed to young girls. In Stockton, California, a high school newspaper recently caused a stir by printing a favorable profile on a senior who makes money by appearing in pornography. The girl says she is estranged from her parents and short on cash, but perhaps such “opportunities” will soon be part of career counseling.

–USA Today

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/06/20/teen-vogue-sex-trafficking-work-minors-column/1502109001/

Muskegon Bike Time welcomes motorcycle enthusiasts from all over

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Muskegon Bike Time is back for another run this weekend, and organizers are saying that this year’s event is “bigger, better and louder than ever before.”

Now in its 13th year, Muskegon Bike Time has been promoting Muskegon and the lakeshore as a place for motorcyclists and the general public to gather and enjoy the spectacle, attractions, entertainment and food offered during this four-day event.

Already underway, the event will run through Sunday, July 21.

According to a press release, the mission of Muskegon Bike Time is to produce entertainment opportunities in Muskegon aimed at attracting a broad spectrum of motorcycle enthusiasts for a vacation experience on Michigan’s West Coast.

“Over the years, Muskegon Bike Time has been an economic boon to hotels, restaurants, bars, gas stations, local retailers and other local tourist Aattractions,” said Tim Lipan, spokesperson for Muskegon Bike Time. “All of the events surrounding this special motorcycle weekend provide an economic impact of over $30 million yearly to the local economy and showcases all we have to offer in Muskegon and along the lakeshore.”

With activities and events occurring in the downtown Muskegon area and beyond, the main gathering place of Bike Time activities will be at the Hot Rod Harley Davidson property in downtown Muskegon, 149 Shoreline Drive.

General event hours are 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

RIDES

Experience a variety of scenic rides along the West Michigan shoreline with great views of Lake Michigan, scenic rivers, and massive sand dunes, as well as winding roads through forests and small towns. Muskegon Bike Time promotes a variety of scenic rides, throughout the West Michigan shoreline, for visiting bikers.

They include:

Patriot Ride – Take a police-escorted non-stop scenic ride of the area with more than 200 bikers. The ride is generally 1.5 hours long. A $10 donation per person supports Every Woman’s Place. Sunday, July 21, 2019. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Kick stands up at 11 a.m.

7 Lakes Northern Ride – scenic ride showcasing seven lakes and numerous small towns in West Michigan.

Hot Rod Harley & Downtown – leaving Hot Rod Harley Davidson in downtown Muskegon, cruise the strip of Western Avenue, which is open to motorcycle traffic only, which includes beer tents, breweries, restaurants, vendors and other activities.

Pere Marquette Beach – visit this sugar sand beache on Lake Michigan.

Lake Shore Drive Southern Ride – this ride takes you along the Lakeshore to resort towns of Grand Haven and Holland, and past several lakes and rivers.

MUSIC

Music will be everywhere. Live concerts, beer tents, street performers and local bars and breweries will provide music of all genres.

All concerts are free and presented by Little River Casino & Resort on the main stage located at Hot Rod Harley-Davidson.

The concert schedule:

Friday, July 19 – 6– 10 p.m., Pop Fiction, performing high-energy pop rock from the 1980s, 1990s and today.

Saturday, July 20 – 5:30– 7:30 p.m: Bettie Paige, a tough guitar-driven rock and a slammin’ fiddle with a retro edge, playing everything from old Springsteen to Johnny Cash.

Saturday, July 20 – 8-10 p.m., Let There Be Rock – A Tribute to Early AC/DC, emmulating essence, power, and electricity, the three key elements of a live AC/DC show.

Besides checking out all the bikes, there are plenty of events planned throughout the weekend. There will be a Biker Rodeo with biker games of all kinds 4-6 p.m. Friday at Hot Rod Harley Davidson. Or try the Bikes & Bags Cornhole Tournament with $1,000 in cash prizes taking place 5-9 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Hot Rod Harley Davidson.

For the full agenda of Muskegon Bike Time events, visit muskegonbiketime.com.