Revving up for Detroit Bike Week at Multi-Lakes
An article by Angela Niemi for spinalcolumnonline.com
Multi-Lakes Conservation Association in Commerce Township will host Detroit Bike Week (above) beginning Friday, July 27 and running through Sunday, July 29. Music, a variety of contests and entertainment, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, which features a mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, will all be among the features at next weekend's event. (Spinal Column Newsweekly photo/Amy K. Lockard)
Bikers should get ready for what’s dubbed as the “Midwest’s Premier Motorcycle Festival” happening at the Multi-Lakes Conservation Association in Commerce Township.
Detroit Bike Week will be starting Friday, July 27 and will run through Sunday, July 29.
The three-day event offers a variety of entertainment and activity for bikers and will include a custom bike show, tattoo contests, cage fights, a bikini bike wash, Red Stag Boothill Saloon, as well as a variety of vendors selling wares catering to the biker lifestyle.
There will be a Buffalo Wild Wings wings eating contest, a beer bell contest, and hot body contest for males. There will also be an International Bikini Contest featuring biker apparel and bikinis on Saturday, as well.
All weekend there will be freestyle motocross and Kawasaki demonstration rides. There will also be world record attempts with several different types of bikes.
For a full listing of events and activities, check out detroitbikeweek.com.
Continuous live music will also be a part of the festivities. Bands will be playing on two stages. When one act ends on one stage, another will begin on the other stage.
Performing will be Fifth Way, Names Unlisted, Stealing Betty, Kaleido, Iron Cowgirl Missy, Underneath It All, Cowboy — Kid Rock Tribute, Ty Stone, Mansfield Park, Ray Street Park, Stealing Betty, SRP, The Dirty Americans, Robert James, Paulina Jayne, The Twistin’ Tarantulas, Sins of a Madman, Something Utopic, Badd Habitz, 60 Second Crush, Mound Road Engine, Jason Easton Band, and Banned From Hell.
For a schedule of when each band will perform, go to detroitbikeweek.com/schedule.asp.
Bike Week will run from noon to 1 a.m. on Friday; from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets are $10 a day or $20 for the entire weekend, from July 27 through July 29.
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute, which features a mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and other patriotic attractions honoring the nation’s veterans, will again be featured as part of Bike Week.
The traveling wall is 80 percent the size of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. The mission of the project is “to travel the nation to honor, respect, and remember men and women who served, and to pay specific tribute to those who gave all in that service.”
The visit will start with a welcoming ceremony as the wall is escorted by motorcycle from the Compuware Sports Arena in Novi to the Multi-Lakes Conservation Association on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 25.
Multi-Lakes is located at 3860 Newton Road in Commerce.
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