“Activities and Events Happen in Downtown and Throughout the County”
MUSKEGON, Mich., June 13, 2018 – Now in its 12th year, Muskegon Bike Time has been promoting Muskegon and the lakeshore as a great place for motorcyclists and the general public to gather and enjoy the spectacle, attractions, entertainment and food offered during this four day event.
The event takes place annually the third weekend in July. This year’s dates will be July 19th through the 22nd, 2018.
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 attractions”, 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 throughout the county, the focal point of Bike Time activities will be at the Hot Rod Harley Davidson property in downtown Muskegon. Hot Rod Harley Davidson, located at 129 Shoreline Drive, will be open from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm each night of Bike Time.
Other activities include:
Food and Beverages
Food service will be provided by Texas Road House. Enjoy ice cold Budweiser products in the Little River Casino Resort beverage tent.
Bike Time Merchandise
Official Bike Time merchandise will be available.
Little River Casino Resort Information
Information from Bike Time signature sponsor, Little River Casino Resort will be available.
Live music featuring two of the Lakeshores favorite bands:
• Friday, July 20, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: The Westside Soul Surfers – An R&B, Funk and Soul Powerhouse.
• Saturday, July 21, 6:00pm – 10:00pm: Yard Sale Underwear – The self-proclaimed flamboyant kings of polyester pop and soul.
Muskegon Bike Time promotes a variety of scenic rides, throughout the West Michigan shoreline, for visiting bikers. They include:
• Patriot Ride – scenic ride that raises funds to support Every Woman’s Place shelter.
• 7 Lakes Northern Ride – scenic ride showcasing 7 different lakes and many interesting 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, brewery’s, restaurants, vendors and other activities.
• Pere Marquette Beach – visit one of the most beautiful sugar sand beaches in the country right on Lake Michigan.
• Lake Shore Drive Southern Ride – this ride takes you along the Lakeshore to resort town of Grand Haven and the Dutch village of Holland and several lakes and rivers.
American Icon: The Art of the Motorcycle
The Muskegon Museum of Art devotes a gallery to the American love of vintage motorcycles with American Icon: The Art of the Motorcycle.
American Icon offers a glimpse at the artistry of the motorcycle over the years, through vintage and custom bikes drawn from Muskegon area collections. The display includes motorcycles from Harley-Davidson alongside early, ultra-rare examples from American manufacturers Henderson and Excelsior. American Icon also features portraits and images that highlight the artistry of customized motorcycles and the men and women who ride them by Michigan photographers Bill Chardon and Jennifer Green.
Military and Veteran Museums
Welcome aboard the USS LST 393
Tour the Decorated World War II tank landing ship and veterans museum. Walk where heroes walked, right in downtown Muskegon! History jumps out at you from every deck and every corner. Discover LST 393’s outstanding wartime record as you tour a nationally renowned veterans museum with artifacts and displays honoring those who served America and fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.
USS Silversides Submarine Museum
Tour a decorated World War II submarine and naval museum. The Mission of the USS Silversides Submarine Museum is to honor the men and women of the military, preserve military history and provide experiences that educate the public about past and present military history and technology.
Muskegon Heritage Museum
The Muskegon Heritage Museum is located in downtown Muskegon, Michigan. The museum is dedicated to preserving the economic, industrial & social history of the greater Muskegon area. The collection includes informational exhibits, artifacts and photos pertaining to Muskegon’s industries, historic homes and businesses. There is a working steam engine with a line shaft that runs 11 machine tools. There is also a working Brunswick pinsetter, a spring winding machine, and over 80 other companies represented in exhibits.
Lakeshore Museum Center – Explore Michigan History
Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center for a 400 million year journey that explores the prehistoric plants and animals of Michigan’s past. Or get pulled into the Science Center, where everyone can learn about simple science through hands-on activities for the whole family.
Hackley &Hume Historic Homes
Tour the beautifully restored Hackley & Hume Historic Site homes and walk through the unique living spaces showcasing how local Muskegon lumber barons lived in their late 19th Century Victorian homes.
Michigan’s Heritage Park at Hilt’s Landing
Michigan’s Heritage Park at Hilt’s Landing is a living history park featuring a walking tour through 10,000 years of Michigan History in a natural woodland setting near Whitehall in northern Muskegon County.
Michigan’s Adventure Amusement and Water Park
Michigan largest amusement and water park. Michigan’s Adventure has over 60 rides and attractions including their world-class wooden roller coaster, Shivering Timbers, which is over one-mile long and 125 feet tall. Experience other great roller coasters, thrill rides, and their water park, WildWater Adventure.
For more information on Muskegon Bike Time 2018, please visit our website at www.muskegonbiketime.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.