The 3rd Annual Detroit Bike Week is bigger and better in 2012 with “Sons of Anarchy” star Ryan “Opie” Hurst, Poor Boy Choppers’ bike giveaway, Guinness World Record-breaking rides, tattoo, wing eating and bikini contests, and much, much more! Kicking off Friday July 27 and running through Sunday July 29, Detroit Bike Week will once again be held at the beautiful Multi-Lakes Conservation Association in Commerce Township, Michigan. Tickets are just $10 per day or $20 for a weekend pass (kids 12 & under free) and are now available at detroitbikeweek.com or at the main gate during the festival. Detroit Bike Week hours are Friday from 12 pm – 1 am, Saturday 10 am – 1 am, and Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. All ages are welcome to attend. The first 10, 000 bikes through the gates receive a complimentary kickstand plate courtesy of Detroit Bike Week sponsor Progressive Insurance.
Last year’s Detroit Bike Week drew nearly 10,000 attendees. This year organizers hope to top this turnout with highlights such as an appearance by Ryan Hurst, “Opie” from FX’s hit biker drama “Sons of Anarchy.” Hurst will be on hand on Sunday, July 29 for a public meet and greet from 11 am – 12:30 pm and a private meet and greet (tickets for this are an additional $50) from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. From 1 pm – 2 pm Harley Davidson riders are invited to join a ride lead by Hurst in an attempt to break the Guinness World Book of Records’ record for most Harleys in one ride. At 5 pm Hurst will give away a custom Bobber built by Poor Boy Choppers on the “106.7 The D” Stage to one lucky fan in the crowd. Everyone who attends Detroit Bike Week on Sunday will be entered to win (must be present to win).
Highlights throughout the weekend include a Custom Bike Show, Bike Classes, Cage Fights, Freestyle Motocross jumps and BMX stunts, Demo Rides, Burnout Pits, Poker Run and Bike Blessing. Between events, The Detroit Bike Week Saloon sponsored by Red Stag will be the place to hang out and enjoy drinks by Jim Beam, Miller, Twisted Tea, and Mike’s Hard Lemonade while being entertained by Mark Maze all weekend.
Approximately $20,000 in prizes will be up for grabs during the festival, including Poor Boy Chopper’s Bobber Giveaway, and these contests: Miss Detroit Bike Week Babe, Buffalo Wild Wings wing eating and Lucky Monkey Tattoo’s ink awards. Multiple Guinness World Book of Records will be attempted this year – and Detroit Bike Week attendees will be invited to help break records in a variety of motorcycle categories.
Additionally, fans of reality TV’s “Orange County Choppers” can see one of Paul Jr.’s custom bikes on display. The bike will be raffled off to benefit the March of Dimes in November – and attendees can check out the bike and buy their raffle ticket during Detroit Bike Week.
Throughout the weekend there will be great live music by Top Dog/Atlantic recording artist Ty Stone, Kid Rock tribute band Cowboy, Black Sabbath tribute acts, and great live and local rock by Robert James, Twistin’ Tarantulas, Citizen Zero, Kaleido, 60 Second Crush, Dirty Americans, Mound Road Engine Stealing Betty, Badd Habitz, SRP, Ray Street Park, Paulina Jayne, and over 20 other bands.
With close to 100 vendors selling biker lifestyle and accessories, Detroit Bike Week will be a mecca for everything motorcycle!
Multi-Lakes Conservation Association is located at 3860 Newton Rd in Commerce Township, Michigan (in Oakland County just north of Novi). The venue is easily accessed from M-5 while still offering a beautiful ride into nature. Sitting on acres of protected land hosting lakes, rolling green hills and trees, the Conservation offers a secluded environment for festivalgoers to relax with friends and enjoy this wide variety of activities.
For more information about Detroit Bike Week including a complete schedule of events please visit detroitbikeweek.com.