Customs rolling in for first Michigan Motorcycle Mecca this weekend

Publish Date: 
Jun 1, 2012

This weekend will mark the first Michigan Motorcycle Mecca event in the Detroit area.

"I've been working on planning and organizing this event for the past eight years, and I'm very excited about it," executive producer Ty Hicks, told the Detroit Free Press. "In meeting other riders through the years, I felt there was a real need for a custom bike show like this."

It's expected to draw hundreds of custom bikes and builders to the Suburban Collection Showplace. Othe draws include vendors, apparel, seminars, a Miss Michigan Motorcycle Mecca beauty contest and entertainment. Hicks also got five area Harley-Davidson dealers to provide seminars on safety, how to detail a bike, packing for touring, accident scene management and Michigan’s new hemet law.

“This show, for people who have motorcycles as well those who do not, is a multi-class custom bike show that involves one-off customs, factory customs, factory cruisers, sportbikes and European bikes,” Hicks says. “We're going to have this event at Suburban Collection Showplace on the first weekend after Memorial Day every year going forward, and we've gotten interest from other states like Ohio, Indiana and Florida, to have shows there, too. We're building a brand, the Motorcycle Mecca brand, as opposed to just an event, and the brand will include a membership program, merchandise and more.”

The event runs 4 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Admission is $5 to $18 per day depending on participant age, and parking is $5. Three-day passes are available. For more information see the Posted by Holly Wagner

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