2012 Rallies, Rides & Shows

Here are the events from last years past for reference:

Perry’s Harley-Davidson Ladies Night Out April, 18th 2012

Hasting Cycle Show – April 22nd, 2012
Admission: $6 day of show, $5 advanced online
(Click Photo for more info)

Perry’s Men’s Night Out April, 25th

Perry’s Bike Night

1st Annual Jimmy Hansen Memorial Scholaship Ride
May 5th, 2012 10 am @ Athens High School
– Ride created by the parents and in benefit of fallen soldier James A Hansen who died serving his country in 2010.  The ride starts at Athens High School and ends at Town and Country Sports Center in Cement City.  The ride raises money for a scholarship fund in Jimmy’s name.  For more information on the ride, information about Jimmy and the ride route vist the web address below.


40th Annual Blessing of the Bikes
May 18th, 2012 Baldwin, MI
– The blessing is Sunday the 18th but the event begins Friday, May 16th and finishes with the blessing Sunday afternoon at the Baldwin Airport on South M-37, Baldwin Michigan.
– The event features, food, beer tents, camping, biker vendors and much more!

2nd Annual E.Z. Memorial Ride for Fallen Hero’s
May 26th, 2012
What: Sons of Malta has planned a memorial ride in honor of fallen Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Officer ERIC ZAPATA. On April 18th, 2011 PSO Zapata was killed while rushing to aid another officer involved in a gun battle. This ride is meant to honor Eric’s bravery and all those that have fallen in the line of duty.
When: Saturday May 26th 2012 Registration starts @ 8 A.M. Ride begins at 11 A.M.
Where: At the BLACK HAWK BAR & GRILL in Richland @ 8940 N. 32nd St. A Pancake Breakfast will start the day at 8 A.M. This years riide will have a mid-point stop at the grave site of Eric Zapata in Lake Oddessa, with a grave side memorial service.
Ends: BLACK HAWK BAR & GRILL @ 8940 N. 32nd St. Richland MI 49083. Live entertainment provided.
Registation Fees: $25/ per person — Any questions can be directed to info@sonsofmalta.com


Kalamazoo Motorcycle Swap Meet and Bike Show 
Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 10:00 am – 4:00pm
Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds and Expo Center
2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
General Admission $6, Online prior to event $5

7th Annual Barking Frog Charity Ride
Saturday, June 9th, 2012 Time: TBA
113 East Canal Street, Augusta, MI 49012
-All proceeds benefit cancer research.  118 bikes last year and raised $7,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Assocation.  Top prize this year is a $1,000 Harley gift card.
Cost: TBA  More Details to follow

National ride your bike to work day!
June 18th, 2012

– If you got a bike, ride to work!

17th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet
June 9 -10, 2012: Hickory Corners, Michigan
– Saturday, June 9, 2012: Vintage Motorcycle Ride, no charge, registration from 9:00am to 10:00am Open to all bikes built prior to 1987. Approximately 70 mile ride, stop for lunch!
– Sunday, June 10, 2012: Vintage Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet, Admission $9 8:00am to 4:00pm
Open to all bikes built prior to 1987. Register online at www.gilmorecarmuseum.org

VJMC Contact: MI Field Rep, Mike Blevins mble49088@yahoo.com


Kalamazoo Choppers Open House
Saturday, June 24th 2012 from 11 am to 4 pm
Located at the shop, 9820 Portage Road, Portage, MI 49002
(269) 323-0257
– Open House celebrates their 10th Anniversary and their new(er) shop\
– Food, Drinks, Live music and bikes

Sturgis Fest
Downtown Sturgis, Michigan
June 27-30th, 2012
Wednesday, June 27th – Family Night Hosted by the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, June 28th – Bike Night and where they are shutting down US 12!
Friday, June 29th – classic car cruise in and concert featuring Groove Inc.
Saturday, June 30th is the main event – Beer Garden, Vendors, Vendors… bands all day featuring ACDC tribute band ADHD, Johnny Sprocket, and Rumor Has It.

Thunder on the Grand “Driving a cure for Cancer”
June 29 -30, 2012 and July 1st, 2012
Barry County Expo Center (Hastings Fairgrounds)


Sturgis Toy Run Benefit Ride
July 14th, 2012 
Brewster’s in Three Rivers, 601 West Hoffman St, Three Rivers, MI 49093
Registration starts @ 11:00 am first bike out @ Noon
$15 solo, $20 couple
Door Prizes and Awards for ride
Last stop at Roadhouse Bar in Paw Paw, MI @ 6:00 PM
Meal Ticket included, live music and fun at end!

Muskegon Bike Time
July 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2012
Downtown Muskegon, Michigan

Michigan Chopper Fest
July 26th-29th, 2012
US-131 Motorsports Park, Exit 55 Martin, Michigan



Michigan State H.O.G. Rally
August 16th-18th, 2012
US-131 Motorsports Park, Exit 55 Martin, Michigan
 XODUS Motorcycle Ministry’s 8th Annual Biker Day
Sunday, August 19th, 2012
Located at the Kalamazoo Free Methodist Church
931 West Maple Srteet, Kalamazoo, MI
Registration 10:00-10:00am, Afternoon Ride, Free Hog Roast, Vendors, Show, Prizes, Live Music, Inspiring Speaker.
For more information contact “Doc” @ 269-808-7512 or “Joker” @ 269-720-7078

4th Annual Sheriff’s Department Motor Unit Ride
Sunday, August 26th, 2012
Located at the Coloma Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 147
3470 Angling Road, Coloma, MI 49038
Registration: 11:30 am-1:00 pm, $15 per bike / $20 with passenger
Ride Leaves at 1:00 pm

– Proceeds go to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Motor Unit


29th Annual Sturgis Toy Run
Septmeber 6-8, 2012
28731 Kelly Road, Sturgis, Michigan
Registration opens Thursday at 10 a.m. $20 per person, $40 per camper/RV
Run starts at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 9th 2012
http://sturgistoyrun.com/Events.htm   —  Sturgis Toy Run Facebook

Grape Escape Ride for The Great Lakes Burn Camp
September 8th, 2012
Location 513 East Michigan Ave Paw Paw, MI
Registration 9:00 am and Ride begins at 11:00 am
Ride ends at Roadhouse Bar in Paw Paw, MI
All proceeds benefit The Great Lakes Burn Camp

Wounded Warriors of the 303rd MP Company – Poker Run/Charity Concert
September 23rd, 2012
Ride starts at Thunder Hog Saloon – 31011 M-60 Leonidas, MI
Registration 9:00 am and Ride begins at 10:00 am
Ride ends at Planet Rock – 191 Angell Street, Battle Creek, MI 49037
All proceeds benefit the families of the wounded soldiers of the 303rd
Registration is $15 single rider and $25 double and includes enterance into charity concert at Planet Rock
http://www.reverbnation.com/officialmanunkind – Website of Band, Man Unkind Hosting Event
Facebook of ThunderHog Saloon


39th Annual Kalamazoo Motorcycle Swap Meet
October 14th, 2012
Located at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairground
2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan
– Opens at 10 a.m. $6 per person, children under 12 free

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