Bike Time and Rebel Road in downtown Muskegon are revving up. The first bikers arriving Thursday morning found plenty of parking along Western Avenue.

This is the first year both Bike Time and Rebel Road have been held entirely in Muskegon's downtown.

Last year most Bike Time events were held in Fruitport Township. Attendance at the motorcycle events builds from Thursday to Sunday.

"They will be coming in tonight, tomorrow after work they'll be pouring in," said Ed Uber; Musekgon.

"This will be packed by tomorrow, and it will be packed good too on Friday and Saturday," said Robert Thomas, Norton Shores.

Both Muskegon area men say they enjoy Bike Time and Rebel Road because the festivals attract all kinds of motorcycles riders. Some of those bikers ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles while others choose small scooters. Uber and Thomas say all riders are welcome in town.

Thursday several stunts shows were scheduled. Live music also starts on three different stages.

Area riders are glad the gathering is right in their backyard.

Both events will continue through Sunday, July 16.

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