After two years away, Bike Time to set up again in downtown

Bike Time moves again

MUSKEGON, MICH. - Bike Time is moving back to downtown Muskegon. 

But organizers say it will not cause a conflict with the Rebel Road event that took over Western Avenue after Bike Time moved to the tribal property in Fruitport Township.

For the last two years Bike Time set up in Fruitport Township on land owned by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.
 
"That property is unviable to us this year," said Tim Lipan, Bike Time spokesperson
 
In a press release the tribe stated as the casino project for the land move forward, the possibility of changes to the property becomes more of an issue for holding Bike Time at the site.
 
The tribe is in a holding pattern, waiting for federal permission to build a casino on the land. 
 
"They are very excited about their project, and they asked us if we wouldn't mind not being on the property as they continue with the process of continuing to get approval," Lipan said.
 
The move back downtown is steering clear of Rebel Road, which is Western Avenue most of the year. And Bike Time is scaling back too.
 
"We are not going to be doing outdoor concerts like we have been, we are not going to have food vendors and other things like that," said Lipan. "We are going to focus on all things motorcycles."
 
Bike Time will be entirely on Hot Rod Harley Davidson's expansive property along Shoreline Drive. It will not be gated. Entry will be free. Displays at Bike Time will focus on motorcycles.  
 
"Motorcycle manufactures, parts manufactures, parts accessories, all those kind of things that relate to Harley Davidson," said Lipan. "But we are going to have other manufactures here as well."
 
Muskegon Bike Time will continue to plan and promote a scenic rides on the lakeshore.  And if a casino is built in Fruitport Township Bike Time will a move back to the site.
 
Both motorcycle events run July 13th through the 16th.

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