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ALPINE TOWNSHIP -- A motorcycle accident Sunday morning killed a man said to be on his way to the Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin.

The Kent County Sheriff's Department says the one-vehicle crash, around 8:30 in the morning, happened on Peach Ridge near 8 Mile Road.

Authorities identify the motorcyclist as 42-year-old Matthew Michael Denney of Grand Rapids. Denney was riding with a group of three other motorcycles when he hit a pothole and lost control. Investigators say he was not wearing a helmet.

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