Michigan’s longest running custom motorcycle show has announced its lineup for its silver anniversary edition of the weekend-long event at the Birch Run Expo Center on Saturday and Sunday. The 25th installment of the Michigan Motorcycle Show will feature new attractions, a bike build, an airbrush competition, accredited judging, sponsors and grand prizes.
Along with more than 100 custom bikes, the show will feature interactive seminars, a custom bike build and airbrush lessons and tattooing from instructors and students from the Power Sport Institute.
“Folks will not want to miss the opportunity to get their hands dirty and learn how wrench and even paint their own bikes,” said Ron Radeke, director of operations at Cleveland’s Power Sport Institute. “Our mechanic instructors will be on hand showing folks some how-to basics and our painting instructors will be there to work with folks as they try their hand at airbrushing.”
A dozen of the best airbrush artists from around the state will compete in the first Michigan State Airbrush Competition. Sponsored by The Ultimate Brush-Off, the 12 artists will compete over 10 hours during the two-day event.
“This is a first of its kind interactive event,” said Pat Downey, PSI instructor and airbrush artist. “Watching and speaking with the artists as they bring their creations to life is a unique opportunity for any biker who really appreciates motorcycle art.”
The Michigan Motorcycle Show has partnered with the International Master Bike Builders Association (IMBBA) to judge the bike show.
“The Michigan Motorcycle Show will join a select number of USA bike shows that will be judged and certified by the IMBBA”, said Jeff Starke, IMBBA president. “We are excited to work with the producers of the Michigan Motorcycle Show to expose Michigan bikers and bike builders to a standard of excellence amongst bike shows that has been recognized world wide.”
The owner of the motorcycle judged Best in Show will receive an expense paid invitation to participate in the IMBBA International Bike Show in Sturgis, S.D., in August.
For bikers considering a move to a trike, Central Motorsports in Mount Pleasant will be converting a two-wheeled motorcycle to a Roadsmith trike during the show. Wrenching and instruction will begin at noon both days and Central’s mechanics will be on hand for questions as they perform the trike conversion in front of attendees.