(09/11/13) - It's guaranteed to wake up all of downtown Flint. The seventh annual Bikes on the Bricks is ready to roar into town.
"You're going to hear it," said Chris Everson, Bikes on the Bricks committee member. "There will be literally thousands of bikes in downtown Flint, rumbling up and down the street, and everyone having a good time."
Committee members are stressing that this three-day biker rally is family-friendly.
"We're not all that bad. A lot of us ride for ice cream. Yes, all of us get along great down here on the bricks," said Bob Muschiana, Bikes on the Bricks committee member.
A 40-mile ride around Genesee County is scheduled for Saturday, which will help raise money for a variety of Mid-Michigan charities. It begins at Vehicle City Harley, and so far, more than 1,200 bikers have already signed up.
"You can feel it in your chest when everyone's got their bikes up and running. Feel it against the bricks. It's awesome," Muschiana said.
This year's event has more entertainment than in the past, including a globe of death, and lots of music.
"We'll have bands in Riverbank Park, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, featuring on Saturday night, Skinny Molly, which has some former members of Lynard Skynard and Blackfoot," Everson said.
Bikes on the Bricks also features one of the biggest police rodeo competitions in North America.
"Seventy-five plus officers coming in from six different states, from as far as Texas and Louisiana, and they're competing for prizes and trophies, and it's really fun to watch," Everson said.
Speaking of things to watch, a big biker fashion show is in the works, featuring a ton of leather.
"We will see lots of bling, lots of bling on the catwalk," said Paula Schemm, Bikes on the Bricks committee member.
Bikes on the Bricks runs Friday-Sunday.
For a schedule of events, click HERE.
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