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Muskegon Bike Time 2016

Muskegon Bike Time is a popular 4-day annual celebration of motorcycles normally held on the third weekend of July. This is an event that produces entertainment opportunities in Muskegon to attract a broad spectrum of motorcycle enthusiasts for a vacation of a lifetime. This is also the event that attracts the general public for its spectacle, entertainment, concerts and food.

Date and time of the motorcycle run

This will be a four-day event full of nothing but pure entertainment for people of all ages. The motorcycle run is scheduled to starts on Thursday, July 14,2016 until Sunday, July 17, 2016.

Every day, the event will start from 9 am and end at 12 am. However, on Sunday the event will start at the same time but end at 4 pm.


Since there is more than just the motorcycle run, vendors will be open at 9 am and beer tents will be rolling by 12 pm. So if you would like to cool down then the Muskegon Bike time 2016 is the event you should attend. Also remember that the concert gates will be open at 6:45 pm.

The bands to play

Wayland band will be performing on July 16,2016 from 9:30 pm so you shouldn’t miss. Wayland is a four piece rock n’ roll band that consists of Mitch Arnold as the lead vocalists, Dean Pizzazz on bass, Tyler Coburn on drums and Phillip Vilenski on guitar. The band is named after Phillip Vilenski’s hometown of Wayland but they all have deep roots in the Midwest. They are commonly known for their four-song EP, “Welcome To My Head.

It is also important to understand that this is the title track that had a successful run on Active Rock Radio.

Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish will also be on stage on the same day from 7 pm. This is a two-man band that has quickly emerged as one of Grand Rapids’ most distinctive and exuberant acts you should pay attention to. This band combines blues-hued, rockabilly fervor with New Millennium punk uncorked. So what you get is original retro-flavored music.

There is nothing that gives the Muskegon Bike time 2016 the classical touch than a quartet group. This year, 4U2NV, a West Michigan quartet, will be on stage on the same day from 8:16 pm. You wouldn’t want to miss out on veteran members like Tracy Kerbuski, Mark , Gardner, & Daniel Ray Puckett.


There will be a number of events that will take place in different locations so it is good that you know every little detail of what will happen and where it will go down.

The Muskegon Bike Time happens along the West Michigan lakeshore. This is the same venue all of the amazing things visitors are accustomed to will take place. There will also be new changes designed for the bikers.

The focal point of Bike Time activities will be at Bike Time at The Rez 4800 S. Harvey Street, Muskegon MI.

Muskegon Bike Time Layout for 2016 BT Layout

All the Bike Time concerts, contests, vendors, stunt shows and Budweiser beverage tents will all be at the new expanded area that’s approximately 10 minutes from Hot Rod Harley-Davidson and downtown Western Avenue.

The 7-Lake Northern Ride will take place in the north of Muskegon. This is where riders will ride passing by 7 different lakes that include Muskegon Lake, Bear Lake, White Lake, Long Lake, Stoney Lake, Silver Lake, Pentwater Lake. The rides are expected to take about 2.5 hours non stop.

Rules for the event

The Muskegon Bike time 2016 demands that all food vendors must comply with all the Muskegon County Health Department food service rules, regulations & fees. You are also required to have a weekend concert pass so that you can enjoy the evening concerts Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You must have a wristband so that you can come and go as you please for the day/weekend. To get the wristband, simply turn in your pass.

Other rules include:

  • Unruly, loud, boisterous activities that are infringing on other patrons’ space will receive one (1) warning to cease.
  • Alcohol consumption will be 21 and over
  • No weapons
  • No pets in the camp area
  • No firecrackers, fireworks of any kind

Here is the full event schedule.


If you don’t come from around, then you don’t have to worry about accommodation. You can be part of the on-site camping at the new expanded venue. Here is a look at what you need for the camping.

The camping fees are set at $75 per night for 50 length x 30 width space. However, if you prefer a smaller space of 42 length x 23 width space then you will have to pay $60. You also need to be aware of the checkout time which is no later than noon on the day of departure.

You will have to make sure your phones or other gadgets are charged since there will be no electricity at the camp site. Sanitation pump will be available for $15. All burning must be in a raised portable fire pit and non should be done on the paved surface.

The best thing about this event is that it doesn’t have a strict schedule to follow. So if you are with a band and would like to play at one of the entertainment tents, the organizers will give you that chance. You can also fill the 2016 Muskegon Bike Time vendor registration form that’s now available. You can go to their official site and get the guidance on how to do that.
There are also numerous offers you can get and save on cost. For instance, anyone that purchases a weekend pass online by June 30th stands a chance to win a Little River prize package which includes a 2 night stay, $50 Little River Credits and 4 dinner vouchers for you and your friends.

This is just the event to attend this year, whether you are a rider or not. This is also the event that will showcase the culture of the people of Muskegon. You will definitely learn something new and experience a different lifestyle of bikers. The best part is that it is family friendly. So you can make use of this chance to bond with your family.

Make sure you make your arrangements now.