Motorcycles to takeover LMCU ballpark for one-day event

You can incorporate your like for motorcycles and baseball at the 1st-ever Bikers at the Ballpark celebration Saturday, May possibly 14.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — May is Motorbike Consciousness Thirty day period and a nearby motorcycle club, ABATE of Michigan, is preparing for its to start with ‘Bikers at the Ballpark’ occasion to distribute recognition for motorcyclists.

The celebration is occurring subsequent Saturday at LMCU Ballpark in tandem with the Whitecaps activity and will include things like games amongst innings for little ones.

There will be motorcycles on screen in the parking whole lot of the park as nicely as neighborhood sellers advertising distinct merchandise. 

Organizer Robert Meloche suggests they’re hoping for a significant turnout and want to make this an annual occasion, as motorbike security is a thing that hits close to household.

“Looks like above the past 10 years or so we have been shedding a great deal a lot more and motorcycles to undesirable interactions with cars on the street and right after getting rid of a near pal previous year, I made the decision to get a lot more concerned,” Meloche mentioned.

Jenny Garone, Local community Relations Manager for the West Michigan Whitecaps claims she is thrilled to be element of the event.

“The Whitecaps care about the group and we feel like motorcycle protection is one thing that wants extra recognition and these neighborhood members, we want to welcome them out here.”

Motorcyclists are encouraged to commence rolling in all over 11 a.m. right before the gates to the ballpark open up at 12:45 p.m. ahead of the sport at 2 p.m.

Organizers say this is occasion is also a great time to remind motorists about the “Appear Twice, Conserve a Life” campaign.

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