Downtown Detroit has momentum on its side. With growing attention and investment along the riverfront and throughout the city’s heart, it’s the right time to bring in a new crowd of adventurous ambassadors for Motor City.

Motorcycle enthusiasts gather around the world in places like Daytona Beach, Myrtle Beach, Faaker See, and Barcelona for days of camaraderie, music and celebration. Now the motorcycling world is ripe for something new. Detroit is the next big draw.
Detroit Motorcycle City is bringing thousands of motorcycle riders together to discover Detroit area attractions, experience the city’s outstanding food and museums, and enjoy group rides to destinations that truly represent “Pure Michigan.” It will showcase the city’s renewed vibrancy, diverse culture and history to motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world.


Thursday, July 6

5:00 – 7:00: Boarding time for Detroit Princess riverboat
7:00 – 9:00: Opening Banquet: cruise and dinner, with Motown entertainment

Friday, July 7

10:00 am: Hart Plaza area opens
All day: – Art show – Exhibitors and vendors – Guided and self-guided rides and tours, to destinations including: Hell, Michigan Henry Ford Museum Ford Rouge Factory Detroit Institute of Arts Motown Museum Wright Museum of African American History – Possible off-site events at Metro Detroit dealerships Storytelling competition:
12:30 pm: Session 1
4:30 pm: Session 2
1:00 pm: Blackjack Band
5:00 pm: John Douglas
6:30 pm: Thornetta Davis
8:00 pm: Kathleen Murray & Groove Council
10:00 pm: Hart Plaza area closes
10:00 pm: Afterglow party, location TBD

Saturday, July 8

10:00 am: Hart Plaza area opens Storytelling competition:
1:30 pm: Session 3 3:30 pm: Session 4
7:15 pm: Final Round

2:15 pm: Julianne Ankley & the Rogues
4:00 pm: Jody Raffoul
5:45 pm: Lady Champagne & the Motor City Blues Crew
7:30 pm: Rare Earth 10:00 pm: Hart Plaza area closes
10:00 pm: Afterglow party, location TBD

Sunday, July 9

9:00 to 10:00 am: Gather for parade near Eastern Market
10:00 to 11:00 am: Parade to Belle Isle
11:00 am: Depart from Belle Isle on guided, self-guided rides