Welcome all, motorcycle riders or no, to the Midnight Ride. A motorcycle ride, rally, and–if you choose to contribute–fundraiser, all rolled into one.
The ride traditionally occurs Friday night, with the rally following up throughout the day on Saturday, the third weekend in August. This year, that means August 15th and 16th.
The Midnight Ride officially began in 1986 by the GoldWing Road Riders Assocation of Michigan, Chapter G in Grand Rapids. That’d be in the United States, for anyone who does a lot of international travel. ;)
It started with 17 bikers who decided to make the trip from Grand Rapids to the Mackinack Bridge one night in August. That first year, the trip finished with 57 riders, and the number has grown over the years to several thousand participants. Continue reading