1.15.15: Muskegon motorcycle fest to expand to include former track
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A popular Muskegon motorcycle festival will expand this year.
The Muskegon Bike Time will add 90 acres of activities at a track, formerly known as Great Lakes Downs, to the current downtown location. The event is scheduled for July 16-19.
Bike Time Board Chairman Clyde Whitehouse says the expansion responds to visitor requests and the festival’s long-term sustainability needs. More than 120,000 people and 75,000 motorcycles were at the 2014 event.
The new property is owned by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. It will feature new attractions such as motocross races, motorcycle stunt shows, and more vendors and food. Concerts featuring national acts will also be held.
The festival will have a budget of more than $500,000.