Road Tales Nov 2023

Road Tales Nov 2023

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Reasons to Ride Michigan™ (RtR) is proud to announce that we are returning to Rebel Road “Michigan’s Biggest Biker Bash” in 2024 – as both a promotional partner and sponsor, and as host of the 2024 Rebel Road Bike Show.  Michigan’s premier motorcycle rally returns to the streets of Muskegon, Michigan July 17-21, 2024 – and RtR will be there!

Rebel Road is a community driven rally with all of the proceeds going towards the Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County.  With an all volunteer staff – Rebel Road is all about the children and supporting the local community. 

In 2023, RtR brought the Championship Bike Show Series® to Muskegon for the Rally and it was an unprecedented success.  Bikes came from throughout the area and beyond, filling out a variety of classes with a wide range of makes, models, and years represented. 

“We’ve done Bike Shows before, with varying success.  It was never a concern this year, as we knew things were handled.  Everything was professionally done and the show was a hit!”, commented Gary Ridley with Rebel Road.  “We’re looking forward to seeing the Bike Show continue to grow!”

As part of RtR’s commitment to the rally and the region, the July 2024 issue of Reasons To Ride Michigan will be a special REBEL ROAD EDITION.  In addition to regular content and features – there will be an extra focus on the rally, as well as ride stops and other events in the area.

“The Muskegon area is a great one for riders – not only because of the beautiful shoreline and roads to explore, but because of its rich motorcycling history as well!”  RtR Publisher Derek Smith affirmed.

Over the last year, Reasons To Ride Michigan has also worked with the Muskegon Motorcycle Club (MMC) to help promote their events and riding within the area.  The MMC was founded in 1920 and is one of the oldest, most well respected clubs in the country.  They not only host road riding events – but off-road and even Hillclimb racing events as well.  In fact, the MMC first hosted what would become the country’s first professional hill climb races back in 1923. 

Rebel Road was truly built by the local riding community – with riders and enthusiasts from throughout the area coming together to support the cause (The Child Abuse Council), but the downtown businesses and region as well.  Downtown Muskegon is a vibrant growing area with breweries, restaurants, bars, shops, and galleries – all contributing to the Rebel Road experience.  There’s even a performance art center / hockey rink that serves up some amazing tacos and beverages as part of the party. 

And all of this comes together on the shore of Lake Michigan in the midst of one of the most beautiful riding areas anywhere in the Midwest.  It’s truly an amazing rally.

“We are proud to be a part of such an incredible event.  It’s really amazing what a group of hard-working dedicated volunteers can do – creating one of the coolest motorcycle rallies we’ve ever attended, and to have all of the proceeds going to kids in need.. it’s simply amazing!,” affirmed Smith.


Working with the rally organizers, RTR will be helping to produce a regional RALLY GUIDE covering not only the rally and everything going on in the area – but also different ride stops and events going on in the areas.  This will allow local businesses to get more involved in the Rally and take advantage of the thousands of riders that descend upon the area – even if they aren’t in the downtown Muskegon area.

Stay tuned for more announcements as the Rally approaches.  For information on vendor and sponsor opportunities at Rebel Road or to discuss how you can get included in the Rally Guide, please email

REBEL ROAD July 17-21, 2024

This is one Rally – that you don’t want to miss!

Stay tuned for MORE announcement to come – regarding NEW RALLIES, BIGGER SHOWS, and even more excitement for the upcoming riding season.