Rebel Road returns to Muskegon with stunt shows and live music

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MUSKEGON, MI – Stunt shows and live music helped welcome motorcyclists to Rebel Road on Friday, July 16.

Stephanie Jenkins, who has attended every Rebel Road rally since it started in 2015, said she can’t wait to be back after two years without an event.

“It’s good for Muskegon. It brings money to the city and bikes, ”Jenkins said.

Motorcycles lined the streets of downtown Muskegon on Friday for the return of Rebel Road and Bike Time. The rallies, held the same weekend in Muskegon, draw thousands of people to the city for a celebration of biking, food, music and more. Both events were canceled last year due to COVID-19.

The bikers returned this week to fill Western Avenue for the start of Rebel Road. Michigan’s largest motorcycle rally kicked off at 5 pm with live music, stunt shows and an outdoor cafe at Hackley Park, 350 W. Webster Ave.

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Vendors of hot food, leather goods, T-shirts and motorcycles filled Western Avenue, turning it into Rebel Road for the weekend. Western Avenue between Third and Seventh Street will only be open to motorcycle traffic until Sunday July 18 at 5:00 p.m.

The Rebel Road beer garden opened at 5 p.m. when the rally’s first group, Bitter Desire, took the stage at Hackley Park.

The first two weekend stunt shows resumed Clay Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets on Friday night. Relentless Stunts will once again host shows at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday. The last stunt show is scheduled for Sunday at noon.

The rest of the weekend features live music from local and national acts, a Miss Rebel Road biker contest, tattoo contest, and raffles.

Rebel Road is organized by and fundraiser for the Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County.

Related: Motorcycles start to rumble in downtown Muskegon for weekend rallies

Muskegon Bike Time centers around the Hot Rod Harley Davidson grounds, 149 Shoreline Drive.

The 14th annual rally continues on Saturday July 17 with free concerts, Harley-Davidson rides and contests.

Bike Time ends Sunday July 18 with a Patriot Ride through the Muskegon area.

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