Downtown Flint fills with spinning motors for Bikes on the Bricks
FLINT, MI — Crammed into the city of Harley Davison vehicles, hundreds of motorcyclists revved their engines in chorus to ring in the start of the 2022 Bikes on the Bricks motorcycle show.
Motorcycles began filling the parking lot at 8am on Saturday September 10th. At 11 a.m., the vehicles took off with a police escort for a Flint-area tour, ending on Saginaw Street in downtown Flint.
The bike show, which sees thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts fill downtown Flint, has been running since 2007. This year, the show runs from September 9-11.
More than just motorcycles, the show brings several musical acts, vendors and performances to downtown Flint.
Throughout the weekend, police motorcycles used the downtown Flat Lot for forensic training. Orange cones marked tight courses for vehicles to navigate. The first event, Friday, September 9, was a motorcycle police skill contest. On Saturday, police took part in a Last Man Standing competition, racing the courses in unison to see who would be the last officer left driving without hitting cones or getting off.
One of the main attractions this year is the Urias Globe of Death, a daredevil motorcycle performance at the corner of Saginaw and First streets. Members of the Urias family ride their motorcycles around the world, with the final act consisting of three riders in the world and two daredevils standing in the middle.
“We are so close that we can give each other high fives inside,” said Erwin Urias, one of the band members.
Urias added that Saturday would have been the birthday of his father, another daredevil from the world of death.
“For us to be able to continue doing what they did is just a great honor for us,” Urias said.
Bikes on the Bricks continues on Sundays at 10 a.m.
Sunday September 11:
- The event starts at 10 a.m.
- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Sale of T-Shirts and merchandising
- 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Motorcycle show registration at S. Saginaw and 4th Street
- 12 p.m.-5 p.m.: Beer tent open
- 1-4 p.m.: Jason Pyzik and the Brotherhood play in the beer tent
- Noon: The Globe of Death of Urias
- Final of the police contest
- 2 p.m.: The Urias Globe of Death
- 3:30 p.m.: Police awards ceremony
- 4 p.m.: The Urias Globe of Death
For more information, visit the Bikes on the Bricks website.
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