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Title: *UPDATE** Michigan Moto Guzzi Weekend�July 22-23, 2016
Post by: WP2 on May 20, 2016, 11:11:17 AM
Fox PowerSports and Moto Guzzi National Owners Club

Grand Rapids Michigan


This event will gather riders and fans of Moto Guzzi, one of the world�s pioneering bike manufacturers. Featured will be the full Moto Guzzi new model line-up, DEMO RIDES, maintenance and service tips from Guzzi gear heads, food, fun and other activities during the height of summertime in beautiful West Michigan. Let this event be a destination point for you, or a starting point for your own Guzzi ride.

Tour the gorgeous Lake Michigan shoreline just 40 miles to the west. Consider a pub crawl in Grand Rapids itself�recently named by USA Today as the number one Beer City in the country. Or explore up and down the scenic West Michigan coast. A tank full of gas will take you to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, stunning Traverse City or the popular shoreline towns of Saugatuck and South Haven. Ride the famed 21 mile Tunnel of Trees north of Petoskey, or cross the Mackinac Bridge to explore Michigan�s amazing Upper Peninsula. Both local and extended ride routes will be provided, with local riders on hand to help you plan your routes.

The brand new Fox PowerSports mega-facility located at U.S. 131 and 44th Street will be the gathering venue. Check in at the �Guzzi Central� pavilion area when you arrive and then get ready enjoy a sea of motorcycle eye candy at this bike shop extraordinaire.

Pre-registration can be done in a just a minute by clicking on this link: http://foxpowerblog.com/michigan-moto-guzzi-weekend-fox-powersports/

Contact Jamie Muller (jamesjhm81@gmail.com) or Walt Penrose (walt.penrose@gmail.com) if you need more information.


See you in Moto Guzzi Michigan in July!

Title: Re: Michigan Moto Guzzi Weekend—July 22-23, 2016
Post by: bmc5733946 on May 20, 2016, 02:55:45 PM
Hey Walt when did they move Lake Michigan? 

Brian
Title: Re: Michigan Moto Guzzi Weekend�July 22-23, 2016
Post by: StuCorpe on May 20, 2016, 03:10:48 PM
Maybe they moved Grand Rapids and made it an island.
Title: Re: Michigan Moto Guzzi Weekend�July 22-23, 2016
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on May 20, 2016, 06:23:41 PM
Ahhh, those Michiganders.. <shaking head>  :smiley:
Title: Re: Michigan Moto Guzzi Weekend�July 22-23, 2016
Post by: WP2 on May 20, 2016, 08:42:57 PM
 :cool:Wow! you guys are sharp! :boozing:

You're right...I just took a ride and, yup, the Lake is WEST of Grand Rapids.

I've corrected it - thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: Michigan Moto Guzzi Weekend�July 22-23, 2016
Post by: pmillar on May 20, 2016, 09:01:21 PM
Figures it would be that weekend - family reunion hosted at my house.  :angry:
Title: Re: Michigan Moto Guzzi Weekend�July 22-23, 2016
Post by: xander18 on May 21, 2016, 06:32:30 PM
Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Michigan Moto Guzzi Weekend�July 22-23, 2016
Post by: boidorama on May 22, 2016, 11:24:51 AM
More accurately..40 miles of bad road to Lake Michigan to the west....Pure Michigan :bike-037:
Title: Re: Michigan Moto Guzzi Weekend�July 22-23, 2016
Post by: Farmer Dan on May 22, 2016, 11:59:35 AM
I plan to go if I can find it.  Driving on US131 sucks and driving in Grand Rapids ain't much better.  Have to take back roads and us a GPS.  :bike-037:
Title: Re: Michigan Moto Guzzi Weekend�July 22-23, 2016
Post by: WP2 on May 22, 2016, 02:43:50 PM
I plan to go if I can find it.  Driving on US131 sucks and driving in Grand Rapids ain't much better.  Have to take back roads and us a GPS.  :bike-037:

I used to live in Marshall and know the area well - there is absolutely no reason to get onto I-94, I-69 or US-131. No reason to touch a miserable highway and the location of the event is on the south side of GR before you get to the war torn streets.

PM me and I can give you various 2 lane routes...better yet I'll be down your way next weekend to visit the Ft. Custer National Cemetery and then Dark Horse in Marshall - buy you a beer  :boozing:

Walt
Title: Re: Michigan Moto Guzzi Weekend�July 22-23, 2016
Post by: Farmer Dan on May 22, 2016, 03:39:40 PM
I used to live in Marshall and know the area well - there is absolutely no reason to get onto I-94, I-69 or US-131. No reason to touch a miserable highway and the location of the event is on the south side of GR before you get to the war torn streets.

PM me and I can give you various 2 lane routes...better yet I'll be down your way next weekend to visit the Ft. Custer National Cemetery and then Dark Horse in Marshall - buy you a beer  :boozing:

Walt
Message sent :-)
Title: Re: Michigan Moto Guzzi Weekend�July 22-23, 2016
Post by: StuCorpe on May 22, 2016, 05:17:16 PM
To bad I'm up in Ironwood and won't be back in TC until Tuesday. A day late and a dollar short as usual!
Title: Re: Michigan Moto Guzzi Weekend�July 22-23, 2016
Post by: kirb on July 11, 2016, 07:58:02 AM
This would have been a great event to parallel Muskegon Bike Time (July 14-17). The Bike Time isn't at all the typical Guzzi rally, but there are lots of bikes and things to see on your way up the lakeshore. I'd like to see more Guzzi there than two or three like normal.

I'll be around the dealership 7/22-23 regardless. Good timing with the Michigan rally ending last year.
Title: Re: Michigan Moto Guzzi Weekend�July 22-23, 2016
Post by: Farmer Dan on July 11, 2016, 07:14:59 PM
My Father and I will be there on the 23rd.   :bike-037:
Title: Re: Michigan Moto Guzzi Weekend�July 22-23, 2016
Post by: WP2 on July 14, 2016, 09:44:43 PM
**UPDATE**
This event has been cancelled!
Met with Fox Powersports today and we've agreed to cancel the event. Since the primary intent of the event was to provide demo rides across the whole line of Guzzis and we won't be able to meet that goal, we've cancelled rather than disappoint.
Fox has been selling in robust numbers (for Guzzi) and their inventory is on the low side at this point - 24 more are to be arriving soon, but won't be here in time for our event - gotta cancel rather than have a minimum offering. The Fox team prides themselves on doing things right and we agree - better to reschedule for the beginning of next year than to a "half fast" event.
To those that were planning on coming, we apologize for the late notice on the cancellation. PM me if you have any questions.

Thanks for understanding.

Walt