The Bikes are on the Bricks


The weather might be cooler, but downtown Flint is just starting to heat up! The motorcycles have started rolling in for Bikes on the Bricks.

Daily through Sunday, Sept. 14, enjoy this fun and exciting event, which combines a motorcycle show and law enforcement motorcycle skills. Take in a fashion show, vendor and sponsor displays, contests, live bands, an adult beverage tent, a stunt show and much more. The police escorted ride leaves Flint’s Vehicle City Harley-Davidson at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The event runs 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Learn more and see a full schedule of events at

6th Annual Bikes on the Bricks September 15 and 16

Bikes on the BricksThe 6th Annual Bikes on the Bricks, presented by Vehicle City Harley Davidson, will be held on September 15 and 16, 2012, in downtown Flint.  This exciting and unique motorcycle event includes the only certified Police competition in Michigan.

Over the last five years, this event has grown and now includes vendors, Police skills competition, a fashion show, police escorted ride, tattoo contest,  motorcycle show and much more. Money raised from the police escorted ride goes toward local charities within the community, such as the Old Newsboys.

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Photo of the Day: Bikes on the Bricks coming soon (and check out the price of gas)

One of the Flint area’s fastest-growing events is Bikes on the Bricks, and it’s coming soon. This year’s event will be held over three days (September 23-25) and will include the law enforcement skills competition, the police-escorted ride and, of course, the motorcycle show.

This photo is of the staging for the 40-mile police-escorted ride at Vehicle City Harley-Davidson. What caught my attention, having not seen this photo in almost a year, is the gas price in the background. It’s only been a little less than a year, but gas at that price now seems really cheap. (Photo by Jared Field)

Flint’s Bikes on the Bricks featured in Harley’s Motor Officer Magazine

Here’s a feature I wrote for Harley-Davidson’s “The Motor Officer” Magazine this month. It highlights some of the short history of Bikes on the Bricks, held annually in downtown Flint, as well as Michigan’s only Law Enforcement Skills Competition.

Check it out:

Be the ‘King of the Bricks’ in 2011

FLINT, Michigan — This throne gets abdicated every year, and it’s yours if you’ve got what it takes.

To be dubbed ‘King of the Bricks,’ you must be able to navigate a grueling outdoor skills course that will push the limit of your riding prowess – not to mention your ability to perform in front of an audience.

This is Michigan’s only motor officer training and skills competition, and you’re invited.

A police-escorted success story

More than word of mouth, it is action that’s truly the best gauge of any competition’s staying power. For The Bikes on the Bricks Law Enforcement Skills Competition, seeing familiar faces intermingled with fresh ones really tells its story – one that’s closer to its beginning than its conclusion.

“Pretty much every (motor) officer that has attended in the past returns to compete again,” said Flint (Michigan) Police Sergeant Richard Besson, one of the organizers of the annual competition held during the Bikes on the Bricks festival in Flint, 60 miles north of Detroit. “Each year we’ve increased attendance both among officers and spectators. Last year’s event had officers from out of state for the first time; we have many officers returning and bringing more with them.”

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