Welcome British Motorcycle Enthusiasts! 

Who We Are

Welcome to the Metro Triumph Riders, a group of Detroit-area bike enthusiasts dedicated to the care and feeding of all makes of British motorcycles, old and new. We are a nonprofit Michigan corporation, an affiliate of the American Motorcyclist Association, with membership open to anyone interested in motorcycles manufactured in England.

The Metro Triumph Riders support ownership of our beloved British Motorcycles through monthly meetings, frequent technical repair and maintenance sessions, club rides, picnics, and our annual show, the Battle of the Brits, held the second Sunday in September. Our information-packed monthly newsletter helps keep members informed of upcoming meetings and events, and includes valuable technical articles and columns of interest to all fans of these distinctive British bikes.
Enjoy browsing our site! Check out our Photos, meet our club officers, read about our events, and if you’re interested in joining the Metro Triumph Riders then please open the membership section of the web site and submit your membership application.

President's Corner


Well, another Battle of the Brits is done. It ain't easy to find and organize our third venue in five years, but Peter Gareffa and his committee have pulled off another great show. Many thanks to everyone who put in their time at the BOB and at the many pre-show work nights. Without our members, there would be no show.

Camp Dearborn was a gracious host! There were problems, as we all know, such as food and beverage service and bathroom facilities, but C.D. has already promised to address each of
these issues next year. Yes, we have a home for next year!


There were glitches on our end, too, but these can be resolved by tweaking the layout and utilizing our manpower. Despite the problems we experienced, every person I talked to said
that the show was great, and it was the most beautiful location where we have ever held the BOB!

Many thanks to our volunteer members, our sponsors, vendors, and spectators who all came to make the Battle of the Brits #31 a great show!



Treasurer's Topics

Each year we want to at least break even financially on Battle of the Brits, and hope to do a little better than that to help support Children's Hospital of Michigan as well as club activities.    

So from a financial perspective our first BoB event at Camp Dearborn was successful. There are always risks with changes, but this experience gives us confidence looking ahead to next year and beyond.



Upcoming events

21 Sep 2014 8:00 AM • Stockbridge, MI
05 Oct 2014 11:00 AM • Downtown Plymouth, MI (corner of Penniman & Main)
12 Oct 2014 10:00 AM • Kerby's Coney Island 5407 Crooks Rd, Troy, MI 48098

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Secretary's Scribbles

It’s summertime, and for the Metro Triumph Riders and our friends that means getting out and riding our British motorcycles. For many, it’s a time for going to shows and other bike events, maybe taking a long trip, or just hopping up to the local pub or coffee shop.

But for some of us summer means it’s time to ramp up work on the main MTR activity for the year, the Battle of the Brits. 

This year’s 32nd annual BOB, at Camp Dearborn on Sunday, September 14, promises to build on past success and, with a bit of luck and a lot of help from MTR members, to be the best one ever. If it doesn’t rain. (That’s where the luck comes in.)

The people who generously bring their bikes out to share them with our guests, and the vendors who give us the opportunity to make a few strategic purchases, are the ones who really make the BOB the premier event it is.

If you have a bike, please consider bringing it to the show. There’s a Master Class for special British motorcycles -- whether original or restored, standard, or custom. But there are another 21 classes for every other kind of bike imaginable, including British, European and classic American models.

And if you know someone with a bike, or collection of bikes, encourage them to enter the show. We know those bikes are out there. Help us find them!

For more information on the Battle of the Brits, click on the link near the top of the page.


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