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 non-profit 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

03 May 2014 9:00 AM • 2142 Pontiac Rd. #101 Auburn Hills, MI 48326
04 May 2014 10:00 AM • Downtown Stockbridge, MI
18 May 2014 10:00 AM • Kerby's Coney Island 5407 Crooks Rd, Troy, MI 48098

Recent blog posts

Recent forum updates

15 Apr 2014 12:48 PM • Richard Coleman Sr
29 Mar 2014 12:37 AM • Howard Rundell
10 Oct 2012 9:58 AM • Bruce Van Voorhis

Secretary's Scribbles

Election of club officers for 2014, took place at the regularly scheduled general meeting on Sunday, February 9, at Kerby's Coney Island in Troy.

President: Cal Norman
Vice President: Cliff Opalewski
Treasurer: Rick Jones
Secretary: Peter Gareffa

In addition to the four elected officers, there a number of club positions, appointed by the officer group, that support various MTR activities. These are listed in the newsletter and on this site. Anyone interested in volunteering their expertise in these specific areas should contact one of the officers.

This club runs on participation, and the more people who take an active role, the better the MTR will serve its members.


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