Mark your calendar: 34th annual Battle of the Brits, September 11, 2016
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.
Another BOB has been put to bed. After 32 years it should be easy but would not be without our team of members who work so hard to make it happen. Like Atlas, Peter Gareffa takes the world on his shoulders and handles most of the details to make the BOB one of the premier vintage car and motorcycle events in the country. His work helped to smooth out many of the bumps we experienced in our first year at Camp Dearborn.
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 second BOB at Camp Dearborn was successful. Our experiences at our new home give us confidence looking ahead to next year and beyond.--Rick