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.
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.
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
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.--Bruce