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 second BOB at Camp Dearborn was successful. Our experiences at our new home give us confidence looking ahead to next year and beyond.



Upcoming events

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
09 Nov 2014 10:00 AM • Kerby's Coney Island 5407 Crooks Rd, Troy, MI 48098

Recent blog posts

Recent forum updates

28 Sep 2014 12:18 PM • Robert Harris
27 Sep 2014 11:28 PM • Robert Harris
10 Oct 2012 9:58 AM • Bruce Van Voorhis

Secretary's Scribbles

The 2014 Battle of the Brits wrapped up its second year at Camp Dearborn, in Milford, Michigan, on September 14th, and I think it’s fair to say the event was a great success.

Thanks to our sponsors and vendors for their support, to the bike owners who brought out their fine machines to share with us, and to all the MTR members and friends who worked so hard to make it happen.

The Camp Dearborn staff were professional and accommodating, and our partners, the Detroit Triumph Sportscar Club, helped make sure everything ran smoothly while also displaying some great British cars.

Click on the Battle of the Brits link at the top of this page to find a list of the 2014 winners.

The next Battle of the Brits is scheduled for September 13, 2015, at Camp Dearborn. If you own a British (or European, or pre-1984 American) bike, please consider entering it.

There seems to be a misconception among some people that the Battle of the Brits is purely a concours show for “trailer queens.” But anyone who has been to a BOB knows better.

While our Master Class does feature some very fine original, restored, or custom British motorcycles, there are 21 other classes for a wide variety of bikes, modern and classic. And the vast majority of them are ridden to the event.

Let’s dust off some of those bikes hidden away in garages and share them with the public!


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