Press Release

Contact:  Dan Fitzpatrick
P.O. Box 8184
Holland, MI 49422-8184

phone: 616-566-2092

Lakeshore Blessing of the Bikes. Sunday April 27, 2014.
Ottawa County Fairgrounds in Holland, Michigan.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Holland, MI: The 13th Annual Lakeshore Blessing of the Bikes will be held at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds in Holland, Michigan, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Gates open at 10:00 am. Prizes and drawings begin after 2:15 pm with the blessing promptly at 3:00 pm.

An entry fee donation of $5.00 per bike or vehicle will be collected. All gate proceeds from this charitable event will benefit Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity and Barnabas Ministries' Barnabas House Project.

The purpose: A gathering to start the 2014 riding season with a blessing for the riders to have a safe year, to promote a sense of community and fellowship among riders and to support local charities.

Hundreds of motorcyclists and non-motorcyclists attend the blessing. The event features live classic rock music by Chaos and a silent auction which makes this event interesting for all attendees. Food vendors are on-site and merchandise vendors are invited to sell leather goods, t-shirts, jewelry and other "biker stuff". We invite a local car club to show off their rides, providing widespread audience appeal.

We encourage all those "classics" and "customs" to pay a $10 entry fee to enter their motorcycle for a chance to win the "Bikers Choice" and Best Vintage Bike (25 years or older). Winners receive a trophy and cash prize (sponsored by ODL, Inc. and Macatawa Auto & Finance). Look for the directional signs when you enter to park in this "VIP" section. And don't forget to cast your ballot.