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The Muskegon Heritage Museum Classic Motorcycle Show 2014 at Muskegon Bike Time

During Bike Time, July 17 to 20, the Muskegon Heritage Museum will display antique bikes outside its building on W. Western Avenue for the second straight year.

“We’re looking for 1970s or older. We’d really like to see ’20s and ’30s, and we had them here last year,” said Adam Winters, the museum’s chief engineer and board vice president. “Last year was a huge success and we raised some pretty good money to support the museum, so this year, we’re looking to top it.”

He said he will arrange bikes – up to 20 – in three spots outside the museum. Some of the bikes can be stored overnight inside the museum.

Anyone bringing a bike to display will also get photos taken by the museum’s photographer, and there’s a plan for a small party to recognize the efforts of the bike owners to bring their classic machines. If you’d like to display your classic bike during the show, you can contact Winters via email at or by phone at 231-769-5243 for more information.

The museum is a nice backdrop, and there might be opportunities to get photos with the 1880′s steam engine inside, Winters said.

He said that a few bikes have already registered with the museum and more are welcome. During the festival there will be scouts in the crowd looking for antique bikes to invite to be displayed.

“We just want to give them something different to look at,” Winters said. “And of course the museum will be open for donations and tours throughout the show. We might also try to offer some t-shirts for sale, with all the proceeds going to support the museum as well.”

The museum houses lots of industrial-age machinery – much of it in working condition.

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