Thursday, December 6, 2012
The video features the Farmington dealer's collection of bikes – and clothing.
Are you itching to see the collection of bikes at Motor City Harley Davidson, but just haven't had a chance to stop by? WRIF-FM last week posted a video tour of the Farmington store to the WRIF channel on YouTube.com, a video sharing website. Juliet the WRIF Rock Girl browses through clothing, bikes and accessories, all in about a minute and a half. Once you're done checking out the video, take a look at the list of events on our calendar today, plus events for which you'll have to register or buy tickets later in the week. Check our calendar for more activities, classes and events happening today and throughout the week. If your event isn't listed, feel free to add it.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Ruth Johnson unveils a new motorcycle safety awareness video at Motor City Harley Davidson.
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson rolled into Farmington Hills this morning with a message for motorcyclists about staying safe on the road. Johnson, who said she has been riding since age 12, drove a new Harley Davidson Sportster about two miles from the Motor City Harley Davidson warehouse to a press conference held at Motor City's dealership on Grand River. She introduced a new 90-second public service video that urges cyclists to take training classes, wear proper gear and be careful on the road. "We have to make sure everyone knows these classes and to get your endorsement is so very important," she said. "We're putting a lot of effort into motorcycle safety awareness and training programs for new and seasoned riders." That …
Friday, April 27, 2012
It's a busy weekend in Farmington and Farmington Hills, from live theater to blood drives, and a chance of snow.
Our events calendar is filled with activities happening this weekend in Farmington and Farmington Hills – even though the weather may turn on us: While today will be sunny and clear, rain moves in tonight and may even be mixed with snow Saturday and Saturday night. The National Weather Service predicts highs this weekend from 45-55, and lows in the 30s. Two big local shows celebrate their opening weekends: The Wizard of Oz, at the Costick Center, features a cast of 170 young actors who share the timeless story of Dorothy Gale and her trip down the Yellow Brick Road. Read more about the Farmington Hills Youth Theatre's latest production. Farmington Players brings back the creepy with Little Shop of Horrors, which opens at the Players Barn…
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The local Harley Owners Group collects hundreds of canned goods for the annual holiday drive.
Early on a frigid Saturday morning, members of the Motor City HOG (Harley Owners Group) chapter gathered at the Motor City Harley Davidson dealership in Farmington Hills for a special ride. The group delivered more than 800 items of nonperishable food collected during their annual Polar Bear Run Dec. 3, to benefit the Farmington Area Goodfellows. Members donated items in exchange for reduced admission to the event, which offered games played for points at stops in Farmington Hills, Northville, Plymouth and Westland. Winners picked up cash prizes.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Motor City Harley-Davidson and Motor City HOG Chapter 2368 work together to put on the yearly event.
On Saturday, the Wounded America Run will raise money to help a wounded Michigan veteran, through a motorcycle ride that starts in Farmington. But you don't have to have a bike to get in on the fun. The escorted ride to Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is organized annually Motor City Harley Davidson and the Motor City HOG Chapter 2368, working closely with the Veterans of Modern Warfare to find a veteran ambassador who will benefit from the fundraiser. "We work with the more severely wounded soldiers," Steve Pearce, HOG chairman of the event, said. "A soldier coming back with a gunshot comes in and out of Walter Reed (Army Medical Center) and is back on his feet and can continue life. But a lot of these soldiers that (are) amputees …
Friday, June 10, 2011
A proposed state law would allow some motorcyclists to ride without helmets.
Do you enjoy talking about hot topics? Every Friday morning, we'll ask your opinion about local, regional or state news stories. You're welcome to chime in throughout the day – and to suggest other topics for future discussions. Here's this week's discussion starter: According to WDIV-TV 4 in Detroit, a proposal that would allow some motorcyclists to ride without a helmet has been approved by a Michigan Senate committee. The law would allow riders 21 and older who have had two years of riding experience and who have passed a safety examination to ride without a helmet, the report said. According to the report, previous attempts to ease Michigan's helmet laws were vetoed in 2006 and 2008 by then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm. With Motor City …