Freak Bike Militia takes Belle Isle

img_2497Yesterday was the second annual Freak Bike Militia ride and gathering on Belle Isle.

Actually, the official event title was “Ring Your Belle, Rock the Isle Spring Ride.”

I’ve posted photos from the ride.

The bike shown on the right was one of my favorites.  The rear tire is from a dragster and it’s on a custom-made steel wheel. It’s a singlespeed. There’s a drum brake on the front wheel. For emergency stopping, one can step on a pedal which presses a pad against the rear wheel.

All the bikes were getting kudos and double-takes from everyone on the Isle.

Now if only I could turn my Kona BikeHotRod into a Rat Rod

The Freak Bike Militia Greak Lakes Chapter plans on holding this event each year in Detroit. It’s held the day before the huge and much renowned Ann Arbor/Saline Bike Show and Swap Meet:  The “Biggest, Oldest, and the Best Antique and Classic Bicycle Show in the Nation!”

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