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Bikes on the Bricks rumble through downtown Flint

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The rumble of motorcycles and a plethora of leather arrive on the brick paved streets of downtown flint. Ron Smith says he looks forward to "Bikes on the Bricks" all year long. 

"It's one of the last big events of the year for bikers. it's a chance to get out. see people you've met in the past. meet new friends." said Ron Smith.

The day began with a police escorted motorcycle ride starting at vehicle city Harley Davidson, it ended on Saginaw Street. The weekend long event had special vendors, food, bands and live entertainment, including the Wall of Death and the Globe of Death.

"We ride motorcycles inside of a 16 foot steel metal sphere. it's the Globe of Death and we ride around anywhere from 45 to 50 miles per hour, crisscrossing going all the way upside down," said Erwin Urias.

Erwin Urias and his family will be performing stunts all weekend

"It's a great weekend. It's a great thing for Flint. It's just fun to be here." said Erwin Urias

A few rain drops did not stop these die hard motorcyclist fans from coming out for this special event.

"It gets everybody together, from all walks of life. you will have attorneys here, you'll have doctors will have gm workers here. body shop workers. everyone just gets together and nothing matters for the day. just riding and having a good time." said Sadie Leonard.

"It looks great. People look happy and up beat." said Jim Richie.

"I love motorcycles." said David Textor.

"We ride rain or shine. Come on out and have a good time." said Ron Smith. 

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