Photo by Lake County Chamber of Commerce

Baldwin's Blessing of the Bikes

May, 2023

Motorcycles of all varieties and sizes make their way to Baldwin every May for the annual Blessing of the Bikes.

This ever-popular event began in 1972 with four bikes and eight riders. Today, thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts head to Baldwin to celebrate the joy of two-wheel travel. Between 5,000-10,000 bikes are expected in Baldwin annually for this Blessing of the Bikes celebration.

The family-friendly event is held every year on the third Sunday in May. The market in downtown Baldwin features vendors who sell leather and other items, with tattoo artists also on-site. The actual “blessing” ceremony begins at 1pm Sunday at the Baldwin Airport, with gates opening at 9am. There is a $5 donation per bike.

Blessing of the Bikes is a rite of spring, and a don’t-miss event for every biker.

Make your plans now to take a ride and have your motorcycle blessed at Baldwin’s Blessing of the Bikes this year and every year! Even if you aren’t a biker, the event is worth the trip just to see thousands of motorcycles all in one place!

For more information on the Blessing of the Bikes, please contact the event organizer:

Lake County Chamber of Commerce

895 Michigan Ave., Baldwin, MI  49304

(231) 745-4331