Highland, MI – October 15, 2007 –American Road Shop Bike Night’s recurring theme is “Lifestyle is a choice.” The choice was clear for many bikers to head to 59 West in Highland, Michigan, on Tuesday nights from May to September and take part in weekly bike contests, raffles and the chance to win a brand new Harley-Davidson Sportster from ABC Harley-Davidson. They also held a 50/50 drawing for the third year in a row with 50% of the proceeds going to the winner and 50% to the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan (CLF), which was over $2000 this year.
Thanks to ABC Harley-Davidson’s involvement, this marked the third year that American Road Shop gave away a FREE Sportster. Tickets to enter the drawing were free, one per person each Tuesday. A rotating bike contest was held each week, with awards given for the most chrome, the longest bike, the oldest bike driven up and the best amateur custom. Each winner received a $25 gift certificate from American Road Shop and a $25 certificate from 59 West. Also, every Tuesday throughout the summer, names were drawn for door prizes, Bike Night Tee Shirts, vendor giveaways and more. With 100-150 bikes on an average night to 350 bikes and about 500 people on the final night, the third year of American Road Shop’s Bike Night, co-sponsored by ABC Harley-Davidson and Coors Light, was extremely successful.
59 West is Oakland County’s best kept secret, with a bistro & billiards bar, fine dining restaurant, 7,000 sq. ft. fitness facility and two huge banquet halls. This is the third year they hosted the American Road Shop Bike Night, and also the third year that all the raffle proceeds went to the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan (CLF).
American Road Shop co-owner Tim Beaubien said, “The last bike night of the year is always a big night for us, we give the bike away and we tally the final count for CLF. This year was particularly gratifying, not only did we have the best year donation for CLF but both Barb and myself had people coming up to us and thanking us for hosting this bike night. That made all the work worth it.”
About American Road Shop American Road Shop was started by Tim Beaubien and his wife Barb to bring to the motorcycling community unique gifts and accessories that enhance the road trip and our sport in general. Many of the products they offer are manufactured by bikers for bikers. They take pride in selling products that have merit and that they can stand behind in both quality & function. If you are in the Waterford, MI area, stop and visit their 3400 sq ft store at 7554 Highland Road, Waterford, MI , located on Highland Rd. (M-59) just east of Williams Lake Rd. or you can visit them online at www.americanroadshop.com
About the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan was founded in Detroit in 1952 by a group of parents who had each suffered the loss of a child due to leukemia. Together, this group resolved to support other families stricken with this devastating illness. Since that time, CLF has helped thousands of families fight life-threatening illnesses, and has grown to a statewide agency that provides information, financial assistance, and support to children and adults affected by leukemia, lymphoma, and related blood disorders.
About 59 West 59 West is by far one of the nicest facilities in our area with a total of 43,000 sq. ft. The bike nights are held in the center pool hall and bar where you can get a great meal as well as enjoy 10 tournament sized pool tables, 4 dart boards, many large screen TV’s and much more. The complex also offers a state of the art workout & fitness center, 2 beautiful banquet halls and a night club/fine dining restaurant. They are located at 786 West Highland Road, Highland, MI and can be reached at 248-889-3004.