Brewtown Rumble in Milwaukee
The Brewtown Rumble, a Milwaukee-based vintage motorcycle show, will be held on Sunday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fuel Café (630 S. 5th St.) in the Historic Walker’s Point Neighborhood on South 5th St. from Virginia St. to National Ave. This is the second year the event will be held at the Fuel Café, a motorcycle-themed café and bar known for killer-coffee and great food.
The Rumble is a free, ride-in vintage motorcycle street festival with an emphasis on bikes 35 years or older. All makes and models are featured and everyone is welcome – riders and motorcycle enthusiasts alike. Each year the event draws over 100 vintage bikes in its show and features live local music by Black Belt Theater and The Atomic Spins, vendors and food from some of Milwaukee’s best restaurants and food trucks.
The group recently announced an exclusive three-year sponsorship with Royal Enfield North America. “Milwaukee has a strong motorcycle culture full of enthusiasts who maintain and ride vintage bikes – everything from Harleys to Triumphs, from BMWs to Royal Enfields, from Hondas to Indians, and more,” says Kevin Frank, organizer of the Brewtown Rumble. “It doesn’t matter the make, model or condition of the bike. The Rumble is about keeping these bikes running, not just how they look.”
Now in its fifth year, the Rumble continues to grow and build its reputation among vintage motorcycle enthusiasts. Proceeds from the event go to BUILD Moto, an educational organization dedicated to pairing teams of high school students with bike-building mentors in a collective effort to learn valuable life and interpersonal skills while restoring vintage motorcycles. The BUILD program is all about getting local youth interested in riding as well as learning skills they can use in the future from project management to skilled trades.
The Rumble is organized by members of the Badger Heritage Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America and MilVinMoto, a group of vintage motorcycle enthusiasts from Milwaukee. Learn more about the Brewtown Rumble at brewtownrumble.com or follow us on Facebook.