WATERFORD, MI -- American Road Shop today announced it will hold a grand re-opening on Saturday, July 19, 2008 after completing extensive renovations to make the shop a true destination place for Michigan's motorcyclists. The shop will open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. on Saturday so be sure and stop by for a look at the area's incredible new facility.
To celebrate the grand re-opening, the day's festivities will include food and drinks, giveaways, a bike contest and a special appearance by Kerry McLean and his Mono-Cycle, as seen on the Discovery Channel. Bike contest participants must register before noon. Attendees can also take advantage of savings on items throughout the store and will receive a free gift with any purchase. A 50/50 raffle will also be held to benefit The Rainbow Connection, an organization that grants wishes for Michigan children with life-threatening or terminal illnesses. Fifty percent of the money collected from the sale of raffle tickets will be presented to the winning ticket holder and the other 50 percent will be donated to The Rainbow Connection.
Also on American Road Shop's agenda for its grand re-opening weekend is the Rainbow Connection Charity Ride Poker run on Sunday, July 20, 2008. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at American Road Shop and the ride will leave the shop no later than 11:30 a.m. Riders will make stops at Mel's 2 Diner, Dave & Amy's, Klancy's and 59 West before ending up at the Quake on the Lake hydroplane finals at 1:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the best and worst hands and participants will receive coffee and donuts, a Quake T-shirt, an Oakland County Street Map and entry into Quake on the Lake. The cost of the ride is $20 per driver and $10 per passenger, plus $6 for vehicle park admission into Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area.
American Road Shop relocated and has been remodeling in and effort to improve its facilities and better serve its customers. The business added a 2,000 square-foot service shop, increasing its total size from 3,200 to 5,200 square feet. The new service shop will offer fast, drive-in oil and tire changes and will service all makes of motorcycles, including metric bikes.
For those who like to keep an eye on their ride, the business added a window between the store and the service area so customers never lose sight of their bikes while they are being serviced. American Road Shop's newly design retail area offers a variety of motorcycle accessories, apparel and gifts, and customers can also take advantage of the in-house coffee shop, which serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice cream.
"We've worked hard to make American Road Shop a true destination place," said owner Tim Beaubien. "Whether you need your bike serviced, need advice on a part or just need a place to hang out and grab a drink before you hit the road again, American Road Shop has got you covered."
American Road Shop is a full-service, state-licensed repair facility and retail shop located at 7675B Highland Road in Waterford, Mich. For more information on American Road Shop, please call (248) 666-2490 or visit www.americanroadshop.com.