Baldwin's Blessing of the Bikes
May 16, 2021
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!
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