Baldwin Welcomes Riders for Blessing of the Bikes

The sound that Baldwin residents in particular, and Lake County residents in general are used to hearing on this weekend for may for the last 42 years.

The Blessing of the Bikes has become an important part of both the biker culture in Michigan, and the economic viability of Lake County.

For the bikers, it’s about getting together, enjoying each other’s company, and of course, the blessing.

The Blessing of the Bikes began in Baldwin in 1972.

Photojournalist Jacob Johnson visited the Baldwin Municipal Airport today and spoke to some of the riders who came in for the blessing.