Motorcyles on Meridian welcomes Moto GP fans

(WISH Photo/Ron Nakasone)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Redbull Moto GP weekend has started in Indianapolis and the city rolled out the welcome mat with the annual Motorcycles on Meridian.

The sight and sound of motorcycles was everywhere.

“I love motorcycle racing. I’m here to watch the race,” Toby Lyons said.

Monument Circle and South Meridian Street were packed with people on Friday night.

“I helped my brother build a bike and kind of sparked interest in it from there,” Charles Price told 24-Hour News 8 on Friday.

“It’s a 1986 Suzuki RG 500. It’s a square four 2 stroke. It was never sold in the U.S. It’s a Canadian model,” Lyons gladly explains his unusual cycle.

This is the seventh year for the event that IMS began back in 2008.  And it’s still going strong.

Indianapolis, race weekends and parties fit perfectly together, no matter how many wheels on the vehicles that will race.

“I guess freedom I guess. I mean you don’t ride it for a destination. You ride it to be riding,” Price said.

If you missed Friday night’s party, don’t worry. There’s another party in the same spot on Saturday. It starts at 7 p.m.

The Moto GP is on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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