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{{Infobox branch
 
{{Infobox branch
| branch name = Decepticons
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| branch name = Decepticons (Dcons)
 
| logo = [[Image:Decepticon_logo.png|200px]]
 
| logo = [[Image:Decepticon_logo.png|200px]]
 
| city = Kalamazoo
 
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| founded = 1997
 
| founded = 1997
 
| active = 1997-present
 
| active = 1997-present
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| branch captain =[http://www.mopedarmy.com/members/view/decepticons/daveb/ Dave Brzezicki][http://www.mopedarmy.com/branches/decepticons/nickj2/ Nick Jobbitt]
 
| rally = [[Moped BBQ]]
 
| rally = [[Moped BBQ]]
 
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The '''Decepticons''' were formed in 1997 by [[User:Simon|Simon King]], [[User:Dan|Dan Webber Kastner]], and [[User:Brennan|Brennan Sang]] in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
 
The '''Decepticons''' were formed in 1997 by [[User:Simon|Simon King]], [[User:Dan|Dan Webber Kastner]], and [[User:Brennan|Brennan Sang]] in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  
Rides are currently irregular in the winter.  During the summer, rides have been meeting most Sundays at [http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&rls=en&q=dino's%20kalamazoo&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&um=1&sa=N&tab=wl The Strutt], a buisness that no longer exist to mirror the participation and activity of this group on the corner of Oakland Drive and Academy Street.
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The Dcons meet every Wednesday at [https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=black+owl+cafe&fb=1&gl=us&hq=black+owl+cafe&hnear=0x88179d79493192b9:0xda7cf8d249573009,Kalamazoo,+MI&cid=0,0,13715272704294587898&ei=RToTUcqPMsm3yQGNroC4Bg&ved=0CIYBEPwSMAA| Black Owl Cafe], 7:00pm. Weather permitting rides are Sunday with the [[Kalamazoo_Moped_Riders| Kalamazoo Moped Riders]] and leave from Quarterkick. Those interested in attending rides or other events during the week should contact Dave or Nick. Impromptu rides and event alerts are currently being sent by mass text message.
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==History==
 
==History==
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Decepticon membership ebbs and flows, but has had more members founding and joining other branches than any other Moped Army branch.  There have been over 130 members through the Decepticons in its 10 year history.  There are former members of the Decepticons now members of [[Peddy Cash]], [[Mosquito Fleet]], [[Creatures of the Loin]], [[The Guns]], [[Bourbon Bandits]], [[Khz]], [[Puddle Cutters]], and the [[Ghost Riders]].   
 
Decepticon membership ebbs and flows, but has had more members founding and joining other branches than any other Moped Army branch.  There have been over 130 members through the Decepticons in its 10 year history.  There are former members of the Decepticons now members of [[Peddy Cash]], [[Mosquito Fleet]], [[Creatures of the Loin]], [[The Guns]], [[Bourbon Bandits]], [[Khz]], [[Puddle Cutters]], and the [[Ghost Riders]].   
 
The Dcons had large numbers of scouts, with members working on starting new branches in their areas.  Decepticon scouts have had involvement in the formation of at least six Moped Army branches.
 
  
 
==Moped BBQ==
 
==Moped BBQ==
 
{{main|Moped BBQ}}
 
{{main|Moped BBQ}}
  
Each Memorial Day, the Decepticons used to host the Moped BBQ rally, which years ago were some of the the largest [[moped rally]] in North America at the timeUp till 2009 hundreds of Moped Army members would descend on Kalamazoo to celebrate all that is moped.  Races, parties, and long rides have regularly been on the agenda. Recent years the Decepticons have failed to independently host large scale rallies and are rarely seen riding in the city at any point throughout the year. The Kalamazoo Moped Riders have become the more active and prevalent group of moped riders and are seen on weekly rides extending even into the winter months.
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The Decepticons used to host the Moped BBQ rally, which were some of the the largest [[moped rally]] in North America.  Hundreds of Moped Army members would descend on Kalamazoo to celebrate all that is moped.  Races, parties, and long rides have regularly been on the agenda.  
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==Kalamazoo Moped Shops==
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-Quarterkick-
  
==Kalamazoo moped shops==
 
 
Kalamazoo is home to the QuarterKick Moped shop, located in Kalamazoo's southeast side and operated by [http://www.mopedarmy.com/resources/mod/chad/ Chad Burke] . Quarterkick sells, services, and modifies mopeds and also stocks and sells performance parts. Address is 2031 Palmer Ave, kalamazoo, MI 49001. Chad is available most days by appointment and also list shop hours on his craigslist ad. With over 25 years of riding and service experience, this is one of the most comprehensive and knoledgeable shops to have a moped repaired or serviced.
 
Kalamazoo is home to the QuarterKick Moped shop, located in Kalamazoo's southeast side and operated by [http://www.mopedarmy.com/resources/mod/chad/ Chad Burke] . Quarterkick sells, services, and modifies mopeds and also stocks and sells performance parts. Address is 2031 Palmer Ave, kalamazoo, MI 49001. Chad is available most days by appointment and also list shop hours on his craigslist ad. With over 25 years of riding and service experience, this is one of the most comprehensive and knoledgeable shops to have a moped repaired or serviced.
  
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[[Qk_chad.jpg]]
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-1977 Mopeds-
  
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1977 Mopeds was founded in Kalamazoo, and the city retained a location until December 2008. The first location was on Portage Road in a former fish bait warehouse turned biker bar. In 2005, the shop moved downtown on the Kalamazoo Mall and closed in 2008?. In 2013, 1977 Mopeds opened a new warehouse in Kalamazoo's North side.
  
 
==Branch organization==
 
==Branch organization==
As of 2007, the Decepticons made tentative plans at establishing a participation-based hierarchy.  New requirements for branch membership have also been discussed, which would expect prospective members to be sponsored by a present member, establish a minimum amount of time until full membership, and require attendance at at least one moped rally. In all reality there are no requirements and people are added without any requirements.
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As of 2013 the Dcons have established a full charter.
  
 
[[Category:Branches]]
 
[[Category:Branches]]

Revision as of 00:55, 7 February 2013

Decepticons (Dcons)
Decepticon logo.png
Kalamazoo
View members
Founded1997
Active within Moped Army1997-present
Branch captainDave BrzezickiNick Jobbitt
RallyMoped BBQ

The Decepticons were formed in 1997 by Simon King, Dan Webber Kastner, and Brennan Sang in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The Dcons meet every Wednesday at Black Owl Cafe, 7:00pm. Weather permitting rides are Sunday with the Kalamazoo Moped Riders and leave from Quarterkick. Those interested in attending rides or other events during the week should contact Dave or Nick. Impromptu rides and event alerts are currently being sent by mass text message.


History

See also: Moped Army

The Decepticons were the first branch of the Moped Army, and the subsequent greater organization of the Moped Army developed from the Kalamazoo branch.

Decepticon membership ebbs and flows, but has had more members founding and joining other branches than any other Moped Army branch. There have been over 130 members through the Decepticons in its 10 year history. There are former members of the Decepticons now members of Peddy Cash, Mosquito Fleet, Creatures of the Loin, The Guns, Bourbon Bandits, Khz, Puddle Cutters, and the Ghost Riders.

Moped BBQ

Main article: Moped BBQ

The Decepticons used to host the Moped BBQ rally, which were some of the the largest moped rally in North America. Hundreds of Moped Army members would descend on Kalamazoo to celebrate all that is moped. Races, parties, and long rides have regularly been on the agenda.

Kalamazoo Moped Shops

-Quarterkick-

Kalamazoo is home to the QuarterKick Moped shop, located in Kalamazoo's southeast side and operated by Chad Burke . Quarterkick sells, services, and modifies mopeds and also stocks and sells performance parts. Address is 2031 Palmer Ave, kalamazoo, MI 49001. Chad is available most days by appointment and also list shop hours on his craigslist ad. With over 25 years of riding and service experience, this is one of the most comprehensive and knoledgeable shops to have a moped repaired or serviced.

Qk_chad.jpg

-1977 Mopeds-

1977 Mopeds was founded in Kalamazoo, and the city retained a location until December 2008. The first location was on Portage Road in a former fish bait warehouse turned biker bar. In 2005, the shop moved downtown on the Kalamazoo Mall and closed in 2008?. In 2013, 1977 Mopeds opened a new warehouse in Kalamazoo's North side.

Branch organization

As of 2013 the Dcons have established a full charter.