Decepticons

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Decepticons (Dcons)
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Kalamazoo
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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 15 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.

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-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.