|Active within Moped Army||1997-present|
|Branch captain||Dave BrzezickiNick Jobbitt|
The Dcons meet every Wednesday -- except the first Wednesday of the month -- at Black Owl Cafe, 7:00pm. These meetings are open to the public.
Impromptu rides and event alerts are currently being sent by GroupMe, if interested in joining by text or app for your phone, contact Dave or Nick.
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.
As of 2013 the D'cons have established a complete, formal charter.
Current captains are Dave Brzezicki and Nick Jobbitt. Required meetings for in-town, active members are held the first Wednesday of each month.
Main article: Moped BBQ
The Decepticons used to host the Moped BBQ rally, which, for many years, were some of the the largest moped rally in North America.
Hundreds of Moped Army members have descended upon on Kalamazoo to celebrate all that is moped. Races, parties, and long rides have regularly been on the agenda.
D'cons Top 10 Kalamazoo Eats
In no particular order.
- Bangkok Flavor $$$
- Bilbos $$
- Cosmo's / O'Duffy's $$
- El Gallo Blanco $
- Food Dance $$$
- Ray-Ray's Taste of Chicago $
- Martinis $$
- Olde Peninsula $$
- Spice and Rice $
- Studio Grill $
D'con-Related Moped Shops
1977 Mopeds Online Parts Shop
1977 Mopeds was founded in Kalamazoo. 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 this location closed in 2008. During this time, 1977 was owned and operated by Dan Webber Kastner and Dave Brzezicki.
1977 is a parts sales and distribution business and does not perform service or sales of mopeds.
Founded by Chad Burke, who was a Decepticon for 15 years and continues to serve and support the moped comunity of Kalamazoo, both with parts and repairs as well as loaners for Decepticons without running mopeds at rallies/events.
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 lists shop hours on his craigslist ad. With over 25 years of riding and service experience, this is one of the most comprehensive and knowledgeable shops to have a moped repaired or serviced.
Quarterkick is also the meeting spot for the Kalamazoo Moped Riders weekly Sunday rides that leave at 5pm, weather permitting. For information on both weekly rides and impromptu rides, please visit the Kalamazoo Moped Riders Facebook page, and feel free to join the group.
Some say the D'cons were established in 1967 as the Military arm of the Principality of Sealand.
The Kalamazoo Building was built by an army of Charles Mercadal clones. We are still not sure if we have the real Charles or not.
Dave Brzezicki's house is actually a TARDIS turned inside out.
There are two special hairs in Nick Jobbitt's beard. One cures cancer, the other causes it, and they look identical.
It is a little known fact that Ross Snyder is the true inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper.
Matt Schmitz once owned a scooter for 5 minutes. It caught fire.
Chancellor Lee's most prized possession is his collection of RAZR foot scooters.