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Active within Moped Army1997-present
Branch captainDave Brzezicki
RallyMoped BBQ

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

Rides are currently irregular in the winter. During the summer, rides have been meeting most Sundays at The Strutt, on the corner of Oakland Drive and Academy Street. Those interested in attending rides or other ephemeral events during the week should contact Dave Brzezicki. Many rides and event alerts are currently being sent by mass text message.


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.

The Dcons also have 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

Main article: Moped BBQ

Each Memorial Day, the Decepticons host the Moped BBQ rally, which has regularly been the largest moped rally in North America. Every year hundreds of Moped Army members descend on Kalamazoo to celebrate all that is moped. Races, parties, and long rides have regularly been on the agenda.

Kalamazoo moped shops

Kalamazoo is home to the QuarterKick warehouse, located in Kalamazoo's southeast side and operated by ex-Decepticon [C|Chad Burke]

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.

Decepticons swarm East Hall

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.

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