The transcontinental Motorcycle Cannonball endurance ride for pre-1930 antique motorcycles will get underway in Newburgh, New York, on Friday, September 7, and will include riders from across the globe. With 75 entries from 24 states, 11 countries and 4 continents, this historic run will indeed be watched by the world, as motorcycles of all marques tackle an arduous route across America.
Participants will ride vintage iron as they navigate the difficult 3,954-mile route. A week into travel, riders will have a day of rest, repairs and some scheduled festivities in the well-known motorcycle town of Sturgis, South Dakota, on September 14. The ride is slated to conclude on Sunday, September 23 in San Francisco, California, as the San Francisco Police Department’s Motor Division escorts the triumphant riders through the city after crossing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge for a Grand Finish at the Dudley Perkins Harley-Davidson dealership. The San Francisco Motorcycle Club, one of the oldest clubs in the nation, will escort the group.
-Friday, September 7, 7:00-9:00 am: Grand Start from the Motorcyclepedia Motorcycle Museum in Newburgh, New York.
-Sunday, September 9, 6:30 pm: Riders arrive at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
-Monday, September 10, 12:30 pm: Lunch break at Kutter Harley-Davidson in Monroe, Wisconsin.
-Monday, September 10, 4:45 pm: Riders arrive at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa
-Tuesday, September 11, 12:15 pm: Lunch break at Harley-Davidson of Mason City in Mason City, Iowa.
-Tuesday, September 11, 5:00 pm: Riders arrive at Indian Motorcycles located at The Inn at Okoboji in Spirit Lake, Iowa.
-Wednesday, September 12, 5:00 pm: Riders arrive at the Pioneer Auto Show in Murdo, South Dakota.
-Thursday, September 13, 4:30-6:00 pm: Finish at Sturgis, South Dakota, for a BBQ dinner at Glencoe Camp Resort.
–Friday, September 14, 4:30 pm: Day of rest and group photo on Main Street followed by a
6:00 pm Banquet hosted by City of Sturgis.
-Saturday, September 15, 11:45 am: Lunch at Deluxe H-D in Gillette, Wyoming.
-Sunday, September 16,12:45 pm: Lunch at Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyoming.
-Monday, September 17: Lunch at Old Faithful in Yellowstone, Wyoming.
-Wednesday, September 19, 5:00 pm: Riders arrive for Dinner hosted by city of Burns, Oregon at the Best Western of Hines, Oregon.
-Saturday, September 22, 5:00 pm: Riders arrive at Michael’s H-D in Cotati, California, for dinner.
-Sunday, September 23, 2:00 pm: GRAND FINISH at Dudley Perkins H-D in San Francisco, California.
A complete schedule of meeting locations can be viewed at the Motorcycle Cannonball’s website www.motorcyclecannonball.com