Cannonball Run to stop at National Motorcycle Museum

Cycle News Staff | August 15, 2012

Here’s a fun once in a lifetime chance. Visit the National Motorcycle Museum on Monday evening September 10 and see over 75 pre-1930 antique motorcycles fresh from 1000 plus miles on the road!

The Cannonball Run 2012 starts in Newburgh, New York and finishes in San Francisco, California. Riders will log over 3500 miles on their way west, and you can stop by the National Motorcycle Museum and check their progress. Watch as riders make adjustments, lubricate and take care of any unexpected mechanical problems. No trailer queens; these bikes made in Europe, England and America are mechanically restored and ready for the long haul. They will be ridden in the ways of the great Erwin “Cannonball” Baker who set the record of 11 days+ in 1914 on his Indian, earning him the nickname.

At the same time you can take in the host site, the National Motorcycle Museum and the new Allstate Motorcycle Quarter MileStones drag racing exhibit and the Then Came Bronson tribute display. And enjoy over 420 great motorcycles from around the world, a vast collection of memorabilia, plus over a thousand pieces of graphic art like posters, paintings and photos, even a Board Track display and a restored 1920’s Gasoline Station.

Cruise into the National Motorcycle Museum located at 102 Chamber Drive in Anamosa, Iowa. Experience the extensive display of over 420 motorcycles from around the world as well as thousands of photographs, posters, motorcycle memorabilia, a collection of antique toys and bicycles, even a restored 1920’s Shell gasoline station.

The Museum is open seven days a week the year around. Museum members are admitted free. Becoming a member is quick and easy. Admission is $8.00 except during special events. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. The National Motorcycle Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. For more information, email us at or call 319 462 3925. Plan your visit to the Museum on the web at