Seven-Time Grand National Enduro Champion Bill Baird Dies

Cycle News Staff | July 12, 2017

Seven-Time Grand National Enduro Champion Bill Baird Dies – The motorcycle world lost one of its legends this morning with the passing of seven-time AMA Grand National Enduro Champion Bill Baird.

Seven-Time Grand National Enduro Champion Bill Baird Dies

Seven-Time Grand National Enduro Champion Bill Baird Dies
Bill Baird in action on his faithful Triumph.

Baird, who was in his late 80s, suffered a fall earlier this year and never recovered. At the time of the fall, complications resulted in paralysis and speech loss and had spent time in a rehab facility in Morrison, Illinois.

Not only was Baird an accomplished motorcycle racer, he also served as an AMA official and board member for many years. Millie Baird, Bill’s wife, was a member of the Rock River Riders and the Motor Maids and was voted the Most Popular Female rider back in the 1960s. Baird’s seven title came in succession, from 1962 through 1968,

Seven-Time Grand National Enduro Champion Bill Baird Dies

 

You can read Baird’s complete biography here at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum website.

 

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