August 28, 2012
Medina, MN - This year, participants to the coast to coast Cannonball Endurance Run are going to prove the capabilities of pre-1930s motorcycles that laid silent for decades. They are going to re-affirm the pioneering spirit of America by traveling across the country as they did nearly a century ago. The endurance run will begin September 7 in Newburgh, New York and end in San Francisco, California. 75 riders from 12 different countries make up this ride and travel almost 300 miles every day.
The Antique Motorcycle Foundation, Inc. (AMF) has signed on as one of several sponsors of the “Bon Voyage” breakfast for the Motorcycle Cannonball Ride that will depart from the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh, New York on the morning of September 7, 2012. In conjunction with the Cannonball departure, the Antique Motorcycle Foundation will host a reception and a grand opening of its new Kaizen Exhibit at Motorcyclepedia on the evening of September 6, 2012. Named for the Japanese industrial practice of constant, ongoing incremental improvement in manufacturing and product development, Kaizen will be the first exhibit at a major motorcycle museum dedicated entirely to the Japanese motorcycles that revolutionized the American motorcycle industry from 1960 through the mid-1980s.
Participants the second run of the Cannonball will ride vintage iron as they navigate the difficult 3,954-miles 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, SD on September 14. The ride is slated to conclude on Sunday, September 23 in San Francisco, California after 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.
A complete schedule of meeting locations can be viewed at the Motorcycle Cannonball’s website.