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Antique motorcycles make a pit stop in Colorado Springs during epic cross-country race

Colorado Jill
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(Colorado Springs, CO) On Sunday, September 17th, the distinctive rumble of vintage motorcycles will echo across the Colorado landscape. Over seventy bikes will arrive in Colorado Springs for a pit stop during an epic 3800-mile race across the country.

The riders are participating in Motorcycle Cannonball, an antique motorcycle cross-country endurance race.

Riders cruise on pre-1933 bikes through America's backroads and scenic byways, fighting obstacles (weather, mechanical problems, road construction) and finding camaraderie and community.

This year, the race began in Virginia Beach, VA, on September 8th and will end in Oceanside, CA, on September 24th.

During the seventeen-day race, riders stop at select locations, including the Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum (19 N. Tejon Street) in downtown Colorado Springs on Sunday, September 17th.

The museum will open at noon on Sunday.

The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum occupies a small space packed with fascinating antique and vintage motorcycles, memorabilia, and history. The venue has a 1906 Reading Standard motorcycle, the first motorized vehicle to climb Pikes Peak, an accomplishment that went unchallenged for five years.

Admission to the museum is always free.

Around 3:00 p.m., Motorcycle Cannonball competitors will start arriving. Tejon Street will be closed from 2 -7 p.m. so guests can visit with the riders and admire the vintage bikes.

Colorado Springs is the ninth stop on the cross-country journey. Let's give them a warm welcome!

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