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Rules of the Ride

These machines are old and most are very rare. A lot of these early bikes would not be on the road today were it not for new parts. In a lot of cases only the motor survived to be resurrected into its former self. As long as the engine in your machine is original then its eligible to run for the prize. Any reproduction chassis or parts should be as they were originally.

BRAKES........We are all aware that 100 years ago brakes were not that good. If in any way you can improve your braking ability, to the point of even adding a front brake, then it is highly recommended.

CARBS AND MAGS......The original carbs, whether modified or updated some, need to be used, spares allowed. If your magneto isn't rebuilt you should consider it. We want each bike to use it's intended ignition source, spares allowed.

THE TIRES........Well, the tires are very important. The argument for or against the safety of clincher tires has long been a debate. If you don't want to run clincher rims and tires, then you don't have to. Spares allowed.

THE LIGHTS .........Each motorcycle must have a headlight, taillight, and brake light.

LICENSE AND REGISTRATION......... Each machine, like any other motorcycle on the road, will need to be registered and licensed. The rider also needs to have auto liability insurance as well as a drivers license.

Eligible Machines.........This will be a difficult ride, only the best machines should be considered for it. Much will have to be done to your machine if you decide to run the cannonball. No motorcycle built after 1916 can run for the prize. The machine must be powered by an original engine. Many things could be changed on a machine, and updates made for safety sake, but the core of the machine must be 1916 or earlier.

 
 

 

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