Exciting Motorcycle Cannonball News!!
Here is a list and dates of the overnight cities that we will be visiting for this years Motorcycle Cannonball. We will be listing exact locations and times of where you can come witness the riders and the machines of the Motorcycle Cannonball on the website and on our social media channels. Not only will we be visiting these cities but have a host of many other cities and venues that will be hosting us for lunch stops also. Keep checking back for updates as we will be updating regularly.
Prologue – Thursday September 7th – Virginia Beach, VA
Stage #1 – Friday, September 8th – Greenville, NC
Stage #2 – Saturday, September 9th – Concord, NC
Stage #3 – Sunday, September 10th – Marysville, TN
Stage #4 – Monday, September 11th – Clarksville, TN
Stage #5 – Tuesday, September 12th – Cape Girardeau, MO
Stage #6 – Wednesday, September 13th – Branson, MO
Stage #7 – Thursday, September 14th – Augusta, KS
Day Off – Friday, September 15th – Wichita, KS
Stage #8 – Saturday, September 16th – Garden City, KS
Stage #9 – Sunday, September 17th – Colorado Springs, CO
Stage #10 – Monday, September 18th – Montrose, CO
Stage #11 – Tuesday, September 19th – Green River, UT
Stage #12 – Wednesday, September 20th – Kanab, UT
Stage #13 – Thursday, September 21st – Las Vegas, NV
Stage #14 – Friday, September 22nd – Lake Havasu, AZ
Stage #15 – Saturday, September 23rd – Palm Desert, CA
Grand Finale – Sunday, September 24th – Oceanside, CA
HIT READ MORE TO GET LINK………Are you interested in participating in this years Motorcycle Cannonball? We have immediate openings for this years event. The event is open to any one that has a motorcycle that is 1933 or older.
Here is the link to the 2023 Motorcycle Cannonball. Registration is open to the first 100 people that successfully complete registration requirements. You can see more about registration requirements in the Apply page, Click this link below to apply: Once information is filled in and you hit submit you will get an onscreen notification and a email to confirm we received your application. If you do not get, please reach out to Jason @ 605-484-8576
Starting on May 31, 2022. The 2021 Motorcycle Cannonball Video series will start releasing on the Motorcycle Cannonball YouTube Channel. The first episode will air at 8:00pm EST with a live premier and chat and will proceed weekly every Tuesday at the same time dropping a new video!!
You can find the videos here:
After successfully sending 3 next generation riders on the 2021 Cross Country Chase “Secrets of the Ozarks” the “Love of Old Motorcycles” organization of Motorcycle Mentors is giving the opportunity to a next generation rider to take part in the next Cross Country Chase September 15th thru the 25th where riders will endure Route 66.
A minimum of 2 riders will be selected 1 Male and 1 Female to participate in the 2022 Cross Country Chase “Route 66” that takes place September 15th – 25th starting in Springfield, IL and ending in Santa Monica, CA. The event is open to motorcycles between the ages of 1930 and 1960.
Want to donate, get involved, please click the link below for further information.
- Award an Entry Spot in the 2022 Cross Country Chase to at least one female and one male under the age of 40.
- Award would provide a donated motorcycle for the Young Rider(s) to participate in the 2022 Cross Country Chase.
- The award would also fund the participant(s) registration fee.
- Award participant(s) would be responsible for their hotel expenses (unless the donations would also cover these expenses).
- Award winner(s) would be determined through a voting system after those wishing to be considered submit a bio and story on themselves expressing their desire and reasons to be considered. The people who have donated financial support would then vote on their selection(s) to be considered.
- After all donors have voted a winner will be selected.
- This program totally funded through donations.
To apply entrants will need to provide the following: (Link at Bottom of Page)
- Online Application
To apply click the link below:
Stay tuned for a recap of the Grand Finale. We are busy celebrating the win of #64 Dave Currier!
It’s hard to believe that we have made it to the last overnight stop before we make the final 99 mile route to our objective; that just 15 days ago seemed like forever! I can tell you what time stands still when you are on the Cannonball, if you ask any of the riders, staff, or support crew, no one knows what day, date or what time it is. If you ask any of the group, they can’t even fathom that tomorrow is the last day. We have all been through so much, been stimulated more than you can even imagine, and have made lifelong friends. As we roll into the last day 88 riders made it to the starting line, and we still have 33 with a perfect score. Dave Currier, rider #64, on his single cylinder is still trudging along, even though he makes it looks easy he has had his share of problems just in the last few days including electrical issues, belt issues, and out of nowhere his motorcycle keeps vapor locking. He is cool though, he handles the problems with a calm demeanor, and symptomatically like he has done it 200 times. You can witness that at night with him and his crew as they methodically go over every nut and bolt of that machine and a long checklist to make sure everything is completely perfect. Dave is ready but can his bike hold up another 99 miles? We will find out tomorrow when we land in South Padre Island.
You can literally see the physical fatigue starting to set in among the Cannonballers. A before picture would show glowing skin, clean clothes, and bright smiles. An after picture would show scruffy faces, dirty nails, weight loss, a little bit longer hair, and bags under their eyes from the constant stress they have been putting themselves through over the last fourteen days. But, on the other hand, emotionally they are getting stronger as we are now only approximately a day and a half away from the finish in South Padre Island!
Today’s route was 280 miles that took us from Nacogdoches, Texas to Victoria, Texas with robust ranches in every view. Tonight was one of our largest stops to date, hosted by Steve and Joan Klein and the City of Victoria. Along with riders arriving at the destination there was also a local car show, and we were serenaded with a live band. We were treated to Texas style steaks hot off the grill. An amazing treat!
Support crew repair pits are set up right along where the hosted stop was at the Victoria Mall which means we have a ton of onlookers and enthusiasts watching weary riders wrench for one of their final nights before making the last push towards South Padre Island. Tomorrow will be the riders last big test as they will make their way South along the coast to McAllen, Texas which will be home to our last night before crossing the finish line.