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For Immediate Release

The Transcontinental Motorcycle Cannonball Run V Schedule

Sturgis, South Dakota, August 8, 2018–Jason Sims, owner of the Motorcycle Cannonball Run, has announced that the fifth iteration of the world-famous transcontinental endurance run for vintage motorcycles is set. On September 7, riders from around the world will line up to take the green flag from Portland, Maine and finish 16 days later in Portland, Oregon. The Motorcycle Cannonball Run is known as the most difficult antique motorcycle run in the world and this year will include a variety of marques produced before 1929 with entrants coming to America from 6 countries. The riders will cover some 3,674 miles by the time they complete their journey on September 23.

Sims has extended an open invitation to the public to come out to see the antique motorcycles and visit with the riders at various stops along the way. At these hosted events, citizens will be able to meet their favorite riders in person and share in the excitement by cheering the travelers on as they make their way across these great United States. Fans are invited to help kick off the celebrated journey at the famous and scenic Bug Light Park in Portland, Maine as riders gather for a group photo on September 7 at 1:00pm. A week into travel, riders will have a day of rest, repairs, and some scheduled festivities after a ceremonial finish on Harley-Davidson Way in the well-known motorcycle town of Sturgis, SD on September 16. A Grand Finish celebration is scheduled a week later in Stevenson, Washington. In between, there will be visits to dealerships, museums, and supportive communities across the country. For a complete list of hosted events, please go to the website at

Sept.  7- Prologue and group photo at Bug Light Park, Portland, Maine

Sept.  8- Official Start from Big Moose Harley-Davidson, Portland, Maine

              Lunch, Harley-Davidson of Rochester, Rochester, NH

Sept.  9-Pit Stop, Hemmings Motor News, Bennington, VT

Sept. 10-Pit Stop, Finger Lakes Harley-Davidson, Cayuta, NY

               Lunch, Arkport Harley-Davidson, Hornell, NY

               Harley-Davidson of Jamestown, Falconer, NY

Sept. 11- Buffalo Wild Wing, Bowling Green, OH

Sept. 12- Lunch, Kersting’s Cycle Center & Museum, Winamac, IN

Sept. 13- Lunch, Workman Harley-Davidson, Rock Falls, IL,

               Finish- The National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, IA

Sept. 14- Lunch-Harley-Davidson of Mason City, Mason City, IA

               Finish-Indian Motorcycle Factory, Spirit Lake, IA

Sept. 15- Steamboat Park, Pierre, SD

Sept. 16- Ceremonial finish at Rally Point, Sturgis, SD

Sept. 18- Beartooth Harley-Davidson, Billings, MT

Sept. 19- Big Sky Harley-Davidson, Great Falls, MT

Sept. 21- Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson, Spokane Valley, WA

Sept. 22- Lunch, Rattlesnake Mountain Harley-Davidson, Kennewick, WA

               Finish, Federal Street, The Dalles, OR

Sept. 23- Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA