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Where to see Motorcycle Cannonball Harleys and Riders

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Where to see Motorcycle Cannonball Harleys and Riders


A number of readers have been contacting the American Iron Magazine offices asking about details on the route for the 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball and where are the best places to see the motorcycles and riders. Even we do not know the specific routes. But we do know a few of the planned stops that might be worth visiting if you are in the area. These are the best locations and dates for you to meet the riders and check out some of the action:

Wednesday Sept 5 – Friday, Sept 7. Newburgh, NY at the Motorcyclepedia Museum and the Hilton Garden Inn. Riders depart starting at 9 am on Friday.

Sunday, Sept 9. Later afternoon and evening at the Harley-Davidson museum in Milwaukee.

Monday, Sept 10. Hosted lunch at Kutter Harley-Davidson in Monroe, WI. Late afternoon and evening at National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, IA.

Tuesday, Sept 11. Hosted lunch at Harley-Davidsn of Mason City, IA.

Wednesday, Sept 12. Hosted dinner at Pioneer Auto Show in Murdo, SD.

Thursday, Sept 13. Hosted BBQ dinner at Glencoe Campgrounds, Sturgis SD.

Friday, Sept 14. Day off in Sturgis, SD. Bikes in and around town, including on Main St.

Saturday, Sept 15. Hosted lunch at DeLuxe Harley in Gillette, WY.

Sunday, Sept 16. Hosted lunch at Iroma Hotel in Cody, WY.

Wednesday, Sept 19. Hosted dinner at Best Western hotel in Burns, OR.

Saturday, Sept 22. Hosted dinner at Michael’s Harley-Davidson in Rohnert Park, CA.

Sunday, Sept 23. Grand finish at Dudley Perkins Harley-Davidson in San Francisco.


  1. easyrider September 5, 2012

    Thought you guys were stopping in Sandusky, Ohio on the 9th? Whole bunch of us were looking forward to hobnobbing with you’all.

  2. Buzz September 4, 2012

    I believe we leave from Motorcyclopedia on Friday morning. I know we are displaying the bikes there during breakfast before we leave.

  3. John September 4, 2012

    Where is the actual start point on Friday the 7th – Motorcycleopedia or the Hilton inn?

    Going to call in sick and dont want to miss the start!


  4. Buzz August 30, 2012

    Thanks for the support and my 1929 Harley is running tip top right now. Sure hope it stays that way for the next 4,000 miles.

  5. Rick Wawrzyniak August 29, 2012

    Besides the magazine being the best thing I have ever read i really like the artical on the race across America on old motorcycles .and I bought one of your t shirts to support you. Good luck ,and I hope you win . But most of all ,have a safe and fun trip .rick wawrzyniak

  6. Nick Cramer August 28, 2012

    Sweet… thanks for the schedule… can’t wait for these oldies to make it to Sturgis. Good luck everyone, and safe travels!

  7. Ron Westervelt August 27, 2012

    Buzz- Many thanks for keeping many informed and in touch with 2012 Cannonball updates etc.. You are a good communicator–very much needed. I fired off an to another email to one of your sites a while back about Dale W putting a Linkert on your two-cam in place of the stock Schebler. Don’t know how “itsy-bitsy” they are going to get at the Newburgh inspections, but the rules imply stock (as manufactured) carburetor (modifications permitted). Would hate to see anyone fail inspection for something like that and not have the corrective spare along.

    Wow–injuries before it even begins–very sorry to hear and about the last minute major mechanical difficulties as well. Have been in email contact with Dave Kaftan and “group” in California. They have a lot further to come and are starting out 8/28. Thanks and all the best–Ron Westervelt Empire/AMCA