Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Ride Update

Motorcycle Cannonball Run. Photo by Z. Clift

Well, today is Stage 8 of the Motorcycle Cannonball Run and the last day that the riders are scheduled to ride in Arkansas. An amazing mix of characters has come together to make this historic event possible and so far the riders are halfway to their destination point of Santa Monica, California.

Stage 8 of the Motorcycle Cannonball Run. Photo by Z. Clift

The group left on their way to Fort Smith this morning after spending a day of rest in Hot Springs. The Hot Springs Convention Center served as headquarters for the bikes and many riders took advantage of the rest day to fix any repairs to their machines and prep them for the next leg of their journey.  The riders will spend the night in Fort Smith tonight so if you are in town be on the lookout for the ensemble of pre-1916 motorcycles. The group and their support crews will cross into Oklahoma tomorrow.

The cross-country endurance ride for pre-1916 motorcycles spans 17 days, 11 states and 3,294 miles. Today is Stage 8 so the group is about halfway through the 16 stage event.  This
afternoon they made a pit stop in Danville and their bikes will be on display at the Old Fort Harley-Davidson at 6304 South 36th Street in Fort Smith until around 6 today.  If you are nearby, swing by and wish the riders well on the rest of the venture.  If you want to keep up with riders as they continue on their endurance trek, visit here for daily recaps and updated reports from the road.

Prepping bikes. Photo by Z. Clift

Looking over bikes inside Hot Springs Convention Center. Photo by Z. Clift

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