2012 Cannonball Endurance Run. September 7 To 23, 2012

In 2010, you loved to follow in my website the brave riders of the Cannonball Endurance Run who proved that antique motorcycles could be put again to the test of crossing the country from east to west coast. This year, only motorcycles built in 1929 or  earlier can compete and of course must be powered by an original engine. Collectors from around the world are currently restoring their machines, ready to prove again their capabilities on long distance runs like they did almost one century ago.

This year, the 2012 edition of the Cannonball will start September 7 from Newburgh, New York, home of the newly opened Motorcyclepedia museum and finish two weeks later September 23 in San Francisco after about a 3800-mile ride. Most days will be 300 miles or shorter with riders traveling at an average speed of 50 mph for a total of 8 hours per day on the road,  including a 45 minutes lunch break and three 15 minutes refueling stops. On some days, time will also be given for viewing scenic and historic sites. Stay tuned for more info about this ride into history celebrating the pioneering spirit the USA was built upon.

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9 Responses to “2012 Cannonball Endurance Run. September 7 To 23, 2012”


  1. 1 L.J. Apr 22nd, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Looks like Brian Darwas’ Cannonball film is coming out next month. Perfect timing.

  2. 2 dannyb278 Apr 22nd, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    This seems like a much more enjoyable route than the previous. The Sheridan to Yellowstone route should be exeptional for the scenery and challenging for the bikes if they travel over the Big Horn mountains on 14/14A. Some of my favorite riding spots in the country are on this route. should be a good one.

  3. 3 Mark Apr 23rd, 2012 at 7:39 am

    This was a real test of early motorcycles in 2010. The riders held up pretty well, too.

    The National Motorcycle Museum out in Iowa has the official Motorcycle Cannonball t-shirts, caps and banners available. Good looking logo. The Museum is sponsoring Matt Olsen on a 1928 Harley-Davidson JD this year. http://www.nationalmcmuseum.org

  4. 4 The Vintagent Apr 23rd, 2012 at 8:31 am

    It should be an excellent ride, and less a test of our mechanicing abilities than the ‘pre-16′ Cannonball two years ago; those fellows can forever brag about it, but it seemed, for some, a true test of ‘endurance’, and a chore at times.
    I’ll be on my 1928 TT90 Sunbeam…fingers crossed she doesn’t scatter in the middle of nowhere…

  5. 5 Robert-Viva Las Vegas Apr 23rd, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    If you can,get out to encourage & support these riders somwhere along the route. The 2010 Cannonball Run was just amazing to see these old machines and the dedication of the riders & the people who supported them

  6. 6 Wiz Apr 24th, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Well little guys ‘n gals; I’ll see about gettin my old parts together [if I don't got 'em, we'll get 'em, or we'll make 'em!], ‘an be ready fer ya when ya come through Sioux Falls! Ya got free wrenchin’/fabricatin’ facilities, ‘an also free bed ‘n breakfast iffin ya want! Freebird Custom Motorcycles/704 S. Cleveland Ave./605-359-2876 Wiz

  7. 7 CafeSportyTC Apr 24th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    what an adventure , would love to do something like this

  8. 8 Jamie Sloan Apr 25th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    My name is Jamie Sloan, I am with the crew here at Mitchell Technical Institute Power sports Program, located right off interstate 90. We would love the opportunity to meet some riders and will be providing refreshments if any are interested in stopping. Any questions feel free to contact the Program Department head, Darin Maltsberger, 605-995-7173 or email at Darin.Maltsberger@mitchelltech.edu, Thanks

  9. 9 Dale Apr 29th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I’ll be there in Newburgh, NY on Sept. 7th to see all of the great bikes and the wish the riders God Speed.

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