Dottie Is Ready To Ride Coast To Coast In The 2014 Cannonball Endurance Run

dottie1dottie2The Cannonball Endurance Run has already proven that antique motorcycles can be put to the ultimate test of being ridden coast to coast across the United States.

The 2014 edition will start September 5 from Daytona Beach, FL for a 2-week 4150 miles ride arriving September 21 in Tacoma, WA. And, as you can imagine, all riders and crew have worked very hard at preparing their pre-1937 machines.

Among the participants, Dottie Mattern who will turn 70 this year and one of only four female contestants in the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball, who just has taken delivery of her 1936 Indian Scout that she has owned since 1986. The bike was returned to like-new condition by a team of Antique Motorcycle Club of America members who are dedicated to seeing her successfully complete the Cannonball while raising money for charitable causes.

The team was headed by former Antique Motorcycle Foundation President Dennis Craig, who stripped the motorcycle to its last nut and bolt to conduct a complete rebuild. Craig states, “We went through every piece, and now the wheels and most of the internals and power train are all new. We kept the paint as it came to us except for touching up some of the front end where we had to straighten the forks.”

Mattern already trucked her Indian Scout to Asheville, North Carolina where she plans to ride about a thousand miles in the mountains to assure that it will be in top broken-in condition at the start of the Cannonball. Her ride is not just to prove she can do it. Mattern is a Colon Cancer survivor and will be using her Cannonball experience to raise funds for the Colon Cancer Alliance, Inc. and the Antique Motorcycle Foundation, Inc. All donations to Dottie’s ride will be divided 50/50 between the two non-profit charitable organizations. None of the donations will go to the cost of Dottie’s ride. These are coming out of Mattern’s pocket and from commercial sponsors. For more information about Dottie and the Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Ride go to Dottie Ride.


15 Responses to “Dottie Is Ready To Ride Coast To Coast In The 2014 Cannonball Endurance Run”

  1. 1 TJ Martin Jul 8th, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Gods Speed to her . May she keep the shiny side up … the rubber side down … along with proving Old Gals can Rule as well as us Old Guys do . By the way …. the bike is a stunner !

  2. 2 Matt W. Jul 8th, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Gorgeous bike!

  3. 3 James just another Crazy Kiwi Jul 8th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Brilliant, How many younger riders on their billet queens and chrome caravans have not been any further than the closest rally or pub.
    Go Dottie

  4. 4 nicker Jul 8th, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    — Kiwi

    Spot on…!!!!


  5. 5 Dave Blevins Jul 8th, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Dottie, that is a great looking machine. I hope you do well and finish safely.

  6. 6 courtney Jul 9th, 2014 at 1:20 am

    I’m green with envy….

    Best of luck! 🙂

  7. 7 Mark Jul 9th, 2014 at 6:18 am


    I want to support your ride, and the two Foundations, with a donation. Will you be adding PayPal as a means to make payment? Super quick and easy!

  8. 8 Magnet Man Jul 9th, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Dottie, call me and I will donate any drain plugs you need with Dimple Super Magnetic oil plugs

    704.320.0700 Richard


  9. 9 Pat Simmons Jul 9th, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Go Dottie go! Love your bike, and what you’re doing. See you in Daytona. Safe travels!

  10. 10 Cris Sommer Simmons Jul 9th, 2014 at 11:29 am

    So proud that Dottie will be riding with us this time around! Can’t wait to meet her!!

  11. 11 K 11 Jul 9th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Good luck to a classy lady, and her great looking machine !

  12. 12 gina woods Jul 10th, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Congratulations Dottie! Ride safe- fabulous bike!

  13. 13 Stony Crane Jul 14th, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Rock it out Dottie and don’t forget to send Cyril photos!

  14. 14 Kathy Wrenn Aug 9th, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Great T.V. coverage by channel 13 on Thursday, 8/7. You’re a real celebrity.

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