Columbus, OH: AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Full Day Ride - home before dusk

Departure Time: 9:30 am BP Fuel Station, W. 150th Street & I-71

Minimum Ride Skill Level: Intermediate. Mostly freeway riding. Speeds will exceed 60 MPH up to 70 MPH.

Planned Route:  http://goo.gl/maps/FUE82

292 miles round trip

Alternate Route (time permitting):
http://goo.gl/maps/rCqgB
300 miles round trip
Requires about 4 hours RETURN riding time

Map Points:
A - Departure, BP fuel station W. 150th Street & I-71
C - Fuel/Break 10 min., Love's Travel Stop 
D - Fuel/Break 10 min., BP fuel station, Mansfield OH
E - Lunch Break/Fuel, 20/30 min., Sunbury OH.
F - Motorcycle Hall of Fame
G - Fuel/Break, 10 min., Danville OH. 
H - optional Millersburgh break if needed (food & fuel)
I - Fuel/Break, 10 min., Massillon OH.
J - Fuel/End of Group Ride, Independence OH.

** Time permitting we can ride back Rt. 62 north to Massillon, then Rt. 21 to I-77 north Cleveland. Otherwise, we'll ride back I-71. Our goal is to get everyone back home before dusk.

Lunch @ Point E: food establishments include McDonalds, Arby's, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Bob Evans, KFC, and Wendy's.

Description:
Launch at BP station. At any point between A & F we can pick up group riders who want to meet along the way. Our ride will start on I-71 south and ride it through to north Columbus where we'll take the bypass to our destination.

Return trip will be either I-71 north, or time permitting and group consensus Rt. 62/21.

The main floor of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame celebrates Hall of Fame inductees — the heroes of the track, road, trails and halls of government who have elevated the sport to new heights. The incredible machines that help represent their accomplishments include a Wayne Rainey Superbike; Gary Nixon’s Formula 750 racebike; one-of-a-kind Craig Vetter bikes, Doug Henry’s YZM400, which is the bike that started the four-stroke motocross revolution; Denis Manning’s 23-foot-long Tenacious II streamliner, and many, many more. Each has a unique story to tell about a member of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Includes tons of exhibits, artwork, and history.

Admission: FREE WITH TICKET (see post below)
AMA Members: $5
Members of national motorcycle organizations: $9
Adults: $10
Seniors: $8

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Website: http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/

Motorcycle Guide to Group Riding: http://goo.gl/qYblp8

Alternate Rain Date:  Saturday October 5th.

RSVP: The RSVP list is set to Automatic. If all 14 spots are filled and if someone cancels, the next person on the waiting list will automatically get that spot. You may still RSVP after all spots are filled and be put on the waiting list.

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  • David M.

    Great safe ride, great organizing. Everybody relaxed and chipped in together to make it a fun day for us all. Thanks!

    1 · September 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dave, take a look at Terry's video from the ride (his post above), it looks like you may have a short in your tail light.

      September 29, 2013

    • David M.

      Thanks, Tom. I installed a strobe flasher LED taillight and I don't know if it is supposed to flash like it is while the bike is moving. I think not. I'll check it out.

      1 · September 29, 2013

  • Terry S.

    Here is my Youtube video of the ride yesterday. It is often hard to edit all the video I take for a Youtube posting. Had a great time:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKYvgKfmkGU&feature=c4-overview&list=UU_TRO7BUrOWeB66jm4j8B-w

    September 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Terry. I'm impressed with how well the scooters kept up. Guess you can't judge a book by its cover. Thanks man. I'll be sending you an email to get info on your helmet cam.

      September 29, 2013

  • Terry S.

    I had a great time. Thanks to Tom for organizing the event. I will have my Youtube video of the trip up shortly. I'll post the link here.

    September 29, 2013

  • Ilona

    What no women took the adventure??

    September 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, there were women who took the adventure, but not on the ride itself... Our supporting wives who we love very much. ;-)

      September 28, 2013

  • Ray B.

    Great time and great planning.

    September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lot more features than expected, especially all the art work.

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This ride is a GO. No rain in the forecast. High of 73/75. For anyone who may need it my bike cellphone number is[masked]-2335. I'll be at the launch around 9am, leaving at 9:30am. Where ever you guys want to have lunch tomorrow, I'm okay with it. Buffalo burgers do sound good though. See ya in the morning.

    September 27, 2013

    • David M.

      Happy to sweep if you want. I have your cell # and my yellow lights are easy to see in your mirrors.

      September 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm on my way at 8:45 am. Dave. It's a bit cool this morning but will be warming up quickly.

      September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    EVERYONE, the free admission requires a ticket. You can sign up and get you FREE TICKET online here:
    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ticket/

    Use your correct name and email address. The ticket is good for 2 people. I just got mine and it took less than 2 minutes. After registering, check your email, open the link, and print your ticket.

    Thank you Ilona!

    September 26, 2013

  • Ilona

    Just saw this on the site. You have Free admission on Saturday!!

    AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame offers free admission on Sept. 28
    Posted: September 16, 2013 PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, as part of Smithsonian magazine's ninth annual Museum Day. The nationwide event, "Museum Day Live!," offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thus far it doesn't look like anyone will need to meet us up at the Medina McDonalds. I'll remove that stop from the description above on Friday evening. That was Point B on the map. I also hope that we can can ride back the Alternate Route ... much better ride, better scenery, and more enjoyable.

    September 26, 2013

    • Terry S.

      Absolutely. Rt 62 takes me very close to my place just North of Massillon. That is a great country road too...

      1 · September 26, 2013

  • Ilona

    I can't ride Saturday due to a work conflict. I came down Wednesday and just want to warn there is done random areas is construction on 71. Lane shifts

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • James M.

    I will join the ride at Love's Travel Stop. I'll leave the scooter's camping trailer at home. I may need my TMAX scooter to go faster than 90 MPH to keep up with this group on the Interstate.

    September 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      LOL ... 90 MPH. You'll be left in the dust at that speed.

      September 25, 2013

    • Terry S.

      I need to throttle the Burgman back so Jim can keep up.

      1 · September 26, 2013

  • Terry S.

    I may want to join you guys at the Mansfield Stop say around 10:30am? I live near Canton, OH and will take Rt 30 to 71 and meet you at the BP station. I'll be on a 650 Burgman. Yes, a scoot that moves..

    September 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If we leave Cleveland at 9:30 am we should be in Mansfield around 10:30 at the BP station. Thus far the weather looks awesome and the ride is a GO. The only stop that may be removed is Medina (Point B on map) if no one needs to join up a this location. See you Saturday.

      September 25, 2013

    • Terry S.

      Great. I'll send you an email too..

      September 25, 2013

  • Ray B.

    Looks like the weather will be great. I will have 1 or 2 friends accompany us.
    if anybody like buffalo steak or burgers, there is a great pub across from the hockey areana. (Teds Montana Grill).

    September 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh man, now this is what I'm talking about. Buffalo burger, 1/2 pound, covered in sauteed onion and a side of stuffed mushrooms. Count me in.

      September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Weather forecast thus far looks good. Sunny and clear. We'll follow the weather closely as the event date approaches.

    September 20, 2013

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