By Bob Baker
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 30, 2012) – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation’s third annual Charity Bike Ride will take place on Saturday afternoon, September 8, during Knoxville Raceway’s Classic Flat Track National Championship (CFTNC) and American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Pro Flat-Track Grand National Championship weekend. The three major destinations on this year’s ride, besides the museum in Knoxville, are Big Barn Harley-Davidson in Des Moines, Route 65 Harley-Davidson in Indianola and Garvis Honda in Des Moines.
According to museum executive director Bob Baker, “In addition to the ride itself, whose proceeds benefit the 501 (c)(3) non-profit museum, riders will have the opportunity to win several door prizes, including the grand-prize of a three-day motorcycle rental from Big Barn Harley Davidson. Also, at the conclusion, all riders will be served a Rib Shack barbeque dinner on the museum’s second-floor, prior to that evening’s AMA Pro Flat-Track Grand National Championship motorcycle races at the half-mile Knoxville Raceway dirt track.”
Sign-up for the ride will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, September 8, with the ride departing the museum’s parking lot at 10 a.m. Bob Baker said today, “Riders may ride at their leisure to each of the stops along the route, or they may follow the lead group. Either way, a fun day touring central Iowa’s countryside with fellow motorcycle enthusiasts will be enjoyed by all, before the big AMA-sanctioned races that evening at the famed Knoxville Raceway.”
Registration forms for the fun charity ride, which costs just $30, are available on-line at www.sprintcarhof.com/pages/specialevents. Or, individuals can call the museum seven days a week, year-round, at 1-800-874-4488.