Friday, 3 August 2012

East Central Iowa Sidecar Rally at the National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa

East Central Iowa Sidecar Rally at the National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa



Photo Circa 1920 Complements Indian Motorcycle Company
East Central Iowa Sidecar Rally at the National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa

Sidecars may be one of motorcycling's best inventions. They extend a motorcycle's people carrying capacity, allow a bike to carry packages for delivery and can even make a motorcycle into a family vehicle.
Stop by the National Motorcycle Museum Saturday, September 8 and check out the wide variety of sidecars ridden in for this one-day event, the 9th Annual East Central Iowa Sidecar Rally. Your National Motorcycle Museum admission will let you see the field of sidecar entrants plus take in the Museum with over 420 motorcycles, bicycles, toys and thousands of pieces of artwork. Check out the sidecar rally bike show with modern and antique classes,  the vendors and sign up for raffle prizes. Add the 5:00 pm banquet for just $5 more. Call the Rally promoter at 319 846 2619 to learn more about this family event.

One of many interesting historic sidecar rigs on display at the National Motorcycle Museum.

Sidecars have been around since the 'teens. As soon as motorcycle frames got stronger, engines more powerful and the Model T showed up as competition, motorcycle and sidecar manufacturers stepped up the pace. Today the aftermarket industry offers many options, even complete low profile chassis kits.
Museum Director, Jeff Carstensen offers, "Sidecar operators are a special breed. With the exception of a few high tech designs, sidecar rigs do not lean; they are steered around corners, and of course you don't need to remember to put down the sidestand any more. Geometry of the setup is critical. Sidecars remain uncommon so events like this Rally bring enthusiasts together, let them discuss their rigs, swap stories and learn what's new. It's a rolling classroom of sorts and we're happy to host the event at the Museum."



www.nationalmcmuseum.org

Hours: Mon-Sun 9 AM - 5 PM

Phone and E-Mail
Phone: (319) 462-3925
E-mail:
museum@nationalmcmuseum.org

Address
102 Chamber Drive - PO Box 405
Anamosa, IA 52205

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