Contact: Jason Sims
Sturgis, South Dakota, July 8, 2020 – Jason Sims, owner of the Motorcycle Cannonball, has announced that the historic transcontinental event scheduled for 17 days in September has been rescheduled due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19.
The biennial event, though held on U.S. soil, is an international line up of riders from around the globe and the 2020 race was to include as many as 120 riders on motorcycles manufactured before 1929. Scheduled to depart Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on September 10, 2020 and arrive for the Grande Finale on September 27, 2020 in South Padre Island, Texas, racers, staff and fans from around the world were excited to watch the cross country ride unfold.
“An attitude of, “full steam ahead, gung-ho, and business and usual,” has been my credo for the last few months,” stated event organizer, Jason Sims. “We’ve been working on this run for more than a year and a half and were just completing the last few details. I never had an ounce of concern that COVID-19 would impact the 2020 Motorcycle Cannonball like it has. Heck, we’ve weathered natural and logistical disasters in the past and managed to come out on top, but this comes down to the safety and well-being of not just the participants but of the general public, as well. While conducting the last course run, it became obvious that the socially responsible thing to do is to reschedule. With a route that encompasses more than 4,000 miles across nine states, we’re leaving a huge footprint across our country. So, with everyone’s best interest in mind, the decision to postpone the run until September 2021 was made.”
It is anticipated that all the host cities and gracious stop hosts who were already signed on will participate next September as riders make their way along the same route. The new anticipated run date will be September 9-26, 2021. Riders are assured their same position for the 2021 Motorcycle Cannonball.
“As an organization, we will continue to focus on ways to enhance this historic, “Man and Machine vs. the Miles,” event. While maintaining the integrity of the run for generations to come, we will remain committed to arranging the most challenging antique motorcycle event in the world,” stated Jason Sims.
Meanwhile, be sure to check the website and social media sites for information, updates and rider’s build progress as they make ready for the 2021 Motorcycle Cannonball. www.motorcyclecannonball.com
Contact: Jason Sims