Sep 20, 2014

Follow the Cannonball

Cannonball 2014 Map

Looking to follow the Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run as it crosses the country from Daytona Beach, Florida, to Tacoma, Washington, September 5-21? Here’s your guide to how you can stay on top of this historic ride.

The Cannonball, organized by AMCA member Lonnie Isam, is an amazing 17-day adventure, as about 100 riders on motorcycles made before 1937 attempt to cover every one of the 4,000 miles on the route within each day's designated time limit. For all the details on this year's Cannonball bikes and classes, click here for our preview story.

As in past Cannonball rides, AMCA magazine editor Bill Wood will be driving the sweep truck this year, and filing live reports from the road overnight as often as possible. You’ll find Bill’s reports right here in the News Feed of the AMCA website.

But if the route of the Cannonball will be passing anywhere near you (click on the map above), you’ll have chances to meet the riders and see their historic bikes in person at any one of 21 scheduled stops. Those events begin with the ceremonial start, right on the sand in Daytona Beach, Florida, the place that was home to so many motorcycle speed records and legendary races in decades past. The start is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, September 5, in front of the Daytona Beach Resort, 2700 N. Atlantic Ave. (of course, bikes will be assembling well before that start time).

After that, you’re invited to see bikes roll in at lunch or evening stops nearly every day along the route. Below, you’ll find all of the stops on the official schedule.

Please note that the times indicated on this list reflect the scheduled arrival for the first bikes completing that day’s route. But based on past experience, you can expect a few riders to roll in ahead of schedule, while others will straggle in well after the the times noted here. In other words, plan to spend a few hours watching the old bikes, talking to the riders and taking plenty of photos. 

Sept. 5 (10 a.m.)          Daytona Beach, FL    Official Start, 2700 N. Atlantic Ave.
Sept. 5 (4 p.m.)            Lake City, FL    Interstate Cycles
Sept. 7 (4 p.m.)            Chattanooga, TN    Coker Tire Museum
Sept. 8 (11:30 a.m)       Red Boiling Springs, TN    Cyclemos Motorcycle Museum
Sept. 8 (4:05 p.m.)        Clarksville, TN    Appleton Harley-Davidson
Sept. 9 (4:35 p.m.)        Cape Girardeau, MO    Grass Roots BMW
Sept. 10 (4:30 p.m.)      Sedalia, MO    Yeager Cycle Sales
Sept. 11 (4:05 p.m.)      Junction City, KS    City Cycle Sales Harley-Davidson
Sept. 12                       Junction City, KS    Rest Day
Sept. 13 (4:05 p.m.)      Burlington, CO    Old Town Museum
Sept. 14 (11 a.m.)         Colorado Springs, CO    The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum
Sept. 14 (4:10 p.m.)      Golden, CO    David Uhl Studios
Sept. 15 (10:30 a.m.)     Leadville, CO    Leadville
Sept. 15 (5:05 p.m.)       Grand Junction, CO    Grand Junction Harley-Davidson
Sept. 16 (4:35 p.m.)       Springville, UT    Legends Motorcycle Museum
Sept. 17 (4:10 p.m.)       Elko, NV    5th Gear Powersports
Sept. 18 (4:35 p.m.)       Meridian, ID    High Desert Harley-Davidson
Sept. 19 (4:20 p.m.)       Lewiston, ID    Hells Canyon Harley-Davidson
Sept. 20 (4:25 p.m.)       Yakima, WA    Owens Harley-Davidson
Sept. 21 (12:15 p.m.)     Fife, WA    Destination Harley-Davidson
Sept. 21 (2 p.m.)           Tacoma, WA    Grand Finish, LeMay Museum

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