Down Shift – Nationwide Bike Museum is closing.
Sadly, the Nationwide Bike Museum will shut its doorways in September. The museum in Anamosa, Iowa, was opened 22 years in the past by the homeowners of J&P Cycle John and Jill Parham. John handed away in 2017.
Their notification acknowledged, “We have now struggled for a number of years to cowl wages and utilities partly on account of low visitations.”
The museum states that it’ll public sale its collections to pay excellent payments. This public sale will embody each bikes and memorabilia that the Parham’s collected over their a few years within the bike trade.
My Take Simply one other unhappy notice reflecting each the outcomes of the pandemic and the state of the bike trade in America. Additionally, I’m not certain that Anamosa, Iowa is a vacation spot for lots of parents. I might not be stunned if extra “area of interest” museums closed their doorways within the close to future.
Up Shift – Moto Guzzi Expertise
Moto Guzzi bikes are sponsoring 3 occasions across the USA. The primary up is in Bozeman, MT (June Twenty eighth-July3rd 2023). The second is within the Smoky Mountains beginning in Knoxville, TN (August 30th-September 4th). The third Moto Guzzi Expertise runs October 18th – 23rd within the Ozark Mountains round Bentonville AK.
All these occasions embody tour leaders and assist autos, and you’ll hire a Moto Guzzi if you do not need to journey yours to the occasion. Base prices? $2,500 should you hire a motorbike, $1,500 should you carry your personal and passengers price $1,000. That price contains accommodations, full board (minus alcohol), the tour chief and assist automobile.
Of us who attend the occasion will get a reduction on a brand new V100 Mandello or a V85TT afterwards. Reductions of as much as $1,250 on a brand new bike is rarely a nasty factor.
My Take: I’m assuming these occasions are going to be much like what the Harley House owners Group does with their annual rallies If that’s the case it must be lots of enjoyable. The truth is, we had been at one of many HOG rallies final 12 months within the Smokey Mountains. In the event you attend of those Moto Guzzi occasions let me know I want to hear the way it turned out.
Trip on, Trip Protected