Race of the Century: Pre-1917 Motorcycles Coming to Cape Girardeau on Sept. 14


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Information from a Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau news release

Riding Reading Standards, Excelsiors, Shaws, Indians and Harleys, motorcycle aficionados from 24 states and 9 countries will make their way to Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, Sept. 14, as part of the Race of the Century. Limited to 100 riders, Race of the Century participants start their 3400-mile journey in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 10 and conclude in San Diego, California on Sept. 26.

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Their overnight stop in Cape Girardeau will feature Race of the Century bikes, all manufactured in 1916 or earlier, parked along the Mississippi River Tales Mural on Water Street for viewing. Oldies tunes will add a festive feel and vintage cars and motorcycles from the region will be on display in the Hutson’s parking lot, as well as food and beverage vendors that will round out the fun.

Join in the Welcome Party in downtown Cape Girardeau! Race of the Century riders will cruise across the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge and through downtown Cape Girardeau before parking on Water Street. Riders are scheduled to begin arriving arrive around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.14 and will be parked downtown until 6:15 p.m., where you can enjoy food, music and one-of-a-kind antique and vintage cars and bikes – not to mention some very interesting riders!

The Race of the Century is presented locally by these generous sponsors:  Grass Roots BMW, Lawless Harley-Davidson, Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, Rhodes 101 Convenience Stores, the Downtown Cape Girardeau CID, Charter Communications and Port Cape.

For more information, please contact the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau at 573-335-1631.

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