The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 9th annual Museum Day. A nationwide event, “Museum Day Live!,” offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.
“Motorcycling’s rich heritage is something that all motorcyclists are proud of, and we are excited to share our nation’s two-wheeled story with all the members of our community as well as Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors on Sept. 28,” said AMA Vice President of Operations Jeff Massey. “The stories of the amazing men and women who have defined our sport, lifestyle and business are exciting and inspiring. We’re looking forward to showcasing these stories for all-comers during Museum Day Live!”
Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C. Last year’s event drew more than 400,000 participants nationwide, and this year’s event expects record-high participation.
Founded in 1990, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to motorcycling, including those known for road riding, off-road riding and all categories of racing, as well as those who have excelled in government relations, business, history, design and engineering.
More information about the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame can be found here.