Badger to transport vintage motorcycles on cross-country journey.

September 4, 2019

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Badger to transport vintage motorcycles on cross-country journey.

LUDINGTON — On Saturday, September 7, roughly 75 motorcycles manufactured between 1930-1948 will be departing on the SS Badger’s 9 a.m. departure. Their final destination after their arrival at the port in Manitowoc, Wis. is Key West, Fla.

The participating riders will depart Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. and end their journey in Key West. The Cross Country Chase is a joint effort from the Motorcycle Cannonball and Legends Motorcycle Museum. The winner of the race will not only be crowned a “legend” and have bragging rights for life, but a cash award will also be given.

The riders and their vintage machines will have to endure an average of 250-350 miles per day over an 8-day period. The journey will test navigation, knowledge and speed. A handicap system is in place and factors in the age of the motorcycle, engine displacement, average speed, etc.

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