Sidecarists Rally at the National Motorcycle Museum

Sidecars Unlimited will host the 10th Annual East Central Iowa Sidecar Rally on Saturday, September 7, 2013. The event is hosted by the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa. There is no cost to stop out and look over the variety of motorcycle sidecars, and you can be a part of the Rally for $5.

The registration fee includes door prizes and Rally registration plus a ride at noon out onto the scenic winding roads of east central Iowa. The bike show includes a variety of sidecar rigs, and trophies will be awarded. There are also awards for the best Hard Luck Story, a Mileage Award for the participant who rode in from the greatest distance, best old rig and best homemade rig awards. The family-friendly event will also hand out a Youngest Rider Award and an award for the Oldest Rider. Solo bikes are welcome.

The 10th Annual East Central Iowa Sidecar Rally will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa..

Event organizer John Dennis of Sidecars Unlimited said,” This is an event for sidecar enthusiasts and motorcyclists in general to gather, swap stories and just enjoy themselves. We make it fun for the whole family.”

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can also see the new Dirt Track Heroes display at the National Motorcycle Museum. The museum has over 400 motorcycles, bicycles, toys and thousands of pieces of artwork, even a restored gasoline station.

“We’re happy to host the East Central Iowa Sidecar Rally at the National Motorcycle Museum,” said Museum Director Jeff Carstensen. “Sidecar operators are a special breed, and the bikes are technically interesting. With the exception of a few high tech designs, sidecar rigs do not lean; they are steered around corners. Geometry of the setup is critical, and this event lets owners discuss their rigs. Sidecars remain uncommon so events like this rally bring enthusiasts together so they can swap stories and learn what’s new. It’s always fun, but also a rolling classroom.”

For more information about the National Motorcycle Museum, visit, or call (319) 462-3925. For additional Sidecar Rally details, call the Rally promoter, John Dennis, at (319) 846-2619.


  1. I attended Sidecar show 2013, I met some wonderful people,& enjoyed ,there company.i thought the show was poorly organized, and not at all what I or anyone would. There were no categories there were no classes the only award given was the People’s choice I drove over 350 miles from Chicago with the rented trailer and a 1917 Excelsior with original sidecar totally original and the vehicle got no recognition this was a great disappointment and I will not be back to the museum again Kevin Lee


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