Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
13515 Yarmouth Dr, Pickerington, OH 43147
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Web Site
Open 9 - 5, seven days a week
The Hall of Fame sits in the middle of a wooded area that makes you forget about the highway, the noise, and the city in general. It's tranquil, and there's a large balcony where you can sit and enjoy a light lunch. Admission is $10, and it's worth the price. Take all the pictures you want, don't touch the bikes, and enjoy yourself. Here are a few highlights.
Probably the oddest bike in the place is this wooden motorcycle. It doesn't look like it would be all that comfortable to ride, not having any suspension to it. Note the training wheels on the sides and the lack of castor on the front wheel.
|More My Style|
|High Mileage Bike|
|Not a Chief|
|Land Speed Racer|
|Land Speed Racer - Front|
This Harley was ridden around the world by Dave Barr, a man who lost both legs during the war. He didn't let the disability get him down, he just got on and rode. The bike has been heavily modified, but what struck me was the seat. That seat has enough extra padding so as to keep anyone comfortable, and it should tell you something about riding long distance on a motorcycle. I also noted all the paraphernalia he's got tied to the machine - I don't think you could fit anything else on, no matter how good looking she was.
|Road Trip Around the World|
The next set are just a few unusual bikes I saw and admired. I think this one is a British motorbike of some sort. Note the motor attaches to the front wheel.
|Motorbike circa WWII|
|British Motorbike circa WWII|
Meantime, it's worth seeing.