Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Will Host Hundreds
for Classic Motorcycle Weekend
Hundreds of classic motorcycle enthusiasts will gather at
the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in the Finger Lakes Region of
New York State for its tenth annual Curtiss Classic
Motorcycle Weekend, Aug. 1-2. Admission is free for the
outdoor display and museum tours are reduced to $6 for
anyone arriving on a motorcycle. The museum is located at
8419 State Route 54 in Hammondsport and is open from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. daily.
The event attracts history buffs and motorcycle enthusiasts
from all over the country for a bike show and swap meet
featuring motorcycle and antique engine displays. Sunday,
Aug. 2 motorcyclists can participate in several rides around
Keuka Lake. Motorcycle and food vendors will be set up on
the museum grounds both days.
Inside, the museum will feature a special exhibit of antique
and classic motorcycles through the month of August,
including a reproduction of Curtiss’ 1907 World Record V8
Motorcycle that earned him the title of Fastest Man on
Glenn H. Curtiss was among the earliest American motorcycle
manufacturers. He went into production in 1902, a year
earlier than Harley-Davidson. He held several motorcycle
speed records and the World Record he established in 1907
stood until 1930.
Curtiss is best known for his pioneering work in aviation.
He is considered to be the founder of the American aircraft
industry and the father of U.S. naval aviation. The museum
contains a priceless collection relating to early aviation,
motorcycles, Recreational Vehicles (RVs), and local history.
The museum is open year round.
Motorcycle Weekend is sponsored by Odd Ball Old Dog Cycles,
a Western and Central New York motorcycle group.
To learn more, visit
www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org or call (607)