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Rigid Ride is Sept 30th

September 17, 2012

6th Annual

Antique Motorcycle Club of America, BSA Club of Northern CA,

Velocette Club of N. America


Rigid Ride

Sunday Sept 30th 2012

Start/Finish at Alpine Inn, aka Rosotti’s

3915 Alpine Rd, Menlo Park, CA (~1 mi west of the I280 exit) Ride leaves at 9:30 am sharp

Ride is FREE. Bring cash for BBQ lunch

All old bikes with rigid rear frames are welcome


We’ll ride 80-100 miles on twisty, scenic roads that are 160+ years old….



Here are some photos from previous years:












The photos that Blaise took last year are much better.  Here’s a link to them.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. david blankenhorn permalink
    September 17, 2012 6:38 pm rigid is way newer than 1975..and not from either “correct” continent ;-(

    • September 17, 2012 8:46 pm

      any continent is fine! 🙂 The AMCA national rule is for 35 year old bikes, which is actually 1977 this year. I’ll update the notice. How new is your rigid?

  2. September 18, 2012 8:03 am

    Off Topic, but you might like to read my photoblog of our visit to the Ibbenbueren Motorcycle Museum last saturday. The link is


  3. John Erickson permalink
    September 18, 2012 9:26 am

    I’m inquiring about the 100 mile ride on the 30th. I wanted to know if the planned route is on any interstates? My antique motorcycle cruises at 45 mph and I can occasionally hit 53 on the flat, so if the ride is going to be on everything but the interstate I can attend. Thanks- John

    • September 18, 2012 9:43 am

      Hi John. For the Rigid Ride, the route is on very quiet backroads. On some of these roads you’ll see more bicycles than cars. We do ride on Hwy 1 south of Pescadero for about 2 miles, but it is a two line highway and there is good visibility for that short stretch before we cut back inland on a quiet road.

      Your 53mph should be fine. We’ve had single speed bikes from 1913, 1914 on the ride before and they did fine. There are a few hills that we have to climb to get up and over Skyline, but if you have gears you’ll be fine.

      I try to avoid ever planning a route for any of my rides that is on the interstate freeways. They are flat, boring and full of traffic. That is one of my (many) pet peeves; riding a motorcycle on the freeway. Occasionally I’ll ride with my family across the Golden Gate Bridge, but that is about it for me.

      • John Erickson permalink
        September 18, 2012 10:00 am

        Thanks for the reply Pete. I have a 1915 US ARMY Signal Corps Indian single that I would like to ride in the event. The motorcycle is a replica that I handmade myself from photographs. I have won best of class in local events twice with it and have won second place in the antique/old school class at the last Easy Rider event held in Sacramento CA in January.

      • September 18, 2012 10:04 am

        Cool. There will be a second early Indian single cylinder bike on the run too. It has been fitted with an OHV head.

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