Second Annual Vintage Motorcycle Cruise Tour Is Thursday In Sheldon

Sheldon, Iowa — The second annual Vintage Motorcycle Cruise Tour is this Thursday, June 15th in Sheldon.

The event is open to all brands of bikes, mini to full size that were made before 1990.

Greg De Jong of Sheldon is one of the organizers of the event.

He says the idea is to create a fun event and gathering of vintage mini-bikes, motor scooters and motorcycles, many of which otherwise just sit in storage, without the opportunity to be appreciated and remembered.

He says since some of the bikes are unlicensed, they’re a little limited in what they can do for a ride.

He says it’s fun to see fathers and sons and their bikes, and it’s good for kids to learn how to fix stuff.

And De Jong says a number of those who were kids back then are going to take part in the ride.

The motorbikes and their riders will meet for registration from 5 to 6 p.m. this Thursday, June 15th at De Jong’s shop at 2641 Park Street. Riders are asked to park and unload pikes at 300 Country Club Road. De Jong says the entry “fee” is a freewill donation that will be given to a local charity. There will also be tours of his “man cave.”

The ride around Sheldon begins at 6:15, with the bike display to follow at Breü Haus. There will be live music and a food truck, according to De Jong.

The ride resumes at 8:30, and heads back to his shop, where riders are welcome to hang out.



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