Motorcycle Cannonball Update

Dear Motorcycle Cannonball Entrants,

We'd like to take a minute to introduce the newest member of the Motorcycle Cannonball staff, Karrie Sims. Mrs. Sims has joined our team as Events Manager and has already hit the floor running. In addition to the many administrative duties she's overseeing, Karrie is ironing out any wrinkles we may have and is working on producing a souvenir program for the event. Her extensive experience in event management, as well as her enthusiasm, is a welcome addition to the team. You can reach her by going to the "Contact Cannonball" button at the top of the website at

Ken, our Webmaster, has been hard at work revamping the website and has masterfully reworked the format to facilitate new material as well as make the site more user-friendly. We encourage you to take some time cruising through the site. Be sure to check out the "Forum" page and see what riders are hashing out. Between offering support and encouragement, to swapping parts and folklore, there's plenty to be learned by reading the posts.

The "Entrants" page has details on each entrant and their motorcycle, while the "Rider's Spotlight" page offers a more in- depth look at the individual rider and their machine, so if you haven't gotten your profile questionnaire and photographs back to Felicia, please do so. We'd like to highlight your participation.

The "News Blog" has up-to-the-minute Cannonball news as well as links to other news sources regarding the Cannonball. Check out the many video clips on noteworthy events, machines, and people. Return often, as the Motorcycle Cannonball is being constantly updated.

As for the Course Master, John Classen, he has left his SoCal home to embark upon the first of two coast-to-coast drives to map out the course. John and his lovely wife will travel the proposed route that the Cannonballers will ride in September. What he will encounter at this time of year is yet to be seen, but he has already been notified that at least one of the route roads is currently closed for this trip due to rockslides. We'll be posting his experiences as he writes from the road, so check back next week as John gives us updates on his travel adventures.

As for Lonnie Isam, Jr., the Big Boss, he's diligently guiding his minions towards organizing a historical motorcycling event that has captured the attention of the world. He s looking forward to riding the open roads with each and every one of you in September.

Felicia Morgan

Motorcycle Cannonball

(916) 777-6263