The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is recognizing the enthusiastic, grassroots passion of fans of AMA Arenacross this February by offering free admission to visitors who present a ticket stub from the Feb. 4-6 event in Toledo, Ohio, or the Feb. 12-13 event in Louisville, Ky.
“AMA Arenacross is woven into the fabric of American motocross,” said Jack Penton, American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) director of operations and a member of the Hall of Fame. “Many fans of the sport are participants themselves, competing at local motocross and off-road events for fun and glory. We’re happy to open the doors of the Hall of Fame to these enthusiastic riders and AMA members so they can explore the history of motorcycling’s great innovators and pioneers.”
The Hall of Fame was recently redesigned to highlight past and current inductees — the most important people in motorcycling’s history — from competition greats to leading rights activists.
“This is a great chance for the thousands of AMA Arenacross fans in Ohio and Kentucky to get a firsthand look at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame and all of its racing heritage,” said Jayme Dalsing, director of operations for FELD Motor Sports, which promotes the AMA Arenacross Series. “Having been to the Hall of Fame numerous times myself, I would highly recommend that our fans take advantage of this opportunity.”
Key elements of the Hall of Fame exhibits are the incredible machines that represent the inductees’ accomplishments. They include a Wayne Rainey Superbike; Gary Nixon’s Formula 750 racebike; one-of-a-kind Craig Vetter bikes; Doug Henry’s YZM400, which is the bike that started the four-stroke motocross revolution; Denis Manning’s 23-foot-long Tenacious II streamliner; and many, many more.
The Hall of Fame is at 13515 Yarmouth Dr., Pickerington, Ohio 43147. Directions can be found at MotorcycleMuseum.org > Plan Your Visit. Regular admission is $5 for AMA members or $10 for non-AMA members. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.