Year of the Motorcycle

The Year of the Motorcycle | Now Open!

The second exhibit in the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum’s “Year of the Motorcycle” is open through October 2, 2022


Open Road: The Lure of Motorcycling in Ohio, is a one-of-a-kind exhibit featuring a fascinating selection of vintage and modern motorcycles from popular brands such as Harley-Davidson, Indian, Vincent, Triumph, Honda, Kawasaki, and Suzuki, as well as lesser-known brands such as Penton, Velocette and Tehuelche.


Many of the motorcycles in the exhibit have Ohio ties. Some are in perfect, restored condition; some have patina earned from being ridden on the rolling roads of Ohio; and some have been modified for racing or to pay tribute to a certain motorcycle stuntman. All of the Open Road bikes were sourced from private collections, and this is the first time they’ve ever been displayed together.


The Open Road exhibit is a shining example of the wide variety of rides that motorcyclists can experience, and reinforces why so many Buckeye bikers love life on two wheels.

Open Road: The Lure of Motorcycling in Ohio sponsored by:

Presenting Sponsors


Supporting Sponsors

Lynn and Robert Vail
TC Bikers
Beth and Edgar Boles
Mary Adelle and Doug Horner
Sill’s Motor Sales
Dennis Barrie



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