A few weekends ago while on a Sunday group ride across the Mohawk Trail near North Adams, Massachusetts, to our collective surprise we found ourselves smack in the middle of the 2011 Spring MotoGiro East.
What is the MotoGiro USA?
The Motogiro USA is a motorcycle event promoted by the United States Classic Racing Association (USCRA). It is basically a two-day skill event for small displacement classic motorcycles, scooters and sidecar rigs on public roads.
The event caters to motorcycles that were made before 1969 and are 305ccs or less.
Because this ride is held on public roadways there were moments when we were traveling up and over the mountain on Route 2, side by side with some of the competitors. We quickly found a spot to pull over and watch them make their way.
Sure, I’ve seen beautiful vintage bikes parked at events or cruising around town – but I’ve never seen so many of them being put to good use the way these were. It was awesome!
I won’t lie. As we stood watching them zip by, I clapped and maybe even Whooooo‘d. And yea, I know that’s really corny. 🙂
In a completely random and “small world” moment, I believe I just happened to snap a photo of Bob, whom I met doing the Crotona Midnight Run this year.
Have you ever seen or participated in a MotoGiro?