Wintercycle Therapy Feb. 21 & 22

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Hundreds of classic and vintage motorcycles will be on display at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum Feb. 21 & 22.

See scores of classic and vintage motorcycles at the Glenn Curtiss Museum Saturday, Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 22 during the annual Wintercycle Therapy bike show special reduced museum admission fee of $7. The museum is located at 8419 State Route 54 in Hammondsport and is open from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. daily.

This special exhibit is shown in addition to the many motorcycles already on display as part of the Curtiss Museum collection, such as an exact reproduction of Curtiss’s 1907 World Record V8 Motorcycle. In a measured-mile run at Ormond Beach, Florida, on January 23, 1907, that motorcycle was officially clocked at 136.3 mph, earning Glenn Curtiss the title of Fastest Man on Earth. Another featured bike is the 1915 Williams Clady’s Model that sports a three-cylinder rotary engine fixed to the rear wheel.

Wintercycle Therapy is sponsored by Odd Ball Old Dog Cycles, a Western and Central New York motorcycle group.

The reduced admission fee of $7 includes access to the entire museum, including vintage and reproduction airplanes, class automobiles, and local history exhibits.

About Glenn Curtiss

Glenn Curtiss was among the earliest American motorcycle manufactuers. He went into production in 1902, a year earlier than Harley-Davidson. He held numerous motorcycle speed records in the years prior to 1910, and the World Record he established in 1907 stood until 1930. He built a successful motorcycle manufacturing business and sold bikes nationwide until he decided in 1912 to manufacture aircraft full time.

Curtiss is best known for his pioneering work in aviation which began in Hammondsport in 1908.

About the museum

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is home to a priceless collection relating to early aviation, bicycle and motorcycle transportation, and local history. The Museum also celebrates the life and accomplishments of Glenn Curtiss, who is remembered as the father of naval aviation and the founder of the American aircraft industry.

For more information, visit the museum website at www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org or call 607-569-2160.