A new museum will open next month in eastern Iowa dedicated to the motorized two-wheeler. The National Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame is relocating to Anamosa from Sturgis, South Dakota. Maria Tuttle is the co-director.She says the new display will focus more on antique settings – she’s hoping it will make it more interesting for visitors. The new facility, about 18 miles east of Cedar Rapids in downtown Anamosa, will feature about 100 vintage, antique and rare motorcycles. Tuttle says the old museum in South Dakota had run its course after 12 years. She said the museum was suffering from a lot of financial difficulties. Once associated with big, burly, bearded guys in black leather, Tuttle says the motorcycle rider of 2001 has transformed. She says the baby-boomers have stretched the motorcycle stereotype to the business world. The eight thousand square foot facility is slated to open in late May with the grand opening June 2nd. For details, go to “www.nationalmcmuseum.org” on the Internet.
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