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2021 Riders

#00 Jason Sims

Sturgis, SD

1942 Harley Davidson WLA

#1 Todd Cameron

Monrovia, CA

1930 Velocette KSS

357

Hello, my name is Todd Cameron and I will be riding a 1930 Velocette KSS sporting the #1 plate after winning the title of “Legend” in the inaugural Cross Country Chase in 2019 aboard my trusty #99 500cc BSA Sloper I am looking forward to the challenge of riding in the Chase again. I am excited...Read More

#2 Brian Pease

Milton, VT

1938 Nimbus C

345

I started riding in 1960 on a 2 HP Montgomery Ward Scooter while attending college in Vermont.  I could have a car or college but not both, so I chose wisely! I progressed up to an old  BSA Super Rocket before reverting back to 250cc bikes.  Armed with an EE degree, and a job in Connecticut,...Read More

#3 Bartek Mizerski

Wilmette, IL

1944 Indian Chief

75

My name is Bartek Mizerski. I am from Poland, living in the U.S. I participated in the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball event when I rode my 1936 Polish motorcycle Sokol 1000, completing every mile. In 2018  I rode a 1928 Indian Scout 101. And I also had a perfect race. For the 2021 Cross Country Chase I’m going to...Read More

#4 Randy Samz

Shiocton, WI

1942 Harley-Davidson WLA

94

My name is Randy Samz and I am about to embark on the world’s second motorcycle Cross Country Chase on my US Army issue 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA. This rider and war machine are teamed up to tackle the toughest terrain and navigation challenges the Chase has to offer. Even the written test does not scare this...Read More

#5 Tim Burns

Cottage Grove, OR

1935 Harley-Davidson VLD

249

Hi, my name Tim Burns, from Cottage Grove, Oregon & will be riding my 1935 Harley-Davidson 74″ VLD on the 2021 Cross Country Chase. I have been riding Harleys since buying my first motorcycle at 18, a 1969 sportster, in 1985. It blew up after a couple months & I bought a 84” stroker 62 pan-shovel....Read More

#7 Peter Hardsteen

Angel Fire, NM

1959 BMW R50

87

Born and raised in Amsterdam in 1960. Owned my first motorcycle business in 1983. Since then I stayed involved in many motorcycle businesses. I raced in motor cross up till 1981, then since 1981 I raced the Paris Dakar, Morocco Rally and the Tunisia Rally and many more. After that I raced The Dakar and Trans...Read More

#9 Chris Tribbey

Caledonia, WI

1947 Harley-Davidson WL

221

I have been an active motorcycle enthusiast since 1978. Since then I have racked up over 500,000 miles on two wheels and have owned 50+ motorcycles. I have been lucky enough to have ridden on some awesome trips: Alaska, Mexico, Australia, and extensively in Europe. I am by nature a competitive person and have enjoyed competing...Read More

#11 Russell Becker

Austin, TX

1947 Harley-Davidson EL

205

Hello, my name is Russ Becker, I am from Austin, Texas and I will be competing my first Chase, on 1947 Harley EL Knucklehead.  I am married to the love of my life Delea, we have two sons, Hiatt, and Crockett.  Together we run our family business here in Austin.  I have been riding motorcycles 50...Read More

#13 Pat Patterson

Castle Rock, CO

1939 Harley-Davidson EL

58

Been riding old bikes for about 5 yrs now and really enjoy the building of these old machines and ever thing  that goes into finding bikes, parts, and friendships made in the process. First picture is a 46 UL that I rode in the 2019 chase, the second is a 39EL that I’m trying to get...Read More

#14 Pim van den Bergh

Winona, MN

1944 Zundapp KS750

322

Pim van den Bergh – In 1982, I graduated from high school in Medellin, Colombia. Three months before I returned to Holland, my native country, I traded my Bultaco Metralla for a Zundapp basket case. All I knew was that it was cool looking and bigger that any Zundapp I had ever seen before, I had...Read More

#15 Cecil “Big C” Frost

Montevallo, AL

1947 Harley-Davidson ServiCar G

208

Pop introduced me to motorcycles when I was about 8 years old. He always said he could never afford one when he was a kid so he made up for it with me. As I grew up Pop would always move me up to the next size bike, much to my Mother’s dismay. There were many...Read More

#16 Tony Pan Sanfelipo

Mukwonago, WI

1948 Harley-Davidson EL

278

Pan started riding in 1964. His first bike was a 1950 FLH tank-shift police bike. Just out of high school, he started hanging out with bike club members on Milwaukee’s lakefront who taught him how to work on the three-brush generator, adjust the mouse trap, and other mechanical mishaps he might encounter. After three years, he...Read More

#17 Terry “Pigpen” Gambill

Las Vegas, NV

1958 Harley-Davidson FLH

395

I was born in Steubenville, Ohio in 1942 and lived in the Cleveland area until 2005, when I moved to Las Vegas. My first motorcycle was a Sears Twingle I bought in 1960. I couldn’t afford a car during college days, so it was walk or Twingle.   After college I worked as a manufacturing engineer...Read More

#19 Arrie Redelinghuys

Rochester, MI

1956 Triumph TR5

My name is Arrie (Armand) Redelinghuys and I hail from Rochester, MI. I was born in South Africa was fortunate to come to the USA 15 years ago. Growing up in SA, British bikes were very much the beat we grew up with. Although a motor-head for anything on two wheels the sound, look and feel...Read More

#21 Tom Banks

North Versailles, PA

1936 Harley-Davidson VLH

45

Hello, my name is Tom Banks. I’m from Pittsburgh, PA and I will be riding my 1936 VLH Harley. I enjoy all things related to Harley Davidson motorcycles. I am an avid collector and motorcycle rider. I am very much looking forward to The Chase!!

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#22 Don Gilmore

Pittsburgh, PA

1940 Indian Chief

140

Hello from Chaser #22 – Don Gilmore in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I first started riding in 1969 on a Bridgestone 50.  My current bikes are a 2014 Polaris Indian Chief Vintage, a 2019 Triumph 1200 Scrambler XE, a 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan and the 1940 Indian Chief that I rode in the 2019 Chase and will ride...Read More

#23 Joe Ferri

Export, PA

1931 Harley-Davidson VL

This will be my second Chase and I’m looking forward to seeing the friends I made on the last one and also meeting some new ones. I’ve prepared a good bike for this run so I hope it works out as well as the Indian did. Check out my previous bio for more information. I’ll be...Read More

#27 Michael Spagnola

Sierra Madre, CA

1930 BSA Sloper

#29 Brian Doerfler

Hays, KS

1935 Harley-Davidson VLH

46

To make a long story short I’ve been riding all my life grew up in the motorcycle business and enjoyed riding in the first Cross Country Chase. Looking forward to riding in another well organized event thanks to Jason and LeeAnn, let’s do it.

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#30 John Stoner

Colorado Springs, CO

1930 AJS R12

223

Started riding a friends yz80 in 5th grade. Always had to ride other peoples motos because my dad had an accident on a 47 Indian Chief an vowed to never own motorcycles. When I was 18 dad offered to pay half of the price for a vehicle. So I saved up $650 told dad I was...Read More

#31 Dale VanDeursen

Grant Park, IL

1957 BSA Road Rocket

#32 Greg Allen

Marshall, MI

1932 BMW R2

293

Hello, my name is Greg Allen from the beautiful Marshall MI – rider #32; many of you know me as “the motorcycle insurance guy”. For the 2021 Mini Chase I will be riding my 1932 BMW R2.  My first ride was a 1972 Yamaha DR-125, followed by a 1972 Kawasaki H3-500 Triple.  My first cross country trip...Read More

#33 William Dolan

1960 Harley-Davidson Duo Glide

83

Hello, I am William Dolan AKA Billy Fingers. I have loved motorcycles and motorcycling since my first ride in the early ‘60s. I have ridden coast to coast and north to south in our great country. The last 22+ years of my life I have been a Harley-Davidson technician at a Chicago area Harley-Davidson dealership. In 2018 Cannonball...Read More

#34 Don Baker

1941 Indian 741 Scout

68

Hi my name is Donnie Baker. Looks like it’s chase time again. I rode in the 1st one and when I saw the it was on for this year. I thought I would try it again. I have 1941 indian 741 scout her name Doris. I bought the bike in 91and restored it. Met alot of...Read More

#35 Jon Dobbs

Boulder Junction, WI

1939 Harley-Davidson EL

88

I, Jon Dobbs, am already tuning up my banjo to experience the best the Ozarks has to offer.  Round two, so I should be better prepared? Probably not, but it’s all in the spirit of the Cross Country Chase. I will once again attempt to ride another CCC challenging route on my wonderful 1939 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead...Read More

#37 Roger Green

Battle Creek, MI

1937 Harley-Davidson ULH

208

Hi all, I’m Roger Green the Wolverine from Battle Crick Michigan. I’ve been riding Harley’s for 39 years. Bought my first one while I was stationed at Minot AFB in North Dakota in the early spring of 1983. Motorcycling has been my way of life ever since. I have a 1913 Excelsior that I’ve had for...Read More

#38 Jim Gilfoyle

Bridgman, MI

1938 Harley-Davidson EL

92

I started serious motorcycle riding in the late 1970’s. Riding Shovelheads all over the country (now antiques). I bought a basket case Knucklehead in early 80’s and bought and sold a lot of junk since. Having watched the Cannonball since its inception and seeing it pass by on a couple occasions, I really wanted to participate. ...Read More

#39 Chris Possum Sawyer

Lonedell, MO

1939 Harley-Davidson EL

594

Chris “Possum” Sawyer, I was born in Cape Girardeau in 1961 and spent most the my first 27 years in Cape. We lived on a one block street on the North Side of Capaha park close to the University. At some point Capes finest in blue began to referrer to me as a “known Trouble maker with a prior” but I went on to Graduate from Southeast Missouri State in...Read More

#40 Vivian Gypsy Charros

Dothan, AL

1954 Harley-Davidson FL

148

Vivian (Gypsy) Charros bio picture. Gypsy’s 1954 FL Panhead for the baby Chase. Bio: Gypsy has been riding minibikes, dirt bikes and motorcycles since the age of twelve. She has worked in the motorcycle industry as a Harley Davidson dealer parts person as well as a photo journalist starting under the tutelage of her good friend...Read More

#41 Berry Wardlaw

Dothan, AL

1939 Indian Chief

158

Hailing from Dothan, Alabama, for no particular reason, is #41 (my favorite number) Berry Wardlaw, me. Man-o-man, how cool is this. I’m gonna be riding my new-to-me 1939 Indian Chief. It’s my first bloomin’ Indian in forty-eight years of ridin’, wrenchin’ and buyin’ motorbikes. I started working on motorcycles in 1976 while I was working as...Read More

#42 Rod Rajkovich

Beaufort, NC

1942 Harley-Davidson WLA

120

I retired from the Marines and joined the US Foreign Service.  I was stationed at the US Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand when I found my Harley Davidson 42WLA.  Made in Milwaukee it was sent to the USSR during WWII under the Lend-Lease program.  In 2005 it was found in a warehouse in Tashkent, Uzbekistan by an...Read More

#44 Phil Delizia

Cream Ridge, NJ

1944 Harley-Davidson

67

Hello, my name is Phil Delizia from Cream Ridge NJ. I have a newly restored 1944 Harley Davidson knucklehead.  I have always taken interest in the “Chase”.  But unfortunately my bike wasn’t ready for the 2019 event, until now.  My passion for riding has been for over 50 years , I have put 100,s of thousands of...Read More

#45 Rodney Sterling

New Braunfels, TX

1945 Harley-Davidson WL

78

Preparing and getting in gear for my second Cross Country Chase. The inaugural Chase was an exceptionally challenging event, I had the time of my life and met many great people. This is sincerely about the camaraderie of old and new friendships. This 2021, I will be riding my trusty 1945 WL as I did on...Read More

#46 Matt Miller

Cream Ridge, NJ

1934 Harley-Davidson VLD

Hi guys! Matt Miller from central New Jersey. We had such a great ride in 2019 on the inaugural Chase I had to do it again. Riding antique motorcycles across country is something I am very accustomed to. Being able to do it with 100 other antique bikes and riders makes it that much more fun. Seeing how well...Read More

#47 Carl Evans

Cashiers, NC

1941 Harley-Davidson EL

110

Hello, I’m Carl Evans. I was born in Deerfield Illinois in 1953 and spent the first 25 years of my life there. The next 32 years I lived in Pinellas County Florida. I have now retired in the Mountains of Western North Carolina. I’ve have been riding as long as I can remember. I met my wife Suzanne...Read More

#48 Michael Cables

Rogue River, OR

1948 Harley-Davidson FL

245

My name is Michael Cables, I was born in Pueblo, Colorado on September 9, 1952. I grew up in Colorado. At the age of 13 my family moved to Tucson, Arizona where I lived for 25 years. I lived a short time in California before moving to Rogue River, Or. where I have been for the...Read More

#50 John Sims

San Carlos, CA

1945 Velocette

155

Hi, my name is John Sims and I was born in London England. I went to school in London and studied aeronautics at Hertfordshire University. After college I worked in construction management for a couple of years before leaving for Canada, where I worked my way across Canada and down to San Francisco in the early...Read More

#51 Pat Olson

New Braunfels, TX

1948 Harley-Davidson WL

119

My name is Pat Olson. My family and I live in Texas. We moved here a few years ago for better weather and hopes of enjoying a longer riding season. We are originally from Wyoming where it can be limited. I have enjoyed the motorcycle culture for many years of my life and have made great...Read More

#52 Vince O’Leary

Cary, IL

1952 Harley-Davidson FL

63

I have been riding motorcycles legally since 1972. I have had a number of motorcycles (old and new) over the years.  I have found the most enjoyment and peace riding old motorcycles.  I enjoy riding alone or with other riders who enjoy the soul of an old motorcycle.  I look forward to the challenge of putting...Read More

#54 Billy Richards

Columbia, MO

1945 Harley-Davidson UL

68

My name is Billy Richards and I am riding my 1945 UL. The bike was originally was a police bike in Kansas City and later for Sedalia, MO.  I bought at a swap meet in Kansas City in the early 80’s.  I completed restoration of the Flathead and since then traveled many place on it including the 90th Harley...Read More

#55 Marty Patterson

Hays, KS

1946 Harley-Davidson UL

0
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#56 Greg Porter

Hoyt, KS

1946 Harley-Davidson WL

96

One of my first experiences on a motorcycle was at my grandpa’s farm on a Honda 70.  I didn’t get to ride it much but it was so cool!  I was hooked!  I have been in construction most of my life and have always liked making “old things” come back to life.  I have restored all...Read More

#58 Jim Wilson

Glenview, IL

1960 Harley-Davidson FLH

77

My name is Jim Wilson.  I am from Illinois.  I am 66 years old.  I have been riding bikes most of my life – from a Rupp minibike in my early teens, to the 2016 Roadglide Ultra I have today.  My Ultra makes long trips a pleasant ride.  Last trip was 4800 miles up to northwest...Read More

#59 Mark Zenor

Graham, WA

1947 Norton Model 18

119

Hello! I am Mark Zenor, born and raised in Iowa. My first motorcycle was a Honda SL100, then a CB360T and after joining the Navy, a ’71 Norton Commando. Pretty much stayed with Norton’s since. I had hope to have a new entry for this ride, 1935 Norton Model 40, but alas the Virus effect happened...Read More

#60 John Bartman

DeBary, FL

1940 Harley-Davidson ULH

103

My name is John Bartman, Rider #60 and I will be returning to compete in the upcoming 2021 Cross Country Chase. I’m bringing back my 1940 ULH  “Sweet Judy Bleu Eyes” for another cross country adventure. Judy and I are looking forward to riding the backroads of America with old and new riding friends. I wasn’t sure...Read More

#61 Bob Zeolla

Taunton, MA

1934 Indian 434

320

I started riding as a kid on the dirt with my friends on a mini bike, like most people I would assume. That progressed to road riding a few years before I was legal to do so, luckily never had much trouble with the law on that one.  Eventually I moved up from smaller cc bikes...Read More

#62 Scott Funk

Millersville, PA

1947 Indian Chief

363

Hey fellow Chasers. My name is  Scott Funk and I’m 64 years young I started my nterested in motorcycles at the age of 11 when I bought my first step through,  Honda 50. I even used  my hard earned tomato picking money to buy it too! I grew with dirt bikes, but my interests quickly changed...Read More

#63 Robert Mathis

Tuckasegee, NC

1955 Harley-Davidson FLE

I don’t know what else to say, other than I love riding motorcycles. I have lived in Western North Carolina (on same property) all my life. I have been riding since I was 8 years old. So this year will mark my 50th year of riding motorcycles. My beautiful wife of 40 years Connie, and I...Read More

#64 Dave Currier

Fargo, ND

1930 Harley-Davidson C

139

My name is Dave Currier from Fargo North Dakota. I have been a motorcycle enthusiast my whole life. My dad was an Indian / Harley dealer racing flat track and hill climbs in the early 50’s. So being around motorcycles early on in life I started to ride at the young age of 7 yrs old....Read More

#66 Jim VanMeter

Highland, CA

1957 AJS Model 18

307

I was born and raised in Indianapolis and that makes me a race fan by default. Cars, Motorcycles, Airplanes it’s all good. I grew up in a rural area on the south side. My next door neighbor, childhood friend and co-conspirator were lucky enough to have large enough yards to torment the other neighbors with mini...Read More

#69 Bill Bonow

Plainfield, IL

1934 Harley-Davidson VL

Wow, The Chase, I am so excited to be given the opportunity to ride in such an amazing event with all these fantastic people. I am an SCCA road racer for 40 years who recently switched addictions from cars to bikes. I have always loved bikes, the older the better. I was blessed with a ride...Read More

#70 Will Lusignan

Viroqua, WI

1936 Indian Sport Scout

212

I want to get back in the race after experiencing major engine failure during the 2019 Cross Country Chase. The past year of distancing has reinforced the need to compete again with fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. Motorcycling began for me in back in 1974 on a Bridgestone 175. I had the honor of serving in the United...Read More

#71 Chris Dixson

Centralia, MO

1947 Harley-Davidson FL

75

My name is Chris Dixson and I will be riding a 1947 FL.  I got the passion for antique motorcycles at a young age as I watched old Harley’s cruise down the road in front of my childhood home.  As I became older I was able to begin collecting and restoring a few older bikes myself plus aiding in the...Read More

#72 Larry Luce

Huntington Beach, CA

1955 BSA A10

My name is Larry Luce and my wife is Elzbieta Sliwa-Luce. I mention my wife as she will be riding pillion with me. We will be riding a ’55 BSA A10 Golden Flash. We live in Huntington Beach California. I participated in the inaugural Chase and look forward to this years event. What adventures await us...Read More

#74 Abby Spaedt

Garden City, CO

1955 Harley-Davidson FL

310

Abby was not born into a motorcycling family but decided at a very young age that she wanted to be a biker. Bad decisions in her late teens led to a rocky start in the world of motorcycling. She learned to ride on a chopped rigid frame Sportster at the age of 17, but her riding...Read More

#75 Gary Shorman

Hays, KS

1940 Harley-Davidson WL

338

The Chase is on!! After competing in the 2019 inaugural Chase, it is exciting to come out of COVID and get back to chasing across the country…this time in the beautiful Ozarks. I grew up riding motorcycles around our family farm in central Kansas. I still have my 65 Yamaha and 72 Kawasaki, but have now...Read More

#77 Wade Mueller

Milwaukee, WI

1931 Harley-Davidson VL

86

I’m an avid motorcyclist, with scattered attention insuring I’m great at none. Being from Wisconsin, I get to enjoy ice racing all winter, short track in the summer, and old street snd dirt bikes when the roads are free of salt. Can’t wait to enjoy Arkansas.  Thanks for organizing such a cool event. My latest project....Read More

#78 Curtis Venable

Goldsboro, NC

#79 Jody Perewitz

Middleboro, MA

1936 Harley-Davidson ULH

313

Jody Perewitz has become one of the most recognizable women in the motorcycle industry today. Jody has paved her own way into history by becoming the first woman to ever jockey an American V-Twin powered motorcycle into the record books at well over 200 MPH. She currently holds 16 Land Speed Records, one of which is...Read More

#80 Cole Deister

Johnstown, CO

1933 Harley-Davidson VLD

416

Some of you involved in the Motorcycle Cannonball know me as the Grim Sweeper and although I am not all that Grim I did help keep running and sometimes had to pick up dead motorcycles on the 2016, 2018 Cannonball. I first got involved in the 2014 Cannonball helping team 95 Vinnie Grasser. While I have...Read More

#82 Jeff Hermanson

Culver, IN

1955 Harley-Davidson FLH

81

I’m Jeff Hermanson from Culver, IN.  I’ll be riding my stock ’55 H-D FLH in The Chase this year.  Even though I’ve put in a lot of miles on motorcycles, this will be my first endurance run of this type. I’m looking forward to the Chase and the beautiful countryside we will be traveling through. Just...Read More

#84 Tommy Bryson

Cashiers, NC

1946 Harley-Davidson

98

These are some of my closest friends that I have the pleasure to ride with. These are pictures taken in Davenport Iowa,  I believe in August of 2019. I’m a father of four and  grandfather of eight. I love to ride and the mountains of WNC offer some great riding. I own an 03 fat boy...Read More

#90 Paul Warrenfelt

Indianapolis, IN

1934 Triumph L2/1

332

1935 Triumph L2/1 250cc Single I will be riding a 1935 Triumph L2/1 250cc single in the 2021 Cross Country Chase.  I participated in the 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball as rider #90 on a 1920 Triumph Model H and the 2019 Chase also as rider #90 on the same 250cc Triumph I will ride this year.  The...Read More

#91 Jeff Fredette

Beecher, IL

1942 Harley-Davidson WLA

I’m Jeff Fredette and this will be my second chase. My first attempt did not go so good with bike issues taking me out of the event. I really enjoyed the short time that I was in the event and got to make some really good friends and riding the ole 42wla was so much fun....Read More

#92 Dave Hutson

Cape Girardeau, MO

1960 BMW R60

139

hello to all!!!  my story is like so many of them if you started messin with bikes in the late sixties. our family’s first was a blue “hawk” 3.5hp briggs mini bike, we rode the hell out of that thing!!!!!  from there it went to a 5 horse,then a 50,then a 70, then 100’s, then 125, then 500. ...Read More

#96 Richard Campbell

Atlanta, GA

1940 Zundapp KS600

313

If at first you don’t succeed-get mad, work harder, and do it again. After failing to complete all the miles in the 2019 Cross Country Chase, I’m back with my 1940 Zundapp KS600 to ride 2021’s “The Secrets of the Ozarks” rendition of The Cross Country Chase.   I started riding in mid to late 2017,...Read More

#100 Chopper Gary Poh

South Jordan, UT

1942 Harley-Davidson WLA

238

This is my 1st time participating in this amazing event, and I am excited and honored to have this opportunity. I own a small motorcycle museum in Eureka, Utah “The Tintic Motorcycle Museum”. The museum is housed in a US Postal Office built in 1922 and is on the National Historic Register I will be riding a...Read More

#101 Terry Richardson

Pratt, KS

1946 Harley-Davidson FL

236

My name is Terry Richardson, Im still above ground and looking forward to another Cannonball/Cross Country Chase event!!  I live in Pratt, Kansas and I am in the oil and gas servicing business. I own a restoration  shop in Pratt also. It is run by Chris Coss, and Big Larry Mitchell. They are also my crew on...Read More