The 2022 edition of the Cross Country Chase will be passing through Oatman, Arizona, on Thursday, September 22, 2022. The Chase is a cross-country challenge for riders astride motorcycles that were manufactured between 1930-1960. The Cross Country Chase is a test of endurance, speed, navigation, and knowledge, and will reveal the who’s who of the antique motorcycle world.
This year’s event will see more than 100 riders traversing, on their antique motorcycles, our interpretation of Route 66. The riders will depart from Springfield, Illinois, and arrive at the Santa Monica Pier for this 10-day endurance run covering 2,330 miles. This endeavor is extremely challenging, as riders and machines could endure fatigue, mental exhaustion, cold, heat, elevations, and all the ferocious elements of Mother Nature, not to mention the demands of keeping their vintage machines in running order. Riders will navigate the course of the Cross Country Chase with the assistance of paper maps (no GPS routing allowed!), and no support crews of any kind will be allowed during the event.
Thursday, September 22, between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at our evening stop, the Oatman Hotel, 181 Main St., Oatman, AZ 86433.
Additional information about the Cross Country Chase can be found as follows:
The public is also invited to meet the riders and view the motorcycles. This is a wonderful opportunity to become immersed in the sights and sounds of the antique motorcycle culture, and the event promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for spectators as well as all motorcycle enthusiasts.