From Colorado’s sprawling deserts to its snow-covered peaks, there are ample reasons to visit the Centennial State. Here’s one more must-see attraction to add to your travel itinerary: The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum in Colorado.
This unique museum is home to over 75 antique and classic bikes and countless precious pieces of motorcycle history. And here’s the best part: Admission is free!
About the Museum
Founded in 1992, the Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum in Colorado is an educational non-profit dedicated to preserving and promoting motorcycling culture and history. Admission is free, and the museum is exclusively run by volunteers.
One of the museum’s unique features is its location: It occupies the second floor of the Tejon Eatery in downtown Colorado Springs. The eatery itself serves as a teaser for the museum, with motorcycles attached to ledges along the walls and a rafter above the tables. You can grab a bite at the first-floor restaurant or have an ice cream or a drink at the vintage bar upstairs.
These are the crown jewels in the museum’s collection:
The museum boasts more than 75 vintage bike models from various brands, including:
The motorcycles on display range from the early 1900s to the 1970s. Remarkably, all mounts are impeccably restored and fully operational — a testament to the dedication and hard work of the museum staff.
Once you’ve marveled at the fantastic bike exhibition, be sure to check out the equally fantastic collection of motorcycle memorabilia. The museum houses countless displays of motorcycle history. From original art and rare prints to pins, patches, banners, toys, trophies, leather apparel, and dealer signs — the list goes on.
The photograph collection is particularly impressive. Each image captures a pivotal moment in the development of the motorcycle industry or biker culture and comes with detailed captions explaining the subject and event.
Hall of Fame
The museum also features a one-of-a-kind Hall of Fame. Unlike other motorcycle museums, this Hall of Fame doesn’t only include legendary riders. You’ll also see many photographs of ordinary people who dedicated their lives to motorcycling, such as by developing new bike designs or contributing to influential events. Every year, the museum chooses new individuals and displays their photos in the Hall.
Last but not least, don’t miss the museum’s vast library of motorcycle manuals and technical literature. If you want to take some of these resources home to broaden your knowledge or assist in your personal projects, you can. Just ask the friendly museum staff, and they will get you the copies you need.
Location, Hours, and Contact Details
The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum occupies the second floor of the Tejon Eatery at 19 N Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903. It’s open Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round.
Admission to the museum is free, but the museum welcomes donations. Guided tours are available by appointment.
For more information, call (719) 487-8005 or visit the museum’s website at www.themotorcyclemuseum.com.
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