6
6
2

Pioneers of Hoosier Motorcycling

$1,450 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 12 months
This fund is administered by the ABATE Foundation and 100% of all proceeds will go directly to the Pioneers documentary project.

The Pioneers of Hoosier Motorcycling has been an interactive feature at the Indiana Motorcycle Expo since 2015.  It celebrates the men and women who fostered the sport and lifestyle.  Whether motorcycling was their vocation, sport or hobby, it is certain that it is beloved by them all.  The showcase features 7 moderated panel discussions as well as a massive display of motorcycles, film clips and memorabilia from the personal collections of the Pioneers who made motorcycling famous in the State of Indiana and across the United States.

The history of motorcycling is only just over 100 years of age and Indiana has played an integral part in its creation and evolution throughout that time.  Along with footage from the Expo panel discussions, many of the “Pioneers” of Hoosier motorcycling have video recorded their memories of Indiana motorcycling in the early years, through the mid-century and into today.

It is the purpose of this site to raise the funding to put these display materials and recorded memories into a documentary of the History of Hoosier Motorcycling.

With the participation of local PBS affiliate WFYI, countless volunteers and your contributions we can make this documentary a reality!  Thank you in advance for your contributions!

 27509196_15178486420_r.jpeg

Did you know? The Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially opened with balloon races June 5, 1909, followed by the first motorized race on August 14th, 1909.  No not cars.  It was a motorcycle race!  

Did you know? In 1912 Indiana Native “Cannon Ball” Baker took part in a cross-country motorcycle race that spanned 3,379 miles. Baker completed the run in 11 days, 11 hours and 11 minutes, shattering the previous record by some nine days, and breaking the automobile cross-country record by four days.

Did you know? Walter McCord was a horse breeder and owned a farm near Oaklandon/McCordsville to train sulky horses for racing. In the 1950’s-1960’s the property was primarily used by the Midwest Motorcycle Club to host sanctioned AMA races on a monthly basis.
+ Read More

$1,450 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 12 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Abate Foundation Inc
Certified Charity
+ Learn More
Bargersville, IN
EIN: 351812652
How it Works
  1. You make a donation using a PayPal account or a credit/debit card to PayPal Giving Fund (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization).
  2. After the deduction of payment processing fees, PayPal Giving Fund delivers the funds it receives to the chosen charity on a monthly basis.*
* If, after reasonable efforts, PayPal Giving Fund cannot deliver donations to this charity, the funds may be donated to another charity per PayPal Giving Fund’s policies.
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
RV
$200
Russ VanderVeen
10 months ago
$25
Rob Waggoner
11 months ago
LK
$100
Leah Knight
12 months ago
CS
$100
Canda Smith
12 months ago
LB
$25
Little Bull
12 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.