The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is an offshoot of the American Motorcyclist Association
recognizes individuals who have contributed to motorcycle sport, motorcycle construction and
motorcycling in general. It displays motorcycles and riding gear and memorabilia. The museum is
located in Pickerington, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.
The American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation (AMHF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt foundation, was created in 1982 to recognize, record and preserve our motorcycling heritage. Direction of the AMHF is provided by an elected volunteer board.
One of the Foundation's major goals was to create a Hall of Fame to tell the exciting stories of our community and a permanent repository in which to archive the memorabilia and ephemera of our past. On August 16, 1990, the AMHF realized this major goal when it opened the Motorcycle Heritage Museum in Westerville, Ohio. The facility featured exhibits depicting all aspects of motorcycling history, but alas space was limited and a larger facility was eventually needed for future growth.
In 1999, the AMHF moved the Museum to a new location adjacent to AMA headquarters in Pickerington, Ohio. And with the new facility came a new name, the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum.
In addition to the daily operation of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMHF continues to be involved with many other important projects such as the development of an archival research area, creation of adult and children's education programs and consultation with other institutions regarding motorcycling theme exhibits and programs.
The American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation's success to date has been made possible by the generous contributions of individuals, clubs and corporations. It is only through the generosity of our donors that we can continue to operate and expand the Motorcycle Hall of Fame and its programs.
The main floor of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame celebrates Hall of Fame inductees-the heroes of the track, road, trails and halls of government who have elevated the sport to new heights.
The incredible machines that help represent their accomplishments include a Wayne Rainey Superbike; Gary Nixon's Formula 750 racebike; one-of-a-kind Craig Vetter bikes, Doug Henry's YZM400, which is the bike that started the four-stroke motocross revolution; Denis Manning's 23-foot-long Tenacious II streamliner, and many, many more. Each has a unique story to tell about a member of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
If you like motorcycles, as I do, you will love this museum. I am looking forward to returning the museum next year.
7 days a week: 9am - 5pm
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
13515 Yarmouth Drive
Pickerington, OH 43147