ANAMOSA, Iowa - "Awe" is the best word to describe Matt Brizendine's reaction to his new motorcycle, the National Motorcycle Museum's 2010 Raffle Bike he won on Dec. 30, 2010. Matt of Indianapolis, found time to drive to Anamosa, Iowa, home to the National Motorcycle Museum, on Friday, Feb. 11, to pick up his prize.
While touring the new Museum facility, Matt was able to see first-hand what his donation through this fundraiser can accomplish, stating "I like donating to good causes, like this one. I just like to know the money being put to good use."
This wasn't Matt's first time to the Museum. In June, as the Museum collection moved to its new, larger location, Matt visited. Even though the exhibits were not complete and still in its small location downtown, he enjoyed the visit.
Of his win, Matt said, "This is probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I'm a more humble person, I don't show a lot of excitement and this is something I never expected."
A motorcycle enthusiast, Matt plans on keeping the blue Knucklehead Bobber stunner and riding it around once the temperature increases and snow melts.
The museum thanks all the manufacturers who generously donated parts to build this machine: S&S; 93" KN Series Knucklehead, Rivera Primo 6-speed transmission and enclosed belt drive; Paughco frame, tapered rear leg springer, wheels, rear fender, headlight, handlebars, front brake system, transmission plate and exhaust; LePera solo seat and pillion pad; Avon Tires and Performance Machine brakes and hand controls.
Now's the time to get your tickets for the 2011 Museum Raffle Bike, a glossy black and orange 1947 Replica Knucklehead! You can donate to win for just $5 a chance or six chances for $25. To do so, visit the Museum's website www.nationalmcmuseum.org to order today.
Cruise into the National Motorcycle Museum, located at 102 Chamber Drive in Anamosa, Iowa, and experience the extensive line of over 300 motorcycles from around the world as well as thousands of photographs, posters, postcards and pieces of motorcycle memorabilia, plus a fabulous collection of antique toys. Admission is $8.00 while children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. The Museum's winter hours are Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The National Motorcycle Museum is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. For more information, call 319-462-3925 or plan your visit to the Museum on the web at www.nationalmcmuseum.org.