Vintage Motorcycle Cruise attracts over 60 bikes for Sheldon event –

Sheldon, Iowa – A vintage motorcycle cruise that had been in the works for months came to fruition Thursday night when more than 60 motorcycles and their riders gathered in Sheldon.

Greg De Jong is one of the organizers of the event, and he says the group organized behind the new Perspective Insurance building in east Sheldon. The bikers set off from this location around 6.15pm, in parade formation, driving through Sheldon, eventually congregating in the parking lot of Langer’s on Business 60, where the bikes were displayed to give people a chance to get close. look, before returning to the starting point of the journey.

De Jong says the idea was to create a fun event and gathering of vintage mini-bikes, scooters and motorcycles, many of which simply sit in storage, with no opportunity to be enjoyed and remembered. He says there’s a global craze for vintage mini-bikes. He says they come out of groves and buildings and are restored. And he says bikes that sold new for $300 back then are now selling for $3,000.

De Jong says event organizers had originally hoped to attract 35 bikes to the event, but the final tally came in somewhere north of 60 bikes that participated in Thursday night’s event.

De Jong says they hope to make the Vintage Motorcycle/Mini-Bike cruise an annual event, perhaps even expanding to other similar events throughout the summer.

Below are some images from Thursday night’s Vintage Motorcycle Cruise event in Sheldon…………….

Photos by KIWA staff

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