110 East Washington Street
St. Francis, Kansas
The St. Francis Motorcycle Museum houses approximately 145 vintage motorcycles from more than 40 manufacturers including ACE, Cleveland, Jefferson, Emblem, Excelsior, Flanders, Harley-Davidson, Henderson, Indian, Marsh-Metz, Reading Standard, Pope, Thor, Yale, Feilbach Limited, Iver Johnson, and others.
The museum is pleased to exhibit one of only two known 1902 Orient motorcycles; the earliest manufacturer to use the term "motorcycle." We also house 30 motorcycles older than 1929 (several of which only five or less are known to exist.) The museum is a treasure of motorcycle history and memorabilia, and the collection is one of the finest to be found anywhere.
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas
110 East Washington Street
By appointment - 785-332-2400
Adult supervision requested for children under 12
Entry fee/(suggested donation): $7
The annual Blessing of the Bikes will be held at the St. Francis Motorcycle Museum on Saturday, May 14, 2022. The event will be begin at 11:00 am CT at the museum located in downtown St. Francis, Kansas. Visit the museum and have your bike blessed by local clergy. Following the blessing; a ride to Burlington, CO, for lunch will be held. Current plans are to stop at the Post for lunch, but riders are welcome to eat wherever they desire.
This is the 50th anniversary of the original "Blessing of the Bikes" held in 1972. The event began with 8 riders and 4 motorcycles and now has gatherings of more than 10,000 in certain locations.
Bassackwards Poker Run will pay $2500 in prize money. Entry fee is $25. Five hands will be paid $500 each. Ride will begin at the St. Francis Motorcycle Museum in downtown St. Francis, KS, and cruise to Burlington C0; Goodland, KS; and back to St. Francis. (Approximately 125 miles)
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
ALL profits for Poker Run will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. If you would like to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project you can do so by using this link sponsored by Biketember Fest 2022 and the SFMM:
Kids Bicycle Poker Run will also be held. Payout will be $100. Three hands will be paid: 1st - $50; 2nd - $30, and 3rd $20.
Please come join the ride!
Visit the St. Francis Motorcycle Museum
Biketember Fest Agenda
8:00 am - 5:00 (or later) pm Museum open
8:00 - 10:00 am Poker Run registration
8:30 - 10:30 am Breakfast served
10:00 am - 1:30 pm Bassackwards Poker Run
11:30 am Kids Poker Run
12:00 - 3:00 pm “Esper Winds” - Band Concert
1:30 pm Veterans Recognition
1:30 pm National Anthem
1:30 pm Wounded Warrior Project
1:30 pm Pro Fuel Bike Startup
2:00 pm Meet & Greet the Collectors
3:15 pm Pro Fuel Burnout
After burnouts (Apx. 3:45 pm) Motorcycle Games
4:00 pm Awards
Please check back for future updates regarding the event schedule.
The museum is staffed entirely by volunteers. If you would be interested in volunteering at the museum, please let us know. You can work on your own schedule, as much or as little as you like. No previous motorcycle knowledge required. Call the museum (785-332-2400) or contact Kent Kechter, Eddy Schultz, or Scott Schultz for more information.