One of the things on my “bucket list” is to ride my 2008 Triumph Bonneville to the Bonneville Salt Flats for the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. I “googled” the location and discovered I could get there in less than 24 hours! Google estimates 22 hrs. and 18 min. via I-80. Realistically, that would take me 2-3 days.


Map of travel options from Chicago to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Here is a website that has information about the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, taking place August 23-28, 2014.

I would love to see Jason DiSalvo pilot the Castrol-Triumph Rocket III as it makes its land speed record bid!


Castrol-Triumph Rocket III making a land speed record attempt.

From the Bureau of Land Management website:

  • The public can gain access to speed week events by paying an entrance fee and following route markers to designated viewing areas. Reservations for spectators are not required. Bicycles and ATV are permitted on the Salt Flats.
  • BSF Travel Advisory PDF

If not this year, maybe next! Anyone want to join me?