New book sheds light on Harley-Davidson’s short entry into motocross racing

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Keith Geisner uncovers motocross history in ‘Finding #49 and America’s Forgotten Motocross Team’

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Taking a page from American Pickers, Keith Geisner goes full throttle as he works to uncover the history behind a mysterious barnyard find — one that will ultimately reunite a motocross team and reveal an important part of Harley-Davidson history in his new book, “Finding #49 and America’s Forgotten Motocross Team” (published by Archway Publishing).

After finding a rare Harley-Davidson dirt bike in a barn, Geisner set out to uncover its origins. Through extensive research, Geisner learned the bike was connected to the Harley-Davidson factory motocross team that was only in existence for three years, from 1976 to 1978. He spent the next 18 months researching the team’s history, interviewing original team members, and conducting a preservation restoration of the bike. The author details his incredible journey in this book.

“I’ve been riding, collecting and restoring bikes for more than half of my life,” said Geisner. “I never thought I’d have the privilege of owning a piece of American motocross history — or making connections and lifelong friendships with riders and industry icons I’ve admired most of my life. This has been one heck of an adventure — and one I simply had to share.”

“Finding #49 and America’s Forgotten Motocross Team” is available for purchase on Amazon at:

“Finding #49 and America’s Forgotten Motocross Team”
By Keith Geisner
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 148 pages | ISBN 9781480882546
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 148 pages | ISBN 9781480882522
E-Book | 148 pages | ISBN 9781480882539
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Keith Geisner is an avid motorcyclist who has owned hundreds of motorcycles and ridden thousands of miles on backroads, trails, tracks, and highways across the United States. He enjoys sharing his incredible first-hand encounters with some of the industry’s most influential and recognizable names. An engineer with more than two decades of experience in the automotive and aerospace industries, he uncovers the true story behind an all-but-forgotten piece of American motocross history in this book.
Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 888-242-5904.

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