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Indian Motorcycle is proud to support the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride taking place this July.
The cross-country road trip will celebrate the 100th #anniversary of Augusta and Adeline Van Buren’s famous motorcycle journey across the United States on 1915 “Indian motocycles” as they were called at the time.
The route loosely follows the Van Buren sisters’ 1916 route, primarily on the Lincoln Highway across the United States from New York to San Francisco.
Singles, couples, women and men are all encouraged to join in, with the organisers promising “an epic ride and a plethora of new riding friends”.
Key towns on the route are hosting events at the following places:
Brooklyn, New York Ride Launch Party, (July 3, 2016)
Springfield, Massachusetts – LAUNCH PARTY (July 4-5, 2016)
Latrobe, Pennsylvania – LINCOLN HIGHWAY EXPERIENCE (July 7, 2016)
Pickerington, Ohio – AMA HALL OF FAME AND AMA VINTAGE DAYS (July 8-9, 2016)
Anamosa, Iowa – NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM (July 11, 2016)
McCook, Nebraska – Community #event (July 13, 2016)
Colorado Springs, Colorado – ROCKY MOUNTAIN MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM (July 15, 2016)
Pikes Peak, Colorado – PIKES PEAK EVENT (July 15, 2016)
San Francisco, California – Grand Finale Party with emcee ERIN HUNTER SILLS (July 23, 2016)
Augusta and Adeline Van Buren broke the stereotypes of their time, proving women could do anything. In the words of Augusta: “Woman can if she will.”
Indian Motorcycle is proud to sponsor the ride and celebrate the increase in female riders.
Funds raised during the ride will be donated to Final Salute, a national women’s veterans’ organisation and The Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists who help provide motorcycle training.
“We are delighted that #indianmotorcycle has chosen to participate in the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride,” says #event organiser Alisa Clickenger. “Indian Motorcycle left an indelible mark not only on America’s transportation industry but also the defense of our country dating all the way back to World War I. Additionally, their importance to the Van Buren sisters’ history-making transcontinental journey makes them an ideal partner for us.”
“Indian Motorcycle is proud to celebrate the increase in female ridership as led by the Van Buren Sisters a century ago,” says Pam Kermisch, Director of Integrated Marketing & Customer Experience at #indianmotorcycle. “Looking back at the long history of our brand, it’s events like this that cement our commitment to brand enthusiasts, patriotism and inclusive ridership at every opportunity.”
Indian Motorcycle is also sponsoring select riders with the loan of a new 2016 model bike for the trip, including one for Robert Van Buren, the great nephew of the Van Buren Sisters, and one for Sarah “SeCCRet” Moreau, who will be riding from Los Angeles, inspired by her heroineBessie Stringfield.
A full account of the Van Buren sisters’ journey is in the book Grace and Grit, written by Bill Murphy and published in 2012 by Arbutus Press.
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