Sisters' Centennial Motorcycle Ride
New York to San Francisco July 3 - 23, 2016

One Hundred Years
One Hundred Women

2016 is the 100th anniversary of Augusta and Adeline Van Buren’s courageous and unprecedented ride across the United States on motorcycles. The Sisters' Centennial Motorcycle Ride July 3-23, 2016, will honor and celebrate our female motorcycling heroines of the past, as we promote the growth of women motorcyclists and the motorcycling community.d In 1916 the Van Buren Sisters were the first women to cross the continental United States, each on her own motorcycle. They became the first women to reach the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak each on her own motorcycle. In 2002 the Sisters were inducted into the American Motorcyclists Association Hall of Fame and in 2003 they were inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame.

A cross-country ride celebrating past and present heroines

Join the Sisters' Centennial Motorcycle Ride and ride across the country, with a safe, organized, fun and encouraging group of women (and men).


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)
Columbus, 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)

Singles, couples, women, men and friends are all encouraged to join.
We promise an epic ride and a plethora of new riding friends.

  • “The Lincoln Highway is a story about an American highway that helped teach us a new way to travel.”
    ― Drake Hokanson, author of The Lincoln Highway, Main Street across America
  • “A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.
    ― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley
  • “
Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.”
Martin H. Fischer
  • “You look at where you're going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you've been and a pattern seems to emerge. And if you project forward from that pattern, then sometimes you can come up with something.”
    ― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • "We are on a journey ― a road trip ― along our own path to awareness."
    ― Liz Jansen
  • “Don't ever live vicariously. This is your life. Live.”
    ― Lavinia Spalding
  • “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
    ― Oprah Winfrey
  • “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
    ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Viewing the world from a two-wheeled perspective."
    ― Alisa Clickenger (MotoAdventureGal)
  • "Woman can if she will."
    ― Augusta Van Buren

Rider Registration

Registration will be limited to 100 cross-country riders. There are many ways to join us on the Sisters' Centennial Motorcycle Ride: