Sisters' Centennial Motorcycle Ride
New York to San Francisco July 3 - 23, 2016
From the National Motorcycle Museum Newsletter Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
Do you remember the person most responsible for getting you interested in motorcycling, and how your first ride “happened?” And maybe later in your riding experiences …Read more →
July 8, 2016
NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 08, 2016 – Allstate has chosen to sponsor the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride across the country, commemorating the centennial of Adeline and Augusta Van Buren’s historic ride across the United …Read more →
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.
This event is not just about motorcycling; it’s a celebration of brave and adventurous women, service to community and country and the history of two-wheeled travel.
The ride will loosely follow the Van Buren sisters’ 1916 route, primarily following the Lincoln Highway across the United States from New York to San Francisco. Combining scenic routes and major metropolitan areas, the route will allow for great riding as well as promotion and visibility of female motorcycling role models.
Two charities will be funded as a result of the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride’s event efforts:
Final Salute, Inc., national women’s veterans’ organization which provides temporary and permanent housing for the over 500,000 homeless female veterans in the United States.
Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists, an organization providing funding for motorcycle train-the-trainer scholarships that will help enlarge the number of female instructors and coaches for road, dirt and track.
“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
“ 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
“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