2016 Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride
The Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride – sponsored by BMW – is an all-female, cross country motorcycle adventure that’s set to run from July 3 – 23. The women will journey from New York to San Francisco in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Adeline and Augusta Van Buren’s historic ride across the US.
A month long continental trek is quite the commitment, but if you’d like to show your support and be part of the group, you can. Alisa Clickenger of Women’s Motorcycle Tours is inviting everyone willing to partake in “day rider” registration options.
“We’ve had a terrific response to the event so far, and we keep receiving inquiries from ladies with limited time wanting to participate in the event,” said event organizer Alisa Clickenger. “Women all over the country emailed us, sharing our enthusiasm for a coast to coast connection of women riders, and we listened. Local riders can now join us for one to three days, sharing the road and the event experience with us, without a three-week commitment.”
As you’d suspect, the day rider option allows you to fall in line with the main group of riders and tag along for the route of the day. That will allow you access to rider support, dinner with the group and of course, a commemorative T-shirt. You can make a long weekend of it with a maximum of three days allowed for the “day rider” option.
If you’d like to partake in the event for longer than that, you’ll need to register under another bracket which will be announced soon. The day rider option does not include tolls, fuel, hotel rooms or entry fees to various amusements that the rider will be stopping at along the way.
A commemorative ride like this wouldn’t be complete without tying all back to the progenitors – in this case, it comes in the form of Adeline’s grandson, Dan Ruderman; great-granddaughter Sofie Ruderman; and great-grandson Skyler Ruderman. Nieces and nephews of the Van Burens’ will be making an appearance throughout ride. Of those participating will be Robert Van Buren, great nephew of the Burens as well as Robert’s daughter, Sarah Van Buren, great-great-niece of Adeline and Augusta.
Though a lot has changed since 1916, the route will trace the Van Burens’ steps as close as possible. Making use of the Lincoln Highway, the route will be much more than just a ride across country. Stopping at community events and historically significant spots along the way, there will be something for everyone. But it’ll all be under the banner of women who ride, supporting and promoting their adventures across the US.
With a wide variety of participation packages, available for women and men, you’ll be able to show your support in many ways. The launch party will take place on July 4, 2016 in Springfield, Ma., and culminates on July 23 in San Francisco. There is a Meet & Greet registration option in Carson City July 22, where riders can fall in with the riders for their last leg of the journey across the Golden Gate and into San Francisco.
For more information, please visit Sisters Motorcycle Ride.