With the Sisters’ Centennial Ride just around the corner, BMW Motorrad USA has extended an offer to all participants of the ride. BMW will offer the opportunity to try out the 2016 BMW F 700 GS adventure bike for a full of half-day demo ride. Transportation for your own bike is covered, granted that you’re willing to chip in a $50-dollar donation to one of the several charities benefiting from the ride.“If you’ve wanted to try out the F 700 GS, here’s an opportunity to do it in a safe, guided, real-world adventure, benefiting a worthwhile cause,” said Sarah Schilke, National Motorcycle Manager, BMW Motorrad USA.”
“Offering demo rides throughout the event is an exciting development for the Sisters’ Ride,” added Alisa Clickenger, the event’s organizer. “Now, instead of just talking about how great these bikes are, we can actually show other women why we are so excited to be riding them ourselves. The engineering and the ergonomics of these BMW motorcycles are simply amazing, and the low suspension option of the BMW F 700 GS makes it adaptable for all rider.”If you’d like to participate in the ride, be sure to contact ride organizers by emailing: [email protected] or register with the ride staff during the ride. Full gear is required of course, and that means everything – Helmet, jacket, gloves, pants and boots.The three-week journey, presented in part by BMW Motorrad USA, commemorates the 100th anniversary of Adeline and Augusta Van Buren’s groundbreaking motorcycle ride across the United States. The ride route will follow the trail of the Van Burens’ as closely as possible, making use of many of the same roads that they traveled on back in 1916. Scenic routes, community events and of course, historically relevant stops; the route will be one worth falling in line for as they promote the courage and capability of female motorcyclists.Everything will kick off on July 3 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the same place where the sisters began back in 1916. The ride will end in July 23 with a group ride in San Francisco. The Sister’s Centennial Motorcycle Ride will raise funds and awareness for two main charities: Final Salute, Inc., a national women’s veteran’s organization which provides temporary and permanent housing for over 500,00 homeless female veterans in the US; and the Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists, which supports scholarships to increase the number of female instructors and coaches for road, dirt and track motorcycle training.Whether you’d like to join up for the entire length of the trip, a bit of it or just a day, all are welcome to do so. Day rider options include riding with the main group, a commemorative shirt, rider support, and dinner with the riders at the end of the night. Day options are limited to a maximum of three days. If you’d like to fall in line for a longer period of time, another form of registration will have to be worked out with organizers. Be warned, day rider options do not include tolls, fuel, hotel rooms or entry fees to various museums and venues that the ride may be stopping at.If you’d like to attend the Launch Party in Springfield, Mass., July 4, 2016, and the Grand Finale Party in San Francisco July 23. There will also be a Meet & Greet registration option in Carson City, NV on July 22nd allows riders to join the cross-country participants on the final leg of the trip, where the group will see riders cruise across the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.For all your registration needs, please visit www.SistersMotorcycleRide.comFor information on the history-making Van Buren sisters, visit:
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Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 is an excellent foray into the middleweight ADV world. Associate Editor Neil Wyenn owns a 2021 model, and has spent the last year adding and improving various aspects of his bike. Some add-ons are more vital others, and he lets us into his secrets for getting the most out of the Yamaha Ténéré. His total enthusiasm for ADV riding and the Yamaha Ténéré in particular were pretty obvious to me—I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Links to all the items he mentions are below.