The Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride has announced a day rider registration option. The cross-country motorcycle ride for women, scheduled for July 3-23, 2016, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Adeline and Augusta Van Buren’s historic ride across the United States from New York to San Francisco.
Plus, BMW riders who register for either a leg or the entire route will receive a free gift, courtesy of the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America (MOA).
“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.”
The day rider option includes riding with the “main” group of riders, a route sheet of the day’s ride, rider support, dinner with the group and a commemorative T-shirt. This registration option is for a maximum of three days. Riders wanting to join the event for four or more days would need to register differently. The day rider option does not include tolls, fuel, hotel rooms or entry fees to museums or other venues.
The extended family of the Van Buren sisters will be on the ride, including Adeline’s grandson Dan Ruderman, great-granddaughter Sofié Ruderman and great-grandson Skyler Ruderman. Nieces and nephews of the Van Burens will also be on the ride, including Robert Van Buren, great-nephew of the sisters as well as his daughter Sarah Van Buren, great-great-niece of Adeline and Augusta.
The ride route will follow the Van Burens’ 1916 route as closely as possible, often along the Lincoln Highway. Combining scenic routes, community events, and important stops along the Van Burens’ own journey, the route will allow for great motorcycle riding and promote women as role models by visibly demonstrating their courage and capability as cross-country motorcycle riders.
Women, and men, have many shorter-duration options for participation, including attendance at the Launch Party in Springfield, MA on July 4, 2016, and the Grand Finale Party in San Francisco on July 23rd. There is a Meet & Greet registration option in Carson City, NV, on July 22nd, where riders can join with the cross-country participants and travel the final leg of the trip with the group over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and into San Francisco.
Registration is open on the event website at SistersMotorcycleRide.com.