Indian Motorcycle is one of the sponsors of the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride which is taking place in the USA.
The cross-country road trip, which started on 3 July, celebrates the 100th anniversary of Augusta and Adeline Van Buren’s famous motorcycle journey across the United States on 1915 “Indian motocycles” as they were called at the time.
The route loosely follows the Van Buren sisters’ 1916 route, primarily on the Lincoln Highway across the United States from New York to San Francisco.
Key towns on the route are hosting events including Pickerington, Ohio – AMA Hall of Fame and AMA Vintage Days (8-9 July); Anamosa, Iowa – National Motorcycle Museum (11 July); Colorado Springs, Colorado – Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum (15 July); Pikes Peak, Colorado – Pikes Peak event (15 July); and San Francisco, California – Grand Finale Party (23 July).
Augusta and Adeline Van Buren broke the stereotypes of their time, proving women could do anything. In the words of Augusta: “Woman can if she will.”
Indian Motorcycle is proud to sponsor the ride and celebrate the increase in female riders.
Funds raised during the ride will be donated to Final Salute, a national women’s veterans’ organisation and The Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists who help provide motorcycle training.
Indian Motorcycle is sponsoring select riders with the loan of a new 2016 model bike for the trip, including one for Robert Van Buren, the great nephew of the Van Buren Sisters, and one for Sarah “SeCCRet” Moreau, who will be riding from Los Angeles, inspired by her heroine Bessie Stringfield.