To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment – the one that granted voting rights to women – women riders from all over the country plan to celebrate by taking part in the Suffragettes Centennial Ride. Set for August, 2020, riders will embark from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Oregon, Denver, Milwaukee, Dallas, Atlanta, New York city, and Orlando and head along pre-set routes toward Washington D.C. Several of the routes will even feature adventure bike sections for those riders who feel like getting dirty.
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“My passion for the past decade has been adventure riding,” says Alisa Clickenger, SCMR2020 co-producer. “Given the stunning beauty and remote areas of the country, and the many new full-size and exciting ‘light ADV’ models being introduced to the market, we know that there will be an interest in these beautiful touring opportunities with newfound sisters.”
SCMR2020 has also gathered support from Butler Maps and the Rever mobile application. Both will collaborate on creating the ten routes into the nation's capital. Their extensive experience with tens of thousands of miles scouted and portable navigation and rider-community technology will aid the riders.
Former racer Wendy Newton hopes to join the group for at least part of the ride.
Each route will have unique stops and historical features relating to the Suffrage Movement and women’s history in motorcycling. The epic beauty of the country will reveal itself as each individual tour group merges with others as they head east, with entertaining secondary meet-ups in Sturgis, St. Louis, Raleigh, and Columbus, Ohio. Final routes and timings will be confirmed in 2018 following extensive scouting by the SCMR2020 team.
SCMR2020 is now working with ride route management, media teams, OEMs interested in route hosting, and the final reception in Washington, D.C. Several partner organizations and female riding groups have connected with the team to participate in the ride. With 2.5 years to fine-tune the event, SCMR2020 is destined to become the most influential motorcycle ride in 2020.
The Suffragettes Centennial Ride was envisioned to inspire women to choose to ride in an epic journey alongside other women and couples who aspire to challenge themselves as well as to respect and honor history. Riders and future riders can sign up for an email list at www.centennialride.com Interested organizations, potential sponsors and media can connect via firstname.lastname@example.org.