SCMR2020 Announces Ten Starting Point

Suffragettes Centennial Motorcycle Ride Announces Ten Starting Locations for 2020 Ride 

Three West Coast cities and seven other starting locations highlight the ride into Washington D.C.11

Nov 30, 2017 Los Angeles, CA: The Suffragettes Centennial Motorcycle Ride (SCMR2020) is announcing the ten cities that will be the starting points for the ride into Washington, D.C. honoring the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Constitutional Amendment. The female and couple-centric ride will start open registrations in 2018 for ten different routes that will all converge into Washington, D.C. in August of 2020 to celebrate American women’s right to vote in elections and honor the Suffragette movement that led the charge.

The primary route will start in San Francisco CA, with Los Angeles CA and Portland OR being the other full cross-country routes that will each take approximately three weeks. Other cities that will be starting points for shorter routes include Denver CO, Milwaukee WI, Dallas TX, Atlanta GA, New York NY, and Orlando FL. The New York and Orlando routes will curve west before merging into the primary east-bound trunk into D.C.

Several of the self-guided tours will incorporate adventure bike appropriate sections as well. “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 is also excited to announce our first support sponsors in Butler Maps and the Rever mobile application. Both will collaborate on creating the ten routes into Washington D.C. Their extensive experience with tens of thousands of miles scouted and amazing portable navigation and rider community technology will be an important element as we formulate routes to be as entertaining and dynamic as possible. The combination of SCMR2020, Butler Maps and the Rever app will deliver an exceptional tour for self-guided as well as fully guided riders on the tour.

Each route will all have unique stops and historical features relating to the Suffrage Movement, historical women in motorcycling, and of course the 19th US Constitutional Amendment. 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 cities such as Sturgis SD, St. Louis MO, Raleigh SC and Columbus OH. Final routes and timings will be confirmed in 2018 following extensive scouting by the SCMR2020 team.

SCMR2020 is working with ride route management, media teams, OEM’s interest in route hosting, and unique staffing needs for each route’s kick-off event and of course 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.

SCMR2020 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 (please enable pop-up windows). Interested organizations, potential sponsors and media can connect via info@centennialride.com.

Ongoing news, rider training links, route maps, stories and features about inspiring female riders will be added to the website in the coming months.

 The Suffragettes Centennial Motorcycle Ride is presented by Women’s Motorcycle Tours, a Limited Liability Company. We recommend that all riders join the American Motorcyclist Association and enjoy the benefits of membership. SCMR2020 media and sponsorship inquires can be directed toinfo@centennialride.com

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BONHAMS’ 8th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS AUCTION

OUTSTANDING VARIETY OF RARE COLLECTORS MOTORCYCLES TO BE OFFERED AT BONHAMS’ 8th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS AUCTION
 
Genuine red Rapide and original condition Knucklehead, along with exemplary SS80, 750S America, several racing Ducatis and more, join world-class assembly.
Los Angeles – December 1st, 2017 – First was the Australian speed record-making and multiple race-winning 1951 Vincent Black Lightning owned and ridden by Jack Ehret – unquestionably one of the most important motorcycles in existence. Now Bonhams is pleased to announce the addition of further rare and important motorcycles to highlight its famous January event.IMG_0495
From the hallowed Vincent marque, a brand for which Bonhams holds the world auction record, is a matching numbers 1950 Rapide Series C Touring Model in original Chinese Red, one of just 76 ever produced. In highly original condition, this rare machine will be accompanied by another highly desirable Vincent, a matching numbers 1950 Black Shadow Series C. Also English, and also tremendously sought after, is a 1926 Brough Superior SS80 from one of the most legendary motorcycle manufacturers in history.
From the United States is truly a standout machine – a 1938 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead in original, unrestored, running condition. Just two owners from new, it was purchased by the vendor from the son of the original owner. With the interest in Knuckleheads having exploded recently, this time-warp motorcycle is sure to bring strong interest.
Italian offerings include an exemplary 1975 MV Agusta 750S America that is also just two owners from new and has the four-into-four race exhausts and a tank autographed by John Surtees. And from the world-renowned Silverman Museum Racing Collection are four exceptional motorcycles of remarkable pedigree: 1954 Ducati 125 Marianna Sport, 1955 Ceccato Corsa 75 SOHC, c.1956 Ducati 100 Gran Sport and 1958 Ducati 125 Grand Prix Racer.
Says Andy Barrett, Bonhams’ Motorcycle Specialist, “We’re delighted to be returning to the world-famous Rio for Bonhams 8th annual Las Vegas sale with some exceptional machines to accompany the exquisite Vincent Black Lightning. There are some outstanding classic, vintage and pioneer examples already consigned, such as the 1926 Brough Superior SS80 and original 1938 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead, and we’re looking forward to what promises to be another stellar sale.”
“I am very excited to have joined the Bonhams team for what will be my first Las Vegas sale,” says Bonhams’ newest Motoring Department appointee, Craig Mallery. “There are some truly remarkable machines and I am looking forward to seeing Las Vegas transformed into the center of the world for collectable motorcycles.” 
 
To learn more about the Thursday, January 25th auction at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, including how to register to bid and order a catalog, visit bonhams.com/vegas.

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NYC, J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Photos & Post by Jack McIntyre:   Well it’s a nice stretch of weather up here in the North East, so the wife & I decided to get out of Philly for the weekend & run up to NYC, where the entire world is gathering to look at the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.tree

With that checked off the list, we headed over the the Javitz Center to meet my buddy Jeff Najer (BIKER PROS), who runs the J&P Cycle Continue reading NYC, J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Briar Bauman and J.D. Beach to Represent U.S.A. in 2017 Superprestigio Dirt Track

2DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 24, 2017) – American Flat Track competitors Briar Bauman and J.D. Beach will represent the U.S.A. in the fifth international Superprestigio Dirt Track event in Barcelona, Spain, on December 16, 2017.

The prestigious invitations to Bauman and Beach come on the heels of news that recently crowned – and four-time – MotoGP champion Marc Marquez will not participate in this year’s Superprestigio event. Marquez, who’s won two of the four Superprestigio events (with American Flat Track star Brad Baker winning the other two), took himself out of contention for a third win recently due to the physical and mental wear-and-tear of the MotoGP championship. “I need some rest,” Marquez said recently, “and it’s time for other Spanish riders to win the Superprestigio!” Continue reading Briar Bauman and J.D. Beach to Represent U.S.A. in 2017 Superprestigio Dirt Track

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