SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Women motorcyclists from all over the country have gathered at the Lyman and Merrie Wood museum in Springfield to commemorate this 100 year milestone accomplishment.
During a 60 day transcontinental journey, the Van Buren sisters rode Indian power plus motorcycles that were built in Springfield. 100 years later, 100 women are honoring these trailblazing female motorcyclists on a ride that will replicate the one they traveled back in 1916. Motorcyclist Chris Flohr told 22News it’s an amazing feeling to celebrate heroines of the past, while also inspiring women of the future.
Chris Flohr said, “It’s a big historical event and we’re pushing forward to bring awareness of it. If I can do it, you can do it, if I can do it anybody can do it. Kids that see us it’s the next generation of strength in our communities and in our world.”
The sister’s centennial motorcycle ride hopes to provide a great riding experience, while promoting the visibility of female motorcycling role models. The women will begin their cross country ride tomorrow, and expect to reach their final destination of San Francisco, California on July 23rd.