New Dates and Route For the Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride
The following is a press release from April 7, 2021…
The Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride is an AMA-sanctioned nationwide women’s motorcycle ride celebration that celebrates the centennial of the signing of the 19th amendment, women’s right to vote.
The new dates of the event are July 31-August 20, 2021.
The Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride cross-country riders will kick off the three-week celebration in beautiful Portland, Oregon on July 31, 2021. Riding East to the Women’s Motorcycle Festival and Conference, the event will gain momentum as the women’s motorcycle event crosses the United States. The group will travel along scenic two-lane roads, visit historical sites and dazzle riders to the many splendors of riding across America. There are three places where Women Motorcycle riders can join the event: Portland, Sturgis, or Knoxville, and ride to the Women’s Motorcycle Festival and Conference in Arlington, VA.
“Last year I was extremely disappointed that COVID-19 interrupted our 2020 plans for the Centennial Ride, but now I see that as a blessing,” said Clickenger. “I am quite certain that our 2021 celebration will be even more spectacular because I am now able to take the ideas collected from two years of planning and development, plus a scouting ride in August of 2020, and put them all together in an event that will leave an even more indelible mark on the history of women and motorcycling.”
The riders who start at the beginning of the event in Portland will travel along the North Cascades Highway crossing the Bridge of the Gods, then experience must-ride motorcycle roads like Lolo Pass and the Needles Highway. The event offers a two-day visit in the Black Hills area visiting Mt. Rushmore, riding the Black Hills, seeing Devil’s Tower, and attending the Biker Belles Group Ride and Celebration at the 81st Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The riders will also have a chance to ride through the striking Badlands National Park as well as have a full day to ride inside Yellowstone National Park.
Another full day will be spent in Knoxville, TN, where on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was signed and Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, making women’s suffrage legal in the United States. A full day will be spent in downtown Knoxville. After participating in the Knoxville celebration, the event will continue towards Arlington, Virginia, where riders can participate in the Women’s Motorcycle Festival and Conference.
This is the first LIVE Women’s Motorcycle Festival and Conference hosted by Alisa Clickenger and Women’s Motorcycle Tours. The event kickoff is Thursday, August 19, 2021, with Clickenger hosting a morning of professional development for Women in Powersports. Thursday afternoon the cross-country Centennial riders and conference attendees arrive and join in a celebratory dinner. Interested participants can learn more about the conference and how to get tickets from http://bit.ly/wmcLIVEtix.
Concurrent nationwide Centennial celebrations will take place on August 20-21, 2021,coinciding with the Women’s Motorcycle Conference and the live presentations will be broadcast to Celebration Cities around the world. Celebrations are scheduled in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Dallas, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando and New York. Those parties interested in hosting a City Celebration are encouraged to contact Clickenger for more information.
“I led a very successful cross-country event in 2016, and I now understand the power, excitement and impact that a cross-country event can offer. The camaraderie and friendships that form over the course of our Centennial events change lives, establish life-long friendships, and bring riders together in a way that only epic motorcycle journeys can,” said Clickenger.
To learn more about the ride, how to participate, and to see the full itinerary, visit centennialride.com.
The following is a press release from May 2020
Changes to event dates, cross-country routes and nationwide celebrations announced for 2021.
This is a press release from Women’s Motorcycle Tours…
North Carolina (May 21, 2020) — With COVID-19 disrupting motorcycle gatherings worldwide, and in order to keep our riders safe as well as offer the most joyous and carefree celebration, Women’s Motorcycle Tours has decided to postpone the Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride to 2021. The new event dates are July 31 to August 20, 2021.
The Centennial Ride will now feature one cross-country route, the Portland Celebration Route. Cross-country riders will gather in Portland on July 31, 2021, and embark on a journey east, picking up riders and gaining momentum as the event crosses the United States. The group will travel along scenic two-lane roads, visit historical sites and treat riders to the many splendors of riding across America. A revised and enhanced New York Historical Route will now be offered as a self-guided route option.
Concurrent nationwide Centennial celebrations will now take place on the day following the conclusion of the Centennial Ride, August 21, 2021. These nationwide Centennial Celebrations will coincide with the Women’s Motorcycle Conference, scheduled for August 20-21, 2021. Centennial Celebrations are scheduled in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Dallas, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando and New York.
“While I am disappointed that COVID-19 has interrupted our 2020 plans for the Centennial Ride, I am quite certain that our 2021 Celebration will be even more spectacular,” said Alisa Clickenger, founder of Women’s Motorcycle Tours. “I am now able to take the ideas collected from two years of planning and development and put them together in new ways to create an event that will leave an even more indelible mark on the history of women and motorcycling.”
For more information on sponsorship for the Centennial Ride, visit centennialride.com or contact Alisa@WomensMotorcycleTours.com.