Changes to event dates, cross-country routes and nationwide celebrations announced for 2021.
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 – 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 Clickenger. “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.”
About Alisa Clickenger: Alisa Clickenger lives and breathes motorcycles. A two-wheeled world traveler, author, tour operator and event producer, Alisa was named a 2019 Dealernews Top 100 People in Powersports. Alisa is the founder of Women’s Motorcycle Tours and the event producer of the highly successful Sisters Centennial Motorcycle Ride (2016). Alisa is also the author of Boost Your Confidence Through Motorcycling: A Woman’s Guide to Being Your Best Self on and Off the Bike, which became an Amazon bestseller. Always working on innovative ways to get new riders to fall in love with motorcycling, Alisa is also on the Women Riders Now Leadership Board. Alisa’s personal mission is to inform, educate and support motorcycle riders globally. In response to COVID-19 social distancing, Alisa launched the Women’s Motorcycle Conference Online in order to bring riders together for education, inspiration and connection virtually. www.WomensMotorcycleTours.com
About the Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride: The Centennial Ride is a nationwide women’s motorcycle celebration that starts in Portland, Oregon, and flows East towards Arlington, Virginia, celebrating the centennial of the signing of the 19th amendment – women’s right to vote. Its cross-country riding route starts in Portland, Oregon and will pick up riders as it crosses the country. For history buffs, there is a self-guided New York Historical route that visits the key 19th-Amendment historical sites. The Centennial Ride is about unity, community and the freedom of the road. The event is for all riders on all makes and models and disciplines of riding including two wheels, three wheels and passengers. The Centennial Ride seeks to change lives, establish life-long friendships, and bring riders together in a way that only epic journeys can. www.CentennialRide.com