Five Women Riders Coast to Coast for “Highway Runaways Ride”
Harley-Davidson is supporting photographer and motorcyclist Lanakila “Lana” MacNaughton and the “Highway Runaways Ride”. Lana is known for her “Women’s Moto Exhibit,” and is leading four of her closest female friends on a cross country Harley-Davidson motorcycle journey, which started on July 3rd in Brooklyn, New York. This four-week tour will end in San Francisco.
The Highway Runaways Ride is inspired by the infamous Avis and Effie Hotchkiss ride in 1915, when the mother and daughter became the first women to ride their Harley-Davidson motorcycle across the U.S. It was 100 years ago Avis and Effie Hotchkiss rode 9,000 miles across the country from New York to San Francisco. To pay homage to these iconic women, rider-photographer Lana and her closest female friends have embarked on a similar route, doing it their own way, and using Lana’s camera to capture the journey.
Specializing in the photography of the modern-day female motorcyclists, MacNaughton has dedicated her career to capturing and revealing the courageous and beautiful women who live to ride. During the 4,500-mile trek, MacNaughton will collect stories from women riders and take photographs of those who share her passion for the open road.
Lana and the others will ride through the Southeast, then across the southern U.S. before heading west to their final stop. They will visit Atlanta, Nashville, Austin, Albuquerque, Denver, and Reno. Along the way, they will stop at Southern Devil Harley-Davidson, Cartersville, Ga. (July 5) and Rocky Mountain Harley-Davidson, Denver (July 22). The Highway Runaways Ride concludes in San Francisco, after logging some 4,500 miles and hundreds of memories. MacNaughton’s Women’s Moto Exhibit is also being featured at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee during its Custom Bike Show Weekend, Sept. 4-6, 2015.