You know that sheer thrill when you feel the wind in your hair and hear the rumble of a Harley-Davidson as you take it on the open road? I first felt it at just 12 years old. My uncle took me on his Harley-Davidson Softail to the Oyster Run in Washington, and during that ride I knew I had found my passion in life.
Actor Keanu Reeves, and his business partner, Gard Hollinger, are introducing a custom production motorcycle from Arch Motorcycle Company. I had the opportunity to talk exclusively with Keanu Reeves for an article I wrote for American Iron magazine. I was the only journalist at the time given access to the actor to discuss his passion for motorcycling.
Four women are participating in this year’s Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run, taking place September 5 – 21, 2014, the largest number of female participants since the coast-to-coast vintage motorcycle endurance rally began in 2010. They women are all riding pre-1936 motorcycles, which makes the journey all the more challenging.
Some of you may already know Lois Pryce, otherwise known as “Lois on the Loose,” (the name of her first book). She’s the energetic and adventurous fiery red-head from England who’s become known in motorcycling circles for her courageous solo motorcycle tours of the world, including politically dangerous countries like her most recent trip to Iran.
In October 2011 Kathleen Sloan—aka HBC (“Hot Biker Chick”)—participated in a Michigan bike run benefitting a local fund for firefighters. She soon found herself smack dab in the middle of a pack of 400 bikers flanked by a fire truck. On the sides of the road, crowds of people waved flags, cheered, and gave the riders the thumbs up. The sights and sounds brought her to tears.