The Riveter Chapter of the AMCA is the first one focused on women, and the chapter will be having its first riding event on Route 66 from June 11-26, 2022. This event is unique in more ways than one, as not only is it female-oriented, but riders will be able to move at their own pace by following a turn-by-turn app rather than keeping with the group the whole time. Read the press release below for more information.
On September 30, the Riveter Chapter became the first woman-focused, nationwide chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America.
The purpose of this chapter is to bring female AMCA members together in a single chapter to concentrate their talents, give women motorcyclists an increased awareness of their own history, and raise visibility of women in the sport. By doing so, we will increase women’s awareness of each other, and improve connections between women in the sport through visibility and networking. A chapter containing powerful, talented, dynamic women will give all women riders inspiring role models.
The Riveter Chapter’s first AMCA-sponsored event will be the “Chix on 66” ride scheduled to take place June 11-June 26, 2022. Up to 40 women motorcyclists will meet in Chicago, Illinois, to ride Route 66, the “Mother Road,” to Santa Monica, California. This is the classic American journey on classic machines, with some women riding vintage motorcycles, and others making the trip on modern mounts.
Each day the group will begin and end together, but each woman will make the journey what she wants it to be. Instead of riding in a single pack, a turn-by-turn app will allow each rider to follow the route at her own pace. There will be a list of suggested hotel accommodations for each stop. If some opt for a camping experience, they can arrange that for themselves.
This ride will span the entirety of Route 66, covering anywhere from 100 to 300 miles per day. Most days will be around 200 miles, allowing for an easy pace, and ample time to stop for photos and exploration of the iconic points of interest along the Mother Road. Anyone who is interested in participating in the ride can email email@example.com. You can also find information at chixon66.com, facebook.com/chixon66, or Instagram @chixon66.
We are also still accepting charter members of the Riveter Chapter through December 31, 2021. While this chapter is women-focused, meaning our activities, events and newsletters will feature and promote women riders, both contemporary and historic, we welcome anyone with an AMCA membership who would like to become a member. If you would like to join, please send your name, AMCA member number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not an AMCA member, it’s easy to join online at antiquemotorcycle.org. You do not have to own an antique motorcycle to join the AMCA, or the Riveter Chapter. For more information, go to riveterchapter.com or Instagram @riveterchapteramca.