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Imogen takes a Coast to Coast Ride to celebrate Harley-Davidson’s women Riders

Imogen takes a Coast to Coast Ride to celebrate Harley-Davidson’s women Riders

Harley-Davidsoncelebrated 100 years of strong and confident women riders by supporting renowned photographer and motorcyclist Lana MacNaughton and the Highway Runaways Ride. Distinguished for her “Women’s Moto Exhibit,” MacNaughton is leading four of her closest female friends including 5-Ball Leather & tattoo model, Imogen, on a cross-country Harley-Davidson motorcycle journey, starting July 3, when she kicks off the ride in Brooklyn, New York. This four-week tour ended in San Francisco.

Harley-Davidson is Celebrating 100 years and Leather Tattoo model  Imogen is helping out

The Highway Runaways Ride was 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. Many women have blazed their own trail in the sport of motorcycling, and MacNaughton leads a modern-day celebration of how women riders are unleashing their rebellious spirit and living life on their terms. Like the Hotchkiss ride 101 years ago, the Highway Runaways Ride is also being powered by Harley-Davidson.

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, McNaughton collected stories from women riders and take photographs of those who share her passion for the open road.

    “This ride embodies the spirit of strong and powerful women. Riding a Harley is about escaping the authority and the structure of mundane life; running away is our dream and it has now become our reality,” MacNaughton says.

Through the Highway Runaways Ride, MacNaughton and her friends are exhibiting their freedom and independence on two-wheels, and they aren’t the only ones riding Harleys to exhibit their strong and powerful spirit. In a survey commissioned by Harley-Davidson, a majority of women riders said that motorcycling made them happier, more confident and feel sexier. MacNaughton is providing a glimpse into motorcycling on these terms, using her camera to capture experiences along way. The pictures are posted on both Lana and Harley-Davidson’s social media channels at @womensmotoexhibit and @harleydavidson, using #hwyrunaways.


A Highway Runaways Kickoff Party took place on July 2, at The Shop in Brooklyn, 234 Starr Street. The party, presented by Harley-Davidson, started at 5:30 p.m. and lasted until close. The night featureed bands, bikes, beer, a special guest speaker and a chance to meet the women of the ride.

Once on the road, Lana and the others road 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. and Rocky Mountain Harley-Davidson, Denver. 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.

The Highway Runaways Ride showcases women’s spirit to break down barriers and ride in their style. Visit for more inspiration and information about MacNaughton and the Highway Runaways Ride, and the many opportunities available for women to start their own riding experiences or take their motorcycling journey to the next level.

About Imogen Lehtonen

Imogen is a family member of the founders of the legendary jewelry company, Great Frog London. The Great Frog has been hand making epic jewelry out of their basement in London since 1972. While legends such as Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Metallica, Slash, Aerosmith and more wear their pieces, one look at these insane gems speaks for itself. Imogen works on a pieces right in the shop. It is a rad space which is decked out with photography from the great Ross Halfin, bikes built by Uwe Ehinger, and trinkets from everywhere you can imagine. If you are in the LA area, do yourself a favor and stop by the Great Frog. Website:

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson at

About Lana MacNaughton

Lanakila MacNaughton is a Portland based photographer and motorcyclist. After developing a passion for motorcycles in her early twenties, she started documenting the many facets of motorcycle culture through her lens shooting in medium format on a Hasselblad CM. MacNaughton is the creator of renowned traveling exhibition “The Women's Moto Exhibit” documenting the new wave of modern female motorcyclists—revealing the brave, courageous and beautiful women that live to ride. The show promotes a new perception of female empowerment and inspires an independence and liberation through motorcycling. Lana aims to discover female riders from diverse communities, riding backgrounds, styles and influence finding connectivity amongst riders from these different areas—ultimately changing the way women are perceived not only in the motorcycle community but society as a whole.

Dr. Jack Tequila has two passions, motorcycles and tequila. He resides on a sailboat in the port city Wilmington, NC.From time to time, Dr. Jack will throw a few tidbits and observations our way.

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