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.
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.