Meet With Motorcycle Personality Cris Sommer-Simmons During Daytona Bike Week

Last September – through my Blog – you followed her along the 3325 miles of the Cannonball Endurance Run riding her beloved 1915 Harley-Davidson named Effie from Kitty Hawk, NC to the Pier of Santa Monica, CA. She is the only American woman to have completed such a run. She also authored the best seller book,  “American Motorcycle Girls 1900 To 1950” an Amazon best seller in its category. Because of her accomplishments, she is an inductee in the National Motorcycle Hall Of Fame, in the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation and in the Sturgis Hall Of fame.

Yesterday she was in Eustis, Florida at the AMCA Vintage Days. Today she arrived in Daytona.  During Bike Week, Cris will be sharing her presence between  the Harley-Davidson Women’s Area on Beach Street and the Progressive International Motorcycle Show at the Ocean Center on North Atlantic Avenue. A great opportunity for you to meet with her, talk about women motorcyclists, get her autograph on her books (only at IMS Show), exchange road stories from the Cannonball Run and of course get a close look at Effie, her 1915 3-speed 11J Twin Harley-Davidson. Days and hours after the jump.

Harley-Davidson Women’s Area on Beach Street. Sat. March 5th- noon -2pm. Sun. March 6th-  2-4pm. Mon. March 7th- 2-4pm. Tues. March 8th- 8:30-9:30 am and then 2-4pm. Wed., March 9th- 3-5 pm. Thurs. March 10th- 3-5pm. Fri., March 11th- 4:30 to 6pm. Sat., March 12th- 10am-noon.

IMS show signing The American Motorcycle Girls , 1900 to 1950 book: (The is the only place she will be signing these books in Daytona) Wed., March 9th  1-2pm. Thurs., March 10th 10 am -noon. Fri. March 11th 3-4pm.

After Daytona Effie will go to Milwaukee and be on display at the Harley-Davidson museum until Fall.

10 Responses to “Meet With Motorcycle Personality Cris Sommer-Simmons During Daytona Bike Week”

  1. 1 Rick Hamilton Mar 5th, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Great Lady leading by example.

  2. 2 Matt Thompson Mar 5th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Have to stop by to check her machine.

  3. 3 burnout Mar 5th, 2011 at 11:07 am

    A true biker. peace

  4. 4 rags Mar 6th, 2011 at 9:09 am

    great ride

  5. 5 Brenda Fox Mar 6th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Right on!

    Awesome motorcyclist and adding to that …. a great women rider.
    Way to represent girl!!!

  6. 6 Charlie Lecach Mar 7th, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I hope Cris will bring Effie to the annual Freeway magazine party in Daytona (for customizers & press only…) !

  7. 7 Mark Mar 7th, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Cris Sommer-Simmons will be at the National Motorcycle Museum display at the Daytona Beach IMS, Ocean Center on Atlantic during these hours:

    Wednesday March 9th, 1 pm to 2 pm
    Thursday, March 10th, 10 am till noon
    Friday, March 11, 3 pm to 4 pm

    We will have a limited number of her great book on hand for purchase all days of the show, but for Cris’s signing during the above hours.



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  9. 9 Calif Phil Mar 7th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I had the pleasure to shake her hand at Daytona. Nice lady!

  10. 10 Nancy Mar 8th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    It was an honor to ride along with you today at the MDA women’s ride in Daytona!

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