As the June 2022 Chix on 66 event approaches, sponsors are coming forth in support of the event. AMCA’s Riveter Chapter has announced Motorcycle Cannonball/Cross Country Chase’s sponsorship of the event that follows Route 66 from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, June 11-25. Read the press release below for more information.
November 10, 2021—Riveter Chapter of the AMCA proudly announces that the Motorcycle Cannonball/Cross Country Chase will provide sponsorship for our Chix on 66 event June 11-25, 2022. This sponsorship provides numerous benefits, including Chix on 66 participants having access to Cannonball Travel which will simplify their hotel/motel booking, and sweep support for riders who may experience mechanical difficulties or breakdowns.
Chix on 66 is a cross-country ride that follows Route 66 from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California. Riveter Chapter President Karan Andrea says, “We are fortunate that Jason Sims has offered his support for the Chix on 66 event. His depth of knowledge and experience is valuable to us as this is our first event, and it has been no small undertaking. Working with Jason immediately elevates what we can offer our Chix riders. I also hope that through this experience, some of our members will be inspired to compete in the Chase or the Cannonball.”
The Motorcycle Cannonball, which ran its inaugural event in 2010, is the most difficult antique endurance race in the world. Riders compete on a transcontinental route of at minimum 3,000 miles on century-old motorcycles. Jason Sims, owner/operator of the Motorcycle Cannonball and the Cross Country Chase, comments, “We’re proud to be a supporter of Chix on 66 and the new female-focused Riveter Chapter. We’re encouraged that Chix on 66 is putting events together to attract women to the hobby.”
The Cross Country Chase, similar in structure, is a test of endurance, speed, navigation and knowledge. Riders on the Chase also compete on a slightly shorter cross-country route on antique motorcycles built between 1930 and 1960.
The Motorcycle Cannonball proved that 100-year-old bikes can and should be ridden cross country, and in the last 11 years, the governing body has fine-tuned the vintage endurance motorcycle event. The Cross Country Chase built on the groundwork of the Cannonball and brought the opportunity and challenge of cross-country navigation to a different set of vintage motorcycle owners.
The 2022 Motorcycle Chase will also be traversing the U.S. on Route 66 in September, so it made sense for them to pair with Chix on 66, which will be run in June of 2022.