Avis and Effie Hotchkiss

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Avis and Effie Hotchkiss, Salt Lake City, 1915
At Pacific Ocean, 1915

Avis and Effie Hotchkiss, mother and daughter from Brooklyn, New York, were pioneering motorcyclists. In 1915, they completed a 9,000-mile (14,000 km)[1] round trip ride from New York to San Francisco and back on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle-sidecar combination.[2] In so doing they became the first transcontinental female motorcyclists.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Mullins, p. 18
  2. ^ a b Harley-Davidson Museum
  3. ^ Miller, p. 186
  4. ^ American Motorcyclist, 2006