AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Cris Sommer-Simmons is one of 90 riders on a cross country trek this week in honor of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Erwin "Cannonball" Baker's record-setting 11-day ride in 1914.
For the 2016 Motorcycle Cannonball ride, participants must use a motorcycle that is at least 100 years old.
On Sept. 10, the riders departed Atlantic City, N.J., on their 3,304 mile route across the country in hopes of arriving at San Diego, Calif., on Sept. 25.
It is 15 days on the road, with only one day off. Most of the route will be on two-lane back roads with less than 100 miles of the trip on interstate highways.
Stage 1 on Sept. 10 was 152 miles and ended in York, Pa., and Stage 2 on Sept. 11 was 228 miles and stopped in Morgantown, W.Va.
On Monday, Sept. 12, for Stage 3, the riders had their sights set on Chillicothe, Ohio, 218 miles from their West Virginia stopping point.
Sommer-Simmons had accumulated 596 points aboard her 1915 Harley-Davidson. She sits in second place, after a 27-way tie for first with riders having a perfect 600 points.
For full results from Stage 3, visit www.motorcyclecannonball.com.
To view the detailed schedule for the ride, visit www.motorcyclecannonball.com/theroute.