Sommer-Simmons has been allowing young, aspiring female riders sit on her bike during breaks along the Cannonball route.
After 10 stages of the 2016 Motorcycle Cannonball, most of the riders have encountered mechanical problems of some sort, although some riders have had a perfect run between the start of the race and the end of Stage 10 in Durango, Colo., on Sept. 20.
There is a 23-way tie for first, and 28 riders are officially out of the race after they did not finish eight or more stages throughout the journey thus far.
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Cris Sommer-Simmons dropped to seventh in the standings after Stage 10.
"[I] made it over two passes today," Sommer-Simmons said on Facebook after completing Stage 10. "Wolf Creek pass was tough, but Effie [her bike] pulled me up and over. Tired and glad we are safely in Durango. I love this bike. I think we are both going to be retired from the Cannonball after this!"
Yet another young girl aboard Sommer-Simmons' bike.
Sommer-Simmons was traveling Wednesday, Sept. 21, with the remaining riders to Page, Ariz., the end of Stage 11.
The 90 riders left Sept. 10 from Atlantic City, N.J., each riding a motorcycle that is at least 100 years old. The entire trip is 3,304 miles.
The race is held in honor of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Erwin "Cannonball" Baker's record-setting 11-day ride in 1914.
For full results from Stage 10, visit www.motorcyclecannonball.com.
To view the detailed schedule for the ride, visit www.motorcyclecannonball.com/theroute.