Two things fueled Bessie Stringfield’s riveting life on the open road: “the man upstairs” and 27 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. She wasn’t a badass. She was a rebel. She was a black woman during the Jim Crow era reveling in her freedom, despite the odds stacked against her. Her faith made her fearless, her motorcycles made her fast, and she managed to dodge danger at many turns. She was married six times, but her one true love was the thrill of the road.
To calm her mind, VP and CIO of Harley-Davidson, Taren Rodabaugh, fires up her Fat Boy® or maybe her CVO™ Street Glide® motorcycle. She believes riding not only helps women clear their minds, but gives them the confidence to feel like they can do anything they set their minds to.
83,000 vets are still missing from wars dating back to WWII. While hundreds of thousands of motorcycles roar in remembrance at this week’s Rolling Thunder ride, the men and women of the DPAA work quietly and steadfastly to bring home the Missing in Action.
This summer promises to be one for the record books for riders. Choose from the hottest rides and rallies happening around the country. Log your miles with Ride 365 and “check in” at various Harley-Davidson® stations.