Adeline VanBuren (1889-1949) & Augusta Van Buren (1884-)
Even though the Van Buren sisterís didnít have the right to vote, it didnít stop them from living large and pursuing their dreams. Together, the two women covered a distance of 5,500 miles to cross the United States and become the first women to cycle the country by motorcycle (1916). The journey from New York to San Francisco took sixty days, and was fraught with mud, rain, washouts and hazardous roads. After this extraordinary accomplishment, Adeline heroically volunteered for the army, but was rejected because of her gender.