“Because she did it, we can.” That seemed to be the theme of about 300 female motorcycle riders from around the country who decided the greater Daytona Beach area was the starting point of this year’s ride to honor one of their own. Bessie Stringfield was the first Black woman to ride a motorcycle solo across the country in 1930 at age 19. Ms. Stringfield was known as “the Motorcycle Queen of Miami.” There have been eight other rides to honor her, but this one will be part of a documentary film by L.A. Producer Diane Fredel-Weis, a native of Miami whose films have screened on Showtime and in film festivals worldwide along with Beth Hubbard, executive producer of the “Summer of Soul” on Hulu and producer of an upcoming CNN Films/HBO Max documentary about Arthur Ashe.

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