Cris Simmons Is Only American Woman On 3,300 Mile Motorcycle Trek
(WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.) Doobie Brothers co-founder, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Pat Simmons and his wife Cristine are noted motorcycle enthusiasts, and their devotion to the sport is currently in evidence somewhere on the roads of America. Cris Simmons is the only American woman competing in the Pre-1916 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run that started Sept. 10.
While gearing up for the Doobies' Sept. 28 release World Gone Crazy and between tour dates, Pat Simmons is serving on his wife's support crew. After all, the two met at the world-famous Sturgis Rally and share a lifelong love of biking. In taking on the grueling 17-day journey, Cris is riding a 1915 Harley Davidson from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to Santa Monica, California. The ride comes to a close Sept. 26.
When not cheering his wife on, Pat continues to perform with the Doobie Brothers as the band gears up for the release of their first album in 10 years. "Nobody," the lead single from the HOR Records release, debuted in the top 30 at Triple A radio stations and its video has been added at VH1 Classic.
The album is quintessential Doobie Brothers, breaking new ground with sounds and styles in a way that reflects the band's four-decade embrace of diverse influences. Known for mixing world-class musicianship with wildly popular hook-laden rock, the Doobie Brothers represent the best of American music in all its breadth. Tour details and more are available at www.doobiebros.com.