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'Star Trek' star William Shatner to travel across US on three-wheeled motorcycle

  • FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, William Shatner poses for a portrait in New York. The "Star Trek" star has partnered with custom motorcycle builder American Wrench to create the Rivet motorcycle.  The eight-day journey will launch June 23, 2015, outside Chicago, Illinois, and make stops in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Amarillo, Texas; Albuquerque and Flagstaff, New Mexico; and Las Vegas, Nevada; before arriving in Los Angeles, California on June 30. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, William Shatner poses for a portrait in New York. The "Star Trek" star has partnered with custom motorcycle builder American Wrench to create the Rivet motorcycle. The eight-day journey will launch June 23, 2015, outside Chicago, Illinois, and make stops in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Amarillo, Texas; Albuquerque and Flagstaff, New Mexico; and Las Vegas, Nevada; before arriving in Los Angeles, California on June 30. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by courtesy of American Wrench/Rivet Motors shows American Wrench's Rivet motorcycle. "Star Trek" star, William Shatner, has partnered with custom motorcycle builder American Wrench to create the Rivet motorcycle. Shatner is boldly traveling across the U.S. on the three-wheeled motorcycle launching the journey June 23, 2015, outside of Chicago. (American Wrench/Rivet Motors via AP)

    This photo provided by courtesy of American Wrench/Rivet Motors shows American Wrench's Rivet motorcycle. "Star Trek" star, William Shatner, has partnered with custom motorcycle builder American Wrench to create the Rivet motorcycle. Shatner is boldly traveling across the U.S. on the three-wheeled motorcycle launching the journey June 23, 2015, outside of Chicago. (American Wrench/Rivet Motors via AP)  (The Associated Press)

William Shatner is boldly traveling across the U.S. on three-wheeled motorcycle.

The "Star Trek" star announced plans Monday for the cross-country mission to promote his custom motorcycle and raise awareness about the American Legion.

Shatner partnered with motorcycle builder American Wrench to create the Rivet motorcycle. The Aurora, Illinois-based company says the silver studded bike is inspired by the B-17 bomber.

The eight-day journey will launch June 23 outside Chicago and make stops in St. Louis; Kansas City, Missouri; Oklahoma City; Amarillo, Texas; Albuquerque; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Las Vegas before arriving in Los Angeles on June 30.

Shatner will be joined on the 2,400-mile ride by members of the American Legion and American Wrench crew. The company is planning to sell limited quantities of his Shatner's trike.