The Sturgis Buffalo Chip and Harley-Davidson are teaming up for the Sturgis Rally’s preeminent celebration of women in motorcycling.
The fifth annual Biker Belles ride & celebration will take place Tuesday, Aug. 6, with registration and events starting at the Lodge of Deadwood, followed by an escorted ride to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip for a special riders’ reception and charity auction.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online by logging onto BikerBelles.com. Ticket sales go to support Helping with Horsepower and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. The annual Biker Belles Celebration will kick off in historic Deadwood, SD, with special events for all Biker Belles participants. A comfort zone, including massage, shopping and other amenities will be available as well as a photo booth for fun snapshots with fellow Biker Belles.
An inspiring Symposium paneled by leading women in the industry, including Shelly Rossemeyer, Laura Klock, and Jessi Combs will follow registration. An escorted ride through the beautiful canyons of the Black Hills will be led by Ride Captain Meg McDonough and arrive at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. The special Biker Belles reception at the Chip’s Russ Brown Events Center highlights fun, friends, and fashion with live music provided by none other than Iron Cowgirl Missy, a biker fashion show featuring Harley-Davidson MotorClothes, and live and silent auctions of donated items from industry companies.
To top off the festivities, Shelly Rossmeyer and the Rossmeyer family of Destination Daytona have generously donated a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to be customized by moto-celebrity Jessi Combs, show host of All Girls Garage and Overhaulin’. The finished bike will be featured in the live auction, which is open to the public this year to help broaden the message of support for women in motorcycling.
Toni Woodruff (Project Manager of Biker Belles, Sturgis Buffalo Chip) says: “It doesn’t get any bigger in Sturgis than the Buffalo Chip and Harley-Davidson. We are very excited to be working with Harley-Davidson and Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, as part of one the most iconic brands in motorcycling. The Biker Belles Celebration is a distinctive event, showcasing the women motorcycling community’s generosity by supporting two deserving charities while providing women riders a home, a platform, and an opportunity to have fun and celebrate motorcycling.”
Tickets for the 2013 Biker Belles celebration are available at BikerBelles.com or by calling (605) 347-9000. The ticket contribution is $45 per person with 100% going directly to the chosen charities. This ride is open to all men, women, riders and non-riders who support women in motorcycling. Tickets to Tuesday’s concert headliner, Toby Keith, may be purchased separately.