Category Archives: Women Motorcyclists
When the odometer on the motorcycle belonging to one of Dan Maxey‘s best customers rolled over to 200,000, he decided to throw her a party.
Only about 20 percent of motorcycle riders log 200,000 miles across multiple bikes, said Maxey, who owns Maxey’s Cycles in Oklahoma City. Maybe 2 percent hit the milestone on one motorcycle. And as a female rider, reaching the 200,000-mile mark is extremely rare.
“I bet there’s not 10 or 15 women nationwide that have put 200,000 miles on one motorcycle,” Maxey said. “She’s a one-percenter, an extremist that rides.”
Saturday, Maxey held a party at his dealership, 4112 NW 39, to honor Denise Dickenson, of Oklahoma City, and her Yamaha FZ1. About 50 friends and fellow riders came to eat hot dogs and cake and congratulate her. The dealership gave her a new pink riding jacket and a certificate for a free service.
Dickenson, an IT specialist, bought the motorcycle new from Maxey’s Cycles in 2001. She’s ridden it all over the central, southeastern and southwestern parts of the country. With no spouse or children and a surplus of vacation time, she’s free to ride nearly every weekend and take several longer trips each year.
Read more: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-city-woman-hits-200000-miles-on-her-motorcycle/article/3661565#ixzz1qWPBBqLh
Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Night at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip: Celebrating Women of Motorcycling
Women motorcyclists start the engines and get ready for a full day in Sturgis of being honored. This summer Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys will be celebrating Women of Motorcycling at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Biker Belles’ celebration Wed August 8, 2012.
From August 6th – August 12th, 2012, the small town of Sturgis, South Dakota will be transformed into a biker’s paradise. Like many years past, motorcyclists from all over the country and the world will head to Sturgis, South Dakota, to participate in this one-of-a-kind rally. Luckily, this year’s event is already shaping up to be a great one, with great musical acts like Boston, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Sugarland playing at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground.
On August 8, 2012, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground will kick off the special day for women with the annual Biker Belles’ Event. This ride, open to both men and women riders, celebrates real women, real stories and real fun. Afterwards the party continues at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip with a special Biker Belle™ shindig including food, beverages, shopping, fashion show, silent and live auction along with entertainment by Iron Cowgirl Missy. The evening’s festivities will be highlighted with a headliner concert in the Sturgis Buffalo Chip amphitheater and the Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys special party in the Top Shelf Suite.
Tickets for the 2012 Biker Belles™ celebration are available by visiting http://www.bikerbelles.com or by calling (605) 347-9000.
To win tickets to the Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Night of Celebrating Women of Motorcycling in the Top Shelf Suite at the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip, sign up for BAM or be a current BAM member.
What is BAM? First and foremost, it is the nation’s top volunteer network of motorcyclists helping motorcyclists with over 1.5 million members across the country. This free membership entitles members to free legal advice, emergency roadside motorcycle service, a 24 hour toll free motorcyclist hotline, an emergency I.D. card, and more. Secondly, BAM offers unparalleled legal assistance if hurt in a motorcycle accident.
To learn more about BAM or Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorney’s Night of Celebrating Women of Motorcycling, call 1-800-4-BIKERS today, stop by the BAM Booth at major rallies across the US or check it out online http://www.russbrown.com.
After cliaming a bronze medal in the NSW All Schools Triatholon, Stephanie Coates went from peddle power on the tar to engine power on the dirt, competing at the NSW junior long track titles held at Woodstock, near Cowra.
Lining up for the 85cc to 150cc junior girls big wheel 11 to under 16 years class, Steph’s championship got off to a rocky beginning after a bad start in her first race.
Steph fought back showing a dogged determination, consistently placing third in all of her races for the rest of the title meeting.
Dad Steve said the Woodstock long track was a big, fast circuit which suited Stephanie.
“Steph put in some good rides against some healthy competition.
“Girls had travelled from as far away as the Victorian boarder to compete,” Steve said.
“The Cowra Motorcycle Club had prepared the track to perfection which allowed some seriously fast racing across all classes.”
Steph is the daughter of Steve and Jane Coates.
Nowhere is the passion and dedication of women motorcyclists more apparent than at an AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference. The popular event returns July 26-29, 2012, this time in Carson City, Nev. – one of the West’s premier motorcycling destinations.
The AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference focuses on educating, encouraging, inspiring and mentoring women in the lifestyle and sport of motorcycling.
Early registration of $125 is available now exclusively for AMA members here. After April 30, 2012, registration will increase to $175 for AMA members and be available to non-AMA members for $235.
Tigra Tsujikawa (AMA Marketing Manager) says: “Regardless of bike brand, riding preference or background, women motorcyclists are bound together by their common passion for life on two and three wheels.
“The AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference provides all of us the opportunity to connect with, and learn from, other women riders. Through seminars, activities, training classes and organized rides, we’ll work together to gain knowledge and skills to better navigate where the road or trail leads next.”
Carson City Mayor Pro Tem Shelly Aldean said the conference is a welcome addition to her city’s 2012 calendar of events: “Carson City is delighted to be hosting the AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference in July 2012.
“We look forward to accommodating the attendees participation in the conference. We hope that during their visit, conference goers will spend some time exploring what Carson City has to offer and, as a result of our hospitality, will feel like honorary members of our community when it’s finally time to say goodbye.”
Previous AMA International Women & Motorcycling conferences have been held in Keystone, Colo.; Athens, Ga.; Buckhannon, W.Va.; Athens, Ohio; and Westerville, Ohio. They featured targeted attractions for women motorcyclists such as seminars, workshops, speeches, product and motorcycle displays and demonstrations, recreational riding and networking.
Tigra Tsujikawa says: “I am personally looking forward to this special gathering of the women’s motorcycling community, a community that has increased significantly in recent years. The 2009 event was an unforgettable experience, and the 2012 conference will offer even more camaraderie and fun.”
Tsujikawa added that men are encouraged to attend the conference as well.
Tigra Tsujikawa says: “Motorcyclists are known for their welcoming attitudes, and the AMA International Women and Motorcycling Conference is no exception. Women are encouraged to register their spouses, partners and friends, who can attend all activities. And for those just along for the ride, even if they aren’t participating in the conference, there are ample entertainment opportunities in Carson City, on and off a motorcycle.”
The sixth AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference will be held in Carson City, Nev., on July 26-29, 2012. Event and lodging information is available at womenandmotorcycling.com.
Bonneville BUB Speed Trials. Jody Perewitz First Woman To Race Over 200 MPH On An American V-Twin Motorcycle.
While some dream of getting a land speed record, others stay awake and do it! And it includes women. During the 8th edition of the BUB Speed Speed Trials in Bonneville with no prior experience of the Utah Salt Flats, Jody Perewitz with the support of the Team J’Witz, became the first woman to run over 200 mph on an American V-Twin motorcycle.
The ground up custom built by Team J’Witz is constructed around a Daytec chassis using Performance Machine wheels & brakes. The American V-Twin is a 100″ Jim’s Twin Cam assembled at R&R Cycle using a set of their custom machined heads and fine tuned by Dan Thayer. Other components include a ProCharger, Daytona Twin Tec ignition system, Baker 5-speed transmission and a Perewitz/PPG paint job.
In this class of bikes, the course in Bonneville is 5.5 miles long with riders having 2.5 miles to get up to speed, then a mile clocked by the American Motorcycle Association (AMA), then 1.5 miles to slow down. On Jody’s 200+ run she entered the mile going 199 mph and exited the mile at 205 mph. 203.111 mph was the average speed in the mile. Jody and her machine were going 200+ mph for over a mile! Her motorcycle was using only American made components.
New Harley-Davidson Video Series Showcases Transformation of Four Women from Dreamers to Harley-Davidson Riders
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — This week,
Harley-Davidson launched a new video series, “My Time to Ride,” which follows
the emotional and empowering journey of four women as they break free from their
daily routines and discover the freedom of the open road as new Harley-Davidson
riders. The six-episode series, available at http://www.harley-davidson.com/mytime ,
follows the life-changing transformation that happens when women grab life by
the handlebars and learn to ride a motorcycle.
The video series focuses on four charismatic and motivated women:
Katie is a full-time executive, active volunteer, mother of three and a
military wife. While she’s regularly stressed by life’s duties, she hopes riding
will give her a sense of freedom and control. She wants to be the first woman to
ride in the Patriot Guard bike escort that follows a fallen soldier returning
Roshani has three small kids as well as classroom full of eighth-grade math
students. She craves the escape that a Harley-Davidson motorcycle can provide
and looks forward to surprising her students when she rides to school on her
Gabriella, a self-proclaimed fashionista and motor head, is also a successful
marketing executive. She looks forward to feeling stronger and sexier behind the
handlebars of her own bike.
Laurie is a fiercely independent artist who has faced a tough journey over
the last two years, losing her two best friends as well as a lot of faith in
life. She longs for a new adventure to awaken her soul and experience the
camaraderie of the Harley-Davidson family.
“This series captures some amazing life transformations as these women find
the liberation that can only be found on the road, from the seat of a
Harley-Davidson motorcycle,” said Claudia Garber, Director of Women’s Outreach
at Harley-Davidson. “Learning to ride a motorcycle is a powerful life-changing
experience, and this comes through in these videos. We hope these four women
will inspire other courageous women to take the first step toward learning to
The women profiled in My Time to Ride won a nationwide contest that the Motor
Company hosted over the summer. From a pool of more than 35,000 total entries
who described why they wanted to learn to ride, four winners were chosen to
travel to Milwaukee with a guest to take a Harley-Davidson Rider’s Edge New
Rider course and be mentored by current women riders, as well as Motor Company
representatives. Each of the four winners also won a brand new 2012
Harley-Davidson motorcycle to personally customize using H-D1 Factory
In addition to the My Time to Ride series, http://www.harley-davidson.com/mytime
features a variety of great resources to help women get started on their own
journey toward riding, including:
Road Map to Riding: Walks you through all the steps to get you in the seat of
your own Harley-Davidson motorcycle
Inspirational stories: Stories told by women riders will inspire you to take
the first step toward your journey
Garage Parties: Garage Party events are women-only social events hosted by
participating Harley-Davidson dealerships after hours. They offer hands-on tips
and seminars on key areas of motorcycling basics. Find a women’s only Garage
Party at a Harley-Davidson dealership near you.
About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and
touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle
parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more
information, visit Harley-Davidson’s Web site at http://www.harley-davidson.com .
SOURCE Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Holly Sellers was 10 when she inherited her brother’s old dirt bike. When she was about 20, her place was on the back of her boyfriend’s motorcycle. At 30, she bought a Harley-Davidson 883 ELC Sportster, a small, agile motorcycle marketed to females.
“I just really wanted to be in control,” Sellers said. “It’s a risky sport to ride a motorcycle. And to ride on the back, you are putting yourself in someone else’s hands.
Sellers prefers riding solo.
“It’s so much easier to jump on a bike and go, rather than coordinate your stops. Who has to get gas? Who is hungry and who is not? It’s sort of a mental health thing. I can just zone out and think about things. I know whenever I stop, I am going to make a new friend.”
There are 189,428 licensed motorcycle drivers in South Carolina, including 19,452 females, according to the state Department of Motor Vehicles. In 2007 there were 15,781 female motorcycle license holders. The number of females has increased each year.
Females, once expected to ride on the back of motorcycles, if at all, now are taking control of them. The number of female motorcycle owners, or primary riders, increased by 52 percent from 2003 to 2008, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council.
In August, Sellers attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, which draws about 500,000 people annually. She won the trip in a Q1045 and Harley-Davidson contest.
Sellers traveled there over five days on a rented 2011 Road King, a much larger bike than her own. She took camping gear, a computer and other basic necessities.
She went from Charleston to Knoxville, Tenn., to St. Louis, Mo., to Paduca, Ky., to Omaha, Neb., to Sioux Falls, S.D., and on to Sturgis. Her only regret is not having had a few more weeks to travel on through Montana, Utah and Washington state.
Sellers, who owns Absolute Property Solutions and Admit One Event Services , said many women have the desire and talent to ride, but are intimidated because biking has always been a man’s world.
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“The Wild One” would have been a very different movie if Marlon Brando had ridden into town on Jodi Johnson’s customized 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. It’s hard to fear a biker sporting a ride with pink flames and 10,000 Swarovski crystals. It’s just as hard to be brooding and moody when you’re looking at one.
Johnson is the cover rider for the April issue of the Thunder Roads Michigan motorcycle magazine. “Every girl needs a little sparkle in her life,” Johnson writes in the magazine. I can attest to the truth in that. Most gals don’t take it as literally as hand-applying thousands of crystals to a machine that’s more closely associated with leather and bar brawls than Beyonce’s Swarovski-encrusted microphone.
Johnson describes her style as “J-Bling.” She started with motorcycle helmets, but every hobbyist yearns for bigger and better things. She celebrated the recent achievement of earning her motorcycle license by going all Liberace on her ride.
Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20052118-1.html#ixzz1JEAHMKSF