Once again, women motorcyclists will be gathering in Sturgis this year for the Biker Belles Women’s Day on Tuesday, August 8. Harley-Davidson and many influential women in the industry will be there, including a few Biker Belles founders like Laura Klock, Cris Sommer Simmons, and Lori Struck DeSilva. It’ll be a full day of comradery and mentorship with scheduled events and plenty to do, all with the goal of celebrating women in motorcycling.

Biker Belles Women's Day The Morning Ride
Biker Belles Women’s Day starts with The Morning Ride from The Lodge at Deadwood to the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads. Photos courtesy Biker Belles.

“Fifteen years of Biker Belles empowering women in motorcycling and giving them a home in Sturgis is something we can all be proud of and celebrate,” said Toni Woodruff, Biker Belles director. “We’re honored and excited to once again have so many influential women, who have changed and continue to change the world of motorcycling, take part in this year’s event!”

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The day starts with The Morning Ride led by ride captain Athena “Chickie” Ransom and Biker Belles ambassador Diva Amy Skaling. The ride starts at The Lodge at Deadwood and continues to the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads, going through the beautiful Black Hills along the way.

Biker Belles Women's Day Coffee Clutch
The Coffee Clutch will have brunch, coffee, wine tastings, speakers, an award presentation, auction items, and more.

Once at the CrossRoads, riders will enjoy the Coffee Clutch, a catered brunch from Bonifide Food Love with coffee provided by Sturgis Coffee Company. The Coffee Clutch will include featured speakers, a MotoDoffo wine tasting, and the Biker Belles Ambassador Award presentation.

Biker Belles Women's Day Bike Show
Plenty to see at the Biker Belles Bike Show presented by Maiden Moto.

The Biker Belles Women’s Day continues with the Biker Belles Bike Show presented by Maiden Moto. All female-owned bikes are welcome, and the show is free to enter and attend. Guests will be able to see a special unveiling of a 2007 Harley-Davidson Road Glide donated by Biker Belles ambassador Diva Amy Skaling that has been revamped by participants in Laura Klock’s Helping with Horsepower Bike Rebuild Program.

Biker Belles Women's Day Workshops
The Real Deal Revolution Workshoppes will have instruction on welding, leather stamping, and other skilled trades.

There will also be a Comfort Zone by Team Diva where riders and friends can treat themselves to massages, facial care, hair care, and more pampering. The Real Deal Revolution Workshoppes will be changing perceptions of women’s roles in skilled trades with workshops on welding, pin-striping, leather stamping, jewelry making, and more.

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All rider contributions during Women’s Day will support Biker Belles charities, including Helping with Horsepower, Laura Kock’s non-profit organization that helps women and girls who are at risk or are victims of abuse, among other charities.

The Biker Belles Women’s Day will be a great opportunity to meet other riders, hear their stories, and celebrate the role of women in motorcycling. Learn more at the Biker Belles website.


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