The Legendary Buffalo Chip is holding its first Biker Belles celebration in Sturgis this year to honor the growing number of women motorcyclists.
The Legendary Buffalo Chip wants to recognize and celebrate the passion, diversity and history of women in motorcycling during the 71st annual Sturgis rally. On Wednesday, August 10th, 2011, women riders from around the world will hit the road together for the first annual Biker Belles celebration. Created to raise significant funds for two charities chosen by Helping with Horsepower including the Abbot House and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame, the Biker Bells celebration will bring women together from across the globe to celebrate the role they have played in shaping the culture, sport, art and history of motorcycling.
The inaugural Biker Belles celebration will kick off in the historic town of Deadwood where the Legendary Buffalo Chip will host a welcome reception at the Deadwood Lodge who will roll out the red carpet and host a welcome reception with registration, entertainment, seminars and special events. From Deadwood, Motormaids member Meg McDonough and friends will lead a beautiful, women’s-only ride to the Legendary Buffalo Chip that is sure to be a blast! The finishing touches are being worked out for the 2011 event, with details to be announced as they are confirmed, please visit www.bikerbelles.com for up-to-date information
“Each year, the Buffalo Chip sees more and more women riding through our gates,” says Toni Woodruff, daughter of Buffalo Chip president Rod Woodruff. “It’s so exciting to have an event during the Sturgis Rally that caters to women riders and benefits local charities in the process.”
The Biker Belles event will be highlighted by a reception and celebration at the Legendary Buffalo Chip where Laura Klock, a 4-time national land speed record holder and pilot of the original “World’s Fastest Bagger” will unveil “Salt,” a customized Harley-Davidson built by Laura alongside the girls and women of the Abbott House. Laura and her crew will be selling raffle tickets to win the bike with all proceeds going to the Abbott House.
“We couldn’t be more excited about this inaugural celebration of women and motorcycling in Sturgis!”says Laura Klock of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles. Whether you’re and avid motorcyclist, a curiosity seekers, or someone just looking for a change of pace-it will be a day for real women, real stories and real fun.”
A limited number of tickets will be sold to this inaugural event. Tickets can be purchased for a 501(c)(3) donation of $75 online at www.bikerbelles.com or by calling (605) 347-9000. Participants will receive a souvenir gift pack, which includes an event T-shirt and other sponsor items, plus food, drinks and admission to the Biker Belles reception at the Legendary Buffalo Chip.
The Abbott House is a private charity that provides residential treatment services to girls between the ages of seven and seventeen in the state of South Dakota.