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Biker Belles Sturgis Ride Attracts Star Power

Thursday, August 2, 2012
Jessi Combs  Ms South Dakota and TV personality
Women riders will be out in force for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip's annual Biker Belles ride. The event is attracting plenty of star power as TV personality Jessi Combs (Mythbusters, Xtreme 4X4) has been added to the list of guests.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s annual Biker Belles will again celebrate the passion, diversity and spirit of women in motorcycling during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Biker Belles celebration presented by Harley-Davidson begins Wednesday, August 8, 2012 with festivities and symposium at The Lodge at Deadwood, followed by a guided ride through the beautiful canyons of the Black Hills to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip where a reception, catered meal, entertainment, fashion show, auction and more await, including a concert by country music star Eric Church.

This year’s ride will also include Black Hills native and avid motorcyclist Jessi Combs, a top motorcycle and automotive fabricator who has found success on television with programs such as Mythbusters, Xtreme 4x4, Full Metal TV along with current television hits like All Girls Garage, Overhaulin’ and The List: 1001 Car Things to do Before You Die. Combs is an innovator and passionate about empowering women in the automotive, motorcycle and industrial arts industries.

Combs will join fellow celebrity film and television actress Kristy Swanson on the Biker Belles Ride. Swanson has held roles including Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer; The Chase with Charlie Sheen; Big Daddy with Adam Sandler; as well as countless television roles, most recently in Psych, One Tree Hill and 3Way.

Ride contributions from the Biker Belles go to benefit local South Dakota charities, The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Helping with Horsepower, a program to help young women and girls who are at-risk or are victims of abuse. The 2012 Biker Belles participation fee is $150 per person, with 100% going directly to charity.

Sponsors of Biker Belles include the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Harley- Davidson Motor Company, the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce, Knology, Bic 4 Good, Interstate Batteries, Motorcycling USA, Pepsi and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.
A Day of Real Women. Real Stories. Real Fun. Tickets are available at www.BikerBelles.com or by calling (605) 347-9000.
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