(Sturgis, South Dakota) – The Biker Belles event known as the preeminent celebration of women in motorcycling has joined forces with moto-celebrity Jessi Combs of All Girls Garage and Overhaulin’ to create a masterpiece. Combs will be adding her personal customizations to a Harley Davidson donated by Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson in support of the 5th annual Biker Belles charity ride and celebration during the Sturgis rally. The Biker Belles Celebration, a day of Real Women, Real Stories, and Real Fun, held on Tuesday August 6th, raises funds for local charities empowering and encouraging girls and women through the community of motorcycling. Join the Biker Belles in empowering women in motorcycling! All proceeds go to local charities, Helping with Horsepower ® and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Tickets for this fun day with friends are discounted this year to further increase rider participation and are available by calling (605) 347-9000 or by logging onto www.bikerbelles.com
The 5th annual Biker Belles ride, with title sponsor Harley Davidson, takes place on Tuesday, August 6th and is the Sturgis rally’s preeminent celebration of women in motorcycling. The day begins with an inspiring symposium of leading industry women, including Shelly Rossmeyer (co-owner of Bruce Rossmeyere’s Harley Davidson at Destination Daytona), Cris Sommer-Simmons (Motorcycle Hall of Famer), Vicky Sanfilipo (safety advocate), and celebrity rider, Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) among others, at the Lodge at Deadwood. A beautiful ride through the canyons of the Black Hills follows, leading to a special catered reception, fashion show featuring Harley Davidson Motorclothes® and auction at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
“We’re proud to be supporting women riders by hosting one of the largest women focused rides in the country,” said Rod Woodruff of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “We are pleased that Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley Davidson and Builder Jessi Combs have risen to the occasion to make this year’s Biker Belle’s Ride more impactful than ever.”
The magnificent Softtail Slim Harley Davidson will be transformed by Jessi with the support of industry donors including, Avon Tyres, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley Davidson, Klockwerks Kustoms, Legend Air Suspesion, LGE&CTS, Mangaflow, PPG Paint and Ride Wright Wheels. This one of a kind Biker Belles Bike will be auctioned for charity during the special rider’s eception at the Russ Brown Event Center at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on August 6th. The live auction is open to the public. The transformative work will be featured on two episodes of All Girls Garage scheduled to air on Velocity TV August 24th and September 7th with the last episode being filmed on site and the Buffalo Chip.
Tickets for the 2013 Biker Belles celebration are available at www.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.