Why We Ride Star Laura Klock of Klock Werks Custom Cycles and Co-Founder of the non-profit, Helping With Horsepower sent us this news item about the Buffalo Chip’s Biker Belles ride during Sturgis. According to Laura, “This event is near and dear to my heart as it is about celebrating the role women have in shaping the culture, sport and history in the world of motorcycling. The event is open to all women, men, riders and non-riders – and proceeds go to the two chosen South Dakota charities.”
Photo shows: Laura Klock and her daughters, Erika and Karlee in a scene from the movie, Why We Ride.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® presents a day of Real Women, Real Stories and Real Fun on Tuesday, August 5th for the sixth annual Biker Belles® Celebration! Presented by Harley-Davidson®, the Biker Belles will begin at The Lodge at Deadwood with an inspiring symposium titled “Ride On.” Biker Belles participants will be riding high as they take to the road on their sixth annual ride. The signature Buffalo Chip event was created to raise funds for South Dakota charities, and it does so by bringing together women, their families and friends to celebrate the role women play in shaping the culture, sport, art and history of motorcycling.
The Lodge at Deadwood will roll out the red carpet for the Biker Belles kick-off. Riders will register, pick up their t-shirt and get ready for a special luncheon and symposium beginning at 11 a.m. Guests of the ride will gain inspiration and have the opportunity to meet such honorary guests as Gloria Struck, another Why We Ride star, and Cookie Crum.
Safety expert, Vicki Roberts-Sanfelipo, will serve as the 2014 Biker Belles ride captain. At 3 p.m. she will guide riders, including industry leaders, Jessi Combs, Laura Klock, Christine Sommer-Simmons and Kristy Swanson, through the canyons of the Black Hills. The ride will lead its participants to a special catered reception, fashion show featuring Harley-Davidson MotorClothes® and auction at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Russ Brown Event Center beginning at 5 p.m. Iron Cowgirl Missy will provide live musical entertainment through out the reception.
In addition to the ride and symposium, there will be an auction. These events are meant to help broaden the message of support for women in motorcycling. Auction proceeds support Biker Belle charities, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame and Helping with Horsepower.Helping with Horsepower™ is a program that uses contributions to help abused and at-risk young women and girls. The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum is world-class facility that uses the contributions to expand or enhance exhibits featuring women riders.
“We want to celebrate the women who have taken a leading role in the motorcycle industry and encourage more women to get involved,” says Rod Woodruff Buffalo Chip President. “The Biker Belles celebration is one of our most important traditions.”
All—men and women—are welcome to join the Biker Belles Ride, symposium, luncheon and Buffalo Chip reception. Riders are asked to make a $45 contribution to join the ride and festivities, 100% of which, will directly benefit two South Dakota charities.
For more information, visit bikerbelles.com