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Rallies & Events

VIDEO: Step Back in Time at Arizona Bike Week 1998!

Genevieve opens the archives

3/13/2015, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
From 1997 to 2003 I worked as a reporter for the Speedvision cable network, which evolved into Speed Channel, which eventually evolved into Fox Sports in 2013. Part of my job was traveling around the country covering motorcycle events. Check out this news segment I did covering the second annual Arizona Bike Week that aired on February 23, 1998.
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The Secret Success Behind a 12-Year Women’s Charity Ride

What keeps the motor running for the Sweeties of Wheelies

2/10/2015, By Dottie Rankin, Gillette, Wyoming
Sweeties On Wheelies. Has an interesting ring, don’t you think? What do you get when you mix 49 women who call themselves “sweeties,” their motorcycles, a beautiful day, an amazing ride and willing, generous spirits? You get a win-win situation for the Women’s Resource Center of northeast Wyoming and you get a chance to ride with 49 of your Sweeties On Wheelies riding buddies.
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Daytona Bike Week's Big Marketing Push to Attract Women helping to promote the event

Women make the majority of household purchasing decisions. That’s a fact widely understood among savvy marketing and advertising agencies including the marketing specialists at the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. At this year’s Bike Week, slated for March 6 to 15, organizers are reinforcing that notion with an advertising campaign that includes messaging for women riders.
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Plan For Biketoberfest 2014: The Softer Side of Daytona

Extend summer riding by heading to Florida

More than 100,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to roar into Daytona Beach, Florida, October 16-19, for the 22nd Annual Biketoberfest, making it one of the top 10 motorcycle rallies by attendance in the country.
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74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2014 Wrap-Up

Why the faithful come back year after year

8/20/2014, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
I remember attending my first Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the mid-90s when a veteran rally goer told me he’d been attending for 18 years. I thought, “Wow, will I ever get to say that? Will I ever want to say that?” Well, I just attended my 18th Sturgis Rally. I can’t believe I’m saying that actually.
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Event Coverage: Biker Belles Ride at Sturgis 2014

Rain didn’t dampen spirits

8/20/2014, By Sash Walker
The message of support for women in motorcycling was loud and clear at the Biker Belles celebration, an event organized by the Sturgis Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for its fourth year. Designed to bring together women in motorcycling as well as their families and friends, this symposium, ride and reception was well attended by both women and men alike.
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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Virgins

The 2014 event from one couple's point of view

8/20/2014, By Steve Johnson with input from Sash Walker
If you’ve ever enjoyed the feeling of being unique on your motorcycle, don’t go to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Because no matter how amazing you may be, you’re just another nobody on a bike. The exception is if you stand completely nude on Main Street. And I mean completely nude—because if you go with boots, a bikini bottom and pasties, you’ll find plenty of women already doing that.
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Exciting Line-Up for Biker Belles at Sturgis 2014

Symposium, ride, and auction featured

Biker Belles participants will take to the road during the Sturgis Rally on their sixth annual ride, Tuesday August. 5, 2014. 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.
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Events: Steel Horse Sisterhood Summit Rocks Denver

Why it was different than other women’s motorcycling events.

5/28/2014, By Sash Walker
For me, the Steel Horse Sisterhood Summit was also a sort of coming-of-age as a female motorcycle rider, having never attended such an event before. Being accepted with open arms by hundreds of seasoned motorcyclists made it feel as if I had reached a milestone in my year and a half experience of riding. No competition, no cattiness, no judgment; just kinship on an unspoken level.
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Events: 2014 Harley-Davidson MDA Women’s Ride

Annual Daytona Beach event was one of the best!

5/23/2014, Story and photos by Deborah Speicher
For many women riders, Daytona Bike Week also means the opportunity to participate in the Harley-Davidson Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Women’s Ride, which took place on Tuesday, March 11. This year’s ride brought riders back to the Daytona International Speedway as the starting point, where the ride originated in year’s past.
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