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VaVaVroom Names Contest Winner

"Are you one of those girls?"

12/3/2010


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Tamela Rich is the winner of the "Are you one of those girls?" contest put on by VaVaVroom and promoted on Women Riders Now. Tamela received the most votes on her 250-word essay, taking home the grand prize, an assortment of motorcycle and scooter products retailing for approximately $680.
 
"It was fun broadening the range of what kind of woman is one of 'those' girls," says Tamela Rich, contest winner. "I'm grateful for my friends taking time to vote for me and for writing such nice notes at the bottom of my entry. I'm a writer, so thanks to VaVaVroom, I can now claim that I've won my first essay contest—a double win."
"It was fun broadening the range of what kind of woman is one of 'those' girls," says Tamela Rich, contest winner. "I'm grateful for my friends taking time to vote for me and for writing such nice notes at the bottom of my entry. I'm a writer, so thanks to VaVaVroom, I can now claim that I've won my first essay contest—a double win."

The contest was held on VaVaVroom's Facebook page from October 1 through November 9, 2010. In keeping with the company's tagline, "Riding. Fashion. Fun.," the contest asked women motorcycle and scooter riders to answer the following questions in 250 words or less: What do you ride that makes you one of “those” girls? What do you wear that makes you one of “those” girls? What do you do for fun that makes you one of “those” girls? VaVaVroom founder, Denise Maple, says VaVaVroom “wanted to recognize and celebrate the individuality and community of women riders."

 
Tamela's contest entry was titled "A Real MAMA (Middle-Aged Motorsport Athlete)." She explains how, at the age of 48, she learned to ride a motorcycle. Three short months after learning to ride, she decided to take her skills to the road in a 7,500-mile journey from North Carolina to Oregon with a pink-bra-adorned windshield to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In her efforts, along with a few dozen other "those" girls, she raised $40,000 for the cause. Congratulations, Tamela. To check out some of the prizes she won that you can buy too, visit VaVaVroomOnline.com. To read the essay, visit the VaVaVroom Blog.

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Reader Comments


Thank you for highlighting Tamela's accomplishment. It is a big deal to learn to ride, then 12 weeks later, set off on a trans-continental trip to meet and ride with a bunch of women riders she had met on Facebook. It was fun meeting Tam and she is the real deal.

Biird
Wenatchee, WA
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
That is our Tamela. We are very very proud of her and honored to be one of those women she road with to help us raise almost $40,000 for Breast Cancer Research. She is a real mama motorcyclist. Kudos!

Flo
Grand Forks, BC, Canada
Friday, December 03, 2010
That's wonderful that Tamela won the essay contest, but now where do we find the essay?

JL
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, December 03, 2010
Editor Response
We've updated the story with a link to the VaVaVroom blog with the winning essay there.
Genevieve Schmitt


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