The Biker Belles event, known as the Sturgis preeminent celebration of women in motorcycling has joined forces with moto-celebrity Jessi Combs of “All Girls Garage” and “Overhaulin’”tv shows to create a custom based on a Harley Davidson Slim model generously donated by Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson.
The 5th annual Biker Belles Celebration, a day of Real Women, of Real Stories, and of Real Fun will be held Tuesday August 6t.. The event raises funds for local charities empowering and encouraging girls and women through the community of motorcycling and is also helping Horsepower® and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. This year, tickets for this fun day with friends are sold at a discount to further increase rider participation. The ticket contribution is $45 per person with 100% going directly to the chosen charities. This ride is open to all men, women, riders who support women in motorcycling. Tickets to Tuesday’s concert headliner, Toby Keith, may be purchased separately. They can be purchased at (605) 347-9000 or online at Biker Belles.
The day begins at the Lodge at Deadwood 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,. A beautiful ride through the canyons of the Black Hills follows, leading to a special catered reception and a 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 Harley Softtail will be customized by Jessi with the support of industry donors including, Avon Tyres, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley Davidson, Klockwerks Kustoms, Legend Air Suspension, LGE&CTS, Magnaflow, PPG Paint and Ride Wright Wheels. This one of a kind Biker Belles Bike will be auctioned for charity during the special rider’s reception 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 at the Buffalo Chip.