Pre-Daytona Biketoberfest. “Hear Me Roar”. A Ladies Weekend Oct 4-6, 2013

Cyril-Huze-Hear-Me-RoarYou all know that women represent a fast-growing demographic for all motorcycle manufacturers, custom shops, vendors, etc. No surprisingly, women events are popping up everywhere there is a motorcycle rally. “Hear Me Roar” is a new one, with activities created by Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, Roar Motorcycles, Iron Horse Saloon, all businesses located in Ormond Beach, Florida to appeal to all women motorcyclists, experienced or novices. The 3 businesses partnered with the Lotus Inn & Suites in Ormond Beach to organize a weekend of charity rides, of pool parties, of “garage parties” and music from October 4 to 6, 2013.

We want to support motorcycle businesses throughout the city,” said Steve Penland, marketing director for the Iron Horse Saloon in Ormond Beach. “You can’t just rely on Bike Week and Biketoberfest. We want to give women riders a chance to attend a motorcycle rally without having to negotiate the crowds in town for Biketoberfest, the area’s second-largest annual motorcycle festival which is set to take place Oct. 17-20 this year.” Organizers hope to make the rally an annual one and expect the inaugural event to draw about 300 riders and their spouses, mainly from other parts of Florida. Shawn Abbatessa, marketing development director for the Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, agrees that “Hear Me Roar” has potential and said events like this could help convince visitors to spend a few extra days in Volusia County when they make their Biketoberfest plans. More info. Contact Sherry 386-235-3172 (photo @ harley-davidson)

Men are welcome to join us for all of the events with the exception of the Meet and Greet on Friday night. But the music starts right after the Meet and Greet. so guys, you can join us then!   Even if you live locally you may want to take advantage of staying at the Lotus Inn. You can put up to 4 people in a room and the rates are fantastic!

Friday October 4. 6 to 7.30 pm. Meet & Greet at the Iron Horse with guest speakers Jody Perewitz and Kathleen Tolles. First 150 ladies receive gift bag. Live music. Saturday October 5. Poolside Party at the Lotus Inn. Ladies ride. Sign up at J&P Cycles at 3 pm. KSU 4 pm. Ride the Loop to Roar Motorcycles for basic bike maintenance, airbrushing, Q&A. Back to Iron Horse Saloon. Live music at 6 pm. Bike Show signup 6-8 pm. Food by Sloppy Joe’s. Sunday October 6. Signup from 7-10 am at Destination Daytona for Ride for Boggy Creek Children Camp.

12 Responses to “Pre-Daytona Biketoberfest. “Hear Me Roar”. A Ladies Weekend Oct 4-6, 2013”

  1. 1 Rodent Sep 20th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Pretty soon we will have to have a weekend just for real bikers and another one for wannabe real bikers but couldn’t make the cut. Then just a weekend for Black bikers, a Hispanic biker weekend and finally a Anglo biker weekend.

  2. 2 Seymour Sep 20th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Women riders, verrry sexy..

  3. 3 richard Sep 20th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Rodent….You forgot the weekend for “I’m against almost everything” people…then you could qualify.

  4. 4 Devil's Plaything Sep 20th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    bravo richard….bravo

  5. 5 Rodent Sep 20th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Which category do you fall into? A wannabe real biker but couldn’t make the cut?

  6. 6 James just another crazy Kiwi Sep 20th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    The reality is this is a good peice of marketing by HD
    I know that all they are trying to do is get Women comfortable
    in a male dominated arena.
    It is brilliant to have women on motorcycles.
    If the preferred Brand for women is the “Factory” then this becomes a massive win.

    None of us know each other so there is no point in squabbling about who we are.
    Or in some cases who we would like to be!!

    Keep your powder dry for the politicians and the police
    For they are the real foe !

  7. 7 Bigitch Sep 20th, 2013 at 6:50 pm


    Gets a life and ride your Vespa

  8. 8 BobS Sep 20th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I have a very small wiener, have never actually ridden a motorcycle. mostly I’m really just jealous of everyone else so the party for me is on the 14th. Hey Rodent, wanna get a beer while we’re there?

  9. 9 Boots Sep 21st, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Rodent bitches like my ex-wife. I think he needs to be amongst his own at the “Hear Me Roar” get together!

  10. 10 Rodent Sep 22nd, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I know some women riders that can be called bikers, some even can kick start their bikes!

  11. 11 ron Martin Sep 23rd, 2013 at 11:08 am

    They don’t pay their ad bills ! Guess they need the money more than me !

  12. 12 Big Ben 52 Sep 23rd, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Personally I like seeing women riders. Sturgis the last few years has gotten better, in my opinion because women opinions matter,so we now get hot water showers and clean bathrooms at my usual campsite. A little civility doesn’t hurt,

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