You 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.