8:30 a.m. - The day begins with registration and an opportunity to meet antique motorcycle racer, Britteny Olsen at the Buffalo Chip’s CrossRoads.
9:30 a.m. - All are invited to take part in a guided ride through the picturesque Black Hills led by Ride Captain and safety expert, Vicki Roberts Sanfelipo.
11:00 a.m. – Registration opens at The Lodge at Deadwood for those not participating in the ride.
11:30 a.m. – The ride arrives at The Lodge at Deadwood for a catered lunch, a pampering at the “Comfort Zone” by Team Diva, a silent auction, uplifting songs and stories by Iron Cowgirl Missy and an inspiring program.
12:30 p.m. - The symposium, “”Two-Wheeled Transformation,” moderated by famed motorcycle industry chronicler, Marilyn Stemp, will include a team of trade experts such as
celebrated riders Leticia Cline and Jody Perewitz. Documentarian Michelle Carpenter will offer a preview of her new movie, “Klocked: Women with Horsepower,” the story of land speed record-holder, Laura Klock and her daughters, Erika and Karlee Cobb.
1:45 p.m. – All participants will gather for inclusion in the Biker Belles official group photo.
A new, strongly emerging women’s motorcycle culture, signaled by an increase in women’s riding communities and causes, has been gaining an unprecedented amount of momentum in the last couple of years and the long-standing legacy of the Biker Belles welcomes the attention. All—men and women, riders and non-riders—are welcome to join this gathering of mentorship and sharing.
“When we created the Biker Belles ride in 2009, we’d hoped it would change people’s lives for the better,” said program coordinator, Toni Woodruff. “It’s amazing to see nearly a decade later how much it truly has. The ride represents many positive elements of the motorcycle community - encouragement, empowerment, mentorship and charity. Each year this group has inspired amazing and unexpected connections among participants and the community as a whole. I hope you will join us on the journey.”