Arenaline Junkies Score a Zip line at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

BUFFALO CHIP CAMPGROUND, S.D. (July12, 2011) — Adrenaline, it’s the motivating chemical reaction for many bikers. The rush, the wind flying past your head, the risk of a sharp turn, the speed — it’s as close to flying as a biker can get. Until now. Flightlinez is sending aerial daredevils on an 850-foot zip line ride over the amphitheater of the Legendary Buffalo Chip.

Soar through the air, worry-free, at the 2011 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with Flightlinez. If you love speed and the open air, this zip line is the ride for you. Flightlinez has entertained thousands of Vegas and Atlantic City thrill-seekers and now they are on their way to Sturgis for the 2011 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Stop by the Legendary Buffalo Chip to experience this 850-foot adrenaline rush. The Buffalo Chip’s zip line will be an exhilarating ride for as many as 4 riders at a time.  Launching from a height of 70 feet, riders will fly over the Buffalo Chip’s concert amphitheater at speeds of up to 30 miles an hour.

Flyers will experience a thrilling rush as world-famous bands like Stevie Nicks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Poison, Alice Cooper, Toby Keith, Def Leppard, Pop Evil, STYKS, and Tesla jam on their guitars and rock out just below their feet. Zooming over the cheering crowd it will make you feel like a supernatural rock star.

Normal rates are $15 before 6 pm and $20 for the ultra-daring night rides. Riders must be at least 60 pounds, not more than 250 pounds, and must be less than 6 foot 7 inches to ride safely. Rides will be open 3 pm to 2 am daily during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

For thirty years the Legendary Buffalo Chip has proven itself as the heart of Sturgis Rally Week. Poised and ready to once again offer their visitors the complete biker experience, the Legendary Buffalo Chip has rounded up an enormous selection of biker-centric fun and festivities in addition to offering the summer’s biggest and most authentic music experience of Rally Week. Reservations for multi-day passes or daily admissions are available online at BuffaloChip.com or by calling 605-347-9000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (MST) Monday through Friday.
Footage of zip line rides and more information can be found at www.flightlinez.com

Women in Motion Road Guardians to Host Tommy Thompson’s 
17th Annual Reunion Ride

Milwaukee, WI – July 12, 2011   Accident Scene Management Inc. (ASMI), the largest national provider of training for motorcycle trauma first response training, aimed at reducing injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists announced today it will again team up with Women in Motion and former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson to host his 17th annual Reunion Ride.  The ride starts in Madison on July 14, 2011 at the Capital City Riders (CC Riders) clubhouse and unveils two days of riding in West Central Wisconsin. The ride ends in Mauston with a Pig Roast at the Best Western Hotel in Mauston after a visit Tommy Thompson’s Farm in nearby Elroy. Tommy Thompson is hosting the Pig Roast. A group of trained female “Road Guards” known as the Women In Motion Roadguardians will combine their annual fundraising event that they hold for ASMI with Tommy’s Ride which has been raising funds to reduce injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists for seven years. Ride features a Pig Roast and visit to Tommy Thompson’s farm in Elroy, WI July 16, 2011!

Tommy Thompson started an annual motorcycle ride when he was Governor of Wisconsin. A well known and popular public servant, Tommy Thompson left his position as Governor after 14 years when he was asked to serve as secretary of Health and Human services.  Though he left Wisconsin public life in 2001, Tommy Thompson’s Reunion Ride’s(TTRR) continued through the efforts of Accident Scene Management, Inc. (ASMI). Many of the TTRR’s have been week long events that have taken the group across country to New York City, Niagara Falls, North Carolina, and New Hampshire to name a few. The ride returned to Wisconsin last year. General Public is invited to the kick off party hosted by the CC Riders Motorcycle Club July 14, 2011 6-9:00 pm. A $10.00 donation is requested at the door if you have not registered for the entire ride.

The ride departs from the Howard Johnsons in Madison, WI on Friday, July 15th, and will conclude on July 16th in Mauston, Wisconsin.  Day one includes stops at Kutter Harley-Davidson in Monroe, WI, Char’s Wagon Wheel in Portage for lunch and Reel Brother’s Harley-Davidson in Mauston for an evening party with a live band. Day two incudes a scenic ride to Al Muth’s Harley Davidson in Black River Falls for lunch and then to Elroy to visit for Tommy Thompson’s farm before settling in at the hotel for the Pig Roast that starts at 6 pm. Friday and Saturday “Day passes” and full event passes are available.

150 exhausted participants from four states will make their way home on Sunday after participating in our now famous “Topless Bike Wash” where the guys wash the girls bikes Topless. Breakfast and massages make this stop a must as participants gather to say their good byes to new friends.

For more information on this event and fundraiser, visit: http://www.accidentscene.org/womeninmotion/signup.htm

About Tommy Thompson’s Reunion Ride
Tommy Thompson started a motorcycle ride in 1994 to promote tourism in Wisconsin. He continued to host annual week long rides which left the boundaries of the state in 1998 until 2001 when he left his position as Governor of Wisconsin (after serving for 14 years, the longest tenure of any Wisconsin Governor). After serving 4 years as secretary of health and Human Services for the Bush administration Tommy entered public life and works for the Aiken Gump law firm in Washington D.C. overseeing healthcare interests worldwide. Tommy rides a Harley Davidson Ultra Classic and a Harley Fatboy.

About Accident Scene Management, Inc (ASMI)
ASMI was established in 1996 and in 1998 became a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists. ASMI teaches a class called “A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist” in order to teach motorcyclists how to help each other in the event a rider is injured. The most likely person to be at the scene of a motorcycle crash is another motorcyclist and the first 5-20 minutes after a crash are the most critical so it stands to reason that training motorcyclists what to do at a crash is imperative. ASMI sees its role with reducing injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists as being similar to the role of the American Heart Association’s to reducing cardiac death through CPR. While CPR is a great way to help cardiac victim survive, CPR done on a motorcycle crash victim results in a 1% chance of survival. ASMI has trained over 18,000 students and is the leader in motorcycle trauma training in the USA. Accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and with over 140 instructors in 28 states ASMI is recently expanded to Australia. ASMI recently launched a new national program called Road Guardians that encourages motorcyclists to become Life Long Learners through a program of Resources, Rewards and Recognition.

About Women In Motion Road Guardians
Women In Motion Road Guardians were established in 2001 to host an annual fundraiser for Accident Scene Management, Inc. Over the years they have built the largest fundraiser of the year for the non-profit organization. 25 female motorcyclists work with communities, motorcycle friendly establishments and law enforcement to host a 3 day group ride that operates similar to a parade with all participants staying together as a group. The plan routes, meals, parties, auctions and gas stops along the way. The women are not a motorcycle club and have no other function than this annual fundraiser but are required to be trained. They must take traffic control training, accident scene management Basic and Advanced training and motorcycle safety training. The women come from 5 states to serve as volunteers for this cause.

For more information contact
Vicki Sanfelipo, RN/EMT – Author of A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist
Executive Director – Accident Scene Management, Inc. http://www.accidentscene.org

(MC Trauma Training)
Co-Founder Road Guardians http://www.roadguardians.org

(Resources, Rewards and Recognition that encourage life long learning)
Founder Diamond Posse http://www.diamondposse.us

(serving veterans)
Allstate Insurance Motorcycle Safety Columnist - http://www.allstateridernews.com

262-364-7440 - local or 877-411-8551 - toll free

An Inspirational Woman Rider – Kristin McAllister

Below is an article written by a American Woman Rider, Kristin McAllister, that is touching more lives than she will ever know by her determination and enthusiasm for riding despite being in a terrible accident. Thank you Kristin for sharing your story.

 

 

It’s amazing how one moment can change your life.  May 16th, 2010, I was riding my motorcycle on highway 33 in California, when an oncoming motorcycle crossed over the double yellow line on a curve and sideswiped me.  Somehow, I was able to get the bike to the shoulder without laying it down.  My lower leg had been nearly severed, my bones sticking out like pins in a pincushion, my ankle broken and all metatarsals in my foot crushed.  Initial physician recommendations were to remove the leg below the knee, but after many touch-and-go moments, the fantastic surgeons at Cedars Sinai were able to save it.  To make a long story short, it’s been a rough year of surgeries, physical therapy and recovery, but I was riding bitch within weeks (walker strapped to the bike) and on my own by October.  I ditched the wheelchair and walker and started walking without assistance again in January of 2011.

 

During this past year, while unable to ride, I found out about a great group, BACA (Bikers against Child Abuse).  I got involved, and have been riding with them since September of 2010.  I proudly wear the vest and look forward to becoming fully patched so that I can become even more involved protecting the kids.

 

Another great byproduct of being laid-up for so long is how I met and got to know good people like Mando and Melissa Hernandez through the local VFW and biker events.  Their daughter, Lauren is a shining star of energy, always sporting a big smile and great attitude. 

Last year, when the California City, California VFW put on their Memorial Day parade through town to the Veteran’s Cemetery, I was unable to attend because of my accident.  This year, I was determined to take part.  So, I was there, bright and early, sporting my BACA vest, ready to ride.  When Lauren approached me with that great big smile and shining eyes, asking me ever so politely, “Kristin, may I PLEASE ride on the back of your Harley Davidson?”  I happily took her on the parade.  The various riders had flags attached to their scoots, but mine offered no easy attachment choices.  So Lauren took a flag and proudly held it up for the entirety of the parade.  I think I had the best flag out there—certainly the best presentation!  It was a pleasure to be a part of the ride—honoring those that have died for our freedoms, and a pleasure to have such a great riding partner.  Thanks, Lauren, for making a special day even more special to me!

 

Congrats to 7 year old Lauren for becoming the first

 Honorary American Woman Rider!

 

 

Lauren’s mom, Melissa says that Lauren loves the flag and loves to ride! That is a true young American Woman Rider!

Here’s to many safe rides to everyone.

Tina – harleyskyangel@comcast.net

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Living Life Begins When…

…you get your motorcycle endorsement! I know you agree that when you started riding motorcycles you had no idea the impact it would make on your life.

Meet young American Woman Rider Dakota Sidden.

It is a absolute necessity during our lives to grab it by the horns every once in awhile.   Since I’ve been riding smaller bikes, or riding back with my dad, many have brought up the idea of riding a bike of my own.

After many thoughts and many months later, I gave into the idea and took the course at Thunderbird in Albuquerque.

I met some amazing people along the way. The support you get from those riding with you is something you can honestly cherish forever.  I can’t wait to get out on the road with some of my classmates.

With the endorsement I earned from the MSF course in hand I hunted down a bike on Craigslist and found my current Sporty.

I encourage everyone to get out there and learn or to just try it.

It is an amazing experience to be in control of such a incredible machine.
I hope to see you all out on the road

PS: I love American Woman Riders!

Picture of Dakota and her mom and dad.

Note from American Woman Riders: I watched the Riders Edge Class that Dakota was in and she totally impressed me with her confidence and respect that she gave to her motorcycle training at such a young age.

Tina Reeves – harleyskyangel@comcast.net

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AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days to Feature North America’s Largest Motorcycle Swap Meet

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Motorcyclists know that there are few things cooler than a sweet vintage ride — except for a sweet vintage ride that you pick up for a sweet deal. The hunt for those bargains brings enthusiasts back to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) vintage swap meet in droves every summer during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

The July 22-24 extravaganza is expected to be one of the biggest swap meets ever, as hundreds of vendors and thousands of buyers converge at the largest celebration of motorcycle heritage in the country.

“Covering nearly 20 acres of landscape around the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course complex, the swap meet is an impressive site to behold,” said AMA Director of Operations and Motorcycle Hall of Famer Jack Penton. “There are new-old-stock pistons, crank seals, fork boots, wheels, complete running bikes, not-so-complete and not-so-running bikes, shocks, fenders — the list goes on and on.

“This is the place to find that one elusive part you need to finish your prized project, or get started on your first one,” said Penton. “With 2011 shaping up to be one of the biggest swap meets in the history of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the opportunities for great deals and great finds will be considerable.”

Penton added that, as a premier attraction for many attendees at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the AMA seeks to make enhancements every year.

“Last year, we introduced a number of improvements that helped the flow of traffic and better utilized the space for individual vendor displays,” Penton said. “We will continue to evolve those improvements for 2011 to ensure this the best vintage motorcycle swap meet in the country.”

Vendors can pre-register for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days through Thursday, June 30, for the best available locations. (Vendors who miss the preregistration deadline can still purchase space at the event.) To register, call AMA Member Services at (800) AMA-JOIN (262-5646). For additional registration information, see AMAVintageMotorcycleDays.com

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Kawasaki will be honored as the 2011 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Marque of the Year. There will be a number of Kawasaki-themed activities, from displays to demo rides to seminars to autograph signings. Attendees will also have an opportunity to win a new Kawasaki Z1000 and a classic Z1, given away in a single raffle that benefits the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Held at the world-class Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days features vintage and post-vintage competition in motocross, trials, hare scrambles, roadracing and dirt track. In addition to the swap meet and demo rides of current production bikes, the event includes educational seminars, bike shows, motorcycling seminars, the new product Manufacturers’ Midway, and club corrals featuring marque and regional clubs.

Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which is located on the campus of the AMA in Pickerington, Ohio. The mission of the Hall of Fame is to “celebrate, elucidate and preserve the rich tradition of motorcycling in America.” Its exhibits honor the distinguished men and women whose competitive spirit, passion, vision and entrepreneurship have played a vital role in shaping the sport, lifestyle and business of motorcycling. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Hall of Fame’s website at MotorcycleMuseum.org

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Tickets to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days can be purchased online at MidOhio.com

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Believe In It!

We all meet someone that touches our lives and makes a difference to people without even knowing. I’d like to share with you someone just like that.  JD is following a dream and I want to help spread the word with your help.  James Applegate was born in Carmicheal, California and now lives with his family in El Dorado Hills, California. He’s a family man that believes in God and is always trying to help someone else.

“JDA Out of Nowhere” is James Applegate who is happily married to Kelly. They have three wonderful children, Landon age 14, Amber age 14 and Makayla age 12.

JD’s love of music has made him work hard and pursue making a CD of his music. He has 13 songs ready to go. Unfortunately he’s had to slow down on his musical career because of uncontrolled financial problems.

A Few of JDA’s songs:

“HARLEY MAN” which is a theme song for both the male and female riders around the world that ride motorcycles of any type.  This song will eventually have a new video that will honor the Patriot Guard or another group.

“12 STEPS CLOSER” is dedicated to all those that have fought any addiction and are winning, from illegal drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, porn, gambling etc.   JD has a compassion for those with addictions but only when they understand the need to take back the control of their life. JD knows the road to recovery will be a tough one but if he can help he will. He also feels that an essential part of this is a mentor; someone who has walked a similar path and found a destination of recovery.

“WHO I BE” is a song for every farmer and rancher of the world or those that just respect those that live this life. This is a country music anthem that flows like a rap song. It has fast paced lyrics that will make you move.

“2 AM BEAUTY QUEEN” is just a down home fun from song to video.

Please share JDA’s music with others.  He loves to write, produce and sing and he’s finished his first book which will be coming out in 2011.

JDA and his wife, Kelly love to ride. They’ve also been on charity rides and some of those they lead the rides.

JDA would like to give thanks to those that have already shown support for his music. Thank you to all of his Face book friends, especially Gino Dipierro of Hamilton Family Radio in New Jersey who has played all his songs on his radio show. Lori Hazelman who has taken his music to Australian radio.  JDA would also like to thank the stations in Norway, Nederlands, Chile and Pratica Radiophilia that has made his music popular in Los Angeles. He will always thank those that help and never forget those that believe in him and helping him in this journey.

Do a search of JDA Out Of Nowhere on you tube to hear all these songs. You can also find JDA on Face book.  Thank you for spreading the word about a biker following his dream!

Safe Rides Always and Remember To Find Joy In Your Journey

Tina “HarleySkyAngel” American Woman Riders

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AMA National Convention at Americade kicks off in Lake George, N.Y.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to recognize the start of Americade, an AMA National Convention, which will run June 7-11 in Lake George, N.Y. Attracting motorcyclists on all types of bikes, especially tourers, sport-tourers and cruisers, Americade offers some of the best riding in the country in addition to a full slate of events and entertainment.

“Americade is a gathering of true motorcycle enthusiasts, fun-loving folks who simply enjoy having a great time on two wheels,” said AMA Vice President of Membership and Marketing Dan Stedman. “The AMA is looking forward to being on location, supporting our members, signing up new members and enjoying ourselves at one of the premier events on the riding calendar every year.”

As part of its participation in Americade, the AMA is sponsoring the VT High Gaps Mini-Tour, Americade’s most popular tour. The AMA will provide prizes all four days of the ride, including aGoPro Hero HD camera, a Dispatch 1 Motorcycle Power Distribution System, XENA motorcycle locks, and DVD copies of the films Hard Miles 1 and 2, which tell the stories of the 2007 and 2009 Iron Butt Rallies.

In addition, the AMA will organize the AMA Women’s Brunch & Scenic Ride at the Roaring Brook Ranch, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Friday, June 10. Also on Friday, at 1 p.m. in the Ft. William Henry Resort Conference Center, AMA Riding Manager Dave Hembroff will offer a seminar on Powering Up Your Touring. AMA prizes also will be awarded at the Friday night Great Adventure ceremony for the Americade Poker Run.

In addition to all the great two-wheel camaraderie of Americade, the event features guided tours in the Adirondack Park and Green Mountains of Vermont, two motorcycle trade shows with nearly 250 vendors, demo rides, bike shows, barbecues, parades, music and comedy shows, boat cruises onLake George, museum tours, displays from nearly all the major motorcycle manufacturers, and more.

“The list of cool stuff to do at Americade is seemingly endless,” Stedman said. “Certainly, it’s more than any one attendee can possible jam into five days. I guess it’s a good thing there’s always next year!”

Americade is just one event on the calendar of AMA sponsored, promoted and sanctioned events for 2011. For more on AMA Road Riding events see AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Riding.

Steel Horse Law Best of the Beach Bike Show Winners

The Best of the Beach Custom Bike Show,  by USRiderNews , in  Panama City Beach Florida was held April 30th in beautiful Pier Park shopping complex.  This is the official bike show of the Thunder Beach Rally is the most prestigious show on the Emerald Coast and has the largest prize purse of any show in Florida.   Leading motorcycle industry companies Kuryakyn, RC Components, Mustang Seats, HHI, Renegade Wheels, Wimmer Performance, Jireh Cycles,  Custom Dynamics, Wizards Products and R &  R Trikes provide cash and prizes worth over $15,000 to the class winners.  Additionally, the Best of the Beach  is the only show during the Thunder Beach rally which is sanctioned by the International Master Bike Builders Association.

Scott Cochran, show coordinator and Editor of USRiderNews said the magazine uses only IMBBA judges for the Best of the Beach shows.  ”There is $15,000 in prize money and gift certificates on the line for this show and it’s critical that we use individuals who are qualified to judge the technical correctness of the entries.  This year we had some wild entries in several categories which would have stumped amateur judges.”

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Dave Enting was one of the “wild” entries with his homemade trike.  After the show, Dave praised the judging methodology used by the IMBBA.     “I wanted to  explain that “technical correctness” was the primary driving force for the design of my trike because this is what raises safety to its highest level…(Isee) what IMBBA is all about is technical correctness. I support the IMBBA 100%.

The next Steel Horse Law Best of the Beach bike show is scheduled for Saturday October 1st.  Pre-registration is $35 and may be purchased online here.

Congratulations to the Spring 2011 Winners;

American Mild WINNER-  Pam Miller
2nd – Wayne Gregory
3rd – Christopher Knowles
American Wild by Kuryakyn WINNER- Tom Godwin
2nd – Matt Gibby
Metric Mild WINNER – Ray Boyd
2nd  - Barry Parrott
 
Sport Bike Mild by RC Components WINNER – Joshua Blackburn
 
Mfg Custom by Wimmer Machine WINNER- David Guth
2nd – William Shanahan
Radical by HHI WINNER –  Steven Deal
2nd – James Martin
3rd – Shane Martin
Bobber/Chop by Renegade Wheels WINNER- Jim Labar
2nd – Dennis Theut
3rd – Monty Martin
Bagger Mild WINNER-  Greg Bauer
2nd – Thomas Barker3rd – John Gallagher
Bagger Wild by Custom Dynamics WINNER-  Jim Labar
2nd – Josh Hubbard
Trike Mild by R & R Trikes WINNER –  Ronald Castner
2nd -Jim Harvey
3rd – Kathy Collins-Lantz
Trike Wild by R & R Trikes WINNER –  Dave Enting
2nd – Richard Cramer3rd – David Rice
Antique Stock WINNER –  Ronal Dunagan
2nd -David Clegg3rd – Larry Proctor
Antique Custom by Mustang Seats WINNER –  Jeff Lane
2nd – Jim Griffin (Bud Light paint)
3rd – Jim Griffin (Budweiser paint)
BEST RAT- Sam Green
CHARITY’S CHOICE – Pam Miller
EDITOR’S CHOICE-Matt Gibby
BEST PAINT by WIZARDS – Josh Hubbard
JIREH CYCLES – PEOPLE’S CHOICE – Thomas Barker
BEST OF SHOW – Steven Deal
 

Drinking and Riding Is A Good Thing To Do!

Drinking and Riding Is A Good Thing To Do…but only if its water!

You are out riding and your throat is dry and you are thirsty. You need to listen to your body telling you it needs water!

Dehydration is loss of water and important blood salts like potassium and sodium. Vital organs like the kidneys, brain, and heart can’t function properly without a certain amount of water and salt. 

Yes, it can happen to you. Yes it can happen while riding in cold winter months and in the upcoming summer months. 

You many not even realize it is happening to you. Dehydration can cause fatigue, headaches, and lack of focus.  All of these are big safety concerns.

Bikers sometimes avoid drinking too much so as not to interrupt the ride with bathroom stops. I’ve been on a ride and pulled over to drink water and wouldn’t ya know it others appreciated it but they didn’t want to be the one to stop first.  Come on, if you’re riding like that you’re not riding to have fun.  So don’t do that!! Breaks are good and help us to refocus and reenergize on our longer rides.

Some “experts” say that drinking one bottle of water for every two-three hours of riding time is a healthy ratio.

If you think you are dehydrated you can give yourself a pinch test.  On the back of your hand pinch your skin and if it doesn’t go back in place drink some water!!!

Riding a motorcycle isn’t as physical an activity as walking or running.  Being out in the sun, even on a cold winter day, sweating under our protective, cold weather leathers or riding in the heat of the summer sun and with the wind whipping past us can cause dehydration to any of us.

So the moral of this story is to DRINK YOUR WATER, RIDE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!

Safe Rides Always,  Tina – HarleySkyAngel

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American Woman Rider Does Hoka Hey Challenge 2011

     American Woman Rider, Carla DuBois, is taking on one very big personal challenge. August 2011, she will be participating in the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge. This ride is an endurance ride of 10,000+ miles. It starts in Phoenix, AZ and after hitting 48 states it will go to Canada and end up in Nova Scotia. 

     Carla shares her love of riding by working for High Plains H-D© for the last 10 years. Riding motorcycles is a passion of Carla’s! She loves the motorcycles and the unique people that ride the Harley-Davidson© brand or any brand for that matter.  Riding for 20+ years she has logged over 100,000 riding miles.

     Carla has two children, Christopher and Michelle, and they both enjoy riding. Her 2 year old grandchild Micheal also loves to ride. Her big inspiration and rock is her soul mate husband, Berb.  And let’s not forget “Scarlet”.  She is Carla’s 2011 FLHX which she will be riding on the Hoka Hey Challenge.

     Carla has been very active in the High Plains HOG© Chapter for the past ten years. She was appointed Director last year and because of her hard work and enthusiasm she is still in that position. She is also a member of the Sangre De Cristo HOG© Chapter. 

     Carla wants to help women that are interested in riding their own motorcycle. She loves watching them grow as they learn to ride. “They bloom into soaring eagles becoming independent, strong and free”.  Carla goes on to say “I get a feeling of completeness as they start making their own choices as they have become confident and independent. This is how I felt when I started riding.  Rule of thumb when encouraging a new rider is that I never forget how I felt the first time. The feeling always resurfaces. I love to “play it forward” to help others”.

     By participating in the Hoka Hey Challenge this year Carla hopes to touch many women riders by inspiring them to ride their own. She will also be helping spread the word about American Woman Riders which strives to bond women together that “love to ride”.  Donations brought into High Plains H-D© will also help charities.  Carla is a native New Yorker so would like to see some of the monies go to our fallen from the 9/11 terror attack. This year marks the 10 year anniversary.  

     We would like to ask your help. We are asking for donations to assist Carla in paying for food, gas & miscellaneous expenses that will incur. Funds left over will also donated to a charity that American Woman Riders will decide on. Please email harleyskyangel@comcast.net if you or your riding group would like to donate. If you have a paypal account you can send your much appreciated donation to harleyskyangel@comcast.net.  THANK YOU to all of you that have already shown your support of a woman rider following one of her dreams!

     If you’d like to know more information go to www.hokaheychallenge.com.  Be sure to check out the terms and conditions and you’ll see what Carla will be challenging herself to endure on this amazing ride.

Safe Rides Always, Tina – HarleySkyAngel

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