Ohio Bike Weeks Womens Event

What I have to do with it

By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor

Women Riders Now is organizing a top-notch women riders symposium held during Ohio Bike Week in June. Its called “Women Riders: No Limits!” presented by Motolight. The events other sponsors include Wicked Tease, Redheadgadgets.com and VaVaVroom, RebelGirlGear.com, Tourmaster.com, and Cortech.com.

Ohio Bike Week is a week long rally taking place in Sandusky, Ohio, near the shores of Lake Erie from June 6 through 15. “Women Rider: No Limits!” presented by Motolight starts Thursday evening June 12 with women-focused vendors inside the Sandusky State Theater. On Friday, June 13, four seminars will be held during the day inside the theater while the vendor display remains open all day. Vendors will also be open on Saturday, June 14.

There will door prizes, and opportunities to learn more about you and your motorcycle as well as networking with other women riders. The event is open to men.

Click here for the complete schedule that you can print out.

The seminars are:
1. 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Know Your Motorcycle: an introduction to motorcycle maintenance
Presented by Sara Liberte of Garage-Girls. Sara is a motorcycle shop owner and author of “How to Repair and Maintain Your V-Twin Motorcycle.” Sara shares everything you need to know about your motorcycle starting the day you purchase it including why and how often to service your bike; why and how to use your service manual; what basic tools you should have; the pre-ride check list #8211; what it is why it#8217;s so important; and so much more. Seminar attendees will leave with newfound confidence regarding understanding the technical side of their motorcycle.

2. 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lifting a Downed Bike amp; Other Confidence Builders
Nearly every rider has dropped his or her bike at one time or another. There#8217;s nothing to fear if you do drop it and you#8217;re alone, because you can learn to lift the bike yourself. This seminar demonstrates, using audience participation, how to lift a downed bike. This seminar is being presented by MSF instructor Linda English, and Alexa McAllister, Dir. of New Business amp; Riders Edge Manager for Camp;A Harley-Davidson.

3. 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Secrets from Veteran Riders: Lesson#8217;s Learned the Hard Way
This is a panel discussion of four veteran women riders who have traveled many, many miles solo and with groups. They#8217;ll share road-born experiences in hopes of enlightening others who wish to ride long distances. These long distance riding panelists are Michelle Matheron, Chief MSF Instructor; Kay Gilletly, MSF Rider Coach, Brenda Hickling-Thatcher, President of the Motor Maids; and Teresa Cote, Iron Butt rider.

4. 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Be the Best Rider You Can Be! Street Survival Strategies
Presented by Susan Rzepka Orion, MSF Rider Coach and WRN Riding Right columnist. Susan teaches how to manage risk in various street riding scenarios that often lead to accidents. Using a street riding simulator video, she#8217;ll discuss things like where a rider should be looking, the correct placement of the motorcycle and how to get out of sticky situations on the road.

Heres the schedule:
Thursday, June 12:
9:00 a.m. #8211; 4:00 p.m.: Vendors set up inside theater
3:00 p.m. #8211; 9:00 p.m.: Vendors open, opening reception in lobby of theater, cash bar and snacks

Friday, June 13:
8:00 a.m. #8211; 11:00 p.m.: Vendors open
9:00 a.m. #8211; 10:30 a.m.: Seminar 1
11:00 a.m. #8211; 12:30 p.m.: Seminar 2
12:30 p.m. #8211; 1:30 p.m.: Lunch break
2:00 p.m. #8211; 3:30 p.m. Seminar 3
4:00 p.m. #8211; 5:30 p.m. Seminar 4
11:00 p.m: Vendors close

Saturday, June 14:
9:00 a.m. #8211; 11:00 p.m.: Vendors open

Click here for the complete schedule that you can print out.

The scene at Ohio Bike Week#39;s downtown area in 2007.

Vendor amp; Sponsorship Info
This event is a great opportunity to get your product or name in front of the women who will be attending. We have vendor spaces available for the two and half days at a very reasonable price of just $200. To be a sponsor of the event, it costs just $100.

If youre interested, I can email you a vendor and sponsorship package outlining all the details. Email me at gschmitt@womenridersnow.com, or please feel free to call if youd like to discuss: 406.333.4491.

Visit OhioBikeWeek.com for more information.

2 thoughts on Ohio Bike Weeks Womens Event

  1. Are you going to have another event like this in Ohio? I would love to attend.

    1. It's still undecided if we're going to do the same event at Ohio Bike Week next year. If we do, we'll announce it on WRN.

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