Ohio Womens Event Schedule Set

Motolight signs on as presenting sponsor

“Women Riders: No Limits!” has an exciting lineup of seminars and a presenting sponsor to help make it all happen. Thank you to Motolight for signing on to support the first womens mini-conference taking place June 12-14 during Ohio Bike Week. Motolight, maker of top quality auxiliary riding lights, is a long-time supporter of womens events, plus the owner, Tina Hollaender, is a rider herself.

Women riders were a big part of the 2007 Ohio Bike Week.

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.

The Motorcycle Hall of Fame will have its womens exhibit set up in the lobby as well. There will be door prizes, networking opportunities with other riders, plus the chance to learn more about you and your motorcycle. The event is open to men.

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

Seminar details are as follows:
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 its 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. Theres nothing to fear if you do drop it and youre 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: Lessons Learned the Hard Way
This is a panel discussion of four veteran women riders who have traveled many, many miles solo and with groups. Theyll 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, shell 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:
3:00 p.m. #8211; 9:00 p.m.: Vendors open, Motorcycle Hall of Fame Womens Exhibit, and opening reception in lobby of theater, cash bar and snacks

Friday, June 13:
8:00 a.m. #8211; 11:00 p.m.: Vendors open, Motorcycle Hall of Fame Womens Exhibit
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, Motorcycle Hall of Fame Womens Exhibit

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

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. There are 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, please email Genevieve Schmitt at gschmitt@womenridersnow.com and ask for a vendor and sponsorship package outlining all the details. Please feel free to call if youd like to discuss: 406.333.4491.

The crowd downtown on the last Saturday night of the 2007 Ohio Bike Week.

Visit for OhioBikeWeek.com more information.

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