VaVaVroom Names Contest Winner

Are you one of those girls?

Tamela Rich is the winner of the “Are you one of those girls?” contest put on by VaVaVroom and promoted on Women Riders Now. Tamela received the most votes on her 250-word essay, taking home the grand prize, an assortment of motorcycle and scooter products retailing for approximately $680.
“It was fun broadening the range of what kind of woman is one of those girls,” says Tamela Rich, contest winner. “Im grateful for my friends taking time to vote for me and for writing such nice notes at the bottom of my entry. Im a writer, so thanks to VaVaVroom, I can now claim that Ive won my first essay contest—a double win.”

The contest was held on VaVaVrooms Facebook page from October 1 through November 9, 2010. In keeping with the companys tagline, “Riding. Fashion. Fun.,” the contest asked women motorcycle and scooter riders to answer the following questions in 250 words or less: What do you ride that makes you one of #8220;those#8221; girls? What do you wear that makes you one of #8220;those#8221; girls? What do you do for fun that makes you one of #8220;those#8221; girls? VaVaVroom founder, Denise Maple, says VaVaVroom #8220;wanted to recognize and celebrate the individuality and community of women riders.”#8232;

Tamelas contest entry was titled “A Real MAMA (Middle-Aged Motorsport Athlete).” She explains how, at the age of 48, she learned to ride a motorcycle. Three short months after learning to ride, she decided to take her skills to the road in a 7,500-mile journey from North Carolina to Oregon with a pink-bra-adorned windshield to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In her efforts, along with a few dozen other “those” girls, she raised $40,000 for the cause. Congratulations, Tamela. To check out some of the prizes she won that you can buy too, visit To read the essay, visit the VaVaVroom Blog.

4 thoughts on VaVaVroom Names Contest Winner

  1. Thank you for highlighting Tamela’s accomplishment. It is a big deal to learn to ride, then 12 weeks later, set off on a trans-continental trip to meet and ride with a bunch of women riders she had met on Facebook. It was fun meeting Tam and she is the real deal.

  2. That’s wonderful that Tamela won the essay contest, but now where do we find the essay?

    1. We’ve updated the story with a link to the VaVaVroom blog with the winning essay there.

  3. That is our Tamela. We are very very proud of her and honored to be one of those women she road with to help us raise almost $40,000 for Breast Cancer Research. She is a real mama motorcyclist. Kudos!

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