“In these unprecedented times, it feels even more important to surround ourselves with goodness and friends and celebrate life. Over the past 13 years Biker Belles has become known organically as the Home for Women at Sturgis, and it will keep that distinction this year. Biker Belles represents many positive elements of the motorcycle community - encouragement, empowerment, mentorship and charity. When we created the event in 2009, we’d hoped it would change people’s lives for the better, and it’s amazing to see over a decade later how much it truly has. Each year the passion, diversity and spirit of this group has inspired amazing and unexpected connections and growth among participants and the community as a whole. I can’t wait to see where the Biker Belles takes us in the years to come, and I hope you will join us on the journey. We will keep your health and safety on our minds as always and look forward to seeing your smiling faces in August.”
- Toni Woodruff, Biker Belles Director

Who: YOU!
What: 14th Annual Biker Belles® Celebration
Where: Ride departs from The Lodge at Deadwood.  Celebration & Symposium at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads.
When: Tuesday, Aug. 09, 2022 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m
Why: To celebrate women in riding and raise significant funds for local charities

Experience a day of Real Riders, Real Stories and Real Passion during the 14th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Biker Belles Celebration.

On Tuesday, Aug. 09, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., you’re invited to join a day of relaxing and uplifting festivities that celebrate the fastest growing segment in the motorcycling—WOMEN!—while supporting organizations benefiting women’s causes.

The Morning Ride™

The Biker Belles Morning Ride™ will take you on a guided journey through the beautiful Black Hills. The ride begins at The Lodge at Deadwood to a symposium and reception at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads. Here, leading industry women will discuss their experiences with motorcycling during an inspiring symposium.

Comfort Zone Pampering

Pamper yourself at the reception by visiting the Comfort Zone by Team Diva. Take advantage of this well-deserved opportunity to discover and experience new beauty care, fashion wear and riding gear made specifically for women in this retreat area! 

Symposium Panelists

Enjoy a delicious brunch provided by Bonafide Food Love while taking in stories during the symposium. You’ll hear from panelists as well as featured special guests. While you’re there, be sure to check out the phenomenal auction items and place your bids

Charity Cause

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip created the Biker Belles for two complementary purposes.

  1. To raise awareness of the passion, diversity and spirit of women in motorcycling, celebrating women’s role in shaping the culture, art and history of motorcycling.
  2. To use the event to raise funds for local charities that would be of particular interest to these very women. This charity event has been raising monies for worthy causes since its inception in 2009. Your contribution will help the Biker Belles continue its mission of charitable giving.

All Are Welcome

All—men and women, riders and non-riders—are welcome to join this gathering of mentorship and sharing.

Participants are asked to make a contribution to join the festivities, 100 percent of which directly benefit three South Dakota-based charities that benefit women-related causes, Helping with Horsepower, the Strider Foundation and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame.
Don’t miss your opportunity to gather, ride and share stories during the Biker Belles event. Reserve your place now!

Pay It Forward Program
Presented by Continental Tire

If you’re unable to participate in Biker Belles due to financial hardship, you may request to receive a sponsored ride through the Pay It Forward Program Presented by Continental Tire by emailing brianna.weber@buffalochip.com.

To stay up to date on everything Biker Belles, be sure to subscribe to the Sturgis Rider® News Blog and follow the Biker Belles on Facebook!


The Biker Belles legacy began 13 years ago with a vision to create a women’s charity ride.

The idea later blossomed to become much bigger and broader with the involvement of a group of women who wanted to make a difference.

Hall of Famers Gloria Struck, Cris Sommer Simmons and Laura Klock, along with ride expert Meg McDonough, all wanted to elevate their support for women in motorcycling and encourage new riders into the sport and lifestyle they themselves knew and loved so much.

Motorcycling had been a vehicle for change in the lives of these women, so they felt called to improve the event to recognize those who paved the way, raise funds to support the preservation of this history and build up the lives of the next generation of young girls in the local community.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip shared this vision, and so a symposium was added, the Comfort Zone and silent auction was created, and later Ambassador Diva Amy Skaling and Ride Safety Captain Vicky Roberts-Sanfelipo joined the celebration. In 2016 Kelly Yazdi brought the Wild Gypsy Tour women to the circle.

The Biker Belles community continues to grow and has earned the reputation of the home for women in Sturgis. What started out as a women’s ride every year has now expanded to a day-long event for everyone—women, men, riders, passenger riders, non riders—to celebrate and support women and their role in the sport of motorcycling.

The Biker Belles program continues to evolve as riders’ interests and passions continue to change.

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