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As the number one selling motorcycle brand among women in the U.S., Harley-Davidson empowers women globally to conquer their fears, grab life by the handlebars, and discover that life is more thrilling on two wheels. The Motor Company invited 11 women bloggers to come out to Milwaukee to become immersed in the Harley-Davidson culture, learn about the company’s history, be inspired by the growing community of women riders and hit the open road. They even geared-up, slid into the driver seat, rolled the throttle and shifted the gears of a real Harley-Davidson motorcycle on their own, empowering them to cast doubts aside and jumpstart their own motorcycle dreams. Check out recaps from each blogger’s experience below and enter for a chance to win a Harley-Davidson Women's Pink Label Embellished Nylon Jacket through each blogger’s sweepstakes. Also visit Harley-Davidson Voices to learn more about how Harley-Davidson inspires women and how to get started on your riding journey. This BlogHer sweepstakes runs from July 31, 2012 to August 27, 2012 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. To read the Official Rules, click here. Good luck!
Back when we were happy newlyweds, my husband and I thought about buying a motorcycle. For his 40th birthday, I surprised him by signing us up on a Poker Run that some of his airport friends were doing. I asked around about what kind of bike he might like, and I had my ideas about the kind of motorcycle I wanted to be on the back of. We ended up renting an aqua and white Softail....more
I flashed back to the dog days of summer in North Dakota and to how my aunt and uncle used to ride a Harley. Before you go and think they were pretty badass, they also competed as square dancers. You were far more likely to find them wearing plaid shirts than you were leather, and there wasn't a single tattoo on either one of them. I think "badass" when I think about Harley-Davidson, and they were hardly badass....more
Historically, the Harley-Davidson brand is thought of as a particular type of customer - what I call "My Brother-in-law". Bob is a great guy. He's also a biker in every sense of the word. A big guy, balding, tattooed, bearded, wearing a leather vest and big rings - the exact image if you say to yourself, "Self: What does a biker look like??"...more
I knew I was in for an amazing experience when I opened the door to my luxurious hotel room at the gorgeous Iron Horse Hotel and was greeted with these gifts! A fab Harley Davidson Jacket with matching gloves and protective eyewear, too....more
There was so much to learn by attending the Harley-Davidson Summer Camp for women that I've done little else than process it all since coming home. I'm one of those women who just brushed off Harley motorcycles as "a lifestyle for other people" and then pretty much ignored it....more
Why did Harley-Davidson invite all these cool women to Milwaukee? Well, when you think of "riding a Harley", most people might think of it as a "guy" thing. Not anymore! Harley-Davidson is reaching out to women with some great programs designed to help ANYONE who is even just CURIOUS about riding a Harley get on a bike!...more
I am a worrier at heart, and the idea of riding a motorcycle in the Mecca of motorcycling was both exhilarating and terrifying. What if I fell down? What if I couldn't get the bike to work? What if no one liked me?...more
While I've always known and associated with Harley riders, actually joining their ranks as a full-fledged rider remained nothing more than a quiet voice in my head until recently. That has all changed thanks to my recent stint at the women's blogger summer camp hosted by Harley-Davidson....more
Learning to ride a motorcycle is an emotional undertaking. I don't think that's a chick thing, either. I think across the board if you can give yourself over to the experience then it's going to give your confidence a kick in the rear. Especially the way the world is right now. All over-connected and socially mediated and all that jazz....more