Sunday, March 7, 2010

Roar Sisterhood Ride - Daytona Bike Week 2010

Daytona Bike Week 2010 - The Roar Sisterhood Ride was a beautiful event on the last Saturday morning. The sisterhood of riders was chased by a CBS News crew in a red Mustang convertible as their police-escorted ride headed north on Tomoka Road to enjoy the curves and tree-canopied "loop" through the scenic inlet waterways of Ormond Beach.

The riders included Ms. Magman, Kristin Gracy of Southern Biker Magazine from Knoxville, Tenn.

Dianne Grieve from Ontario, Canada was also with the women, as they roared past The Cabbage Patch in Samsula, Florida on County Highway 415, heading for Lake Monroe.

Dianne took up riding in 2004 when her husband "got a bike again." She couldn't imagine herself riding on the back of a sportbike for the next 10 years, so she passed the riding test and got her motorcycle license. "I've been in the ditch," she said almost proudly. "I can highly recommend Roar's Ride Like A Pro training series. It really helped me after that." Dianne became passionate about riding and has also taken some higher level training at Daytona Beach International Speedway.

Roar Motorcycles - based at 897 Bellevue Ave. in Daytona Beach - builds and customizes bikes and offers riding gear designed for women.

Through the Roar Sisterhood, women motorcyclists are able to participate in rides, tours and charity events.

The company also empowers women to demonstrate Roar Motorcycles, become trainers, become dealers and open their own dealerships.
In January, Ed and Carol Avery joined Roar Motorcycles to launch a full events calendar in New England and at motorcycle rallies and charity events throughout the USA. Find RoarNewEngland on Facebook.