Monday, May 31, 2010

First Ladies Bike Show and Ride In

This past Sunday (5-30-10) Biker Rags hosted the first Ladies Only Bike Show and Ride in. It hasn't yet been announced if there will be another one, but I'm betting that there will be. For a first time event this one had a really good turnout.

Jeff and Pam, the owners of Biker Rags, said that they had been wanting to do this for a long time, but weren't quite sure how to best pull it off.  It looks like all they needed was to hook up with "The Lady Bikers",  a ladies only motorcycle group based here in Knoxville. 

Pam said that they had 31 ladies enter their bikes in the show, but I counted well over 50 bikes in attendance. Don't think that these ladies are fair weather riders either. The forecast on this day was for scattered thunderstorms, and you could see them in the distance.These ladies rode down anyway.

WIMZ was there doing a live remote which kept things lively, and helped spread the word about the event during the day. The Lady Bikers organizer Vicky Cromwell was interviewed on air to talk about the event, and several cars blew their horns in support as they drove by.

I know this sounds like it's straight out of the 70's, but this event had a "Cool Vibe" going. There wasn't the typical "I'm a bad ass biker" attitude, people were dressed in more than just black T-shirts, and there were lots more smiles than scowls. Everyone there seemed to be having a really good time.

As far as choice of bikes, most were cruisers, but there were also several Sportbikes in the mix.  It was a good indication of the diversity of the group. Also, just about every bike manufacturer was represented.

The Lady Bikers isn't a formal club so to speak, but more of a social gathering group. It was started in January of 2009, and according to Vicky already boast 219 members. If you know any ladies that are looking for others to ride with, Vicky said that all ladies with all brands of bikes are welcome to join. 

They plan their rides and events through the social website  Their address is 

As soon as I hear of another event planned I'll post it on the CycleBlend Events Calendar

All the "support" guys taking pictures.


  1. Great article! Thanks for the coverage! We have so many GREAT Ladies in our group & the guys are always very supportive! I am so thankful for Jeff & Pam hosting this show! Did you know that we already had 4 new Ladies to join our site? Wooo! Whooo!

  2. Thanks for the pic's. and article, you did a great job. For ladie riders who are reading this, you need to check out our web site meet-up group. This is the most awesome group of ladies I have ever had a chance to ride with. Come on!!

  3. Thanks for the great write up Russ! Pam from Biker Rags

  4. Hey, thanks for the coverage at Biker Rags. We had a great time and the folks at Biker Rags did a bang up job. Thanks so much to everyone that had a hand in the preparations also!