Wild Women on Wheels Motorcycle Club Hosts Annual Cigar Camp in South Side; Ride Scheduled (Rain or Shine) for Saturday, May 31, 12:30 - 4:00PM
PITTSBURGH, May 29, 2003 -- For the 6th year, the Pittsburgh-based "Wild Women on Wheels" (WWOW) Motorcycle Club will host an annual Cigar Camp ride to Bloom's Cigars in South Side, Pittsburgh. The event will also serve as an annual membership drive to invite women Harley owners unfamiliar with the club to learn more and join.
Cigar Camp Riders, member and non-members, will meet at Spirit Harley-Davidson in Glenshaw, PA at 12:30. The group will leave Spirit at 1:00pm and ride to Bloom's Cigars, 12th Street in South Side. Bloom's owner, Mark Adams, will host the event, providing sidewalk seating, premium parking spaces, and a gourmet seafood spread, including the group favorite - fresh crab legs.
"The girls have been coming here for the last six years, and they're always a draw," says Mark Adam, owner of Bloom's. "There's no better group of women. The girls come in, grab a cigar from the humidor and make themselves at home. I've never seen a group better demonstrate camaraderie. They all know each other's first name, they all know each other's lives - good and bad. I wish I had a group of guys to hang out with like the girls. The guys here love `the biker chicks,' and taking care of the girls is my tribute to them."
WWOW was formed in 1989 after Donna realized that there were only a few women that owned their own motorcycles. "Men wanted to go 100 miles an hour, and ride from bar to bar. It wasn't fun for us girls to do that all the time." WWOW began with 7 women who rode for female camaraderie. When they would roll up next to a group of cars they would get quite a reaction once the occupants realized it was all women, no men to be seen. Women spectators told WWOW members they were inspired from what they have done. Donna laughingly recalls, "When we all started we were married, rode Sportsters and drank Pepsi. Now everyone's divorced, rides bigger bikes and drink beer." Today, WWOW has around 30 members who ride together, across the country, on a regular basis.
Donna rode her first motorcycle at the age of 12, and started her riding experience with a Triumph 650TT. Her early experience with motorcycles comes from her mother who rode bikes herself, and hung out in the infamous "Bucket of Blood Bar" in Washington, D.C. back when "ladies didn't ride motorcycles." Her mother was excited about Donna's interest, but kept a parental concern every time she was on a bike. Today she has access to all Harley-Davidson motorcycle as owner of Spirit Harley-Davidson, but usually rides a Road King or her Heritage.
About Spirit Harley-Davidson
Spirit Harley-Davidson is one of the largest Harley-Davidson dealers in the country. Since 1986 Terry & Donna Sanford have grown Pittsburgh's dealership to over 45,000 square feet of exclusively Harley-Davidson(R) Motorcycles, Motorclothes(TM), Parts and Accessories. With property measuring nearly 2 acres, Spirit also hosts over 100 related events for customers from across the United States each year.
For a more detailed history of Spirit Harley-Davidson, the owners, staff and event visit their web site at http://www.spiritharley.com/.
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