Allow me to introduce you to some of the coolest chicks you will ever meet.
Some of these girls I have known for years while others only for a short time, but what I can tell you about this particular group is that we share a unique and special bond that only female bikers can truly understand.
Let me take you through the making of this pretty fantastic group.Background
Fall 2004 I bought my first Harley.
Summer 2005 I started riding with a crew I had only met a couple of times (including my now bestie, Sara). They welcomed me with open arms, and I am eternally thankful for that being a new rider at the time. Sara and I quickly became close friends. She is one sassy lady with the kindest, most caring heart. Sara and I have been by each others side through some pretty major life events and I am forever thankful for her friendship. She is my #1 BBB. (Best Biker B!tch, for those that may be confused) 🙂
Summer of 2006 Sara and I officially formed the Biker B!tch Crew…. or Duo I guess we should have called it at the time.
Even with just the two of us, we knew we were on to something pretty great. 🙂
Holy Old School Some of these older year pics have made me laugh-out-loud tonight.
Each year we started to recruit a few more girls to our Crew.
There is something pretty darn awesome about being a woman in control of your own bike.
Sara’s sister, Liz, joined us next. Liz cracks me up with her sense of humor and say it like it is personality. You know where you stand with these two sisters and I love that about the both of them. Good people. Good hearts.
Then came Tammy; Sara and Liz’s step-sister. Tammy actually bought my Harley-Davidson Sportster which was fun for me to see it passed on to another kick ass chick! Loads of fun the four of us gals had that summer, let me tell you.
Soon after Tammy joined us, my friend Heidi came aboard. Heidi and I met in 2006 when we both started working for the same company. We bonded and survived that nightmare of a job, quickly became great friends and a few years later I had the privilege of helping her search for her first Harley.
And, this is where the years get a little blurry and I have no photos.
Sad affair, but we won’t dwell. The best is yet to come!
Fast forward to 2010.
The photos above were taken at Heron Bay in Louisville, NE. Fun little dive bar on the river. Highly recommend for a summer pit stop. Don’t expect fanciness. It is definitely a dive.
Liz, Sara, me, Heidi, Tammy – Chrome Lounge, Omaha, NE
Bottoms Up, Ladies!
2011 Biker Bitch Ride we added my girl, Tyree. Tyree and I met when I moved to Omaha in 2006 and she’s become one of my closest friends and confidants. We have some pretty wild things in common that helped us bond in just a few short weeks. Tyree didn’t have a Harley when I first met her, but she invested a few years after. I also had the privilege of joining Tyree while she made her first Harley purchase! So much fun.
I can’t help feeling like a proud momma when my friends purchase new bikes!
In true Bitch Ride fashion, it rained the day of our 2011 ride. It always seems to rain on us, but usually passes through pretty quickly.
NOT. THAT. YEAR.
We were poured on. But, we didn’t let it damper our spirits. Nor were we going to be called fair weather riders, so off we went!
Me, Tyree, Liz, Heidi and Sara
Shiddle-E Dee – Clarinda, IA
2012 we added CB, Lara and Kayla to our crew.
CB is an old friend/step-mother figure of Sara and Liz and is such a caring and kind woman.
Kayla is one of my very best friends since our High School Days. She and I were often up to no good, but we have some of the best memories together and I am forever thankful that we have remained besties in our adult years. The shenanigans just don’t stop, especially since her husband and mine are inseparable. They honestly should just move in together and Kayla and I could just pay them a visit every now and then. 🙂
Lara is one of Kayla’s close friends and is an absolute ball of fun. I love this woman’s humor, compassion and zest for life.
The day of our 2012 Ride a few of the gals were just meeting each other for the first time. I was the only one that knew all of them, a couple of the others knew all but maybe one or two and then there were a couple other gals that didn’t know but only one. By an hour or two into the day it was as if we had known each other for years.
This is the kind of friendship that can’t be explained. I can say it until I am blue in the face, but there really is something about bonding over two wheels. We share the danger, the excitement, the adrenaline and the enhanced sense of caution. We look out for one another, we never leave someone behind, we encourage, poke fun and genuinely care for each other.
But don’t let all that fool ya…. We are often up to no good. 🙂
No shame in saying it how it is…. 😉
For the record, it did rain that day. Why would you think any different?
2013- 8th Annual B!tch Ride
Our largest group yet! We added three new ones this year!
Regeana- Tyree and I met her at the Holstein’s 2013 All Women’s Run about a month prior to the Bitch Run. She showed up to the run by herself in hopes of meeting a few other ladies to ride with. We started chatting her up at the first bar stop and we have shared the open road with her ever since. Regeana has two kids and a husband overseas. She is a rockstar of a woman.
Ashley – a friend of my husband’s who I reached out to and invited her on the B!tch Run spur of the moment. Remember that talk about building fast friendships on 2 wheels? Ashley didn’t know a single one of us until this day. I was even just meeting her for the first time! So glad she stepped out of her comfort zone and joined us. She is an absolute sweetheart and we all loved her from the get-go.
And Katina, didn’t know anyone but me (she grew up with my husband), but the gals literally took her under their wings within minutes. Katina is such a quiet, sweet soul with a sneaky side to her (um, she just up and moved to Colorado for goodness sakes). Thankful Katina was able to join our rowdy bunch and didn’t run away thinking we were all too crazy.
I am blessed to know such strong, kick ass, beautiful, fun loving women that I can call dear friends.
Our first stop on the 8th Annual B!tch Ride landed us in Macedonia, IA for lunch. Our second stop (above) landed us in Griswold. And this is where we remained for longer than anticipated due to…… you’ve got it…
That’s ok though. We had more then enough fun while stranded.
Can we say, FAIL?
Stop 3- Red Oak, IA
Stop 4 and 5 – Essex, IA (chalk table) and Imogene, IA for none other then Little Beer Shots.
You’ve been warned.
Case In Point – You may end up in a kiddie pool….
And that my friends, is the History of the Biker B!tch Crew.
Awesome Girlfriends, Crazy Shenanigans, Lots of Laughs, Forever Memories.
UPDATE: July 2014 marked year NINE. It was epic. If you want to view the 2014 Year NINE recap, click HERE! <–