Yep…that’s me all decked out in my motorcycle garb sitting on a Harley. Just call me Easy Rider! ;-) A couple of weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to fly to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, home of Harley-Davidson, and experience what it was like to “ride a Harley!” I have to tell you…I was the envy of many friends and family members. :-) Who wouldn’t jump at that kind of opportunity? Harley-Davidson is synonymous with “COOL”!
Even better? I got to go with 10 awesome women bloggers from around the country who were invited for the same event. Here we all are sweltering at a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game. lol. It was 107 degrees when we were there! So we all look a little bedraggled in this pic, but it’s the only group shot we got! (I look sad, but I’m just HOT! And not in a GOOD way!)
My guess is there are plenty of you who would go for something like that. But for those of you who are still a little leery about riding a motorcycle, I have two words: NO CAGES! When I first heard that phrase out at Harley-Davidson headquarters I didn’t quite understand. But after spending some time on the bikes and with the people who ride (and work there)…I get it!
Cages = cars…technically. But “No Cages” is bigger than that. It’s a philosophy of freedom and the independent spirit I believe is in every single one of us! That need to break free of the “norm” once in awhile and just “GO”. Where? Doesn’t matter. Just somewhere not on your familiar beaten path. Of course a motorcycle isn’t necessary to accomplish this, but it sure is fun! And honestly, I have yet to experience a more “freeing” feeling in my young life. ;-)
Lest you think you have to be a blogger to get this sort of opportunity, let me assure you you don’t! Harley-Davidson has created some awesome opportunities for women (and men for that matter) to experience Harley-Davidson up-close and personal and get a taste of the “No Cages” philosophy! The best way to get started would be to go to a Garage Party!
A Garage Party is an opportunity for women to join other non-riders for one night and learn the basics of motorcycling. Harley-Davidson dealerships around the country offer these get-togethers specifically geared towards women. I love their tagline…It’s like a book club, only louder! lol. Now that I think about it, how fun would it be to plan a “girls night out” around one of these parties? Trust me…they are a blast!
We attended a Garage Party at Hal’s Harley-Davidson and learned SO much! Everything from how to pick up a bike that has fallen over to where do you carry your makeup and beauty supplies on the bike! :-) It’s a really fun opportunity to learn about Harleys from “real women” who ride them!
Click here to find a Garage Party near you!
And just in case you’re wondering, after I finish Rider’s Edge training I’ve already picked out my “dream bike” bike. ;-) Awesome huh?
My thanks to Harley-Davidson and the awesome people who work there who made 10 other bloggers and myself feel like we were “born to be wild”…at least for a few hot days in July!
And as if that weren’t enough fun I’m heading out to NYC TODAY for the BlogHer annual convention where I get to meet up with these awesome ladies again!! Harley-Davidson is a sponsor of this event, and I’ll be tweeting and instagram’ing all over the place. :-) So excited!
Be sure to visit the Harley-Davidson No Cages brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers reviews and find more chances to win!