Thursday, September 07, 2006

The MotoFemina Competition Ends Sept 9th

MotoFemina is a special project that started this last spring. Many of you have heard me talk about it through the summer. It's a reality video series that is finishing up production. They picked three women who didn't know how to ride motorcycles and sent them to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Beginner Course. These three ladies passed the course and went on to learn more from their mentors. They learned and practiced many new things throughout this last summer. They were evaluated as they learned. They had the extra challenge of being filmed as they learned.

The prize - a 2006 BMW F650GS - to go to the one that is deemed to have learned the most in technical skill and personal enthusiasm. A panel of judges was chosen to do this.

The Ladies - Jessica, Laura, & Synth - worked hard all summer to win the new motorcycle. They did this while still maintaining their full time jobs. It sounds like it was mostly done on weekends (and not every weekend).

Where - New Mexico - they rode the twisty roads through beautiful country side. They also learned practical things, such as how to pick up a motorcycle.

This is the "Big" weekend when they find out which one of them will win the new motorcycle. They announce the winner this Saturday, Sept. 9th, 4pm, at the BMW Sipapu Weekend Rally. Everyone is invited to attend. Go to Motofemina for all the details of where and when.

Yours truly would love to be there when they announce the winner, but sadly I can't *sigh.* I have been chatting with these ladies many times through the summer and would love to meet them. I know a few of you have gone on over and check out the project. So if you can, you're invited to attend and I'll be back here having cheese with my "whine," lol.

Jessica, Laura, & Synth - I Wish You Three Ladies all the Best


Rascal said...

Well, you can't go to MotoFemina when they announce their winner, but I can come here to congratulate you for being a Wendy's Casting Call winner! And I think you deserve it.

Hmmm, I wonder if I can talk someone into a MotoFelinia.....

Pamela said...

Sounds like a beautiful "trophy".... and more than one that will sit on the mantle.

I haven't read your archives yet.. will there be a story in there about how you learned to ride?

ps: my word verification was
FFURRE .... made me think of the sound your bike might make when you first start it up.. ha ha ha

Kukka-Maria said...

Sounds like an amazing adventure for these ladies! While the prize is amazing, I have to believe the journey getting there was priceless, too!

Miss Wendy Wings sent me your way. Glad to have you join us on the blogroll and I'm sorry I was on vacation and missed seeing the auditions!

I'm off to buy a motorcycle...I love the feel of the wind rushing through my fur!

Robin said...

I'm motorcycle-impaired (aka a big fat chicken). Thanks for visiting Pensieve in the's about time I came over to check you out.

I just feel so uncool :). And, you, BB, are oh, soooo cool!

Sharon Lynne said...

Just stopping in to say Hi! I wish I was one of those ladies!

I'll whine with you. The lower end crank bearing on my bike is going out, and the husband says I can't ride. And Spring is my favorite time to ride!

Biker Betty said...

Hi Sharon Lynne, Yes, I was really sorry not to be able to make it. Wouldn't it have been fun to be one of them? But I knew too much and rode too much for that particular project.

Sorry to hear about your bike. I hope it gets fixed soon. I can't imagine they'd go out riding the trails without the whole family. Please keep me up-to-date on the repairs.

Have a great weekend,
Betty :)