H-D Daytona Women's Day Ride Attracts 500

On March 4 in Daytona, Fla., 500 Harley-Davidson women riders will join together in what Harley-Davidson Motor Company believes will be the largest women's ride in the company's 105-year history. Originally, the Harley-Davidson Women's Day Ride, benefiting Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), was to be limited to 105 women; but a better-than-expected response from made H-D decide to increase the size to accommodate 500 riders.

Women participating in the ride are encouraged to raise money for their local MDA chapter to help send children to MDA Summer Camps, and the top three fundraisers will receive a Harley Davidson leather jacket.

The riders will join Karen Davidson, great-granddaughter of one of the company's founders, as well as the six Get Down to Daytona contest winners on the last leg of their ride into Daytona.. Details on the route will be announced soon.

. One week at MDA Summer Camp costs $800 per child, so women who raise that amount or more will receive a Harley-Davidson/MDA sterling silver and gold charm in recognition of their gold-level fundraising. Women who raise at least $400 will receive a sterling silver charm.

All 500 riders will receive a 2008 MDA Pin, a special Harley Davidson/MDA flag and will be entered in a special MDA drawing for a women's Harley-Davidson 105th Anniversary leather jacket. Anyone can make a general contribution to the ride at https://secure.mdausa.org/harleywomensride/.

For more information about the Get Down to Daytona contest, newly posted profiles of the six winners, details on the women's activities in Daytona, and more, visit www.harley davidson.com/womensride.