V-Twin Shop Tour to Celebrate Women Riders


Vagabond Chopper Company, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., V-twin shop known for its female bike builder, says a new 44-foot trailer will be the centerpiece of its 2010 Chicks Rule and Boys Drool Tour.

The rolling tribute to women bikers will offer how-to seminars, fashion shows, book signings and special guest appearances by women in the industry, including Vagabond’s own Athena “Chickie” Ransom and her custom motorcycles. The tour will display some of what’s available for women riders, from clothing and parts to motorcycles styled with the woman rider in mind.

According to Vagabond, the tour gives men an opportunity to see “the other side” of a culture commonly associated with males. “Validating the concept that women riders are more than just a ‘chick on the back’ within the motorcycle industry, the tour also provides a forum for ladies to express their likes and dislikes in a setting that is not full of skulls, iron crosses and spikes,” the company stated in a news release.

The tour kicked off during the 2009 Toys in the Sun Run with featured guests The Motor Maids, Leslie Kay of Leslie Kay’s Insurance and Jeffrey Phipps of Jeffrey Phipps Custom Saddles. The tour will continue with 12 nationwide stops, including the Heavy Hitters, Daytona Bike Week, New Orleans Bike Week and the Sturgis Rally. The tour will end at the South Florida Bikers Bash and Toys in the Sun Run.

To see the full schedule, go to www.vagabondchoppers.com or www.chicksruleandboysdrool.com.

The trailer is sponsored by Mitchell Motorcycle Transport. Other tour sponsors include AW Kustom Kolors, Baker Drivetrain, BikerNet.com, BikerRogue.com, Biker’s Choice, Expose Yourself USA, Gardner-Westcott Fastener Company, JayBrake, Jeffrey Phipps Custom Saddles, Leslie Kay’s Insurance, Metzeler Tire, Nitro Polishing, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Throttle Threads Shop Wear, Vavavroom and Ventura Salon Spa.

Posted by Arlo Redwine