The fifth annual Women's Motorcycle Show took place on February 22nd, 2020 at the House of Machines in Los Angeles, California.
Our big year five celebration at the new location was a blast! We added quite a few things to the repertoire this year, including extended hours with the show starting at 3p and going on until midnight. During the daytime hours, families could get their kidlets in on the WMS experience.
At four we had Cam Elkins, creator of Stories of Bike, visiting aaalll the way from Australia, show short films featuring women motorcyclists including the "Faster" short featuring MotoLady.
Folks young and old zipped around the Hot Wheels ID race track, while Super73 offered demo rides on their fun little electric rippers out in the alleyway. The ladies of Real Deal Revolution offered welding and pinstriping demo lessons from 4-6 and 8-10, guests happily chowing down on food from the House of Machines and our classic supporting food truck– Burnt to a Crisp Texas BBQ.
Bands started playing just after nine, starting with KaiL Baxley, followed by National Anthem the Band, and Tarah Who! Our yearly raffle of epicness was not to be missed, either, featuring communication and video bluetooth headsets from SENA, full build-your-own-exhaust kits from Paughcho Parts, Metzeler tires, Leatherman tools, gear from Tobacco Motorwear, CRAFTSMAN tools, and more. Want to see a full list of the kind of goodies you can win at the Women's Motorcycle Show? Scroll all the way to the bottom.
Perhaps one of the most notable changes this year was the lack of Real Deal's fearless leader– Jessi Combs. To somehow represent the hole we in the automotive and motorcycle industry all feel, we left one of the motorcycle stands empty... and encouraged people to leave Jessi a message. Her legacy lives on.
Paragraphs of text not your thing? Here's a list and some photo highlights.
Short films featuring women who ride by Stories of Bike
Super 73 electric motorbike demo rides
Hot Wheels ID race tracks
Custom motorcycles built / raced by women
Burnt to a Crisp BBQ Food Truck
Food from The House of Machines with vegetarian options
We had 18 custom bikes from badass babes on display, featuring Harley Davidson, Triumph, Honda, Suzuki, Buell, Yamaha, and some that are hard to label. These amazing shots were taken by celebrity photographer Daniel Remi Bergeron. Builders included Motorcycle Missions, Evil Spirit Engineering, Buell Sisters / Buell Brothers, and Revival Cycles to name a few.
Short Films from Stories of Bike
Here's a peek at the showing of short films featuring women who ride by Stories of Bike. Cam Elkins, founder and creator, was in Los Angeles all the way from Sydney, Australia! The films showed for just under two hours and Cam spent a few minutes answering the crowd's questions.
FASTER (MotoLady / Alicia Elfving) @motolady
Dream (Jodie Rigg) @jay_rigg
Sister (Maria Adzsersen + Nina Hoeglund) @thethrottledolls
Discovery (Kristen Reed) @the06_
The Search (Kirsten Midura) @miduramoto
Riders (Trinia) @hinterland_empire
Each year we curate awesome gear, gizmos, tools, and tech from some of the coolest companies in and out of the motorcycle industry.
- Super73 S1 Electric Motorbike
- SENA 30K Dual bluetooth communication pack x2
- Tobacco Riveter Riding Jacket
- CRAFTSMAN 216 2-Drawer mechanics toolset
- Hot Wheels ID smart racing track
- Metzeler tire set (fit to your bike)
- REV'IT! Meridian ladies leather jacket
- Paughco Parts BYOP (Build Your Own Pipe Kits) x2
- Paughco Parts Captain America tank
- Paughco Parts $300 Gift card
- Lowbrow Customs Banana tank, custom painted by Theresa Contreras of Real Deal Revolution
- Lowbrow Customs Gift Certificate $150
- Leatherman FREE Multitools x3
- Third Eye Design In-View Helmet Light
- M1GP Rider Clinics
- Butler Maps California Set
- Noah's Raw Chocolates - Women's Moto Show limited edition bars
- Loser Machine Skate Decks
- Sportyparts Swag Kit