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Breast cancer charity ride at Sturgis

Proceeds will support motojournalist Brenda Fox

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, May. 27, 2008
Top 50 Rally Park’s Women’s Day at Sturgis will feature a charity ride for breast cancer awareness.

Proceeds from the Aug. 7 Bike for Breast Cancer Awareness – EWC Top 50 Rally Park Charity Ride will go to motorcycle journalist and spokesperson for women in motorcycling Brenda Fox who has been combating breast cancer. Funds from the ride and a charity auction will go towards supporting Fox’s medical expenses.

Malcolm Smith, Motorcycle Hall of Fame member and star of the Oscar-nominated documentary On Any Sunday, will take part in the ride.

 “I love life on two wheels and I am so thankful I can enjoy the journey of the ride with others,” says Fox. “The motorcycle industry had given me support at a time my life crashed. I look forward to raising awareness for the Every Woman Counts Cancer program and this ride will allow us to reach out to a much bigger picture. I am grateful to have the opportunity.”As a motorcycle journalist, Brenda Fox reached out to many in the industry. When word of her illness broke out, the industry reached back.

The charity ride through the Black Hills region will begin at 1 p.m.. Participants may register beginning at noon with a $15 donation.

A live charity auction will follow the ride at 4:30 p.m., featuring motorcycle parts and items donated by celebrities.

Other events scheduled for Top 50 Rally Park’s annual Sturgis Women’s Day include seminars from Laura Klock, of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles and Jody Perewitz of Perewitz Cycle Fabrication. Klock, who set a land speed record for Bagger-style motorcycles with at 147 mph, will provide riding tips for women riders and racers at noon. At 3 p.m., Perewitz will host a seminar on motorcycle maintenance and do-it-yourself customizations.

Top 50 Rally Park will also host pit bike races for women in the motorcycle industry, including Klock and Perewitz.