Sturgis, SD (8/2/2012) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s annual Biker Belles will again celebrate the passion, diversity and spirit of women in motorcycling during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The Biker Belles celebration, presented by Harley-Davidson, begins Wednesday, Aug. 8, with festivities and a symposium at The Lodge at Deadwood, followed by a guided ride through the beautiful canyons of the Black Hills to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip where a reception, catered meal, entertainment, fashion show, auction and more await, including a concert by country music star Eric Church.

This year’s ride will include Black Hills native and avid motorcyclist Jessi Combs, a top motorcycle and automotive fabricator who has found success on television with programs such as Mythbusters, Xtreme 4×4, Full Metal TV along with current television hits like All Girls Garage, Overhaulin’ and The List: 1001 Car Things to do Before You Die. Combs is an innovator and passionate about empowering women in the automotive, motorcycle and industrial arts industries.

Combs will join fellow celebrity film and television actress Kristy Swanson on the Biker Belles Ride. Swanson has held roles including Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer; The Chase with Charlie Sheen; Big Daddy with Adam Sandler; as well as countless television roles, most recently in Psych, One Tree Hill and 3Way.

Ride contributions from the Biker Belles go to benefit local South Dakota charities, The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Helping with Horsepower, a program to help young women and girls who are at-risk or are victims of abuse. The 2012 Biker Belles participation fee is $150 per person, with 100 percent going directly to charity.

Sponsors of Biker Belles include the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Harley- Davidson Motor Company, the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce, Knology, Bic 4 Good, Interstate Batteries, Motorcycling USA, Pepsi and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

A Day of Real Women. Real Stories. Real Fun. Tickets are available at www.BikerBelles.com or by calling (605) 347-9000.

The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has been offering campers and rally goers the Authentic Sturgis Experience™ for more than 30 years with world-class entertainment and a premium 580 acre camping resort. Make your reservations now and get passes for some of the biggest names in music including Eric Church, Journey, Zac Brown Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Sublime with Rome, Sugarland, BOSTON, Candlebox, Buckcherry, Saving Abel, Loverboy, Shinedown, Aaron Lewis, Adelitas Way, and many more. Reservations can be made at BuffaloChip.com or by calling 605-347-9000.