announced its winner for the “Are you one of ‘those’ girls” contest. Tamela Rich with 577 votes takes home the grand prize. The contest was held on the company’s Facebook page from October 1 through November 9, 2010. In keeping with the company’s tagline – Riding. Fashion. Fun., the contest asked women motorcycle and scooter riders to answer the following questions in 250 words or less:
•What do you ride that makes you one of “those” girls?
•What do you wear that makes you one of “those” girls?
•What do you do for fun that makes you one of “those” girls?
VaVaVroom founder, Denise Maple, noted that VaVaVroom “wanted to recognize and celebrate the individuality and community of women riders”.
Tamela’s contest entry was titled “A Real MAMA (Middle-Aged Motorsport Athlete)”. She explains how, at the age of 48, she learned to ride a motorcycle. Three short months after learning to ride, she decided to take her skills to the road in a 7,500 mile journey from North Carolina to Oregon with a pink bra-adorned windshield to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In her efforts, along with a few dozen other “those” girls, she raised $40,000 for the cause.
“It was fun broadening the range of what “kind” of woman is one of THOSE GIRLS! I’m grateful for my friends taking time to vote for me and for writing such nice notes at the bottom of my entry. I’m a writer, so thanks to VaVaVroom I can now claim that I’ve won my first essay contest — a double win”, said Tamela.
It is because of her story and her efforts that she was named VaVaVroom’s “Those” Girls Contest winner. She wins a collection of motorcycle and scooter products with an approximate retail value of $679, as follows:
·VaVaVroom Those Girls hoodie
· VaVaVroom Map Clip
·VaVaVroom ceramic magnet
·Clear Shot Lens Cleaning Kit
·Zox Odyssey full face helmet
·Warm & Safe Heated Clothing Gen2 Women’s Heated Liner & 3-level Controller with Remote Control
·Euro Mami “Piston Love tank top and four styles of motorcycle tire and chain wristbands
·Mods vs. Rockers tee
·Garage-Girls Black Piston Logo T-shirt
·signed copy of Chicks on Bikes photography book by Christina Shook
·signed copy of American Borders: A Motorcycling Misadventure around America on a Russian Motorcycle by Carla King
·Women’s motorcycle socks by Techsox
· Exclusive interview on Side Stand Up motorcycle radio program airing on December 14, 2010
Congrats to Tamela!