san mateo

San Mateo Motorcycle Show 2011

I just received my speaking schedule for the San mateo show. Unfortunately, it's the only one that I'll be at this season.

So if you live in the Bay Area you'll have to come by on Saturday, Nov. 19 or Sunday Nov. 20. It's also my post birthday weekend celebration, so if you're one of the first 10 people to say Happy Belated Birthday on Saturday, I'm going to give YOU a birthday present!


Saturday, November 19 - 12:30pm, 5:00pm

Sunday, November 20 - 11:30am

Progressive Motorcycle Shows 2010-2011

"Women Ride"
It's that time of year again. Starting November 12th, I'll be back on the road part time (while somehow managing to keep working full time. Yikes!) with the Progressive Motorcycle Shows with Advanstar.

With my good friends Sue Slate and Gin Shear of the Women's Motorcyclist Foundation,, we're going to be running the Women's Center, which is going to be bigger and better than last year. As you can see from the picture above, we're going to have a dedicated area that's going to be fully outfitted with a seminar area, display racks and more. As you can see from the rendering above, the Center is going to be a huge improvement from last year's. Because of that, we need your help.

My hope is that the gear focus will also be better than last year. We're working really hard to provide a broad, diverse representation of the various types of women's gear that's currently available to every woman who rides. I'm also hoping we'll have boots and gloves this year, something that we were lacking last year.

The focus of the booth will be on "HER RIDE, HER GEAR, HER ROAD" and will provide opportunities for clubs and individuals to network with each other, plus learn and share through wide variety of seminars.

If you're interested in volunteering at the Center, we'd love to have you. Here's what you need to know:

1. Go to: to find the schedule for all shows. 2. Click on the show in the schedule for which you would like to volunteer. This will let you know the days, dates, hours and location for each show. 3. Most shows offer free parking if you arrive on a motorcycle. 4. Volunteers contribute three hours of their time to get into the show for free. 5. ALL volunteers sign up for a shift through the Women's Motorcyclist Foundation. Download a copy of the sign up sheet here, then email a copy to Sue Slate/WMF (wmfginsue at aol dot com) and cc me (joanne at gearchic dot com). 6. Unfortunately, we cannot get your guest in for free. But he/she can use my promo code GEARCHIC when buying tickets online for $4 off each ticket. :) 7. We have room for six volunteers per shift. Clubs need to spread their volunteers out across shifts in order to have as much diversity among clubs and individuals per shift.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, post a comment below or feel free to drop me an email. (joanne at gearchic dot com).

Hope to see you there!