MAWMR - Mid-Atlantic Women's Motorcycle Rally

For the female bikers out there who have nothing to do next weekend ... <G> .... come join the fun at MAWMR — the Mid-Atlantic Women's Motorcycle Rally in Gettysburg. Last year we raised $24,000 for breast cancer ....

This is a (long) slideshow of some of the shenanigans that went on last year ...

2012 MAWMR - 20th Anniversary from Lida Verner on Vimeo.

The Mid-Atlantic Women's Motorcycle Rally is the premiere women’s motorcycling event in the Mid-Atlantic. Held every June, it brings together women motorcyclists and enthusiasts for a three day rally full of friendship, games, educational seminars, rides, contests, and fundraising to support women with the challenges of cancer. The weekend culminates in the Parade of Chrome through the streets of Gettysburg and a banquet to honor women and pledge our fundraising support to those that have been touched by cancer.

Countdown to MAWMR

Ladies ... if you're not doing anything the weekend of June 21-23 of June, come up and join us in Gettysburg (PA) at the Women's Mid-Atlantic Motorcycle Rally. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary of raising money for Cancer victims. This year the two charities that will be receiving the monies raised are HOPE and Pink Out. It doesn't matter whether or not you ride a motorcycle or not as this is an event both for riders and non-riders (and if you want to ride in the Parade of Chrome, I'm sure a backseat on someone's bike can be found).



2011 MAWMR - Wicked Women Ride

The following are some of the images I took at last year's MAWMR event. MAWMR is the Mid-Atlantic Women's Motorcycle Rally and it was held in Gettysburg, PA. This is an annual gathering of women motorcycle enthusiasts and riders who get together to raise money for cancer. 



Please come join us for the 20th annual gathering of MAWMR this June (2012). It promises to be a blast.


Registration is now open!! 

The Kindness of Strangers

I volunteered at the Holocaust Museum today. It is the 4th of July and thought what better place to be. I also decided to ride my motorcycle in because in their infinate wisdom, Metro decided to close the Smithsonian station. I found a parking spot about a block away at a metered spot with a number of other motorcycles. I had a wonderful and busy day at the museum. When I came back to my bike a number of hours later, I discovered this:


There was no way I could straighten the bike up without hitting the car. I was totally flabbergasted. The total disregard and thoughtlessness of the "cager" was astounding to me. You see ... there was nothing in front of the car ... except the cross street. There was absolutely no reason for the car to back in as closely as it did ... and in order to get that close, they had to have someone who backed them up.

As I stood their speechless staring at the car and trying to figure out how the heck I was going to get my bike out, another biker came over and was just as astounded as I was. He apparently worked in the building I was parked in front of and went inside to get the security guard who came out and apologized saying that if he had seen the guy park like that, he would have told him to move. The two very kind gentlemen grabbed my bike and physically pulled it away from the car. Something that I would not have been able to do alone. My thanks go out to these kind gentlemen. I wish there was a way I could repay you.

2010 MAWMR

The Mid-Atlantic Women's Motorcycle Rally is coming up ... so I put together a slideshow of the images I took last year:


2010 MAWMR from Lida Verner on Vimeo.

A music slideshow of images that I took at the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Women's Motorcycle Rally (MAWMR) which raises money for breast cancer.

The songs used in this video:

Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall
I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas
Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves by The Eurythmics

You can find the individual images on my SmugMug site:  2010 MAWMR