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Cheers to a unique sisterhood

The Lace, Grace and Gears® motorcycle rally was born of an idea to set a world record for the largest gathering of women motorcycle riders in one place. Attempts had been made in Europe and in Australia, where the biggest gathering of women was counted at 1,119. This was the genesis of Lace, Grace and Gears®.


Successful Lace, Grace and Gears® rallies were held in Texas in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Together the rallies raised nearly $40,000, which was donated to charities serving veterans and teenage girls. Lace, Grace and Gears® took a break in 2019 and 2020 and re-ermeged in 2021 as a Shamwari Village for Women fundraising event. Rallies were held in Rogers, AR in 2021 and 2022. Our nonprofit name was changed to Shamwari Village for Women and the LGG rally has become a fundraising event for Shamwari.  

Many female riders are veterans or have family members who are active duty veterans. Others have faced mental health challenges themselves and understand the physical and mental rollercoaster that our Shamwari women will face on a daily basis. As such, LGG's mission is twofold:


  • To celebrate a unique sisterhood that spans all ages, economic circumstances, life experiences, careers, and riding preferences.  

  • To be a strong fundraising event for Shamwari.  

Shamwari Village for Women plans to build a village for homeless female veterans and young women faced with mental health challenges, a place that will provide a holistic, individual treatment plan for these women and their children in a safe and nurturing environment. Find out more.

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