David Uhl’s painting, “Jessi,” valued at $4,850, is one of the most popular of his “Women of Harley” series. Uhl has kindly donated the painting to the annual auction held by Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Biker Belles, presented by Harley Davidson. Bids for the print are now being accepted online at BuffaloChip.com. The online auction will close at 1 p.m. on Aug. 5. Auction proceeds support Biker Belle charities, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame and Helping with Horsepower.

The auction is meant to help broaden the message of support for women in motorcycling. Helping with Horsepower is a program that uses contributions to help abused and at-risk young women and girls. The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum is world-class facility that uses the contributions to expand or enhance exhibits featuring women riders.

“We want to celebrate the women who have taken a leading role in the motorcycle industry and encourage more women to get involved,” says Rod Woodruff Buffalo Chip President. “The Biker Belles celebration is one of our most important traditions.”

The Lodge at Deadwood will roll out the red carpet for the Biker Belles kick-off. Riders will register, pick up their t-shirt and get ready for a special luncheon and symposium beginning at 11 a.m. Guests of the ride will gain inspiration and have the opportunity to meet such honorary guests as Gloria Struck and Cookie Crum. Participants may also visit The Comfort Zone by Team Diva to discover and experience new beauty care, fashion ware and ride gear made specifically for women riders.