By Shannon “Dazzlin” Venturo
Photography by Tonya Harvey and Shannon Venturo
The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. It’s always a “feel good” day that takes me back to all the reasons I am proud to be an American. Family celebrations like picnics, barbecues and fireworks show a great emphasis on the American tradition of political freedom.
Independence Day is a patriotic holiday for celebrating the positive aspects of the USA and to give thanks for the freedom and liberties fought for by the first generation of many of today’s Americans. Freedoms like riding my motorcycle in the land of the free and in a parade!
This year was my first time to enjoy the 71st Annual Boulder City Damboree Celebration as a participant. What a blast we all had. It is a terrific small-town parade, that kicks off with a Rotary Club pancake breakfast in the heart of Boulder City, NV at Bicentennial Park. Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Seth Moulton spent their Fourth of July holiday participating and marching with supporters in the parade.
Law Tigers Nevada sponsored a “Women Who Ride” entry in the parade. A large group of lady riders gathered at the organizer Esther Holmes’ house for a delicious breakfast cooked by her hubby & friends and sponsored by Candice Cooley, Marketing Director of Law Tigers Nevada. There we decked out our bikes with tons of red, white and blue decorations Candice provided, socialized and got ready to sparkle and shine down the parade route.
The crowd cheered as we rolled through the streets, blasting fun tunes like “Firework” by Katy Perry, just in front of Candice in the Law Tigers van. “Sitting in the Law Tigers van and watching all of the women ride out in front of me to start the parade was so beautiful, it actually brought a tear to my eye. It was so inspiring to see the girls and the love they have for riding motorcycles on a day we celebrate the USA. So much pride and respect. I love events like this where Law Tigers are not just the motorcycle lawyers but are a big supporter of the motorcycle community and the communities we live, work and ride in,” said Candice. Law Tigers, a huge supporter of the motorcycle community, gave out thousands of orange “Start Seeing Motorcycles” bracelets and candy during the parade. And their mascot Tank is always a hit!
What a pleasure to spend the day enjoying a ride with my sisterhood on the asphalt. Women supporting women on wheels is a big trend across the country. Ladies coming together to celebrate, independent riders and club riders alike, sharing a common American tradition behind bars, made for a fun, fabulous Fourth. Let Freedom Roar!