We here at Garage-Girls couldn’t be happier with this years announcement for Cycle Source’s Women of the Year, our good friend Athena “Chickie” Ransom is one hell of an ambassador for women in motorcycling
Kids, Dogs and the elderly is what she says is important to her. You might think that being an attractive girl that builds choppers is enough reason to be cool but the story on Athena is much deeper than that. Athena worked her way up on the hard road as a woman in a mans game and has achieved great things as a builder, but it’s her untiring outreach through charity work that makes her such a special lady. On top of running a full time shop, traveling to appearances as a builder, attending member events as a motor maid, she always leaves room to work with Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs, Veterans and Elderly organizations and animal protection agencies. She has gone to the end to promote women in motorcycling including riding along on the motorcycle cannonball this year as a team mechanic for Cris Sommer Simmons. She is the first of the group to stand up when people call for volunteers and generally the last to leave when there is work to be done. It is for all these reasons Cycle Source is proud to announce her as 2010’s Cycle SOurce readers Women of the year. Way to Go Chickie!!!!