OUR TEAM BEHIND THE LACE, GRACE AND GEARS ® RALLY
The success of the Lace, Grace and Gears® rally largely rests on the shoulders of a small, dedicated, and passionate committee. These ladies give hours of their time and provide unique skill sets to ensure that the event is one that will be remembered and treasured for many years.
FOUNDER: LAYNE NEUENFELDT
My passion for riding started in my native South Africa when I was a teenager. My good friend, Sheryl, and I would ride dirt bikes all over the coal mine where we lived. No safety gear. No helmets. Lots of falls and many exhaust burns. Loved every minute on those 250cc bikes!
Fast forward many years and I am living in Houston, TX. My husband gets a bee in his bonnet and before we know it, we've done our safety classes, bought two motorcycles, and we're on our way to Milwaukee for Harley's 110th birthday celebration! Since then, we've done numerous two week rides across the country and we're planning to ride in Cuba and in Chile.
I started Sisterhood of the Asphalt Ribbon (SOAR) and Lace, Grace and Gears® in 2016 for women. The growth of both organizations has been endearing. I am excited and honored to be partnering with Pig Trail Harley Davidson this year to organize the biggest Lace, Grace and Gears® rally yet - if not the biggest women's motorcycle rally in the US. It is always a humbling experience to work with such immense talent and to meet women from all over the US and internationally who share a love of the asphalt ribbon on two or three wheels. See you in Arkansas in June!
My journey in the open wind began in summer of 2011. I had been the typical “soccer mom” raising 2 super cool kids and giving them my all. I never thought that a few weeks working at the Bikes, Blues, & BBQ Rally would ignite such a fire in me to do something as wild and crazy as learning to ride a motorcycle.
My first bike was a Sportster 1200XL. She was all tricked out and in less than two years, she had 15,000 miles under her belt. I adored that bike and she was the catalyst to my life on the asphalt ribbon!
As my time with the Sporty was nearing the end, I always knew that my dream bike would someday call my name. My name was shouted out when a sexy Softail Deluxe captured my heart! Words cannot express how empowered, confident, and just plain happy I am every time I fire her up and head out to parts unknown!
Freedom to ride!
Freedom to live!
Freedom to empower!
THIS is the life I was destined to live!
I’ve loved riding motorcycles most of my life starting with a minibike as a child. There are gaps in time when I haven’t owned a bike but fortunately, I’ve had the opportunity to ride anyway. I have worked at several Harley-Davidson dealerships and this has always kept me close to the sport and the lifestyle.
My wish is that all women could experience the freedom and confidence that the sport of riding provides.
I rode a small Honda as a college student. In 2017 I purchased an HD Triglide and completed my first Iron Butt while on a learner’s permit. After 39,000 miles, I traded her in for a 2020 HD Triglide and completed my second Iron Butt in the same year. I am the secretary of the Pig Trail Hog Chapter.
I moved to North West Arkansas in July 2018 for better riding conditions and less harsh winters and love it here. My young adult son, Corbin, plans to ride with me once he buys his first bike.
The best therapy is wind in my face and being surrounded by my Harley brothers and sisters!
I am an independent insurance agency owner of 16 years. I enjoy what I do! I have three grown children, four grandkids and two fur babies.
I love to RIDE! I do not know why I waited so late in life, but here I am 70,000 miles into it (since 2015) and there’s no looking back.
I look forward to being a part of the Lace, Grace and Gears®team!
I rode two-up for three years and have been riding my own bike for two years. My husband of 19 years fondly calls me his ‘cool biker babe’. When our boys were growing up, I was against him riding a motorcycle, but when our youngest was in high school, I encouraged him to buy one as long as he bought a helmet for me too!
I am a retired physical therapist assistant after 30 years and presently work as a design manager for a home builder.
I ride a 2019 Road Glide Ultra and am the Membership Chair of the Pig Trail Hog Chapter. I am mom to three grown sons and a daughter and grandma to three grandchildren.