Women's Freedom Ride- a steel horse journey

It is quite a sight to see when a bunch of biker babes zoom past you on their steel horses!

The first ever Women's Freedom Ride made a pit stop in Amarillo Thursday, July 25, 2013 during their cross country trek to raise funds for a very worthy cause.

The ride started in South Carolina and will finish in California said founder, Gail Ankney.

Ankney created this ride to help build awareness for woman motorcycle riders as well as to support the Independence Fund.

The Fund, very dear to Ankney's heart as she is a Marine wife, raises money to help wounded Veterans and their caretakers. â??

Amarillo's HOG of Tripp's Harley Davidson officer, Deana Perdue welcomed the riders Thursday night for a home cooked meal and get-together after she joined them for part of the ride through Oklahoma and Texas.

"I just feel so humbled to host this group of women that are riding across the United States," said Perdue "Being able to help them and support them in their cause while raising awareness for women riders in the Amarillo area as well as for the Independence Fund is so important, we just couldn't miss out."

Perdue says she hopes to make the complete ride next year.

If you are interested in following the woman as they finish their journey please visit their website or find them on FaceBook.