Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino recently welcomed one of history’s first women’s motorcycle groups to the property.
More than 500 women from the Motor Maids bike group rode into East Peoria, Ill. for the 77th annual Motor Maids convention, hosted by the hotel-casino July 10-14.
The convention, which typically attracts about 250 attendees, included riding competitions, self-guided tours and a parade through East Peoria. Par-A-Dice provided accommodations, a bike washing station and more.
“They dined, shopped and enjoyed the casino as well as the neighboring restaurants and shops,” said Jodi Tarter, regional sales manager of Par-A-Dice. “While there aren’t any Par-A-Dice team members that are members of this group, we do have some avid motorcycle riders here that were very excited to see such a large number of bikes on property.”
Established in 1940, Motor Maids has more than 1,200 members from the United States and Canada, and has been called the oldest existing women's club in the United States.
Known for their uniform of a royal blue mock neck long-sleeved shirt with a white cotton vest and white gloves, the women ride together, participate in community events and contribute to charity.
Although parade day was hot and humid, 2017 convention attendees were impressed with the Par-A-Dice gaming entertainment property and thoroughly enjoyed their stay.
Pat T. of Rahway, New Jersey wrote on TripAdvisor that Par-A-Dice was a “great place” for the Motor Maids convention: “I cannot say enough nice things about this hotel! The staff is amazing, the room was great, the bedding and linens were wonderful, and the housekeeping staff was top shelf.”
The Boyd Gaming property was equally complimentary of the Motor Maids. “This group of ladies was a real class act,” says Tarter. “They were fun, energetic, gracious and all around a wonderful group to have at Par-A-Dice!”