Harley-Davidson Women's Ride mobilizing funds in the battle against breast cancer.

In just two days, throngs of motorcyclists will swarm the streets of Milwaukee, marking Harley's anniversary. And on Saturday, women riders will rev their engines for a noble cause.

For Nikki Panico, the roar of her motorcycle symbolizes liberation. Riding is Panico's way of reclaiming her life.

"You feel every nerve ending on your skin come to life," says Panico, who serves as the executive director of Susan G. Komen Wisconsin. "She is powerful, she is independent, and she is unique."

On Thursday, Panico, a breast cancer survivor turned motorcycle enthusiast, will join thousands in celebrating Harley-Davidson's anniversary. But her celebration extends beyond just the milestone.

This Saturday, Panico will lead a women's ride, honoring female riders and raising funds for breast cancer research.

As Panico gears up, local heroes are rallying behind her cause, firing up their ovens to sell pizzas in support.

"We are going to do this by making pizzas," says Lt. Jeffrey Freitag of Milwaukee Professional Firefighter Local 215.

Lt. Freitag explains that the proceeds will contribute to the partnership between the House of Harley, Harley-Davidson, and Susan G. Komen.

For Panico, a survivor, the motorcycle and community have given her something she never realized she was missing.

"For the freedom, for the fun, for the excitement — I didn't know I was missing it until I found her."

There's still time to register for the women's ride.