Every year more and more women are experiencing the joys of motorcycle riding. In fact, according to Harley Davidson, 12-15% of motorcycle sales are by women. The numbers have gotten so large there are conferences such as the International Women and Motorcycling Conference http://www.womenandmotorcycling.com/ designed just for women motorcyclists. And these women come from all walks of life and all corners of the earth. Here’s an excerpt of their event:
AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference, presented by Harley-Davidson and Buell, celebrated women riders ~ With the theme “Riding to New Heights,” the 2009 American Motorcyclist Association ~ (AMA) International Women & Motorcycling Conference, presented by Harley-Davidson and Buell, wrapped up in Keystone, Colo., following four inspired days of riding, learning and networking in one of the best riding areas in the United States.
The event, which ran Aug. 19-22, not only honored the contributions of women riders to motorcycling’s past and present, it also celebrated the fast-growing role that female motorcyclists are playing in the future of motorcycling. With the breathtaking Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, more than 1,000 enthusiastic motorcyclists gathered at the Keystone Resort & Conference Center in Keystone, Colo., for a full slate of activities that included guided tours, seminars, demo rides from multiple manufacturers, inspiring speeches, social functions and training sessions. Read more here: http://www.womenandmotorcycling.com/news/article.aspx?id=1240
When I read this article, I decided to share a great video (above) about three everyday women (and a soon to be rider) and their experiences as “biker chicks.” Women today can relate to those feelings of freedom, being in charge of their own lives, and following their heart and passion. They found theirs through motorcycle riding. This will make you smile!
By the way, the picture is of me on my Honda Rebel getting ready for a ride with my husband Timmy in Saint Augustine . Yes, you guessed it, I am a biker chick! Time to get back on and ride, baby ride!
Want to learn more about women and motorcycles? Check out these resources:
VTwin Mama the “motorcycle advice column for sassy, classy women” at http://www.vtwinmama.com/about.htm
Women Riders Now at http://www.womenridersnow.com
Women and Motorcycling: http://www.womenandmotorcycling.com/
Tips on Riding solo: http://www.examiner.com/x-378-Motorcycle-Examiner~y2009m8d20-Globetrotting-women-bikers-offer-tips-on-riding-solo
See ROAR Motoryccles and Accessories for Women http://roarmotorcycles.com/
Motorcycle lingo: http://www.motorcyclegiftshop.com/motorcycle_slang_a-g.html