International Female Ride Day FAQS
Listed below is a list of International Female Ride Day FAQS – Frequently Asked Questions about the global campaign for women motorcycle and scooter riders. The information provided below will advise you beyond the basic details to help you fully take part on this special JUST RIDE day. If you need further info or you have a question which is not listed here, don’t hesitate to Contact Us!
Does International Female Ride Day Occur on the Same Date Every Year?
- No. The date changes every year however, it is always on the first Saturday in May.
Does International Female Ride Day Occur in My Country, City, Village or Region?
- Yes! This event occurs anywhere you are! Women around the world, in all places take part by just getting out on their motorcycle and JUST RIDE. It’s as simple as riding to work, school or to simply enjoy an outing. We all need to get out there to underline the numbers of women who enjoying riding! Many clubs organize rides; many women riders simply meet up with their friends; it can be for an hour, it can be for an afternoon. There are city kick-offs, events, rallies, fund-raiser’s and then there are women who just prefer to take a ride alone. It’s everywhere YOU are – JUST RIDE!
Is there a Planned Ride/Route or Pr-Determined Meeting Point?
- No. The day is free to make it as you wish-JUST RIDE! However there are numerous organized rides and meet ups, even huge local events taking place initiated by different clubs, dealerships or manufacturers. Many city ‘kick-offs” and events happen around the world. You might decide to join in or just ride alone -it is totally your decision to decide.
Is Registration Required to Participate?
- No. However some of the organized events may need you to RSVP. Of course your motorcycle needs to be registered if riding on the street and you’ll need all street legal documentation applicable in your own country/region.
Is a Motorcycle License Required?
- Yes/no. If you ride on the road, then yes you’re required by law to have the proper licensing/documentation. If you own or operate an off-road vehicle or ATV, and will be riding on a track or trail, you may not need a license. Check with your local licensing office for requirements.
Do I need to Own a Motorcycle?
- No. In order to participate you need a motorcycle (scooter, off-road, ATV, etc.). You may decide to rent one or borrow one—or simply ride on the back of one your friend’s bikes. If you do borrow one from someone you know, be sure it’s in good condition and the insurance covers you in case of mishap. You’ll need proper license, qualifications, riding gear and skills to operate the vehicle safely.
Why did you decide to use the term “female” rather than “woman” or “girl”?
- This decision came from much deliberation and thought as we wanted to find the right terminology for this campaign. Conclusively we felt the term ‘female’ represented a modern contemporary tone while encompassing all definitions, so to speak, of women. Lady, gal, woman, girl, chick, biker-babe, diva, biker mama and so on. The term female ensured we covered the entire gamut of ages and occupations of women even titles such as Miss, Mrs. and Ms. It is common in Europe to use the term “female” and this is where MOTORESS was born. Female is a modern stylized term captivating the purpose desired here for an all-encompassing campaign for women!
I own and ride a scooter, can I also participate in the day?
- Yes! Officially, a scooter is considered a “powered two-wheeled vehicle” thus a motorcycle. We see scooters as simply another style of motorcycling – just as in shoes where you have stilettos, boots, runners, hiking boots and so forth. So yes, please join women around the world and JUST RIDE!
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