Finding Other Women Riders Has Never Been Easier
Women joining in and riding on International Female Ride Day© demonstrate their passion, ability, enthusiasm and involvement in motorcycling on all levels. All brands participate across all forms of motorcycling: road, track, dirt even three-wheelers, side-cars and scooters.
Riding a motorcycle solo requires balance and control. Riding a motorcycle with a passenger means you’ll need twice those skills. Generally, as a woman motorcycle or scooter rider your passenger’s weight will be greater than your own.
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Finding other women riders has never been easier yet I still often hear the complaint from many women I meet that they don’t know or can’t find other women to ride with. They end up riding alone or with the guys.
“Where the girls are” can be somewhat of an exploration and especially if you’re just getting into motorcycle riding. The truth is it’s never been easier to find other female riders of all disciplines. Whether scootering, touring, motocross, trike or sport bike! We’re nearly 23% of the rider population now and I’m sure you’ve noticed the many female riders piloting bikes on our roads.
Internet and social networking platforms (Facebook, forums, etc.) are bringing so many women and rider activities together. Websites, e-newsletters sent by local motorcycle dealers promote product awareness and localized events. International Female Ride Day has grown to a globally huge success thanks to internet networking and has brought so many women together – admittedly this was one of the goals of the campaign! Indeed it’s easier to find other female riders. We’re simply a small populace that requires a bit more effort to find. This can be indeed misinterpreted-even more so if living in a small community.
Women’s groups and clubs are booming and those that have already existed for decades are expanding in membership. Nevertheless the fact remains, that woman entering motorcycling, particularly “solo” have feelings of apprehension about their riding future. They’ve achieved the license, the bike and now wish to find the right club or riding friend to hangout with. But really, just like many things, new to anyone, this feeling soon subsides once we become more informed.
So taking a ride down the information highways first will bring you into female rider communities. And if that doesn’t work, the first Friday in May is International Female Ride Day, a guarantee in meeting other women riders!