For years men dominated motorcycling, but women with bikes are increasing steadily. There are now over 4 million women riders and there are more of them every day. This month is Women’s Motorcycle Month and we’re honoring women who broke down gender barriers to pioneer the hobby and celebrate those who ride today. If you are a female biker or if you are interested in motorcycles, help us celebrate this month by checking out these women’s motorcycle groups!
Stilettos on Steel
Stilettos on Steel is a group of women dedicated “to unite female motorcyclists of all skill levels for friendship, support, and peer-to-peer or professional learning opportunities that will make them knowledgeable and safe motorcycle operators.” The group has multiple chapters and holds many events for their members to enjoy. They have, YouTube videos, and they even sell apparel!
Leather and Lace
Leather and Lace is a motorcycle club created to be a sisterhood for its members. They have members all over the nation and chapters in several states as well as in Canada and the UK. This motorcycle club provides more than just friends to ride with; they strive to create a true family among their members. To be a full member you must be a female 21 years or over with an 1100cc or higher motorcycle. If you don’t fit these requirements there are plenty of other ways to get involved. There are roles for husbands, sons, daughters and other supporters as well as honorary memberships.
The Boston Area Bike Enthusiast Sisters are a group of Massachusetts ladies established in 2001. These women love to ride and spend time together. They currently have 85 members and welcome all female bike enthusiasts!
Woman’s International Motorcycle Association
Established in 1950s, the WIMA has developed divisions in 20 countries in its 60+ years of existence. Members connect at rallies that are held in various countries about once a year. They support riders of all levels and are welcoming new members. Once a year they award a medal and certificate to an outstanding member in honor of one of the founders, Ellen Pfieffer, who passed in 2001.
Remember to be safe around motorcycles, and if you ride, keep your motorcycle safe!