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New Series: Profile of a Female Motorcyclist

Last May I put the call out for photos of women motorcyclists to show the world what we look like. The response was great both in the photos I received and the number of people who viewed that post.

This got me thinking that female riders are still somewhat of a novelty — not to us, but to the majority of the people out there — so I’d like to begin to feature female motorcyclists! I’ve sent a few emails with questions to ladies that responded last year and I’ll begin with those that respond. I’m thinking at least once a week I’ll post the profile with any pictures that are submitted.

If you are interested in being featured in my series Profile of a Female Motorcyclist please leave a comment. I’ll grab your email address and send you the questions! Let’s show the world who we are!

I’m so excited to be able to highlight in depth who we are and thank you in advance for participating! Ride Safe.

P.S. I need to get new pictures on my new bike and in my new girly jacket!!

Passion for Motorcycles

Handmade Portraits: Liberty Vintage Motorcycles from Etsy on Vimeo.

Who are these Lady Riders?

The Lady Riders Collage is filled with a plethora of pictures. In this post I will give a little profile of the women who have contributed. I hope you’ll make connections with those that have given their Twitter information. Also follow along on the many blogs that are listed!

Helen has been riding since she was 16 yrs old.  She is now 59 and a grandmother {pictured with grandson}! She has had a 1100 cc Yamaha VStar, 800 Vulcan Kawasaki, 750 Honda NightHawk, and a bunch of smaller bikes, 350`s, 175`s, 125`s, 250`s, 650`s.
Find @BusaHoney on Twitter!
Find out more about Donna on her blog: http://demenshea.com/blog/
Anita named her motorcycle Hercules! Check out her blog:  http://torquethis.wordpress.com/
Friend @VaVaVroomGirl on Twitter and subscribe to her blog found here.
@Strega_Rossa has been riding motorcycles for almost 30 years and currently owns a 2011 Ducati 796 Monster.
@dailycoyote writes Vespa VagaboundThe Daily Coyote  and Honey Rock Dawn. She writes, “when I’m not on my Vespa ET4 ~ on Ervin, the angus bull I tamed (with a jealous horse to the left).”
Karen said, “This is me in my summer armor jacket right after taking off my helmet. Seriously! I use Paul Mitchell Smoothing Serum and then put it in a pony tail with segmented ties, and it stays nice (except in heat and humidity). Some female riders may like to know that!”
@ninja_girl76 from theUK
@willytooren ‘s first bike was a Yamaha 535, second a suzuki 800, and now a FXBD Streetbob 1584, she’s gone bigger each the time! “Biking is a great buzz, and we have made great friends!”
Linda rides a 2002 Yamaha YZF 600
Dim rides a 2006 custom painted Yamaha V Star 650 Classic named Twinkle (little Star). It’s a big bike for a little girl, Nim’s just under 5 foot tall!
Kate’s biker friends call her Bee. She is a self employed gift shop owner and painter… kind of a peace loving hippie biker chick. She loves to tour around the country, often riding solo. Kate celebrated turning 50 last summer by riding a 9500 mile ride in 29 days. It was amazing!  http://beeinthewind.blogspot.com/
Darlene is a daily commuter on her scooter!! Catch her on Twitter @scooterdiva1 and follow her blog too! http://scootermayhem.blogspot.com
Chris sent a picture taken on the International Female Riders Day 2011 with her friends.
@leanintolife learned to ride a motorcycle at age 48! She is a mother of two. No Tattoos. Teetotal. Says her only piercings are in her ears. And rarely drops the F-bomb!
Sam {@09samlo} wrote, “When I got a new job and walked in with my jacket and helmet I got a bunch of “you’re a biker? NO WAY! You don’t look like one” comments even though I mainly ride a Honda Ruckus scooter. I need a motorcycle license to ride it and it’s on 2 wheels, it totally counts right?” Catch her blog here: http://almostfridayshow.com
@chickthatrides is the owner of http://www.wrapter.com/  a unique ponytail wrap for motorcyclists with long hair. Wrapter ponytail wraps are designed to prevent painful and damaging tangles associated with riding motorcycles.
Rose sent a picture of with her friends taken on International Female Ride Day. She also has a blog: http://mototripsandsuch.blogspot.com/
Brandy started on a used Honda Nighthawk 250 but it was too small and felt blown around a lot. She sold it and bought a used Ninja 650r. She hated because of the fairing, sold it and bought a new 2009 Suzuki TU 250, loved it but needed something with a little more power and finally got the Gladius. Follow her adventures here:  http://trobairitztablet.blogspot.com/
Shannon is 37 years old from Jacksonville,FL.  She’s been riding for about 3 years now, and has a 1996 Kawasaki Eliminator 600. Shannon is a middle school teacher and rides with the Chrome Divas of Orange Park, FL, as well as her husband, brother in law, his girlfriend and father in law!
In her own words: I’ve been riding for about eight years. Started on a VStar 750 and moved to a HDDeluxe. I ride with a female group, Chrome Divas of Orange Park.  It is an international female riding organization and we have a blast. At the same time, we give back to our community by participating and helping with several charity events.  Every time we get to together it is an adventure. We let our guys ride with us sometimes, but they have to ride in the back (women first afterall :)).  The women are from all stages professionally and of life.  We have 70 year old grandmothers to 20 year olds and all ages in between. It’s great to have something in common with so many generations and we just have a great time with each other. You might have a chapter in your area too, or be able to organize one.  See chromedivas.com for more info.
SonjaM rides a BMW F650GS and writes a blog too! http://2wheelersrevisited.blogspot.com/
@chesshirecat In her own words, “OK, I’ll show ya. I’m ALWAYS on the other side of the camera. Rare is the time I allow others to photograph me. This photo is no glam shot. Better that way I think. That way I don’t get all “stinky” about myself. LOL. This shot was taken after I rode my bike up a mountain gravel road, then down the mountain to explore a section of the Appalachian Trail inTennessee. I had hiked an easy 1.3 miles into this area where the falls are. It was getting back out that was the hard breathing, heart pumping kicker! I loved it so much I’m taking my bike hiking again tomorrow! Anyway, that’s me. Overweight, long-haired 55 year-old biker-chic-lady-wanna be hiker. I set the timer on my camera balanced it on a river rock and laid back trying to look casual. I don’t think the look worked.”
Jane is a city clerk for a major suburb of Minneapolis and dresses as a business professional all week long and can’t wait to wear her motorcycle clothes evenings and weekends. Jane’s daughter also rides!
Stacie lives in Palm Bay Florida and rides an 09 Street Glide. And says, “Women Riders Rock!!!!”
Shirley says she’s, “63 yrs old and just retired. I spent the past 8 years as the Executive Director of a local nonprofit and many more years in similar nonprofit positions. So, like you I get a lot of similar comments … “you ride a Harley?!! Really!” guess we women riders look like everyone else.”
Lynne rides a 1973 honda CL350
Alison is a female rider of a Suzuki 2001 SV650S and DR-Z125, and Owner/Operator of Canadian Motorcycle Adventures.
Jude is a woman who likes to ride! Her ride is a Honda Shadow VLX Deluxe. Jude lives in the Northern Californiawine country and owns a business (www.webmelt.com) and yes, she likes to wear dresses as well as jeans.
Karri is a mom of 3 grown kids, has 2 grandbabies, and a Registered Nurse. She owns and rides a 2001 Harley-Davidson Dyna Lowrider. Loves her family, and loves riding with my knees in the breeze.
@bikerfayKarla ‘s friend took her picture when she was next to her car!
Donna is a 63 year old rider of nine years, also a full-time RVer with her husband who rides as well. Here is a picture of her grandmother, also a rider, next to her! I come from a riding family….too many to count lately, and a lot of women in the family ride as well.Donna aka Froggi
@FieryPinkGirl is pictured with the bike she is building!
Julie aka @bonnyface on Twitter also writes a blog: www.rounded-corners.com
Cheri’s rides with her newest riding partner, her daughter!
Friend @aveldina on Twitter. She rides a Monster 696 & an NSR 50 mini track bike.
Candis ddn’t get her license, or even ride a bike, until she was 33. That was just 2 1/2 years ago. Now is riding a 1990 Suzuki VX800.
Shannon H. writes: I am a nursing student, and I love to ride. I get people all the time asking if I ride with my husband, and they are shocked when I say NO I ride my own bike. This is a picture when I first got my bike. I had just got home from school when my husband had surprised me by having the windshield and saddlebags on. 2009 V-Star 650.
Madeleine rides a Triumph Bonneville and a Ducati Monster.  Catch-up with her here: http://missrider.com/
Must read, Fuzzygalore.com and follow @fuzzygalore on Twitter too!
Donia is 24, living in Phoenixand rides a 2005 Buell Blast. You can find her on twitter @OnlyDoniaUKnow and tumblr:  http://donia.tumblr.com
@gaia3465 Jenny has had her endorsement since ’08, riding an ’02 Honda CBR 600 f4i since spring of ’10 when she bought it.  She started out on an ’06 SV 650s, then had a few rides on a ’90 Honda Hurricane.
Erin rides a Vespa ET4
Alex has been riding for 20 years, raced competitively and consistently for 15 years (AFM #89). Currently she owns 7 motorcycles! Alex said, “I’m also a HUGE advocate of protective gear and wear an Aerosstich Roadcrafter with full armor and back protector with Carolina “logging” boots EVERYTIME I ride on the street (leathers obviously on the track with Daytona carbon boots instead). I also have been wearing Arai Signet helmets exclusively the past 10 years and either Held or Alpinestar gloves. Nothing like wearing a dress under your ‘stich and watching people’s reactions as you unzip it!!!”
 Well there you have it!  Thank you so much for contributing!!

What does a woman rider look like?

I love telling people that I have a motorcycle endorsement and I ride a 750 Nighthawk. There’s quite a gamut of responses I get, but the one that bugs me the most is, “You don’t look like a motorcyclist.” What the …

So what does a woman rider look like? Ladies, can you help? I want to get a collection of pictures {with our without your motorcycle} of women riders and then post a collage. Can you help me?

If you’d like to be a part of my women rider’s collage send email me your picture to pamela.court@gmail.com. Please include any information you’d like added to the picture like your name, Twitter, and/or blog url. Send them by next Sunday, May 29. I can’t wait to see what all us lady riders look like!

Ride safe!

Update 5/30: I’ve posted the collage here!

International Female Ride Day 2011

Friday, May 6th is International Female Ride Day. This is the fifth year of calling together all women riders to JUST RIDE!

Ladies, let's ride!

“Sport bike, cruiser, scooter, off-road, touring or competition, regardless of what type or style of motorcycling interest, International Female Ride Day makes one simple request of women – Just Ride! Get on your bikes, be out there and be visible.  The concept has assembled its power and participation in this simple, worldwide-synchronized theme linking a chain of women through the shared activity of motorcycling. It’s one day to celebrate and highlight the many numbers of women who share their passion for the sport. The fact that every female rider participating on May 6th is a role model for others not yet taken the step to enjoy motorcycling, has added to the event’s intentions and participation.” {source}

Calling all BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Norton, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, Yamaha, and any other bikes to come on out and RIDE!

Join International Female Ride Day on Facebook.

Last look at the International Motorcycle Show

Here’s the balance of my photos from the show. Enjoy!

And I leave you with what I’d call a grocery getter!