FREE WHEELIN’ CANADIAN WOMEN’S
We are an exclusively female riding club, just some gals who want to ride motorcycles and
maybe hang out together a bit, based out of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. We have a current membership of about 40. We welcome all types and brands of bikes – if a bike is legal, insured and in roadworthy condition, then it meets our criteria – metric or not, it’s all the same to us.
Some of our members ride sportbikes, some ride cruisers and we even have a few vintage bike riders amongst us. We also have members who belong to other clubs as well. We don’t have any trike-riding members yet, but we’ll be happy to add them to the roster when the time comes!
Membership fees are reasonable and more
information about the club, our events and how to join can be found on our blogpage at:
Some of our gals are very experienced riders, with a lot of years under their belts and some are complete newbies, whom we make welcome and do our best to mentor.
Our club mandate, if we have one at all, is to ride your own ride, but having said that, we try to foster each other’s progress with wise and
sisterly critique and advice. (It could be argued that for some members, “We ride to eat” is
really their motto, but we won’t go into that here ;-)
Over the years, we have had a number of members move away, but several of them have
retained their memberships, even though they now live as far away as across the continent –
we think that says a lot about the level of camaraderie found amongst Free Wheelin’
We meet monthly throughout the year for planning meetings, at a central Coquitlam
location and as well, through the riding season we have standing “pick-up” ride days on designated Wednesdays and Sundays from a Surrey location. We host an online bulletin board for members to post impromptu rides and communicate with other members on and we organize several overnighter or distance rides throughout the riding season. This season, for instance, we participated in rides to Vancouver/Gulf Islands, a Winthrop-Leavenworth loop ride in WA state and a ‘Great Pumpkin Drop’ ride to Hell’s Gate to end off the riding
season. Oh yes, and we held our very popular annual Club Rally and BBQ in July, which is always well-attended.
Club members often attend events sponsored by other clubs or groups as well, such as the annual Gord Heppler Ride and Vancouver and Fraser Valley Toy Runs and we are always happy if a member wants to take it upon themselves to suggest and plan a new ride destination.
In the summer, we host a Mexican-themed potluck and to wind up the riding season, a Fall annual Brag Night where we show photos/videos of our individual bike trips of the year
(and imbibe a few martini’s or other interesting libations).
December brings a group overnight jaunt to the Seattle Motorcycle Show and our usual
Christmas potluck Bash (where we welcome husbands and significant others).
In January, Free Wheelin’ kicks off the year by hosting a booth at the Vancouver Motorcycle Show (which is actually in Abbotsford) where we meet and greet and try to get the word out to other lady riders about our club and in February we host a Valentine’s ‘Tea’ to welcome new members and be reunited with the rest of our ‘gang’, so we can start the year’s riding fun all over again.
We’d love to hear from you!
Free Wheelin’ Canadian Women’s Motorcycle Club