The president of Russia’s first female motorcycle club works in the Harley Davidson workshop and rides a Fat Boy – the same bike that Arnold Schwarzenegger had in the Terminator. But Maria Mukhina does not look like either an outlaw biker or a hardcore feminist, and certainly does not consider her lifestyle choice a crusade against the patriarchy.
“I guess we’re on the front line of feminism, but we’ve never noticed it,” Mukhina, a jovial woman in her 30s, laughed, during the interview at aMoscow café, for which she traded her club vest for a purple sweater. READ ON
She's heard almost all the disparaging remarks about women who ride motorcycles.
Snide asides like "women aren't physically fit enough to handle a motorcycle" or "female bikers wouldn't be able to find boyfriends" have been thrown at her.
But Ms Lydia Chin, 25, has proven her critics wrong. READ ON
WASAGA BEACH – Over the summer an unlikely motorcycle gang may have been seen cruising Wasaga Beach's main strip.
The all-female group of motorcycle enthusiasts is a newly formed local chapter of the Iron Sirens. READ ON
Chithra Priya is the first Indian woman biker to be ushered into the Saddle Sore Hall of Fame. Hema Vijay profiles this spirited young woman.
Before she got hooked to motor sports, this spirited young woman was a climbing geek, and you often found Chithra Priya hanging for hours from dizzying heights of tall scaffoldings, holding aloft banners with activist messages. READ ON
Heavy-metal thunder stole Leslie Sofarelli's heart just after she learned to crawl.
When she was three, her dad plunked her down on a Honda 50 and taught her the basics. A year later, she was riding it herself.