Kathy Thompson is a warm, friendly woman in her 60s who runs a medical supplies shop in a suburban Brisbane shopping centre. Yet when she pulls in for petrol, women and children shrink in fear.
They aren't scared because of who she is, they're scared of what she might be. One look at Thompson clad in leather, motorcycle helmet underarm, Harley Davidson sitting pretty, and all signs point to biker with bad intentions.
They're only half-right; Thompson is a biker, but she's rides for good not evil. READ ON
More than 70 women motorcyclists descended upon Muskogee on Friday, taking part in International Female Ride Day.
Muskogee was selected as the mystery destination for the group, which rode in from Tulsa and featured riders from across the state. A Tulsa motorcycle dealership and a motorcycle magazine organized the event. READ ON
Two-wheeled enthusiast Vicki Gray encourages women to rev up their bikes on International Female Ride Day
Each year, the first Friday in May is dedicated to women around the world who enjoy motorcycling.
On International Female Ride Day, which is today, women are encouraged to gather with one another and spend the day on two wheels.
But how did this day come about and who began the celebration?
A woman ahead of her time, Vicki Gray, founder of International Female Ride Day, has lived her life on her own terms. Fiercely independent and a self-proclaimed tomboy, she grew up preferring to climb trees, ride horses and race dirt bikes. READ ON
MILWAUKEE, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Motocicleta. Motorad. Moto. While the word motorcycle may be spelled or pronounced differently by female riders around the globe, the emotions and empowerment they share when they twist the throttle of their own motorcycle is universal.
On Friday, May 4, 2012, thousands of women riders from Milwaukee to Moscow will showcase their passion for the sport of motorcycling during the 6th Annual International Female Ride Day. The event, founded by Vicki Gray of MOTORESS in Toronto, Canada, invites women riders around the world to "just ride" on May 4, a concept passionately supported by industry leader Harley-Davidson.
"Women want to feel empowered. They want their voices to be heard," said Claudia Garber, Director of Women's Marketing Outreach at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. "As a leading motorcycle brand among women, Harley-Davidson is passionate about empowering women to overcome their doubts, find their voice, and in the process, inspire others to do the same."
Everyone can show their support for International Female Ride Day. Those who ride are encouraged to get out on two wheels on May 4. Riders can learn about organized rides and events in their areas by visiting their local Harley-Davidson dealership. Those who aren't yet riders can fuel their curiosity and find inspiration on the Harley-Davidson Buzz Wall (www.harley-davidson.com/voices), an online source of engaging content, information and links about riding.
Harley-Davidson is inviting women to share their International Female Ride Day stories and photos by Tweeting with the Twitter hashtag #harleywomen. Their stories will be featured on the Buzz Wall alongside stories from other women around the world about why they ride or why they want to learn to ride.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's website at www.harley-davidson.com.
SOURCE Harley-Davidson Motor Company
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Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorney: It’s a shorter list, if you name the places Theresa Wallach DIDN’T go on a motorcycle. Born in 1909 and raised in London, her parents never wanted her to fall in love with cycles as she did; she learned to ride against her parents’ wishes. In fact, when she began winning in competitive trials, scrambles and road racing, they made her hide her trophies — a female motorcyclist was disapproved of in London in the 1930s. READ ON