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USA leads rising tide of female riders

Almost one in five motorcyclists in the USA is female, rising almost 10% in the past decade, according to the American Motorcycle Industry Council. Apart from Asian nations where many women ride scooters as their daily transport, that gives the USA the highest proportion of female riders in the western world. The next biggest female …

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First Aid for Motorcyclists FAFM expanding Debb and Bryan Geerts 2WheelBabes babe

Blokes join in final Babe Raid record rally

Blokes will be invited to take part in the Babe Raid rally at Dubbo in November when male and female motorcyclists are set to break up to 16 world records. Organiser Debb Geerts of 2WheelBabes says this is the final chance for Australian riders to set the records as she is moving on to other …

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Granny Chrissy Donnell

Why is Granny Chrissy still riding at 62?

Why is a self-described chubby white-haired little granny still riding at 62 and intending to ride for as long as possible? Read Chrissy McDonnell’s entertaining tale of a lifetime of devotion to two and three wheels, then tell us your story about motorcycling. Granny Chrissy’s story I was a late starter in the motorcycling stakes …

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Chris Keeble and her Indian Chief Vintage Calamity Jane

Chris Keeble inspires with Calamity Jane

Blue Mountains rider Chris Keeble, 59, sent us her story about riding her bike, Calamity Jane, in the hope of not only inspiring more women to ride, but also empowering them to ride big bikes like her Indian Chief Vintage. Calamity Jane rides again     I started riding way back in my very early 20’s. My husband …

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Biker sisters vie for world record

Biker sisters vie for world records

Biker sisters are a competitive lot with Australian, British and now American women vying for world records at all-female motorcycle rallies and parades. In 2014 the Babe Raid rally set the record when 284 women rode to the coastal NSW town of Ballina. Record Setter officially declared the record at 221 women on 190 bikes. In 2015, …

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Macna Zircon women's gloves - pink

Does pink make riding gear ‘feminine’?

Macna has added a women’s winter glove to their range, but the only thing we see that makes it suitable for women, apart from smaller sizing, is some pink striping. In our discussions over the years with female riders, pink and purple flashes of colour do not necessarily make riding gear suitable for women. One female …

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Sisters on Steel Social Motorcycle Club

Sisters on Steel ride for peace

Female riders group Sisters on Steel is celebrating its third anniversary next month of riding and advocating against domestic violence. The Sisters on Steel Social Motorcycle Club was established in 2014 by “Raven” and now has six chapters: Far North Qld, South Coast Brisbane Qld, Townsville North Qld, Hunter Region NSW, Riverina Region NSW and …

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Ashlee De Bakker Female cop bike racer pushes training championships

Female cop bike racer pushes training

A female detective who only started riding three years ago and has already won a national road racing championship hopes to become the fastest woman in Australia. Detective Sergeant Ashlee De Bakker of Sydney says she got into racing “by accident”. “I only started riding in September 2014,” Ashlee says. “On one occasion I ran …

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Tracy Hughes women make motorcycling safer

Why women make motorcycling safer

The rise of female riders in the ranks is welcome and is changing the whole motorcycling industry, especially in making it safer, says a first-aid expert. While women represent about 10% of the Australian riding population First Aid for Motorcyclists founder Tracy Hughes (pictured above) says women represent about 20-25% of participants at their Motorcycle …

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