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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Female riders celebrate decade of awareness

Women around the world will celebrate a decade of female rider awareness on Saturday (May 7, 2016) in the 10th annual International Female Ride Day (IFRD). The world’s largest women’s ride event was created by Vicki Gray, a Canadian motorcycle racer and founder of women’s online motorcycle magazine Motoress. She started the IFRD 10 years …

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Van Buren sisters historic ride across US, 1916

US motorcycle ride honours historic sisters

More than 100 women riders are commemorating an historic 1916 motorcycle journey across the United States by the Van Buren sisters, Adeline and Augusta. The commemorative event started in Brooklyn on July 3, 2016, and finishes in San Francisco on July 23, following in the Indian tyre tracks of the Van Buren sisters, says event organiser …

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Dubbo Babe Raid sets two world records

Aussie women smash two world records

More than 1000 Aussie women riders have smashed two world records in one hit at the Dubbo Babe Raid this weekend for the largest gathering of female riders and the largest all-female motorcycle parade. 2WheelBabes Babe Raid organiser Debb Dagger said the records were “awesome” with 1002 women from as far as Western Australia and aged 16 to 74 taking part …

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