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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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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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Kayla Yaakov, 10, is inspiring child riders

Kayla Yaakov, 10, is inspiring child riders

If the motorcycle industry is to survive it needs to encourage the next generation of riders and one of the most inspiring sights is 10-year-old Kayla Yaakov beating adult riders on the track. Inspiring children and parents Since Facebook page Kick-Ass Kids posted the above video of Kayla on their page on August 4 it …

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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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From reluctant pillion to solo rider

How do you encourage women to go from a reluctant pillion to a solo rider? Women riders should be as common as women drivers, according to the American Motorcyclist Association‘s first female chair in its 94-year history, Maggie McNally. Maggie’s comment makes plenty of sense, yet women still only represent about 10-12% of the riding …

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Fabienne Phillips of Girl Torque.cc win female rider training for mother's day women

Girl Torque.cc offers female rider training

Girl Torque.cc female rider training was started late last year by enthusiast rider and motorcycle traveler Fabienne Phillips to “empower more Australian women to ride safely and confidently on the road”. However, it not only offers personalised rider training but also offers women help to buy the right bike and gear. For an annual fee of $99, women …

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Saudi Arabia allows women to ride

Women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to ride motorcycles and drives trucks from June 2018. A Royal decree issued in September lifted the ban on women driving cars and it has now been clarified that the decree extends to motorcycles and trucks. There will be no discrimination between men and women on traffic laws …

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Ban on motorbikes and women riders

If you think the authorities want to ban motorbikes or make life difficult for riders here, spare a thought for Vietnamese riders and women riders in some Muslim countries. Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, has approved a plan to ban motorbikes from its streets by 2030 to reduce traffic jams and pollution. It is a ridiculous move …

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Bike shops ‘ignore women’s fashion’

Many motorcycle shops only pay lip service to women’s riding gear, says Black Arrow fashion designer and motorcyclist Hannah Smith of Sydney. “Female motorcyclists are a fast-growing sector worldwide; fact,” she says. “So it is surprising to me that many motorcycle stores still think that they only need to cater to men with a token …

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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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