Women Motorcycling with Pride
Motorcycling is a way of life for many people. It is a cultural revolution is exploding on the highways of America and all around the globe. Seeing women on motorcycles is nothing new but seeing them take the front seat and twist the throttle is becoming more and more common. Women have been increasingly moving from the back seat over the last decade, and they are creating a whole new industry in the cycling world.
Bikes are being built to female specifications, making them lighter and lower to the ground. Protective gear is being produced and aimed directly at a female market. You can't go into a motorcycle shop or dealership without finding a women's section that stocks clothing, boots, helmets and accessories. Tank bags are now coming equipped with shoulder straps so women can remove the bag from their tank and, in the blink of an eye, turn it into a shoulder purse. Not only are there female members of riding clubs but they have their own clubs as well. There are biker magazines, websites, safety courses and even insurance packages aimed at female riders. MotorcycleInsurance.com is a website that is packed with information for riders. Whether you have been on the road for years or you're just starting out, check out the site for daily updates on cycling news, information, history, legislation, and anything biker related.
There was a time when people would stereotype women on motorcycles but today it is just as common to see a woman on her own bike as it is to see a man on one. There is no one single type of woman that will ride a bike. Teachers, lawyers, nurses and even soccer moms are taking pride in motorcycling and taking to the road in record numbers. Today, more than ever women are riding next to their guy instead of riding behind him.
Last Updated: 1/27/2012