Have you found yourself wondering if motorcycle clubs are just for men and their old ladies? Times are changing in the motorcycle community, as more and more women are taking charge of the iron horse, and with those times, motorcycle clubs exclusively for ladies are becoming more and more popular of a concept. Today, we’ll be telling you about just 5 of the many motorcycle clubs for women that are out there today.
1. Women In The Wind, Worldwide
Women in the Wind was founded in 1979 when founder Becky Brown placed an ad in her local newspaper in northern Ohio seeking other women to ride with. Her first women-only ride featured a group of 11. Today, her organization counts more than 1300 members in the US, the UK, Canada and Australia, all of whom are united under WITW’s purpose to unite women motorcyclists, promote a positive image, and educate members on bike safety and maintenance.
2. Leather & Lace MC Nation
An international group created in 1983 by Jennifer Chaffin, the Leather & Lace MC Nation isn’t just about riding. Members also help children across the country through charitable work. The group has two primary goals: To get more people interested in motorcycle groups, and to do what they can to increase the wellbeing of children in various communities. There’s probably a chapter near you.
3. Women on Wheels, Worldwide
You don’t necessarily have to be a rider yourself to get involved with Women on Wheels; all enthusiasts, no matter their riding skill level, are welcome. This community nonprofit group has members of all ages, from their late teens to their 80s. Women on Wheels is so beloved that it was bestowed the Hazel Kolb Brighter Image Award by the American Motorcyclist Association in 1993.
4. Lady Bikers of California
Seeking to “make California a little smaller,” Lady Bikers of California welcome members from all over the state. They’re very receptive to new riders joining and aren’t picky about what type of bike you ride. Each year, the group even hosts its own International Female Ride Day.
5. Distinguished Divas Motorcycle Club (Wisconsin)
Milwaukee’s Distinguished Divas Motorcycle Club was created in 2009 and is a very valuable group in its home city. The women in this club spend a lot of time riding and almost just as much time volunteering and helping out such organizations as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Self-Esteem Workshop for Foster Care Youth Girls, Milwaukee Women’s Center Helpline, the Next Door Foundation Annual Walk and the House of Love annual unity rides.
So that begs the question – ladies, would you join an all-female motorcycle club? Tell us why or why not in the comments! As a bonus, check out the Leather & Lace MC’s 2015 Nationals Ride below!
It’s nearly that time again! Leather & Lace MC’s 33rd Annual Nationals 2016 is coming!