I was perusing Revzilla for a new helmet during lunch at work and I came across the below ad.
My curiosity was instantly peaked. After some research, I discovered that every year on the first Saturday of May, female riders from all over the world get out on their “powered two-wheeled vehicle” and take the roads by storm. It’s a wonderful form of uniting a minority group in a male dominated activity.
Having been snubbed by local female cruiser riders, I had a refrained enthusiasm until I read Motoress’ Q&A (which can be found HERE).
I own and ride a scooter, can I also take part in the day?
- Yes! Officially, a scooter is a “powered two-wheeled vehicle” thus a motorcycle. We see scooters as simply another style of motorcycling – just as in shoes where you have stilettos, boots, runners, hiking boots and so forth. So yes, please join women around the world and JUST RIDE!
I was thrilled because this inclusiveness is what I had always envisioned the riding community would be, should be. The inclusiveness acknowledges that all who risks bodily injury on a motorized two-wheeled vehicles are equals – in that we all commit in taking that same risk.
So here’s to you Vicki Gray, the brain child who started all this. Mark your calendars ladies, get out there & “just ride!”
International Female Ride Day History
2018 International Female Ride Day Merchandise
2018 International Female Ride Day Celebration Tips