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WomenRidersNow.com (WRN) Founder, Genevieve Schmitt, receives prestigious Bessie Stringfield Award from the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA)

WomenRidersNow.com (WRN) Founder, Genevieve Schmitt, receives prestigious Bessie Stringfield Award from the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA)

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A Glimpse at the Wild Gypsy Tour at the Buffalo Chip, 2019

Post & Images by Jack McIntyre

I had the complete pleasure at Sturgis, the Buffalo Chip, this year (2019) of hanging with the ladies of the Wild Gypsy Tour. Full of energy and great ideas, this group holds their own with the likes of any group I’ve ever been around. Strong to their beliefs, they move ahead into the future. Here is the header to their website, bounce over to it to check them out. Continue reading A Glimpse at the Wild Gypsy Tour at the Buffalo Chip, 2019

MIC Release: Motorcycle Ownership Among Women Climbs to 19 Percent

Motorcycle Industry Council Survey Reveals Continuing Shift in Rider Demographics
IRVINE, Calif., November 29, 2018 – Nearly one in five motorcycle owners is now female, compared with one in 10 less than a decade ago, and the data suggests that women could soon make up one quarter of owners, which would be a major shift in motorcycling demographics, according to the latest national survey by the Motorcycle Industry Council.

Among all age groups, women now make up 19 percent of motorcycle owners. But the 2018 survey showed even greater female ownership within younger generations. Among Gen X motorcycle owners, 22 percent were women; among Gen Y, 26 percent were women.

“As the number of Boomer and mature motorcyclists shrink and are replaced by newer riders, we could soon be looking at a solid 25 percent of motorcycle owners being female,” said Andria Yu, MIC director of communications. “We’ve seen with our own eyes many more women riders — on the roads, on the trails, on the track, with families, at motorcycling events, forming clubs and just being part of everyday group rides. Many people in the industry have worked some 30 years to achieve this, and now the data confirms it: More and more women are getting out there and enjoying motorcycles.”

The MIC polled 2,472 adults nationwide for the 2018 Motorcycle/ATV Owner Survey. For decades, the MIC surveys have served as the census of motorcycling, and have tracked a steady growth in the percentage of women who own bikes.

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FUEL CLEVELAND PRESENTS MAMA TRIED’S FLAT OUT FRIDAY AT THE WOLSTEIN CENTER ON JULY 27

imagesRider Registration is Open & Tickets are On Sale Now

(CLEVELAND – May 4, 2018) – Fuel Cleveland presents Mama Tried Motorcycle Show’s Flat Out Friday, an indoor, flat track, motorcycle race, on July 27th at the Wolstein Center. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Wolstein Center Ticket Office or http://www.wolsteincenter.com/event/flat-out-friday/.

Flat Out Friday is an indoor, flat track, motorcycle race on a Dr. Pepper soda syrup surface. Competing in nine classes, sign up is now open for Brakeless, Open Amateur, Youth, Open Vintage, MadDawg, Women, Pro, Hooligan and Goofball.banner

The Fuel Cleveland motorcycle show takes place the following day on Saturday, July 28 2018. Fuel Cleveland is a free and family-friendly event showcasing world-class custom and rare motorcycles and motorcycle related photography, paintings and artwork. The show takes place from noon until 8 p.m. at the Hamilton Collaborative 5401 Hamilton Ave. Cleveland OH 44114. All Fuel Cleveland show information can be found at http://www.fuelcleveland.com

Registration for all race classes is open to the public. Registration forms and an updated list of registered riders can be found at http://www.flatoutfriday.com/. You must pre-register to race and a list of registration fees can be found at the web site.

In connection with the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show, Flat Out Friday premiered in February 2016 with a record- breaking crowd of over 8,000. Prior to the inaugural Flat Out Friday, Milwaukee had not witnessed a race of this sort since 1980.

Racers have included American Motorcycle Association Pros Parker Lange, Cole Fealy, Christian Johnson and Dan Jacobson. Hooligan riders included Harley-Davidson Motor Company riders Scott Jones, Brandon Gonzalez, Mark Atkins and Chris Wiggins arriving from California.

Suffragettes Centennial Motorcycle Ride Announced for August 2020

A ride celebrating the power, freedom and unity of American women
on the centennial of the right to vote1

Progress is measured in big and small ways every day. A formative step towards the equality of Women in America was the passage of the 19th amendment of the US constitution allowing American women equal vote in fair and free elections. Progress continues on to this day and will be celebrated in August of 2020 with the Suffragettes Centennial Motorcycle Ride. This cross-country ride is dedicated to all women who have fought for equality in the voting booth, in business and in life. Continue reading Suffragettes Centennial Motorcycle Ride Announced for August 2020