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May 10, 2016

International Female Ride Day

International Female Ride Day© is a global motorcycle campaign for women motorcyclists who own and/or ride a motorcycle or scooter. The worldwide synchronized day occurs once a year on the first Saturday of May.

By participating and riding on International Female Ride Day , women motorcycle riders demonstrate their passion, ability, enthusiasm and involvement in motorcycling / motorsport at all levels. All brands participate across all forms of riding – road, track, dirt, even three-wheelers, sidecars and scooters.

Each and every woman rider participant becomes a role model and contributes to building awareness of female motorcyclists. This international-unified presence further demonstrates across the world the fun and enjoyment women of all cultures, ages and diversities share in this wonderful activity.

International Female Ride Day occurs on the first Saturday (formerly Friday) of May each year. Women motorcycle riders take part by simply being on their motorcycle to…

  • … Ride to work
  • … Meet rider friends
  • … Attend an IFRD event / fundraiser
  • … Go a local motorcycle retailer or dealership
  • … Ride through your home town / city
  • … Attend a fitness class
  • … Take to a long winding country road
  • … Take part in an off -road or track day course
  • … Visit a shopping mall
  • …and so on.

International Female Ride Day invites women to be on a motorcycle and it’s their choice what to do from there. It is not a specifically organized ride nor is it a ride for charity as such. It’s a simple action intentionally designed to highlight women motorcyclists and encourage others to ride.

It isn’t surprising, however, that many organized activities occur. Whether it is clubs, groups, organizations or women on their own, these motorcycle riders focus on their own purpose, theme or message. Often these events include a locally preferred charity or good cause or quite simply, the solidarity of women riders.

This campaign was introduced in 2008 by Vicki Gray, the director and founder of MOTORESS, a web portal for female motorcycle enthusiasts – to ensure the growth of women in motorcycling.

Each year the campaign continues to expand and grow. Nowadays it’s an international movement, the only one for women riders.

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