Women Motorcyclists Like Me on WCNC | Tamela Rich
My Kickstands DOWN party provided the perfect setting for part of this TV news story and my friend and co-rider, Anthony Proctor, got a plum role  in the video ferrying the reporter around. Have a look:

Women Motorcyclists Like Me on WCNC

My Kickstands DOWN party provided the perfect setting for part of this TV news story and my friend and co-rider, Anthony Proctor, got a plum role  in the video ferrying the reporter around. Have a look:

In April CBS ran a feature story on women motorcyclists citing a statistic that 23% of riders were  female. The Motorcycle Industry Council expanding on that theme:

In 1998, the ratio of women riders in the U.S. was only 8.2% but the ratio has risen to 9.6% in 2003 and to 12.3% in 2008. Even more significant, of about 2.5 million people who rode motorcycles in the U.S. in 2008, 23% or 5.75 million were women.

I wish the industry would come up with a better descriptor than “rider” because that doesn’t differentiate between those who OPERATE (or “drive”) the bike and those who sit on the pillion seat.

About Tamela Rich

Author Tamela has extensively traveled the U.S. and Canada, delivering her message to Pack Light | Travel Slow | Connect Deep. Her keynotes and workshops include life lessons she has learned through chance encounters on the road.

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