logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Motorcycles Site

BellaOnline's Motorcycles Editor

g

Why Women Ride

Guest Author - Nancy Brotherton

Why do women ride? Many people ask that question because in the past it was not deemed lady-like to straddle a bike and strike out on your own if you were female. Some people, usually ones that have never ridden a motorcycle can't comprehend why anyone would want to ride exposed and vulnerable to the elements and community. Like the Bob Dylan song title states, "The Time's They Are A Changin'"; fortunately, so are women. No longer do we have to be the nurturer, maid, and cook.

In the last ten years women motorcycle riders have nearly doubled. Women now make up about 10 percent of the riding population and 25 percent of all new motorcycle sales purchases. This is astounding, since most advertising is aimed at males and manufacturers are only now beginning to produce certain bike styles suited more towards the average women's height and frame.

Here are some reasons for women riding: Sense of accomplishment and confidence; friendship; adventure; and that feeling of freedom.

The sense of accomplishment and confidence that comes with riding a steel horse on your own is indescribable. It's like climbing Mt. Everest. It is pulse pounding and liberating. It isn't any wonder why women want to try it, or anyone for that matter.

The friendship comes when you meet another biker on the road. You share common interests and a bond from enjoying the freedom of the road. There are motorcycle clubs devoted to riding, special waves when you see other riders, helping hands and support all though the roadways for bikers.

The adventure is when you take the road less traveled and "just ride". It's like being the master of your own destiny or the captain of your own ship. Riding a bike is a unique experience each and every time you start it up. You're never sure where the road is going to lead you or whom you are going to meet. Riding is an adventure waiting to happen. The song, "Born To Be Wild" relfects that feeling of adverture and freedom.

The feeling of absolute freedom while you're riding down the highway with the wind in your hair and nothing between you and the next stop but miles is incredible. You have no one to account to but yourself. You rely on your skills and your bike to get you to your destination. As the saying goes, if someone has to explain it to you, you just don't get it and probably never will.

Until next time, ride often and ride safe.

Nancy

This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Why+Women+Ride to Twitter Add Why+Women+Ride to Facebook Add Why+Women+Ride to MySpace Add Why+Women+Ride to Del.icio.us Digg Why+Women+Ride Add Why+Women+Ride to Yahoo My Web Add Why+Women+Ride to Google Bookmarks Add Why+Women+Ride to Stumbleupon Add Why+Women+Ride to Reddit




Womens Motorcycle Clubs
Motorcycle Statistics
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Motorcycles Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Nancy Brotherton. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Nancy Brotherton. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor