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The #1 Motorcycling Magazine for Women, and Men Who Ride With Women









About Women Riders Now (WRN)

An online motorcycling lifestyle magazine from the female point of view including latest statistics on number of women riding motorcycles


Women Riders Now (WRN) is the #1 (number one) resource for motorcycling news and reviews from a female perspective. We are a web-magazine only and our content is available here to read online for free; there is no print version of Women Riders Now. The year 2017 marks our 12th year online, making us the longest running—and most comprehensive—resource for female motorcyclists anywhere.

If you are interested in advertising with us to reach women motorcycle riders, today's most powerful demographic in motorcycling, visit the Advertise With Us page.

Our site gets updated with stories and information that all riders, women or men, can appreciate, and our tagline, "Motorcycling Lifestyle, For Women, and Men Who Ride With Women" reflects that. We also offer a comprehensive Beginner's Guide for anyone interested in becoming a motorcycle rider. Staying up-to-date with WRN is easy, whether through signing up for our WRN Newsletter or by following us on TwitterFacebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

In addition to the editorial content, WRN is the most popular place on the web for women riders to share stories, photos and information about their experiences on the open road via the <a href="http://www.womenridersnow.com/pages/forum.aspx">WRN Forum</a>. Our forum is one of the largest communities of women riders online.
In addition to the editorial content, WRN is the most popular place on the web for women riders to share stories, photos and information about their experiences on the open road via the WRN Forum. Our forum is one of the largest communities of women riders online.

Women and Motorcycling Statistics
Why is there a need for an online magazine like WRN? Because a new generation of riders demands it! The growth of the female riding population is one of the biggest shifts taking place in the motorcycling industry. For proof, just look at these 2014 statistics from the Motorcycle Industry Council, the industry trade group that tracks the number of women in motorcycling. These are the latest and most up-to-date numbers available.
  • In 2014, the estimated number of motorcycles owned by females is 14 percent, a 50 percent increase over the last 10 years.
  • Nearly *25 percent of people who swing a leg over a motorcycle are female, this includes passengers, which means at a minimum 25 percent of purchases are made or highly influenced by women. The powersports industry is estimated to be a $23 billion industry, and women are responsible for $6 billion plus in industry sales.  *Please note this statistic doesn't mean women account for 25 percent of all riders as it is commonly misquoted.
  • 61 percent of women motorcycle owners ride a cruiser-style motorcycle, according to a latest survey conducted by Women Riders Now.
To see more statistics on women riders from the Motorcycle Industry Council, including the breakdown by age, read our story here.

Why an online magazine aimed at women?
Although the love of motorcycling is universal to those who ride, most women experience the sport differently than men. Women often learn to ride differently, have different requirements when choosing a bike, and face different mental hurdles when it comes to getting into the sport. 

And while the number of women riders continues to increase, those women—whether they're new or experienced riders, passengers, or curious non-riders thinking about taking the driver's seat—are not targeted by any large-scale national media outlet. Surveys have shown that readers of motorcycle magazines are 97 percent male, and so the editors of those magazines typically cater to a male audience.
  
So where does a woman rider go to find information about beginner-friendly motorcycles, female-friendly motorcycling gear and apparel, and stories that speak to her experience? Since its launch in 2006, WRN has existed to fill that void, offering a wealth of information for women at all stages of motorcycling.
 
Women Rider Statistics Cruisers
Women now make up one-quarter of all motorcyclists, an increase that we at WRN attribute to the "copycat effect." When a woman sees another woman riding her own motorcycle, she thinks, "If she can do it, so can I."

What We Offer

WRN's mission is to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive motorcycling news and reviews to the female riding population. By doing so, we aim to educate and inform the motorcycle industry and general public on the growth and impact of the female riding population. 

Our contributors, most of them leading female motorcycle journalists, have helped WRN become one of the only places on the web to find in-depth motorcycle reviews and motorcycle product and apparel reviews from a woman's perspective. 

Because we know female motorcyclists love to connect and share with one another, we have a robust "comments" section below each story that allows readers to not only post their thoughts, but up to three photos as well. Often our stories start the conversation, and our readers continue it through the comments.

Looking for other women to ride with? Our National & Regional Riding Clubs page offers the most comprehensive list you'll find of women-only riding clubs around the United States. And with the WRN Calendar of Events, you'll be in the loop about the biggest woman-centric motorcycle rallies, rides, and track days scheduled around the country.

New to motorcycling? Anyone just getting into the sport should check out the WRN Beginner's Guide, where we guide you from start to finish on how to enter the world of two-wheeled riding. 

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Women Riders Now is packed with information for all levels and types of motorcyclists, from beginning cruisers to experienced sportbike riders.

The Standards We Adhere To
WRN is an online magazine that adheres to the highest standards in journalism. Like most print magazines, we are supported through advertising. We do not favor any one brand. We promote responsible riding and the wearing of proper riding gear. When we have control over the content of photo shoots, our riders wear proper gear at all times. Occasionally, we receive photos from contributors who are not wearing proper gear, which we post at our discretion. For more information, visit our FAQs page.

Our Team
The founder of Women Riders Now (WRN) is veteran motorcycle industry journalist, marketer, and spokesperson Genevieve Schmitt. Genevieve set the mission and vision for WRN when she launched it back in 2006. Today, editorial and marketing efforts are performed by a team of journalists and ad sales representatives led by publisher and editor-in-chief Janice Godwin, and managing editor Teresa Kelly, both longtime marketers and writers themselves. 

They work alongside two longtime WRN staff members: assistant editor Tricia Szulewski, a well-known motorcycle journalist, who also contributes articles and leads creative for the leading V-twin motorcycle magazine, American Iron; and Stacey Swanson, a marketing and ad sale representative who has helped WRN lead the industry in client relations. We're also blessed to have as contributors some of the leading female (and some male) motorcycle journalists in the industry. Visit Our Contributors page to see the list.

To reach a member of our editorial and marketing team, visit the Contact Information page.

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