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The month of May is Women Riders Month, and Women Riders Now is celebrating by giving you a chance to win a cool women’s jacket and helmet from Scorpion. Women Riders Month is a month of women-focused events and rides aimed at showing the public that more ladies than ever are enjoying the freedom of riding motorcycles.
A group of women get out and ride in Alexandria, La.
Dealerships around the United States will be holding women’s events and group rides in support of Women Riders Month. Kicking it all off is International Female Ride Day
on May 4, a synchronized global movement that asks women riders to get out on the streets on their two-wheelers and show the world that women love to ride their own.
WRN is celebrating Women Riders Month with a giveaway that will also help us learn more about our readers (that’s you!) and what they want to see on this site. How to enter? Simply complete a survey about WRN, and upon completing it, you’ll be entered to win a Scorpion Lilly Jacket and matching Lilly Helmet. Go to this survey page
to enter the giveaway. The survey and giveaway expire on May 31, 2012. Only one entry per person, please.
One lucky WRN reader will win the Lilly Jacket by Scorpion in the size of her choice.
Along with the jacket, the winner will receive the EXO-100 Lilly Helmet in her size and color choice. Color options are shown here.
Women Riders Month started in 2010, when Harley-Davidson consolidated some of its women’s outreach efforts into the month of May, declaring it Women Riders Month. While Women Riders Month may have been initiated by the iconic brand, it's meant to celebrate women who ride all brands of motorcycles, not just Harley-Davidson. All women riders—regardless of what make, model or type of motorcycling they enjoy—are encouraged to participate in and organize events during the month.
Now in its third year, the event has a dedicated page
on the Motor Company's Web site that lists all Harley-Davidson dealership activities that will be held in celebration. New this year is an interactive page called the Buzz Wall
, featuring stories submitted by women from around the world explaining why they ride or why they want to learn to ride. Women can share their stories by using the hashtag #harleywomen on Twitter or by uploading their stories to the Women Riders page
on Harley-Davidson’s Web site. The Buzz Wall will be showcased through June 15, 2012.
Women ride together during the Harley-Davidson MDA Women’s Ride at this year's Daytona Bike Week.
WRN has its own Reader Stories section
, where you can read stories from other women riders or share your own
. So help us celebrate Women Riders Month by filling out our survey
. Not only will you be helping us continue to bring you the latest and greatest news in women and motorcycling—you might just be our lucky winner.
May is Motorcycle Awareness Month
May has also been declared Motorcycle Awareness Month by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). The designation is an outreach effort aimed at reminding all road users to look around, check their mirrors and consciously watch for motorcycles when out on the road. The month was scheduled for May because this is the time of year many motorcycles start to get back on the roads after the winter and early spring months.
"Motorcyclists take to the highways in large numbers every spring, and it's the responsibility of all road users to acknowledge us safely and attentively," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman.
The AMA advises car drivers to avoid accidents by respecting motorcyclists' space on the road, not following them too closely, and taking extra care to watch for motorcycles, especially at intersections. For motorcyclists, the AMA strongly encourages the use of personal protective equipment, including gloves, sturdy footwear and a properly fitted motorcycle helmet. The AMA has long encouraged local and state governments to maintain or increase funding for motorcycle rider education and motorist awareness programs—two highly effective strategies for reducing the likelihood of motorcycle crashes.