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Four Women Compete in Cross-Country Motorcycle Event

Plus photos and video from the 2012 Cannonball Endurance Run

9/1/2014, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
Four women are participating in this year’s Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run, taking place September 5 – 21, 2014, the largest number of female participants since the coast-to-coast vintage motorcycle endurance rally began in 2010. They women are all riding pre-1936 motorcycles, which makes the journey all the more challenging.
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A Woman Tours Iran on Her Motorcycle

Lois Pryce dispells myths of this politically unstable country

8/26/2014, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
Some of you may already know Lois Pryce, otherwise known as “Lois on the Loose,” (the name of her first book). She’s the energetic and adventurous fiery red-head from England who’s become known in motorcycling circles for her courageous solo motorcycle tours of the world, including politically dangerous countries like her most recent trip to Iran.
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WRN's Pin To Win Giveaway Winners Announced!

The ultimate motorcycle getaways we chose

Thank you to all of our readers who dreamed big and shared those dreams with us. We are thrilled to announce the winners of our first Pin to Win Ultimate Motorcycle Getaway Giveaway, and share their Pinterest boards with you.
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Compromise On the Road With Your Spouse

How one couple makes it work

7/22/2014, By Steve Johnson
Even though she and I have traded wedding vows, started a business together and revealed secrets that I wouldn't reveal to my closest friends, the very foundation of what makes us "Sash and Steve” are just a couple of good riding buddies. "That's the mistake I made with my previous husbands,” she said. "I looked at them as spouses."
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The Trade-Offs of a Motorcycling Life

Leaving dresses and high heels behind

7/14/2014, By Sash Walker
While working in the Starbucks this afternoon (our office when we are on the road) I've seen one beautiful, professionally dressed woman after another walk in for their daily treats. I admire their fashion sense, their grace, their gorgeous heels and flowing skirts, long tan legs, flowing, smooth hair...
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A Guy and Girl Ride Forever On Their Motorcycles

Living on the road

7/3/2014, By Steve Johnson
There are times I wonder if I'm just dreaming all this. It was in 2011 that she and I got together. Each of us had been married to other people. We were each 45 when we decided the other was the soul mate we had searched for in vain. In 2013, Sash bought her first motorcycle and three months later, we set off on our bikes for a six-month road trip across the country and back. We're now on another motorcycle road trip, but this time we're looking to make it permanent.
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Fearless! American Motorcycle Expedition by a Polish Woman

Solo ride on a Triumph Bonneville

While more women riders than ever before are embarking on a solo cross-country motorcycle adventures, the overall numbers are still very small. But one young woman—from Poland!—is setting out on a coast-to-coast journey of America on a motorcycle most people women never even consider, the small, minimalist 900cc Triumph Bonneville.
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Motorcycle Tour of Italy with other WRN Readers!

Book now for August 2014 adventure

6/24/2014, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
Hear The Road Motorcycle Tours of Italy is offering you—and all other "fans, followers, visitors, and readers" of Women Riders Now (WRN)—the opportunity to tour this historic and beautiful country with an itinerary designed just for you. The Magical Italy tour is a nine-day, eight-night adventure taking place August 30th to September 7, 2014.
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Reader Story: How One Woman Inspired Another to Ride

A providential encounter made it happen

4/28/2014, Diana Bletter, Westhampton, New York
Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing bad about riding pillion on the back of a motorcycle. For many years, I used to sit behind my husband, Jonny, on his Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce, spacing out and staring at the scenery. But now that I’ve taken the leap to the rider’s seat, I’m encouraging more women to move from the back seat to actively riding their own bikes.
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Reader Story: My Motorcycle Trip of a Lifetime

Fulfilling a dream on her two months off from work

4/4/2014, By Linda Leubner, Exeter, New Hampshire
When I found out that my employer, Stonyfield Farm—who by the way, makes the best yogurt in the world–was implementing a two-month paid sabbatical policy, all I could think about was using that time for a motorcycle trip.
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