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Yes, ride, be noticed and nice! We influence more people than we will ever know.
While on a cross-country trip, on Interstate 80, wearing my red leather boots on my Red Harley Street Glide, I apparently was noticed. During a rest stop in the ladies rest room, a woman noticed my boots and said, "It's you!"

I didn't know her, but I smiled. She added, "My son was watching the motorcycles as we were driving and he noticed your red boots. As we passed the riders, he exclaimed '...and she's a GIRL, Mom!'"

We both laughed and she wanted to know all about motorcycling. In parting, I added, "Please let your son know that I'm a grandmother too!"

Joyce Liana
Troutville, VA
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Just stumbled upon this site and I am thrilled to have found it. So far, I have enjoyed ALL of the articles.

I really love the idea of women rider promotion stickers from WRN.

Grace Evans
Geneseo, KS
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Editor Response
Hi Grace. We are so glad you found us, too! We are working on promotional stickers and shirts and may have some available soon.

Ride on!
Tricia Szulewski, Editor
My husband and son bought me my first motorcycle for my 40th birthday and little did they know they created a monster. I started on a Suzuki GZ 250, rode that for a few months (husband rode behind me with our bluetooth intercoms on and walked me through the basics; my own private instructor!). Later that winter, I took the Harley-Davidson Academy course (loved it!) and upgraded to a Suzuki M50, an 800cc bike. I've been riding that for the past 16 months when I just upgraded to the Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT.

Each time, before I upgraded, I rode demos of every style of bike I could get my hands on. I kept a log of the bikes that I test rode and both times, I had a list of 12-15 bikes that I tried.

I stayed with the Suzuki family due to how the bike fits me; I'm 5 feet 9 inches, have really long legs and arms but a short torso. Upgraded cruisers like the Indian Scout and Triumph Speedmaster were awesome but too small. The bigger touring bikes fit great but were too heavy for what I wanted. That's why I ended up with an adventure bike. It's got enough power to keep up with my husband's Victory Cross-Country touring bike but is small and nimble so I can commute in traffic easily.

I wear as many "girly" colors as possible and have joined an amazing women's group here in Boise. I highly recommend what I did—demo a bunch of bikes, take a safety course, and join a women's group if you can. A group of like-minded ladies will accelerate your riding ability quickly, safely and in a manner that is simply fun.


Rachel Maduen
Boise, ID
Monday, August 27, 2018
Editor Response
Excellent advice, Rachel! We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Keep on enjoying the ride and spreading the love.
Tricia Szulewski, Associate Editor
I am the secretary of a co-ed motorcycle club called 317 Ryders MC in Indianapolis, Indiana. I have been riding for five years now and love every second of it.
I love it when I am out riding and children wave at me. I hope that I inspire young ladies to want to know more about this new found freedom of riding.

My bike is a very distinctive Yamaha R6 once you walk up to it you know a woman rides it.

Last year I started organizing my own ride and called it “The Secretary’s Ride” the ride is for women riders only. We took a nice ride to Oliver winery and enjoyed the ambiance and scenery, with the support of my club sisters and women we knew that ride it was a total success! This year we plan to do this ride again in August. I am hoping I get a larger turnout or even get some ladies that I haven’t met yet to participate.

This magazine is a great thing to see as a female rider. It encourages me to get out more meet other women riders who have the love for motorcycles like I do. I hope to create more bonds and make more friends this year than ever! Riding for me is not just a hobby it is my lifestyle and I wouldn't change it for anything!




Kim (Special K) Larkins
Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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