Saturday 5 May across all borders, cultures and on all forms of motorcycles, thousands of women join together to “Just Ride!©” in universal action!
The largest women’s motorcycling happening, International Female Ride Day© (IFRD) will see women riders take over the world’s roads on Saturday, 5 May for its 12th edition. Women motorcycle enthusiasts join in for the once-a-year global action to “Just Ride!©”. The day spotlights and promotes female riders of all ages, all styles, and all brands of motorcycling. IFRD can be enjoyed with a solo ride, a group ride, or with a few friends – either on or off-road. It is the most important, most unique and culturally embraced occurrence for women in motorcycling on the planet.
Women riders continue to fuel IFRD’s synergy and its integral role of building friendships, and women rider camaraderie – while simultaneously inspiring women to continue riding, or take up motorcycling. The 12th edition will again host celebrations by renowned women’s motorcycle clubs, foundations, associations and individuals’ all taking to their handlebars to support IFRD’s global action for women in motorsport. There are weekend events, day events, off-road days, track days and national promotions in support of the first Saturday in May. Riding in unison, women represent their country, culture and region. Canada, USA, Iceland, India, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Caribbean, England, Germany, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Japan, China, Israel are just some of the participating regions.
“Just Ride!” photo sharing on the day, as well as participating in the world-wide photo contest, is an important tradition of every IFRD. The 2018 IFRD photo contest details will be announced shortly on the IFRD Facebook platforms.
The official IFRD collectible t-shirts and merchandise are available again for 2018, online. These have become treasured wearable statements worn affectionately by women riders on the day.
IFRD is a pivotal happening for women’s empowerment and equality in motorsport. It continues to compel women riders as well as leading global motorsport associations, and manufacturers to that of representing women at all levels of the activity of motorcycling.
The more declared “Riding Days” the better. Don’t forget International Ride To Work Day on June 18th.
Gasoline is $20 per gallon. Self-driving cars are everywhere. And motorcycles are outlawed.
This is the plot of our new dramatic TV series now in production and fundraising on IndieGogo.
Starring bike builder and vintage motorcycle collector, Neil “Morto” Olson and directed by Eric W. Ristau (of The Best Bar in America and Sit Stay Ride) the series asks the questions: “What happens to motorcycles and vintage automobiles in a world dominated by self-driving cars?” and “What happens to our motorcycles when petroleum is outlawed, as planned in Britain, Norway, and others?”
We’re currently raising funds to finish the series through an IndieGogo campaign. Take a look at the trailer and let us know what you think. Thanks for supporting independent motorcycle films!
American Motorcyclist Association celebrates April as Go Ride! Month
As part of its celebration of AMA Go Ride! Month, the American Motorcyclist Association is providing the April issue of its membership magazine, American Motorcyclist, free online.
Feature stories in the magazine include AMA Go Ride! Month, touring South Africa, changes in MotoAmerica classes and more.
Every April, the AMA celebrates the riding season with AMA Go Ride! Month, a campaign to promote the fun and fulfillment that motorcycling brings to so many lives: men and women, youths and adults, experienced riders and those new to motorcycling.
“We ride for many reasons, but fun tops the list,” said Heather Wilson, AMA recreational riding manager. “And AMA-sanctioned events offer fun in many different ways. The Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series and the KTM AMA National Adventure Riding Series offer fun, adventure and camaraderie for different skill levels. Whether you ride alone or with friends, the AMA Long Rider Program, AMA Grand Tours and AMA Gypsy Tour offer wonderful riding opportunities.”
AMA-chartered clubs and partners also offer poker runs, charity rides, motorcycle awareness events and more all across the country.
“New riders can enjoy a group ride. Families can experience the thrill of trail riding and amateur competition,” Wilson said. “There are literally thousands of AMA events, with a niche for every rider.”
The AMA will close out AMA Go Ride! Month with the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Spring Bike Night, April 28, on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio.
Riders who attend can enjoy free entry to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, Schmidt’s Sausage food truck and Tortilla food truck on site, as well as a selection of beers from North High Brewing. Music will be provided by Capitol City Sound. Check out the event at www.facebook.com/events/754451558086846.
Employees of Motohio European Motorbikes, a local motorcycle dealership, will lead a 60- to 90-minute fun run from their site to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Spring Bike Night. The ride stages at 3:30 p.m., April 28 at Motohio, 5936 Scarborough Blvd., Columbus, Ohio. Registration before April 18 is $10. Onsite registration is $15. All ride proceeds benefit the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises money for the Hall of Fame.
Bike Night also features a law enforcement motorcycle display with bikes from the Hilliard Police Department, the Reynoldsburg Police Department, the Obetz Police Department, the Ohio Highway Patrol and a Harley-Davidson police fleet bike.
For more information about AMA Go Ride! Month, see the April issue of American Motorcyclist online at magazine.americanmotorcyclist.com/4115/go-ride-have-fun. Or visit the AMA Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AmericanMotorcyclist
The recurring message for April seems to be get out and ride.