Passenger Friendly: Being an Effective Passenger and Two-Up Rider

At Women Riders Now, we encourage every person whos interested in motorcycle riding to give the drivers seat a try. After all, for every fearless rider who took naturally to the handlebars, you’ll find a formerly timid rider amazed to find herself comfortable at the controls. But whether it’s personal preference, physical limitations, or another circumstance, it’s perfectly natural for some people to feel more comfortable in the passenger seat—and we applaud you if thats your decision.

PRODUCT REVIEW: Kids’ Riding Gear

I’ve always enjoyed taking passengers and sharing my passion for riding motorcycles. But when my young daughter, Kaia, started asking me to take her for rides, I would immediately dismiss the idea. It’s one thing to accept the risk of injuring my own body, but to put my own daughter at risk was unimaginable.

Reader Story: Father-Daughter Bonding Through Motorcycling

“All set?” The sound of my fathers voice was muffled against the angry roar of his Honda Magna 750cc V4. Its a question Ive heard thousands of times before. I flashed a thumbs-up, my heart picking up speed as his foot pounded against the kickstand and his right hand twisted the throttle. We set off into a whole new world, a journey of the mind and soul as well as on the road itself.

The Kind of Love Handles Youll Want

Motorcycle riders have handlebars to hold on to when they ride, but what about the passenger on the back of the motorcycle thats not equipped with armrests? A sissy bar helps, but its still a struggle to get comfortable for the long haul. Now an Albuquerque company has come up with a solution. Love Handles Motorcycle Armrests are uniquely designed to help make motorcycle passengers feel more relaxed

Reader Story: Mom Is My Inspiration to Ride

It wasnt all that long ago that I would beg my mom to let me off her motorcycle a block before reaching my high school so as not to be spotted riding on the back. My how times have changed! Moms passion for riding was an inspiration for me, and while my days riding as a passenger are all but over, these days I get more seat time riding my own motorcycles.

Reader Story: An Experienced Rider Takes to the Back Seat

While I was growing up in suburban New Jersey, no one in my family rode motorcycles or had any desire to know about them. My father was interested in aircraft, so he got his pilot’s license. My family was fortunate enough to be whisked away many weekends to travel somewhere in our plane: Canada for Canadian bacon, Block Island (off the coast of Rhode Island), Amish country in Pennsylvania, and many other fantastic places.

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