Girl power was in full force on March 8 when close to 150 women riders lined up their motorcycles on Beach Street in Daytona Beach, Fla., for the fourth annual Harley-Davidson MDA Women’s Ride.
The coast-to-coast Cannonball Run is now history and one of the two women riding in a field of 45 motorcyclists is the winner in her class of machine. Katrin Boehner, a 41-year-old rider from Germany, won the class of single cylinder, single speed bikes riding her 250cc 1907 J.A.P. motorcycle 3,000 miles over 16 days.
The Deerhurst Resort, nestled on 800 acres of rolling wooded countryside, beside Peninsula Lake in the small town of Huntsville, Ontario, made the big time this past June when it hosted the 36th annual G8 summit. Just two months later, from August 12-15, the resort was also the suiting locale for the inaugural International Women Riders Congress and Festival.
The Marketplace area of the AMA Women Motorcycling Conference was a highlight for many of the 1000 attendees and why not? Most women love to shop. There was a variety of vendors at the August event held in Keystone, Colo., selling everything from socks and motorcycling luggage to jewelry and handlebar cup holders.
The AMA International Women Motorcycling Conference is loaded with activities to do from taking part in demo rides, sitting in on one of the many seminars, and riding in a scenic tour guided by one of the womens motorcycling clubs. Heres our story with some images from the two most popular activities at the conference – the demo rides and the seminars.
The biggest event happening this past summer for women motorcyclists was the AMA International Women Motorcycling Conference presented by Harley-Davidson and Buell, a rally for all brands of motorcycles. Dont be mistaken by the word “conference.” The four-day event, taking place August 19–23, 2009, in Keystone, Colo., is more of a rally, convention, and conference wrapped up into one event where women riders are the focus.
About 1,000 people attended the AMA International Women Motorcycling Conference held in Keystone, Colorado, in August. During my time manning my Women Riders Now booth and covering the event, I met literally hundreds of people, every one with an interesting story. Here are some of the interesting faces in the crowd and their stories.