In October 2011 Kathleen Sloan—aka HBC (“Hot Biker Chick”)—participated in a Michigan bike run benefitting a local fund for firefighters. She soon found herself smack dab in the middle of a pack of 400 bikers flanked by a fire truck. On the sides of the road, crowds of people waved flags, cheered, and gave the riders the thumbs up. The sights and sounds brought her to tears.
After the ride, she spoke to a friend about recapturing some of that excitement by starting a women-only motorcycle riding club. And so Guilty Girlz Michigan RC was born. Kathleen chose the name Guilty Girlz based on what would become our club’s credo:
In less than two years, Guilty Girlz has established five chapters in Michigan (Lansing, Mt. Pleasant, Tecumseh, Grand Rapids and Detroit) and one in Ohio. The women in our club come from all walks of life—professionals, business women, tradeswomen, moms—but we are motorcycle enthusiasts all. We believe in a strong sisterhood where members support each other and have each other’s backs, but our group is also decidedly drama-free.
Riding in a pack of Guilty Girlz is exhilarating—the thunder of the machines, the feeling of pure bliss. Our bylaws prohibit alcohol or illegal drugs while riding, as we want everyone to ride safe. We put family first, and family members are included in our activities. We also understand women have many commitments they must attend to. Having a life is allowed.
We’d love to see our club grow nationally throughout the United States, and we are looking for women who’d like to belong to a riding club that fits the Guilty Girlz persona. If you feel this club is for you, please visit the Guilty Girlz website.
Bev “Wings” Brown is the state secretary of Guilty Girlz RC. Want to see your riding club profile on Women Riders Now (WRN)? Send us an email following our Reader Stories guidelines.
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Guilty Girlz Are hoping everyone had a safe and enjoyable riding season in 2018. Our season is coming to an end here in Michigan, however, we have several events happening throughout the winter. Look us up on Facebook. Much love and respect to all riders and supporters.
Happy 2018! We Guilty Girlz are so ready to twist our throttles this season. Hope to see you in a town near you soon. Much love and respect to all.
Excellent. I’m in full support of your RC/MC/organization. Keep up the great work and that you grow to full potential. Peace.
Happy New Year!2017 Guilty Girlz of Lansing and Mid Michigan
Guilty Girlz was EST 2011.We are going Strong An As Always Looking Forward To Another Great Year! Much Respect To All Women RidersPresident Of Guilty Girlz Rc Of Michigan
Way to go ladies of Michigan. My hometown is Muskegon, Michigan. I am glad to see that motorcycling for women in Michigan is going strong.When I started out riding in 1969 there were very few women riders. So I was a lone rider or rode with my brother. I am still riding strong with my ninth bike in history. Keep up the good work for your new chapter. Safe riding for all of you ladies. Interesting article.