15 Interesting Facts About America's Female Motorcycle Clubs

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1. Dot Robinson, the first president of the Motor Maids was the first woman to win an AMA competition. She won the Jack Pine race in 1940.

2. Many women’s clubs have logos and uniforms that feature the color pink, like the Leather and Lace MC and Femme Fatales WMC.

3. Sirens Women’s MC of NYC has been leading the NYC LGBTQ+ Pride March since 1986.

4. The members of Caramel Curves MC of New Orleans are famous for their distinctive style. Rihanna even chose them for a campaign for her brand, Savage X Fenty in 2021.

5. The Motor Maids hold a National Convention every July in which all participants must attend on a motorcycle.

6. Women in the Wind, founded in Ohio in 1979 is the largest women’s motorcycle club in the world.

7. Some women’s motorcycle clubs also rock the traditional three-piece patch with a bottom rocker. But they do not claim to be outlaws.

8. The Women's International Motorcycle Association (WIMA) founded in the U.S. in 1950 was the first to recognize all women in the sport.

9. Many women’s motorcycle clubs celebrate International Female Ride Day on the first Friday of May every year.

10. All members of Leather and Lace MC have to participate in the National Spirit Ride. This is a 100-mile ride held on the third Sunday in September.

11. Bomber Girls is a women’s riding club whose mission is to support America’s military and veterans.

12. Women On Wheels was awarded the AMA’s Hazel Kolb Brighter Image Award in 1993 for promoting a positive image of motorcyclists.

13. Windy City Women Riders MC is the only women’s motorcycle club whose colors and Chicago rockers have been approved by the dominant motorcycle club in Chicago.

14. Curve Unit MC of California hosts and participate in fundraising events, with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation as their primary charity.

15. California is home to many female motorcycle clubs, more than most states.

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