About The Project
The Global Women Who Ride Project is an ambitious project that aims to profile one or more woman motorcyclists in every country on this planet. These interviews will be published in a beautiful full color coffee table book. The typical interview will encompass fun stuff like riders’ bikes, favorite rides, gear, stories, and somewhat serious stuff like their thoughts around community, female friendship, activism etc.
Goals of this project:
1. To make women motorcyclists across the globe more visible.
2. To profile women and girls of different ages, races, ethnic backgrounds and body types.
3. To depict riders on all kinds of bikes – sport bikes, cruisers, dual sports, dirt bikes, trials bikes, trikes, sidecars etc.
4. To interview important women in motorcycling and ensure that their achievements are not forgotten or erased from history.
5. To provide role models for new and aspiring riders.
5. To enable us all to visualize and dream of travel in other countries.
6. To build a global community of motorcyclists.
This project is intersectional. What this means is that the people and stories presented here will encompass a range of identities and experiences. The few representations of women motorcyclists today still comprised of white or light skinned, young, skinny, conventionally good looking, able-bodied, middle class women, usually in insufficient protective gear. This status quo needs to change so that we all have diverse role models who look like us.
PRAISE FOR THE GLOBAL WOMEN WHO RIDE PROJECT
People love the Global Women Who Ride Project! Here are some excerpts from some fans:
Melissa Holbrook Pierson, author of The Perfect Vehicle
Lois Pryce, long distance motorcyclist and author of Lois on the Loose and Red Tape and White Knuckles
Lisa Thomas, RTW rider
Jolandie Rust, long distance motorcyclist and first woman to circumnavigate Africa
Voni Glaves, long distance rider
Praise from readers:
“I love what you are doing, and have shared your page with every women motorcyclist on my Facebook. Thank you, it is wonderful to learn about women around the globe who ride.”
“As I read all the interviews on your website, I can just say that I am so fascinated by those brave women, they are truly heroes! So brave, strong and outstanding. Their stories are so inspiring and motivating… I am so impressed by the interview with Sarah from Colorado, Jayne from Canada and Anita from Malaysia. I think now I have no fear about traveling alone and I have a lot of inspiration to make more long distance trips by bike. Thank you so much for your project!”