Harley-Davidson 5th Annual Women Riders Month

women-hd-ride-bisHarley-Davidson wants more women to break free and to hit the road on their own Harley-Davidson® motorcycles.  This month, the company is celebrating women who dared to turn their dream of riding their own Harley-Davidson® motorcycle into reality.

From May 1 to May 15, 2013, bikers are encouraged to share stories about incredible women riders they might know. As Harley states it “submitted stories should highlight how women riders have unleashed their inner rebel, or inspired other women to do the same.”

“Our brand unites independents from all walks of life,” said Claudia Garber, Director of Women’s Outreach Marketing for Harley-Davidson. “There are thousands of women who have taken to life on two wheels…and they all have a story to tell.  These stories are not only the lifeblood of the Harley-Davidson experience, but are instrumental in inspiring other women to live out their own dreams.”

women-hd-rideYou can submit stories through a crowd-sourcing application called “Fan Machine” on Harley-Davidson’s Facebook page. The top 10 selected stories will be featured on Harley-Davidson’s Facebook page and other social media websites, as well as the official Harley-Davidson Website. Each winner will also receive a $200 Harley-Davidson gift card and Harley-Davidson merchandise.

11 Responses to “Harley-Davidson 5th Annual Women Riders Month”

  1. 1 Donnie May 5th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    A guess, a very pretty girl. Harley, please more like her on our roads.

  2. 2 nicker May 5th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    “…Harley-Davidson wants more women to break free and to hit the road …[HD] submitted stories should highlight how women riders have unleashed their inner rebel, or inspired other women to do the same….”

    If it’s a cultural paradigm-shift their after then this is
    another case of HD being a bit “late to the party:”

    see Paladin ( 1946-1988 he coined the term “unobtanium”)

    “…One of the things that a lot of people that I’m close to are into, is trying to get more women into riding… ”

    T.T. Motors in Berkely CA had large women following back in late 60’s early 70’s

    Moreover, some people could use a reality check on “American Bikerdome”
    As Walon Jennings put it “this outlaw thing has gotten out -a-hand.

    In Palidan reality:
    “…Nobody is born a Biker… .Twenty years ago, it didn’t matter if you rode a Harley, or if you rode a Triumph, or if you rode a BSA. If you rode, you rode. You were committed. … people that are stone bikers, as opposed to motorcycle operators, don’t really care much about social acceptability….”

    get a clue:


  3. 3 Rodent May 5th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    What’s the big deal about women riding motorcycles? They’ve been riding them since they were invented? Some even fly commercial jets! A few fly top gun fighter jets. A few are top chefs. BFD!

  4. 4 Rodent May 6th, 2013 at 10:04 am


  5. 5 BC May 6th, 2013 at 10:32 am

    This is how it starts, next thing you know they will want to vote……just kidding ladies:)

  6. 6 Cris Sommer Simmons May 6th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Yes, women have been riding motorcycles as long as men have. Rodent IS right!

    But, there are many women who do not know this history, so I applaud Harley-Davidson for encouraging more of us to live our dreams. This is nothing new. They have been doing this for many years, they are certainly not “late to the party”. Give them a break. They are very involved in supporting anyone who wants to learn, male or female.

    I know I get approached by women all the time asking me where to learn. It’s all good…

  7. 7 nicker May 6th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    “…But, there are many women who do not know this history…”

    Knowing history is like Knowing how to ride as opposed to knowing how to operate…….
    Those who are really interested will actually go to the trouble of finding out what they need to know.
    Call it commitment …. which has nothing to do with “living dreams”……….

    As the man said “No one’s born a biker,” ya have to work at it…….
    Otherwise your just another “trend chasing (money spending) MC operators.”

    -IMHO- no Biker got started by listening to gender or ethnicity pandering advertising.


  8. 8 courtney May 7th, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Time to pay respects, once again, to Avis and Effie Hotchkiss. Everytime I reflect upon their transcontinental feat (on a Harley w/sidecar in 1915 no less!) I am simply blown away.

    I just cannot imagine the courage that these two women possessed to even consider what most would probably characterize as the height of stupidity, especially back then.

    Really want to read those journals!

  9. 9 Cris Sommer Simmons May 7th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    dream it… then, go live it. Yes, many women get inspired by seeing other women doing the things they never thought they could do. What the hell is wring with that?

  10. 10 Blackmax May 8th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I like seeing more women straddle a cycle…
    More power to them, as they only enhance the sport!
    No matter WHAT brand/kind of cycle they ride !!!!!!

  11. 11 nicker May 8th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    “…dream it… then, go live it…”

    Spot On….. !!!


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