Shifting the Power Balance
Why Are There More Women Riding Motorcycles, and How Is This Affecting Change?
Women are riding motorbikes in greater numbers for various reasons, including freedom, adventure, spiritual experience, confidence, independence, and community.
Debra Teplitz, 44, vowed three years ago to silence the voice in her head that stated, “Nice Jewish girls from Chicago’s North Shore don’t ride bikes.” Teplitz, like many other women in their 30s and beyond who are learning to ride, has overcome personal obstacles, societal stereotypes, and cultural expectations to embrace the freedom and independence of motorcycling. Learning to ride a motorcycle has sparked other long-awaited life changes for many female riders. Women on motorbikes are nothing new, even though their popularity is at an all-time high. We’ve been riding for a longer period than we’ve been voting. Despite this, there are now a lot more of us. In the Powersports business, women represent one of the fastest increasing populations.
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The Faces of Female Motorcycle Freedom: Why Women Ride
In her early 50s, Wendy Lamparelli was ready to purchase a bicycle. After her divorce in 2007. It had been a longstanding goal of hers. Lampanelli’s mother and children pleaded with