Women Motorcyclists Ridership Increasing
Exciting news at the end of 2018, it was reported that women motorcyclist ridership now makes up 19% of ownership. This new stat is from the MIC 2018 Motorcycle/ATV Owner Survey. Nearly one in five motorcycle owners is now female according to the report.
What brings the upswing in female ridership? There are surveys that state those women motorcyclists are becoming a powerful force in the marketplace. A 2018 survey from MIC polled 2,472 adult nationwide for their statics. The MIC survey tracked a steady
growth of women rides. Here is a link to that article: USA Women Ridership Up 19%
From a business standpoint we have seen an increase in woman ridership. As the manufacturers recognize this trend you will see designs and marketing to this increasing group of riders.
The power of having control over your own motorcycle is a key factor for women motorcyclists. Many women have stated that they don’t want to just be a passenger. There is no substitute for having the wind in your face, full view of the scenery and full control of the bike.
Take the Step!
One recommendation if you have been a passenger and want to transfer to the driver seat is to start with a good motorcycle training class. This is so valuable and in some states a requirement before you can obtain your motorcycle endorsement. Once this has been done the next thing to do is to practice, practice and more practice.
Joining a club for women is a boost to your self-confidence also. So many choices these days, take a glance at social media spots such as:
Another suggestion is to join a local club that will fit your style. Check with your local motorcycle shop for suggestions as well.
As we are awaiting the blooms of spring, now would be a good time to explore your options for becoming a woman motorcyclist! Ride on!
The Crampbuster Team