Women Riders World Relay Seeks to Boost Women’s Presence in Motorcycling
Image from the Women Riders World Relay
Let’s Get More Women Riding
In an effort to get more women involved in the motorcycle industry, avid rider Hayley Bell started the Women Riders World Relay (WRWR). The WRWR officially started on February 27, 2019, and it will continue for the next 12 months. The relay will consist of all women. Woman rider will pass a hand-carved baton to woman rider. The baton should make it around the world eventually.
Currently, there are over 14,000 women riders who are members of the WRWR, according to the relay’s website. The relay scheduled will schedule rides around the world for relay members. There are also various events that women riders. These events are for women who want to be a part of the relay or support the cause.
Moto blogger Duca Chica reached out about the relay, and I and the rest of the Web Bike World team thought it something that people should know about. The founder of the relay Hayley Bell started the organization after realizing that there wasn’t much selection or encouragement for women riders.
Going into motorcycle stores and seeing a lack of choice, combined with stereotypical pink and being told “there just isn’t the market for women”, highlighted to me just one small element of a much bigger picture around women in Motorsports.
With the number of women getting into motorcycling on the rise, it’s good to see some strong advocates putting together this kind of organized relay. As far as I’m concerned the more people out there riding, the better. So, to any of our readers who are women, consider signing up as a member. It doesn’t cost you anything, and it could be a great way to connect with other women who ride.