Get Ready for International Female Ride Day

Toronto Ontario (April 6, 2011) - Just one month away on May 6, women riders around the world will get on their motorcycles to celebrate the fifth globally-synchronized International Female Ride Day! In 2011, this unique motorcycling event unifying women motorcyclists around the planet spans its reach yet further as more countries and women riders join the action.

International Female Ride Day - whose simple theme asks women to “JUST RIDE” - is a designated event aimed at bringing awareness to the existing and mounting numbers of women motorcyclists, a prominent segment of the motorcycling community that rides just as much as the male counterpart. “We ride to emphasize that motorcycling for women is not only a hobby but something women incorporate into their everyday lives. Women enthusiastically prepare to ride and unite around the world on this synchronized day - and if you look at the feedback, it’s truly phenomenal!” says Vicki Gray, founder of the International Female Ride Day and MOTORESS. “For the 5th year we’re so excited to welcome support and participation from National Russian Motorcycle Federation (NRMF) and a group of women in India who are totally on board with the action! This year many women have referred to the campaign as a ‘movement’ and its global size is certainly proof of that!”

Since its introduction in 2007, International Female Ride Day has continued to demonstrate magnificent growth. This has also been a result of support from the motorcycle industry and its prominent leaders, renowned female rider clubs, and international governing bodies such as Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). In 2011 women riders throughout Canada, United States, Australia, England, The Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Poland, Israel, Hungary, Slovakia, India, Russia and more, will contribute to the campaign in compelling numbers.

International Female Ride Day is supported by BMW MOTORRAD CANADA, HARLEY-DAVIDSON, HONDA, KAWASAKI, KYMCO, SUZUKI, ARAI, AFMQ (Association des femmes motocyclistes du Québec), CMA (Canadian Motorcycle Association), CANADIAN BIKER, DRAGGIN JEANS, GEARING UP (Canada Safety Council), GO-GO GEAR, INSIDE MOTORCYCLES, RIDE FOR SIGHT, RIDERS PLUS INSURANCE, FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme).

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MOTORESS International, headquartered in Toronto, Canada “Connects Women with Motorcycling” through its global online community and magazine.

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