Every year, riders celebrate women motorcyclists during July, which is considered Women’s Motorcycle Month. During this month, past, present and future women riders are given the spotlight as one of the fastest growing demographics of motorcyclists. July is an excellent month to reflect on the impact that women riders have had on the motorcycling world and to think about the women riders in your own life. Current statistics clearly show how much of an impact women have had in the motorcycle world.
Ever since motorcycles were available to the public, women have been riding, but the demographic was only a small percent. Fast forward to today and the estimated number of motorcycles owned by women has increased by over 50%, making one out of every 10 motorcycle riders a woman. Just in the United States alone, there are over 1.2 million women motorcyclists. Out of all the riders in the U.S., women make up over 14% of motorcycle riders, with the number growing every single year.
The average age of women who ride is only 39 years old, while the average age of male riders is 48 years old. Many more young women are beginning to ride and that will only trend the average age downward. Women motorcyclists also seem to be more safety-minded, with 60% percent of them taking a motorcycle safety course. That compares to only 42% percent of male riders who have taken a safety course.
As far as types of motorcycles, women prefer to ride a good variety of bikes. 34% of them ride cruiser bikes, 33% ride scooter-style bikes and 10% ride sport bikes. Many of these women don’t only ride, but they also prefer to do their own bike maintenance. Nearly 50% of the ladies who ride prefer to work on their own bikes instead of taking them to a mechanic.
There are many events throughout the Midwest and beyond that celebrate women who ride each year. Local groups gather at various events like the “Midwest Women’s Rider Event,” which is one of the largest events for women motorcyclists in the entire country and brings together riders from across the world. Hupy and Abraham has been proud to support many women rider groups and events for our over 50-year history as a firm.
This July, and throughout the entire year, take time to celebrate the women in your life who are on two wheels. You can find out about more of the history of women who ride here.
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