July is Women’s Motorcycle Month, according to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum.
A month to celebrate women in motorcycling’s past, present and future – as one of the fastest growing demographics in the two-wheeled world.
According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, the estimated number of motorcycles owned by women has increased 50 percent over the past 10 years alone – with one out of every 10 motorcycle owners being female. That’s over 1.2 million women on two wheels, all over the United States.
Women motorcyclists currently make up about 14 percent of all riders in the U.S.
According to the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), the median age for female riders is 39, compared to 48 for males.
Women motorcyclists also seem to be more safety-minded! Sixty percent of women riders have taken a motorcycle safety course, compared to 42 percent of men.
What are women riding? Here’s how the largest categories break down:
34 percent ride cruisers
33 percent ride scooters
10 percent ride sport bikes
Forty-nine percent of women motorcyclists prefer to work on their own bikes, or have a friend or relative help. Now that’s girl power!