The motorcycling community is amazing in so many ways from being open-minded and inclusive to offering support, resources, and connection for riders from all backgrounds and walks of life. However, as women, we are often the minority in motorcycle events, and while we mostly experience a hearty welcome and are treated as equals, participating in all-female bike events can feel nothing short of exhilarating. Being among other kickass, passionate women, connecting with your moto sisters, and experiencing a sense of community and belonging is an incredible feeling. With this in mind, here is a list of several USA motorcycle events for female motorcycle riders. Everything is opening up now, and it’s a great time to plan your 2021 rides and event attendance.
Women’s Motorcycle Festival and Conference
The Women’s Motorcycle Festival and Conference gives women on all bikes from all disciplines of riding a place to connect, get educated, and be inspired. Held both online and in-person, summer of 2021 the is #ByWomenForWomen and features content curated exclusively for female motorcycle riders and those women interested in the motorcycling lifestyle. Online conferences are held two or three times per year, and in-person conferences are held every other year on alternating coasts.
Midwest Women Riders & Women Riders Motorcycle Group USA presents one of the largest women’s events in the Midwest to celebrate International Female Ride Day 2021 (See following entry.) This event is designed to bring women who ride their own motorcycle together to celebrate one another and riding. Check out the group’s promotional video here.
Motocross racing for the whole family! 13 women’s classes for all ages, skill levels, bike sizes, and goodie bags for all women that race. Minis and 50s—no hills. Kids can ride Stacyc bikes on the pee wee track. Sign up is the morning of the race. There will be an “open” practice on Friday the 9th. WSMX Womens School of Motocross will be providing free tips and training for women racing the WMN Racing Womens Motocross International on Friday. Men’s support classes available. Gates open Saturday at 6 a.m. Camping available.
International Female Ride Day© (IFRD) the first Saturday in May, is a global day celebrating the cultural, social and active lifestyles of women who ride and enjoy motorcycling. The day also marks a call to action for fast-tracking gender equality, awareness, and respect for women in motorcycling or motorsport.
Carters@theTrack and Sheemotos are teaming up for an amazing 2 day track event for ladies (a co-ed event) that also raises money and awareness for women with PTSD recovery. New riders get a sighting lap and first session for free. Then stay for just $100. Then when you still haven’t had enough fun, camp with us and save energy for the dance party. A Friday night workshop with Dave Moss Tuning gets your bike set up before you get on the track. New women’s riding vendors and guest speakers aimed at building confidence. Saturday night includes raffle prizes and a dance party. Men are encouraged and welcome. Carters@theTrack provides the very best and most experienced coaches for top notch training and safety. To get excited about this event, check out this cool video about last year’s Curves & Corners weekend.
This conference highlights the fearlessness and sisterhood of women who embrace the passion of the biker lifestyle. They honor female motorcycle riders and clubs, in celebration of their triumphs and accomplishments on ground. Beautiful Bikers welcomes all riders, from the beginning to the intermediate, as they encourage you to push the boundaries of your comfort zone. Breakout panels will give you the tips and tricks to grow your confidence level to take your first ride, cross country trip, or international journey.
One of the biggest women riders’ gatherings in the country, is an annual motorcycle gathering aimed at female motorcyclists of all experience levels and all bike makes and models. Uniting women riders from across the country, Babes Ride Out is a true motorcycle fiesta celebrating women who ride, wrench, and compete.
Originated by the Babes Ride Out ladies, connects like-minded ladies from all walks of life. Babes in the Dirt is now more than 6 years old, and it’s a scaled-down version of the street event. Babes in the Dirt is focused on enhancing each attendee’s skill set and helps women learn from their mistakes in a safe and fun environment.
Over And Out Moto events are for women who ride (or want to ride) dirt bikes, woods, enduro, dual sport, and motocross! They offer 1-2 events each year, so far just on the East Coast. welcomes female riders of all riding levels for a weekend of off-road riding, camping, lessons, and games. The cool thing is that Over and Outis held on private land so there are no permits needed.
Held every June, the Mid-Atlantic Women’s Motorcycle Rally has raised almost $400,000 to support women facing the many challenges of cancer. is a three-day rally full of educational seminars, rides, friendship, games, contests, and fundraising. They finish off the weekend with the Parade of Chrome to honor women riders, cancer survivors and pledge their support to those that have been touched by cancer.
With a nod to the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, women’s right to vote, the Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride is an epic cross-country event uniting thousands of women motorcyclists across the USA celebrating community, unity, and the freedom of the road. Starting in Portland, Oregon, and finishing in Arlington, Virginia, the is all about creating a sense of unity among female riders, traveling together, and empowering each other to discover motorcycle travel. If you can’t make time for the entire three-week route, join the Centennial Ride just for a section or come participate in just the exciting last week from Knoxville to Arlington, Virginia.
The Litas HTX (Houston) is hosting its first ever annual campout. This event is designed to increase wind sisterhood with welding and pinstripe workshops, flat track racing, group rides, art, tattoos, and more. Read about The Litas becoming the fastest-growing women’s
Ruts to Racelines is dedicated to providing a less intimidating and fun atmosphere for women to build their skills and confidence whether riding dirt bikes or street bikes on the track. The Extravaganza is three days of riding, learning, and laughing with other women riders and the men who ride with them. Friday is the Greg Pamart GPMX Co-ed dirt bike class, while Saturday and Sunday are all women’s track day(with a couples group). Coaches from N2, Evolve, SportbikeTrackTime and TPM have all volunteered their time to come help ladies have a great and informative day in a fun and less intimidating atmosphere.
Join other women riders at the Talladega Gran Prix Raceway for a day full of instruction, camaraderie, and fun (but no testosterone). All levels welcome. Read the WRN recap of the 2012 STG “Ladies First” track day.
4th Annual WITW Southeast Meetup Is a regional event hosted by WITW Steel Magnolias Chapter. This three-day event will include rides, dealership activities, downtown Chattanooga fan fair, ice cream social, and a Purple Pearls Party for our Charity 2020. Open to all Women in the Wind members and guests.
“RAD” stands for Ride. Adventure. Dream. The RAD Ladies Ride Rally Foundation was created for women who riding, embrace positive adventure, and believe in the power of dreams. Join like-minded women riders for a weekend of fun, with vendors, workshops, a welcome party, and a street party and parade.
Pig Trail Harley-Davidson has partnered with Lace, Grace & Gears to bring a celebration of food, live entertainment, and epic riding to the Ozarks. Join over 2,000 women in the Parade of Sisters and enter to win a 2020 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic. Register early for a free swag bag. All proceeds of the event will benefit the SHAMWARI Village which provides housing for female military veterans.
Female motorcycle riders of all levels are invited to join Black Girls Ride (BGR) for this unique riding vacation—the third annual ride to Essence Fest. The group arrives in New Orleans on July 2 for all the festivities. BGR will host rider events to pick up new riders in cities along the way. Riders are invited to join our ride leaders from all over the country, as we all meet in New Orleans for an epic weekend of sisterhood, empowerment, and parties. Platinum registration is $199; Early bird tickets are just $150.
All-female motorcycle enthusiasts are welcome to join WOW members for three days of riding, local tours, vendors, attractions, and camaraderie. The WOW mission statement is to unite all women motorcycle enthusiasts for recreation, education, mutual support, recognition, and to promote a positive image of motorcycling.
The longest-running women-only motorcycle gathering in North America continues in 2021 with this year’s theme, “Party on the Prairie.” Registration open now.
The longest-running women-only motorcycle gathering in North America continues in 2021 with more scavenger hunts, a gift exchange, beach party, and banquet. Check back for more information.
Women riders and their families and friends come together to celebrate the role women play in shaping the culture of motorcycling while raising funds for local charities. Join like-minded women riders for an all women’s morning ride, enter your bike in the Women and Wheels Presented by the Wild Gypsy Tour bike show, join in a symposium of female industry voices, enjoy the luncheon, get pampered and shop for unique gifts. 100% of your rider donation benefits Helping with Horsepower, the Strider Education Foundation and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame.
The 2021 WITW Canadian Rally will be held in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, hosted by WITW Bridge City Thunder – Saskatoon and Highway Hunnies – Regina. Check back for more information.
Touratech DirtDaze East will host a Women’s Program. WMF, Inc. SheADV to promote both Touratech Dirt Daze & its Women’s Dual Sport & Adventure Rider Program which involves two-days of training for women only and multiple seminars and workshops. Sue Slate of the Women’s Motorcyclist Foundation Inc. host of DIRTY for GOOD Female Focused Dual Sport/Adventure Rider Training/Fundraising Tour is one of the program’s presenters. Shal Wilson is the Womens’ program Instructor and the lead instructor for DIRTY for GOOD 2021.
DIRTY for GOOD 2021 – Female Focused Dual Sport/Adventure Rider Training/Tour takes place August 22-27. Shal Wilson of SheADV will provide Situational Trail training on Sections 5 and 4 and down into Section 3 of the NorthEast Backcountry Discovery Route.
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Women’s track day open to all experience levels. Includes expert instruction, two-up rides with instructors, raffles, mock races, and more. All proceeds go directly to the Unforgettables Foundation.
While it’s not always possible to make it to your dream women’s motorcycle event, there is always the opportunity of creating your own. Join my and connect with like-minded women riders, even find a mentor (or sign up to BE a mentor). Even if it’s just a handful of you meeting up for coffee and going for a short ride, it can feel liberating and empowering to hit the road with your moto gal pals.
If I’ve missed any large lady motorcycle rider gatherings, please let me know in the comments.