On May 2nd 1915 a woman named Avis Hotchkiss and her daughter Effie left their Brooklyn home on a Harley-Davidson. They traveled to San Francisco California and then back to Brooklyn, a total of 9,000 miles, something that had never been done by a female motorcycle rider before. In the 100 years since the Hotchkiss ladies infamous journey, women have made great strides in every area, including as motorcyclists. More women are riding motorcycles than ever before, and more women are buying Harley-Davidson’s than all other brands of motorcycles combined. Harley-Davidson reports a 30% increase in sales to women in the U.S in the past decade alone. Harley-Davidson has responded to this growing trend with new bikes designed just for women, and an entire line of clothes and other gear made just for women riders.
Harley women report feeling happier, more confident, independent, and satisfied with their lives than they ever did as non riders. There is nothing like the feeling of freedom that riding provides, a feeling that can never be duplicated in a car. In fact, some women have gone so far as to make the claim that being in a car makes them feel like a “caged animal” in comparison. Riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is great for sex appeal. It is so attractive, especially to other riders, that there are now Harley-Davidson dating websites. Such websites, such as singleharleyriders.org, are a great way for Harley singles to meet and get to know each other.
Dating websites are not the only social opportunities created for female Harley enthusiasts. There are Harley group chapters throughout the United States and some designed specifically for lady riders. These groups get together to organize and participate in social and charitable events, develop friendships and make memories together.
Interested in owning a Harley-Davidson but not yet an experienced rider? No worries. Harley-Davidson offers bike riding classes at various shops throughout the U.S so you can gain the skills you need. See the official Harley-Davidson website at harley-davidson.com for more information.
Women aren’t all made the same and neither are Harley-Davidson motorcycles. That’s why Harley’s can be customized to whatever fit is most comfortable for you in whatever style is most appealing to you. The bike builder tool on the Harley-Davidson website allows you to design your bike and watch it come to life from the comfort of your own home. With this latest technology it has never been easier to get the motorcycle of your dreams.
The Hotchkiss ladies would be proud of how far female motorcycle riders have come in the last 100 years. More and more ladies are riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles and the trend will only continue to rise in the United States and throughout the world.