Motorcycle Clubs and Groups

Southern and Spicy – Women’s Motorcycle Riding Club - Houston, TX

Written by  January 31, 2006

I recently received an e-mail from the president of this new motorcycle group and wanted to let all our readers know about them.

Missy “Dakota” Brady started the group because she couldn’t find a motorcycle club in the Houston area that was fighting for women and children. This cause hits very close to home for Dakota. Being a rape survivor she knew what it was like to feel like you can’t go on living! She began riding in 1997 as a passenger and now rides her own bike! Congrats to you!
Dakota was not too sure on how to go about setting up a new club, so she reached out to other club presidents and leaders and acquired valuable information that was very helpful in the initial setup. After doing all the necessary groundwork, Southern & Spicy was formed and their mission, according to their website, is: “to stick together, learn from one another, help each other, and the community and ”RIDE LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW!”
Presently they have five members and growing; they are in the process of signing new members and volunteering in new places in the community. There are no initiation fees, but members are expected to pay annual dues, buy their club patch and attend monthly meetings. They are recruiting new members by word of mouth, meeting others in motorcycle training courses and through long-time friendships.

They are in the process of organizing their first fundraiser and all of the proceeds will go to a charity of their choice. I bet we can guess who will benefit from that!

Here in Kansas City we have several centers for women who have been abused, such as Safe Haven, Rose Brooks Center, Synergy House and others, and I have attended countless benefits to raise money for their cause. They are always in need of monetary gifts, clothing for women and children, makeup, personal hygiene items and toys. Many times women pick up the children and leave the abusive environment and don’t have time to pack or take anything with them. Check with your local shelter for a “wish list” if you can help in any way.

If you have questions or want to contact Dakota, her e-mail address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also make sure to check out the Southern and Spicy web site at: www.southernandspicy.com

Story by: Goldie Arnold

Photos submitted by: Missy Brady