Motorcycle Clubs and Groups

Rebel Roses Motorcycle Club

Written by  September 30, 2011

One of our founding members began this journey back in early 2004. She joined Women on Wheels (WOW), but the social riding group seemed to lack the camaraderie that she was looking for. Moving on, she and another founding member came across Chics 'N Chaps M/C, an all female club based in Kingsport, Tennessee with an additional chapter in Indiana. They formed a chapter in Kentucky in early 2005, and it seemed from all outward appearances they had found what they had been looking for. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to them, there was turmoil with the Indiana chapter, and one month after beginning this venture, the Indiana chapter resigned from the club. A few months went by and a couple more joined the Kentucky chapter. During this time they noticed how a national officer in Tennessee was inflicting their point of views and beliefs on the rest of the club. By July 2005, the Kentucky chapter decided to part ways and reformed into the Rebel Roses M/C. We now cover three states, Cincinnati, Ohio, Topeka, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, with prospective chapters in a few more.

The Rebel Roses is an all-female motorcycle club who are very passionate about their bikes and the brotherhood and sisterhood of the biker lifestyle. They aim to inspire women with the courage to break free from the chains of limiting belief patterns and societal conditioning that have traditionally kept women suppressed and unable to see their true beauty and power. It takes a very strong-willed and independent woman to uphold the image of a Rebel Rose. Anyone in the lifestyle knows of the challenges that exist in what some like to call a 'Man's World.' We have members who are well-seasoned in the lifestyle and some that have never been around it until us. We also have some who have ridden all their lives and others who are still quite green. Regardless of their knowledge, we help our sisters to obtain and achieve the necessary skills to be successful,
independent and confident at everything they do.

Our own foundation, Children of the Garden, was created to assist low-income families in Appalachia to help children receive beds, clothes, school fees and other items that are difficult to come by. We like to promote a positive image to the public and widely host charity events to support various causes.

If someone has questions on the commitment or the group itself, they can go to www.rebelrosesmc.com to contact us. Simply put, “We’re the ones you won’t forget.”

Story by Rabbit

Photos by Mike Schweder