Women Riders

While We Anxiously Wait for Spring

Written by  December 27, 2016

A new year has begun and for many of us, that means long cold nights, counting down the days until spring and winding down after a hectic holiday. To help pass those long nights and days of being stuck inside (swearing you can hear your ride quietly sobbing in the garage), here is a list of books for women riders about women riders. I highly recommend a steaming hot mug of cocoa and a fuzzy robe to go along with your winter reading.

Biker Lady: Living and Riding Free, written by Sasha Mullins. In this book, Sasha Mullins explores the unique sisterhood of bikerladies-old and young, mothers and daughters, sisters, wives, grandmothers, executives, celebrities, artists, teachers, and more who race on a track or ride the endless highways and twisting turns on their own personal journeys of self-expression. From Clara Wagner hiking up her skirt in 1910 to race to today’s female celebrities who ride (Cher, Angelina Jolie, Ann-Margret, to name a few), Bikerlady delves into the history, community, the sport and pride of women riders.

Hear Me Roar: Women, Motorcycles, and the Rapture of the Road, written by Ann Ferrar. The book chronicles the world of women riders with fabulous detail, along with practical information and a rider's reference to motorcycle clubs, rallies, manufacturers, and periodicals across the country. Contains 150 photos.

Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment: Fifty Inspirational Stories of Adventure and Self-Discovery, written by Liz Jansen. With her own story as the framework, Jansen speaks with 49 other women riders with stories that show a literal and symbolic common message of empowerment, how they tapped into that empowerment and how it shaped their lives. Spanning all walks of life, from stunt riders to a dental hygienist, Jansen goes on to depict experiences where women, restless and no longer satisfied with the status quo, felt called to step outside of their comfort zone.

Breaking the Limit: One Woman's Motorcycle Journey Through North America, written by Karen Larsen. Karen Larsen chronicles her journey from New Jersey to Alaska. With an invitation to meet her biological father for the first time, Larsen embarks on a 15,000-mile journey with nothing but her motorcycle and the barest of essentials.

The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle: Life Lessons on the Road to Alaska, written by Diana Bletter. After raising her children, Diana found herself an “empty-nester”. With nothing left to call her own, she decided to ride a motorcycle (with her husband on his motorcycle) from Long Island, NY up to Alaska and back again. Only one slight problem: she'd never been on a motorcycle before. With six motorcycle lessons' worth of experience, she took off, traveling across a continent, and then up the Alaska Highway, a road that is "sometimes dangerous, often unpredictable, and always saddled with the solitude of a frontier trail."

These and many other books unique to women riders are available at Amazon.