“Women Riding into the Future” is the theme of a weekend of motorcycle riding, workshops, shopping and socializing that 200 female riders will participate in at the Stoney Nakoda Casino and Resort in Kananaskis, 45 minutes west of Calgary on the weekend of August 16 through 18. The event will also include a trade show, show and shine, plus there will be manufacturers there with motorcycles to test ride.
This is a one-of-a-kind event for Western Canada. Women will descend from the Canadian Rockies or chase the sunset from the Prairies and take in a weekend designed just for them. Women from as far East as Nova Scotia and as far North as Yellowknife have already confirmed their attendance.
Numerous workshops will take place during the weekend including basic mechanics, riding skills review, introduction to both off-road and competitive riding, insurance awareness, what to do at the scene of an accident, and first aid. Participants in the event will also have the opportunity to ride their motorcycles in the awesome mountains and foothills west of Calgary.
This event is being organized by the Women Riders Council, part of Motorcycle Confederation of Canada, and The Chinook Outriders, the Calgary Chapter of Women In The Wind.
In Alberta during the past 10 years, the number of women holding a motorcycle operator’s license has grown by nearly 15,000 – from 18,607 in 2002 to 33,360 last year – and is continuing to grow rapidly. Women In The Wind is an all-female riders association founded in 1979 that has grown to over 90 Chapters worldwide including eight Alberta Chapters. Since 2003, the Alberta Chapters have held an annual rally touring and celebrating various parts of Alberta. This year was the Chinook Outriders Chapter in Calgary turn to host the rally
Comprised of national, provincial and territorial organizations, regional clubs, individual patrons and industry representatives, the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada is a national, grassroots advocacy organization championing motorcycling interests throughout Canada
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