LADIES across WA are being encouraged to don their leathers and jump on a motorcycle in May to join the WA Women Motorcycle Riders in the fun of International Female Ride Day.
The annual event aims to encourage more females to take to the road on a bike while learning to ride safely.
To support the group’s participation in the event, the Office of Road Safety presented WA Women Motorcycle Riders a $500 grant.
Rides will also be held in Canada, America, Russia, Italy, India and many other locations as part of the celebration on the first Saturday in May.
WAWMR Communications Officer Denice Mulcahy said 70 riders joined last year’s event and she expected even more to participate this year.
“The event is a great chance to get out on the road, make some new friends and enjoy the freedom motorcycles offer,” Mrs Mulcahy said.
The WA Women Motorcycle Riders cater for all female riders and pillions to enjoy being out on the road in a safe environment.
The group actively promote and educate drivers and motorcycle riders to show courtesy and attention on the road by slowing down and enjoying the ride.
“Anyone interested in joining the ride should meet at Herb Graham Recreation Centre, Mirrabooka at 8.30am on May 2 for a coffee and a chat with some of our other members,” Mrs Mulcahy said.
“Our member riders will help to cater for all levels of experience as we ride through the hills towards our Karragullen where we will enjoy a lunch.
“The cost of the ride is just $15 per rider and $10 per pillion with the profits going to the Breast Cancer Foundation.”
For more information about the group or how to join in the ride visit facebook.com/WAWMR