“Off mountains of rock , through deserts of heat, through valleys of river, that air clean and sweep .
The twist of a throttle the shift of a gear take me to the places where the soul becomes free and the mind becomes clear. Up on two wheels I want to be there.”
This era has seen diversification in almost all segments, be it industrial workspace, Media and entertainment, sports etc.
Women have always been evolving albeit gradually from a world of veil extending to the world of corporates, sports and to the world of skies.Woman has also evolved from a pillion holding a man for support on two wheels to a rider handling and riding the bike on her own.
Riding has hitherto been a predominantly male driven arena. But past decade has witnessed a plethora of women riders hitting the roads across the globe with a forceful adrenaline rush, silencing the voice that says “Nice girls don’t ride bikes.”
Wonder!!Nice girls can fly planes then why not ride a bike!!
Anyway, despite the grueling voices, the societal stereotypes, the stigma of women riding bikes, the number of women riders is increasing by leaps and bounds.
So what makes these women control the bikes and being in control of bikes as well? Why is there a fascination between women and bikes?
Is it feminism? May be for few (can’t be ruled out!!)
But on a higher level, riding makes women feel empowered and it makes them feel stronger inside.
For a Woman Rider hailing from a conservative country where such a liberation and venturing out of a woman on her own is considered as a taboo, riding offers her total liberation and also synchronicity of the mind, body and soul.
For a woman who always loved adventures but got tied up in domestic and professional commitments, career growth etc. riding was left to be on backburner. No sooner she foresees an opportunity to ride a motorcycle, she grabs it to satiate her adventure hunger.
For few, riding has to do with nothing but merely overcoming fears of not being able to handle a bike. This is a life changer for them with a strong driving force.
Every high has a low, riding too has its thrills and grills; the physical endurance required, the training to ride on high altitudes, to corner, to protect self and to deal with other adverse circumstances anticipated or not anticipated that emerge on the joyous and exhilarating journey on a bike. Nothing stops these rider chics. They are risk takers yet safety conscious while on two wheels as they are designed to be careful.
Women are known to be the bonders of the society. Possessing this natural bonding nature, connection with other female riders comes to them effortlessly. So there are several existing and emerging rider communities worldwide for these lasses that glue them on common desire to share their enthralling experiences of journeys and the safety measures and so on.
With this rising number of lasses seen on bikes, the motorcycle industries also have started designing women centric bikes. Here she finds her supporters amidst the envious few men who still believe that riding is the world of men.
These journeys are surely going to be planted in her mind where memories are hosted and can be cherished later.
Aspiring riders out there!! Why wait for a man to take you for a ride!! Create a new chapter of life-Ride your own journey on two wheels, shift the gear and hop on the bandwagon of this community of women riders and simply feel the thrill !!