Motorcycling QLD is pleased to announce their Women’s only program, WoW! (Women on Wheels) Women on Wheels is the over-arching name that Motorcycling Queensland has registered to ‘brand’ all our women in motorcycle sport and recreation activities for 2017 and beyond.
This program includes, Women’s only Garage Nights, WoW MX Series, Women’s only Coaching and Official Courses, Women’s leadership and networking workshops as well as all the activities that took place during Queensland Women’s Week and much more coming throughout the year.
Last week was Queensland Women’s Week, and Motorcycling Queensland celebrated and promoted women in many ways. We are eager to grow, educate and support women in motorcycle sport all over Queensland and believe this is a great week to encourage women to learn, meet new people and get involved in motorcycling.
We showcased some of the most dedicated, talented and motivated females the state has to offer by profiling their motorcycle story. Read these stories here (link)
Motorcycling QLD co-hosted 5 x Women’s Only Garage Nights at – Brisbane Motorcycles Windsor and Caboolture, Toowoomba Yamaha, Ellaspede and Rockhampton City Moto. These were informal educational evenings focusing on motorcycle maintenance and safety for female participants FREE OF CHARGE. We had over 130 women take part in these events and had great feedback with women wanting to go to more.
Qld Moto Park also hosted a Women’s week event. “Ride to QMP” was held on Sunday March 12. This was a great event with more than 25 riders jumping on their road bikes for a nice Sunday ride out to QMP. When they arrived, we had guest speakers such as Jemma Wilson, Dave Fuller and Rhianna Buchanan speaking about their involvement in motorcycle sport. There was also a fashion parade and lucky door prizes.
Toowoomba Motorcycle club also hosted a Ladies Only Come and Try Coaching Day during Women’s Week. This was a great success with 27 riders on Saturday & 33 on Sunday. Club Member and Coach Tamara Gray, ran sessions on both mornings with a practical trail ride incorporating more training each afternoon. Two groups, Novice and Experienced, were given basic skills & advanced tuition such as Hill Climbs and Log Jumps. There was a noticeable increase in the skills levels and confidence of all the participants, many of whom want the event to be more regular.
QVMX also ran a very successful Women’s Only Coaching day on March 4th. They had 9 amazing coaches, Jemma Wilson, Jessica Gardiner, Tamara Gray, Tania Millard, Rod Jenner, Barry Surawski, Darren Smart, Craig Wills and Connor Rice. These coaches spilt up into groups and taught different skills such as jumping, corners, berms, log jumping and much more. They shared stories over their lunch break and raffled off many prizes. The women were provided with a certificate at the end of the day and the question that keeps getting asked “When can we do this again”.
Motorcycle Sportsmen will be holding their annual Womens Only Track Day on Oct 8. The primary aim for the day is to introduce women to track riding and racing. 64 riders attended the last the day last year and they are hoping to grow this number again this year.
First Round of the WoW MX Series is coming up on 25/26 of March at Rockhampton. Click here for more information. (link)
Keep an eye out for more WoW activities coming in 2017.