Women in the Wind
Come ride with us! We want to help the brand new female rider, and the experienced rider improve their skills on two wheels. The founding members tried to organize the group to participate in “FUN” riding for women that can have fun joking with each other and being able to ride at a much more relaxed and enjoyable pace. To join our chapter you must also join the National Women in the Wind organization.
"We want to help the brand new female rider, and the “experienced” riders to improve their skills on two wheels. The founding girls tried to organize the group to participate in “FUN” riding for women that can have fun joking with each other and being able to ride at a much more relaxed and enjoyable time while riding and resting. If there is a quaint little place we want to stop at and enjoy then by all means let’s stop and enjoy. We wanted the group to be really good group riders, and put the guys to shame!" -Brycie Slabaugh, Chapter Founder
Our local chapter was founded in 2004 with five founding members. Although most of the early rides consisted of just Spanky and Brycie because original members lived too far away. Now our members are closer to each other for riding. Of the five founding members, only Terry (Spanky) is still active in our chapter. We lost our founder, Brycie in 2015.
Women in the Wind's founder, Becky Brown, has been riding since the 70's, and her story is similar to the stories of many women. "We would ride on the back with boyfriends or husbands, or some of us were tomboys and rode dirt bikes. But once we got the bug, it was a matter of knowing how to find a bike that fit us and learn the rules of the road". In 1979, Becky Brown placed an ad in her local newspaper. Soon after, eleven women took their first ride through the scenic byways of the Maumee River.
Since those first women in Toledo chose our name, Women in the Wind has expanded to 127 chapters (as of July 2019) located in Australia, Canada, Cyprus, England, Ireland, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Wales and the United States. While sometimes the chapter locations and member faces change, Women in the Wind keeps its spirit to promote a positive image of women motorcyclists.