Women in the Wind
the Hoosierettes Chapter
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.
Of the five founding members, two are still active with the chapter, our founder,Brycie and Terry (Spanky). Most rides were not "organized" planned rides, rather small and spontaneous rides to “wherever.” Although most of the early rides consisted of just Spanky and Brycie because original members lived too far away.
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 more than 1300 members and spanned the globe across the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. The organization now sports over 90 chapters, and while sometimes the chapter locations and member faces change, Women in the Wind keeps its spirit to promote a positive image of women motorcyclists. Our local chapter was founded in 2004 with five founding members.