According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, women riders increased by 34 percent between 1998 and 2003. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation says women make up nearly 30 percent of students in its Basic RiderCourses program.
“There are more than 4.3 million women motorcyclists on the road today, and more are joining our ranks every day,” says Beth Hazen, a motorcyclist and Nationwide Insurance agent. “Women’s Motorcycle Month celebrates the pioneers who broke down gender and racial barriers in the early days of motorcycling, and we hope their stories inspire even more women to consider getting out on bikes or scooters this summer.”
Jenna Wolf, Today show correspondent, takes her first ever motorcycle ride in this segment.