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All all-womens' motorcycle club founded in 1979.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Women in the Wind (motorcycle club) page on 19 August 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Women in the Wind is an international, all female motorcycle club founded in 1979 by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee Becky Brown.

The organization seeks to unite women motorcyclists, promote a positive image of women and motorcycling and educate its members on motorcycle safety and maintenance. It has over 90 chapters in the USA, Canada, Great Britain and Australia, and is the largest womens motorcycle organization of its kind.

Founder Becky Brown's bike is on permanent display at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.


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20 May 2016
Woman Motorcycle Riders Tear Up the Road
Sarah Zaman, VOA News
Bicycles helped empower women in the 20th century. But in the 21st century, some prefer a more powerful machine – the motorcycle. Sarah Zaman from VOA’s Urdu Service tagged along with members of “Women in the Wind,” a women-only motorcycle club to find out what it means for women to roar down the road together.
Download Woman Motorcycle Riders Tear Up the Road - 78.3MB - 2:29




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