Women Rider’s Month

Posted by terri4fcl on Jul 31st 2013

July: Women Rider's Month

July: Women Rider’s Month

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) suggests that a safe riding course is one of the most effective safety tools you can experience, and women make up a third of the students enrolled in these courses. Considering that the gear you wear provides the barrier between you and the world zooming under your wheels, the MSF recommends properly gearing up every time you ride.

  • Helmet
    Hotly contested by those who prefer the wind in their hair, the MSF states “It’s one of the best items of protection you can use.”
  • Eye Protection
    If you can catch a breeze behind your windshield, you can catch a bumble bee or flying road debris. In your eyes can be deadly.

  • Jacket
    Don’t depend on fashion or every-day materials to stand up to a blowout at highway speeds. Wear a jacket designed specifically for protection while riding.
  • Pants or Chaps
    Ditto for lower body protection. Riding pants and chaps can protect you from road rash and debris kicked up by other traffic.
  • Gloves
    Most people throw their hands out instinctively in a fall. Asphalt always wins. It’s better to let it win against something other than your skin.
Save 10% on Women’s Gear

For the safety-conscious, Fox Creek Leather has you covered. And in honor of Women Rider’s Month, Fox Creek Leather Women’s Gear is discounted 10%. All you need to do is enter rideMYown in the Source Code box at checkout, and you will get 10% off* your order of women’s gear.

*Discounts valid on new orders for in-stock items only. Sorry, we cannot apply discounts to backorders, previous orders, special orders, other discounts or out of stock sizes. Occasionally orders come in so quickly that sold out options still show up as available. Some items may not be available in all sizes.

Why Do You Ride Your Own?

You Could Win a Fox Creek Leather Women’s Vest
and be in the running for our Annual Author’s $500 Gift Certificate!

Fox Creek Leather Women's Laced Motorcycle Vest

Women Riders – we’d like to know: why did you decide to ride your own motorcycle? For me it was just natural because I rode bicycles as a child, then my dad bought a minibike for me and my brother.

Melinda says, “I started riding because when Bill and I got together I was a passenger on his bike. I really, really wanted to ride my own bike and when we found the Rebel the timing was perfect. Riding a bike or a horse gives me a sense of adventure and time to myself that is hard to find in a minivan with the kids or grandkids.”

To those adventurous women who ride her own, tell us about it and you could win a stock Fox Creek Leather Women’s Vest of your choice!

  • Who was instrumental in getting you on your first motorcycle?
  • What do you ride – both then and now?
  • Do you most often ride solo or with a group?
  • Do you commute, or ride just for the love of the ride?
  • What is it you most enjoy about riding?

These are just a few questions you might consider… answer a few or all and any others you can think of! This is your story – we just want to hear about you. A few nice pictures of you and your bike with the story are required to be eligible to win.

Deadline for entries: Friday, August 16, 2013. We will announce the winner in a September newsletter.

Email your entry to with “I Ride My Own” in the subject line. The winning story and images will be featured in a future newsletter, and selected stories will be shared on the blog, Facebook, and newsletter.