Women's conference held

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About 1,000 riders attended the 2009 American Motorcyclist Association Women and Motorcycling Conference on the weekend at Keystone, Colorado.

The conference was supported by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada and a keynote speaker was Deb Grey, a former Member of Parliament.

Canadian women joined others from the U.S., the U.K., Australia, and Japan at the four-day event. Speakers included AMA president Rob Dingman, Bonneville speed record holder Leslie Porterfield, Honda factory team motocrosser Ashley Fiolek, and Deb Grey, who spoke at a street party hosted by the MCC’s Women Riders Council.

A special guest was Lois Pryce, whose book "Lois on the Loose" described her 30,000 km ride from Alaska to the bottom of South America on a dirtbike.

Seminars, riding instruction, and other events were put on during the conference.

1 COMMENT

  1. I agree, Hawkmeister. It makes me feel mildly embarrassed to see this kind of event, like girls need something special. Also I think I would find an all-women’s event kind of boring.

  2. Im looking forward to the “Mens” conference. :p My Wife and I arent really fond of all this segrigation. Equality is is supposed to be equal.

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