A conference for female motorcyclists will be held in Canada next summer, sponsored by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada and its Women Riders Council.
The conference follows a 2009 International Women in Motorcycling Conference in Colorado that was a collaborative affair between the two Canadian organizations and the American Motorcyclist Association. Many Canadians attended that event.
Honda Canada is a major sponsor of the event.
Women Riders Council chair Myra Abstreiter says the theme of next year’s conference is "One World, One Ride." The 2010 International Women Riders Congress and Festival will "focus on common ground, creating synergy and reinforcing women riders as leaders and role models," she said in a press release.
The conference will be "both educational and festive," Abstreiter said. "The WRC’s mandate is to provide resources and to promote and celebrate women riders. Now, we will do that on a larger scale. There will be networking opportunities, organized tours, a charity trail ride, skills challenges, demo rides and vendors – something for both novice and experienced riders from all disciplines of riding."
The conference will be held Aug. 11–15 at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario.
The event has been given a thumbs-up from the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) and the Motorcycle Riders Foundation. Industry support also comes from BMW Motorrad, BRP, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle Mojo, and Inside Motorcycles.