Bike sisters doing it for themselves and a cause
The Pilbara Motorcycle Sisters hit the open road over the weekend for an awareness ride celebrating female riders banding together.
A group of female riders rode from Karratha to Onslow and back on Saturday and Sunday as part of a PMS womenonly ride to raise awareness of the prominence of women in motorcycling.
It is the second event the PMS have done for International Female Ride Day since holding their first dedicated ride for it in 2015.
PMS president Leah Scholes said the group wanted to show their support for the worldwide movement.
“We’re doing it because it is International Female Ride Day and so globally, everybody across the world is getting on their bikes, showing that women are just as good as the blokes are and we’re out there,” she said.
Ms Scholes said female riders had a particularly strong presence in the Pilbara but numbers were more widely on the rise. “The stats are starting to show that female bike riders are getting up there alongside, if not in some clubs and organisations overriding, the men,” she said.
“So women riders, we are getting out there, we’re not just sitting on the back of the bike, we’re on the bikes and we’re out the front and we’re sisters just like the brothers. It’s about empowering women.”
The Pilbara Motorcycle Sisters who hit the road for their International Female Ride Day ride to Onslow.