Rid­ers from Saskatchew­an to join Hat­ters for In­ter­na­tional Fe­male Ride Day on May 4

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Saskatchew­an - BY MO CRANKER — South­ern Al­berta News­pa­pers

In­ter­na­tional Fe­male Ride Day is be­ing held May 4, and women who ride a mo­tor­cy­cle are en­cour­aged to join in and go for a ride that morn­ing.

The event will kick off at Badlands Har­ley in Dun­more with a free break­fast at 9 a.m. and then the group of women will take off for a ride to­gether be­fore com­ing back to the Hat.

“This is some­thing that’s done in­ter­na­tion­ally and it was started in 2008,” said me­dia re­la­tions head Heather McCaig. “It en­cour­ages women to take part in Canada and all over the world.

“We’re hold­ing this ride like we do every year and we’re hop­ing lots of peo­ple come out.”

McCaig says women will be com­ing in for the event from Saskatchew­an and they will ride along­side the Hat bik­ers for the day.

The bik­ers will ride to Wayne, get lunch and then cir­cle back to that Hat.

“We hope to see a lot of peo­ple out but we know it’s a lot about the weather,” said McCaig. “On days with nice weather we see a great crowd, and it’s full of peo­ple will dif­fer­ent skill lev­els.”

“Ev­ery­one is wel­come and we want them to know that,” she said. “We make sure to travel in a group and to go at a speed where ev­ery­one is com­fort­able.

“We try to take care of ev­ery­one who comes out and we wel­come all makes and mod­els of bikes.”

McCaig says the ride is looked for­ward to by many rid­ers in the area.

“I think a lot of peo­ple think that mo­tor­cy­cles are for men, but we have such a large com­mu­nity and we want to get ev­ery­one to­gether,” she said. “We want peo­ple to know that there’s al­ways some­one out there you can ride with.”

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