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Bultaco Sherpa circa 74 - Motorcycle woman winner

Mrs. John Lang (her first name is now lost to us) of Connecticut was one of the most accomplished motorcyclist mechanics of her day. Circa 1927. (Image from The American Motorcycle Girls: www.amazon.com/...)

Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in 1916, travelling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor. The scooter was a birthday present from her husband, the journalist and Liberal politician Sir Henry Norman.

Bad Ass! You call this " Field Events". Usually held at weekend motorcycle rallys and gatherings. Riders compete for trophies based on skill in different events. Seeing a woman rider in this early photo certainly is a rarity. I rode field events, but was in the late 70's, even then not a lot of us.

In September 1937 Mrs. Sally Halterman became the first woman to be granted a license to operate a motorcycle in Washington D.C. Immediately after receiving her permit, Mrs. Halterman was initiated into the D.C. Motorcycle Club - the only girl ever to be accorded this honor at the time.

Ruth Vining in 1912...

Voni & Ardys have covered ONE MILLION miles each on their BMW motorcycles. First women in North America to accomplish this feat.

Olga Kevelos, successful trials rider during the 1950’s. Initially Olga started riding to spend time with her boyfriend, but only to discover she had aptitude and talent for the sport. The James Motorcycle Company soon discovered her talent and offered to sponsor her, which is fairly remarkable for this time period. She went on to win two gold medals on a 500CC Norton in the international six day trials and continued to compete through the 1960’s.

This is Georgia Pepe with her custom bike... she molded the frame and made most of it herself.

In 1978-1979 the French motorcycle federation had a women's category called "Feminine en Promosport." Looks like a pretty rad crew! Includes Gabrielle Toigo, Patty Sanchez, and Anne-Marie Lagauche.

Motormaid pioneer - Linda Dugeau (1913 - 2000), forging the river and having a great time!

Avis and Effie Hotchkiss, mother and daughter from Brooklyn completed a 9,000-mile round trip ride from New York to San Francisco and back on a Harley-Davidson in 1915.

Getting through it! Might be Ellen Pfeiffer?

Two more dirt track racers from the late 1920s - Babs Neild and Dot Cowley.

One lucky girl on her super cool Indian mini motorcycle!

This has got to be Poncho the dog with Betty and Nancy Debenham, and friend riding their BSAs in the early 1920s... going on some wild adventure as usual.

circa 1934: Nancy Debenham setting off for a motorcycle rally in Nottingham with her pet dog Bill on board. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Credit: Hulton Archive / stringer

1935 all-women's race in the Hague, Holland.

Lady rider on Vintage Motorcycle

surf in the sand

Alisa MotoAdventureGal.com in El Salvador, 2010

Queen Elizabeth - motorcyclist. So Cool.

Cher on Motorcycle

1920s motorcycle beach ride. Way better than lugging everything around