Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. If you don't have a chapter in your area - contack the national chapter thru the BACA website and ask how you might be able to get a chapter going in your area! If you have a lot of biker contacts - it shouldn't be hard, and BACA will send someone to help get you started.
Went on a toy run yesterday - 250 bikes and lots of toys and fun. Our chapter's Xmas party is next weekend - - it is pretty moving to see those big, tough biker brothers down on the floor playing with the kids - don't know who has the most fun. The gals are taking turns with holding the youngest ones. One of the brothers is Santa and I am always his elf helper - guess there is a reason my raod name is "Brat". We have a yearly hundred mile ride that helps raise money and do several money raising functions throughout the rest of the year as well as help other organizations and communities. This year the national meeting is in my town - if you become a member and want to truly be inspired and learn what BACA is all about - go to one.
I have to tell you - as much "fun" as we always seem to have getting together and helping these kids - we take this extremely seriously. We go to court with them, take them to the restroom, visit with them, keeping their mind off what they are dealing with and take them to lunch during the breaks, etc. We have been brought to tears many times when hearing of their experiences. We will literally put our lives on the line, even if it means becoming a barrier in keeping that child from more harm but we are never alone in doing this.
What a great thread!!! I have been riding since I was about 17, stopped to raise my kids and after my husband passed in 1989, decided to get back at it... I have been all over this country on my bike, now a trike due to an injury. But there is NOTHING like riding free... I wish I had someone to ride with or beside me, but I do not...so, I go by myself...it works!! Hats off to us all!!
Roxie0215 write: DD & spirtgirl....tell me more, how can I get invloved?
Go to BACA dot com (.)
They have they have the videos and all links there. I was surprised to see no LA chapter listed. What a bummer none are close to me!
Hugs to you and Dynamal.
p.s. The womenonwheels dot com
is the link to join the International group.
Redcee50, I hear you. My thoughts exactly. I took the safety course 4 weeks ago and will pick up first bike on Monday. Its not my dream sportster but its a nice little starter that only hurt the pocket a little. Cant wait to get out there.
I am a newly patched member of BACA. It is a wonderful organization and my brothers and sisters in BACA are truly family to me. Last year was my first holiday away from my old home after my husband died and BACA, being involved with the kids - it got me through what probably would have been a tough time.
Can't wait for the Xmas party with the kids this year!
zed1 write: Thunder,there is something about a fine lady aboard a fine ride,makes us guys go all weak at the knees.......
True that.. The number of ladies realising that bikes aren't just for the boys is on the increase here in Melb also. Its just great!! Yet distracting...
Hey there Bluey,yes you are sure right there,over here in my little paradise everywhere you turn women are riding bikes,makes for a real interesting ride(the scenery is great....lol) and Wyldwolfen it doesn't matter what you ride as long as you ride....besides I have one as well...lol
Women on Wheels is an International riders club for women.
Easy to find on the web and easy to connect with.
I am a Wind Dancer~~~
Makes me want to change my bk screename! But, a bunch know me as DD for Double Delight. I had no idea when I joined this site how many times I would have to answer the question: "Are you a double 'D'?"
No, I'm not and it isn't my b*obie size either!
My new ride and I still have to get together and I can't wait to wrench on my Virago, shine it up, and get it on the road!
Wind Dancer DD
p.s. I just looked up BACA and saw their two videos. So deeply touched, I dripped tears on the keyboard.
I tried to open up the chapters page, need the Doc to fix the link at his house, so I can see if there are any chapters near my house.
There is one I could not help. I did what I could. I couldn't do enough and the system failed her. I can't help thinking what the *empowered* look would have been on her face to see 35 riders ride up and give her support as well as a new vest for her to wear to warn off her abusers. A fist sorrounded by chains, white for innocence, red for the blood of innocent children that has been spilled. A fist for strength to empower the children, chains to show the cains of ubuse that are broken. A skull and crossbones on the fist to warn off any possible abusers.
We all do what we can and choose our causes. This one rips my heart out.
Anyone who wants to email me on this club, please feel free, k?
I'm new to the site. Been riding a year now after having only been a passenger one time - had to get my own so I could ride whenever I wanted to. I'm about to trade up from my little Spirit 750 ( been a GREAT 1st bike) to an '06 HD Lowrider. Will need to get that lowered as I am sort of vertically challenged. Anything I need to watch out for with the transition?? I put over 7500 miles on the Spirit in 7 months of riding weather - about half of that was riding by myself. What a great way to get your head together - beautiful Ozark roads, wind on your face - wow - cycletherapy. I also joined BACA - what a great organization!! My extended family...
I also just joined BACA. The Humboldt County Chapter I think everyone should join. I too have put 8000 miles on my bike in the past year. GO GIRL POWER VROOM VROOM
Thanks guys ( all of you who answered me!) for sharing the wisdom! Very encouraging - everyone who I have talked to who has one loves the ride. As for fast tight turns - I haven't dragged a peg yet. For me, riding is about the journey, not about how fast I can get to the destination. Not that I don't like laying into a turn on a road that has a lot of twists and turns ( there are so many great roads to ride on in this area) HEY! Don't forget that Fayetteville, Arkansas has the fastest growing rally in the nation - great fun! Bikes Blues and BBQ.
Probably going to the dealer I decided on next week to order the bike and talk with the service dept about the asseccories I want as well as how much to lowerit
I am ready for spring!
sensamelia write: i ride a newly acquired bonny love old english bikes and love renevating them too all power to you chicks in the above posts
yee ha to the bonne and all triumphs i love me triumphs have a new bonne and a sprint always wanted a BSA and one day i will get one to renovate maybe a trident as well or TRIBSA i love riding and there is nothing like riding down the road withn a few friends so the more bikes male and female the better but keep it upright
lowering your ride should cause you no probs just watch the clearance on the rear fender when you hit a bump tho , and it should all so help it handel a bit better , i'm omly 5" 5so i lower all my rides hope you have loads of fun on your new ride dave
I've had thirteen motorcycles since I was old enough to drive. There were some periods of time, mostly while i was raisin' kids, when I didn't have one.
Having a scooter was and always has been a luxury for the family man raising kids and trying to pay bills.
My wife doesn't ride her own, and she doesn't take too many rides with me either. Not all folks like to ride, but I sure can;t understand that reasoning.