May 4 2012, International Female Ride Day in RVA

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The first Friday in May, every May, is International Female Ride Day (IFRD). Motorcyclists around the world unite to create a global single day ride in celebration of female riders. On Friday, May 4, 2012 Richmond, Va. will participate for the 3rd year straight. In 2010 there were a handful of women and male supporters who took part in the ride, this year “Mz. Complexxx” records over 100 inquiries into the ride that leaves from the Showplace on Mechanicsville Tpke. Originally a week day was chosen so that the IFRD movement could encourage women to ride to work but this campaign grew and IFRD and Motoress founder Vicky Gray, in Canada, discovered that the popularity of the ride was evolving into a one day celebration. To learn more about the history of International Female Ride Day and the impact this ride continues to make in Canada, U.S., Europe and other locations visit Will Richmond ride 100+ deep? All motorcyclists and non-rider supporters are welcomed to find out. This year’s Richmond Ride leaves the Showplace Friday, May 4th at 11 a.m. Join the ride or cheer Richmond bikers off! Riders leave Mechanicsville Tpk. Showplace and head towards Tappahannock’s Lowery’s Seafood Restaurant.

Article by Marie Payne, publisher of Just Rydin Magazine.  Send your inquiries to  Visit to read motorcycle stories, news and clips.


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