Demonstrating Our Respect for Each Other and for Ourselves
With approximately 1,300 members across the United States and Canada, the Motor Maids are a diverse group of women motorcyclists united through a passion for riding while fostering a positive image and promoting safe riding skills.
We Believe in our Traditions
Motor Maids was established in 1940. sanctioned by the AMA in 1941, it is one of the first and oldest continuously operated women’s motorcycling organization.
We Believe in the Importance of our History and its Preservation
The year is 1940. After an extensive search, Linda Dugeau and Dot Robinson compiled a list of 51 female riders that would make up the Motor Maids Charter membership. In 1941 the American Motorcycle Association issues Charter #509 to the club.
Uniting Women Motorcyclists
In the late 30’s, a young woman motorcycle enthusiast named Linda Dugeau of Providence, Rhode Island, conceived the idea that there might be a number of women who owned their own motorcycles and might be interested in becoming acquainted with one another.
Linda wrote to dealers, riders and anyone she thought might know of women motorcycle riders. After this extensive search, she compiled a list from which the Motor Maid organization was founded with 51 Charter members in 1940. The American Motorcycle Association Charter #509 was issued to the club in 1941.
Over 1300 Members Strong
Today, 83 years later, the Motor Maids, are the oldest continuously operated Women’s Motorcycling Organization in North America. Joining the Motor Maids will enlarge the 1,300+ membership that is a diverse group with a passion for riding, promoting safe riding habits and showing the world a positive image of ladies on motorcycles.
83+ Years of Riding
The founding premise of the Motor Maids was to unite women motorcyclists in promoting motorcycle interest. The initial Constitutional Article establishing the requirements for membership has remained the Motor Maid hallmark since the first meeting.
Years of continuous operation
Dot set a standard for women motorcyclists. She proved that you can be a lady and still ride a motorcycle. She paved the way for women to ride motorcycles. The women of the nineties can still be professional women, doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, accountants, clerks, cashiers, home-makers, mothers, grandmothers, and they can still step outside, throw a leg over a bike and take off cross country.
March 24, 2023
Location: KY, US
The KY MM mini-PMS will be held at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park (5465 State Park Rd, Jamestown, KY 42629). This is a no kids, no spouses event. We have a two-story cottage with two bedrooms and one and half bathrooms. Cottage includes a fully equipped kitchen with cookware, dinnerware and utensils provided. This cottage has a fireplace to keep you warm on a chilly night. We have access to the indoor pool and hot tub at the lodge. Most of us will arrive late Friday evening after work, but for those of you that can't come Friday night, we will meet at Campbell's Creelsboro Country Store (4838 S Hwy 379, Jamestown, KY 42629) on Saturday, March 25th at 11:30 a.m. CENTRAL TIME to shop and eat lunch. Bring your bathing suit, snacks, drinks, and anything else you may need. The two queen beds will accommodate 4 people and we can bring air mattresses if we have other people coming. The approximate cost of the cottage for both nights is $345 and it will be split evenly by the number of attendees. For the weekend, the average cost of lodging would be $35-$45 per night, per attendee.
March 24, 2023
VA/WV Safety Meeting
Location: VA, US
Safety Meeting at Stonewall Harley Davidson in the Parlor Room 385 Waugh Blvd #1861 - Orange, VA 22960 Kim will go over some safety instructions and practice on our motorcycles. After the safety meeting we head over to Mario's Pizzeria for lunch.
Marion Healthly Living Article- August 2013
Biker babes. Motorcycle mamas. Harley chicks... Read the full article here.
Motor Maid exhibit in the National MC Museum, Anamosa, IA
Check out article - Motor Maid exhibit in the National MC Museum, Anamosa, IA written by Glennadine Gouldman, VP of Motor Maids in the BehindBarz Magazine. Full article here
WRN article on Sturgis Hall of Fame Inductees – Gloria Struck & Margaret (Mike) Wilson
Two pint-sized powerhouse female riders were inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum’s Hall of Fame at the museum’s annual induction ceremony and breakfast. The event was held Aug. 10 during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.... Read the full story...