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, 79 years later, the Motor Maids, are one of 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.

79+ Years of Riding
and counting

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.

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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.

– Dot Robinson

Upcoming Events

October 30, 2020

Motor Maids on The Talimena Scenic Byway Halloween Ride

Location: AR, US

Motor Maids On The Talimena Scenic Byway Fall Foliage Ride On One Of The Top Motorcycle Roads In America! Don't miss this one.... a beautiful time of year to see Arkansas and Oklahoma. We have the entire Queen Wilhelmina Lodge blocked for us that is 40 ROOMS! This is PEAK LEAVE TURNING time and very hard to get the lodge….that is why we have to block it two years in advance….this was blocked for us in 2018 shortly after our 2018 event so that we could return in 2020. October 29 Thursday or check in on Friday October 30th, 2020 - Check out Sunday Nov 1, 2020 YOU MUST CALL AND PRESS # 2 to talk to representative…. And tell them Motor Maids for October 2020 and you may also need to give them the EVENT ID 20006 YOU CAN NOT BOOK THIS ONLINE Only a park representative can take a group reservation! If you don't get a email from the hotel contact Schelley Francis since the lodge is under a large block most info is sent to her on an updated basis and she can verify info for you. QUEEN WILHELMINA STATE PARK 3877 Highway 88 West, Mena AR 71953 479/394-2863 Fax: 479/394-0061 BLOCK WILL LIFT OCT 15th, 2020 IF YOU WANT TO ARRIVE ON THURSDAY YOU CAN DO SO. THAT IS CHECK IN ON October 29, 2020 for most we will be checking in on Friday October 30th, 2020 and Check out on Sunday November 1st, 2020 YOU MUST FOLLOW DIRECTIONS ON MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS. At this time, under the new reservation system, you will pay for the first night stay, there is a 48-hour cancellation policy, as long as you cancel within this time frame you will receive a refund minus a $6.00 cancellation fee.

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October 31, 2020

Halloween

Location: SC, US

Come eat mummy dogs, maggot stew and drink 3 day old bathwater. Costume mandatory

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