Tag: motorcyclists

Women Make up 14% of Motorcyclists in the U.S.

"'We are not surprised that female motorcycle ownership is at an all-time high, what with the work we’ve done to expand women’s presence in motorcycling,' reports Motoress. A survey (2015) done by the American Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC); Motorcycle Owner Survey found that women account for 14% of all U.S. motorcycle owners. This is up from the 8% reported in 1998. It’s really no surprise, that’s nearly two decades ago."

Motorcyclists Encouraged to Attend Safety Refresher Courses

With summer's warm weather, more motorcyclists are hitting the roads than ever before. According to a recent survey by the Motorcycle Industry Council, the number of motorcycles owned and used in America grew 19% since 2003; an estimated 25 million people rode in 2009. Baby boomers make up 44% of all riders, but also make up a large portion of motorcycle accidents. Riders are encouraged to take a refresher course with a qualified instructor before venturing out, as nearly half of rider fatalities are caused by driver error.