By: Belt Drive Betty
As the editor of a newspaper that sponsors a lot of events, there are always stories to print and that’s wonderful, but few stories have touched my heart quite the way the Women Riders World Relay has.
Women from around the globe are joining hands to help empower other women and educate the manufacturer as to the size of the female audience and what their needs in gear and motorcycles truly is.
So as their sponsor I decided to do a little Q & A with a few of these ladies…
Name: Roberta Orbach
What Leg or Ripple Relay were you part of? A. Albuquerque-Los Alamos-Santa Fe New Mexico
What dates did you participate in the WRWR? A. April 16
What do you ride?A. 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650
What is one thing you want other women to know about the Relay. A. It is exhilarating, freeing, and an awareness that you are not alone pervades you body.
What was the single most important thing you took away from participating in the Relay? A. New friendships!
What advice would you give riders wanting to participate in the WRWR or a Ripple Ride? A. Do it with abandon.
What Leg or Ripple Relay were you part of? A. Kelowna to Nakusp
What dates did you participate? A. June 1st
What do you ride? A. 2018 Kawasaki VulcanS 650
What is one thing you want other women to know about the Relay. A. It’s fun. Eye opening to the amount of women riders. There are people from all walks of life and backgrounds.
What was the single most important thing you took away from participating in the Relay? A. That I can do it. I have had my license for 11 years-ish. The most I’ve ridden in a day was about 200km. (Mostly because I didn’t trust the bikes I had to go much further.) I ride pretty much every day but on June 1st I road over 550km.
What advice would you give riders wanting to participate in the WRWR or a Ripple Ride? A. Just get out and DO IT! See what happens.
It’s wonderful to see so many ladies riding these days, I am grateful to play a role in this movement!