There was a time when women were afraid to break stereotypes, and bike riding was one of them. But now that time is long gone. No matter what field they choose, women are doing equally well, or even better than their male counterparts. Then why should biking be left behind?
Today, there are many women who have pursued their passion for bike-riding, while balancing their careers. Here are some of those women who will surely inspire you to go out and do whatever you dream of doing!
Deepa Malik is not only a biker, but also an Indian athlete. She is the first woman of India to win a medal in the Paralympics. She is associated with Himalayan Motorsports Association and Federation of Motor Sports Club of India. She has gone on 8-day, 1700 km rides in sub-zero temperatures, which also included a climb of 18000 feet. A mean feat, we must say!
Sonia is a Delhi-based marketing professional who has been riding bikes for the past six years. She has even ridden the Indian chief Vintage from Delhi to Goa, for attending the Indian Bike Week 2016. She owns the Harley XL 1200N Nightster.
Esha likes going on adventurous rides on ‘Mickey’, her trusted Bajaj Avenger. She has ridden across 17 states, covering close to 38,000km. She is a Bangalore-based rider and holds the record in Guinness World Record for the longest journey on a motorcycle in a single country by a female.
Being a single mom is a tough and challenging job, but this task did not stop Shirin to pursue her passion for bike riding. Today she rides her Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350cc and continues to break all stereotypes. You go, girl!
She is one of the fastest Indian women on two wheels. Her racing career started at the age of 10. She has been a runner up in the National Bike Racing Championship in the open class. She has even driven in the Volkswagen Polo Cup. She represented India in the International Toyota Vios cup as well.
Dr. Sarika Mehta
She took the challenge of riding motorcycles and ended up becoming the first female biker to ride across 10 countries, just for the love of roads. She is the founder of the biking group, The Biking Queens. Sarika also initiated the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Abhiyaan in Surat to make it a better place for girls to be born into.
Dr. Neharika Yadav
She is a dentist by profession but her passion is to ride bikes. She firmly put herself in the 20th position among 97 fastest male riders at the 2015 KTM open track event, which made her India’s fastest lady superbiker.
She is the proud owner of several superbikes and the one who loves to ride on the open road and big outdoors. She is the owner of India’s first female superbike club, ’The Lady Riders Of India’. She is also an Iran-born biking world-record holder and campaigner of women’s right.
She is the only female rider who has ridden a bike from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. She is one of the ‘top Indian female bikers’, as before her, no other woman in India had ever set on such a journey. What is astounding that she started riding a bike at the ripe age of 16!
She is a biker and a model, too. Her passion is to ride motorcycles and she loves trying out new bikes. Priyanka also writes a lot about her biking adventures, both on blog and Instagram.
A big shout out to these badass women who keep breaking gender stereotypes. They set a good example for the future generations and hopefully, we can learn a thing or two about following our passions, no matter what.