No longer are women perceived as an accessory on the back of a motorcycle. Female riders across the nation have climbed onto the driver’s seat and have held their own with the men on excursions ranging from short runs to the desert to cross-country adventures. It’s the 21st Century and women are a big part of the motorcycle world, and J&P Cycles was among the first to recognize this fact.
About three years ago, we introduced the Girls Garage, a program where female participants can take an active role in customizing and maintaining their bikes. The Girls Garage is designed with the female rider in mind, whether she’s riding on the back or taking control of her own bike. Here at J&P Cycles, we want to bring women up to speed on their motorcycles, make them comfortable around these machines and introduce them to the many facets of keeping their bikes roadworthy.
The next Girls Garage class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, May 15, in our Anamosa, Iowa, showroom, where the focus will be add-ons for a bike. We’ll talk about risers — and why you’d want them; spark plugs, featuring the benefits of Hot Fires; and we’ll demonstrate how you can add that polished look to your bike with Hot Toppers.
And while we emphasize our interest in making women feel at home on a motorcycle, we also want them to look good! So we’re concluding this Girls Garage instructional session with a fashion show. Because it’s not just about accessorizing your motorcycles; you have to accessorize yourself too!
Advance registration is appreciated; please RSVP for this class right away.
Note: J&P Cycles is seriously committed to educating motorcycle riders. In the past, similar classes have included “Motorcycles 101,” where participants learn to identify different bikes, as well as pointing out the do-it-yourself components of a motorcycle. Additionally, demonstrations on oil changes and basic bike maintenance are popular with both men and women riders.
To view our upcoming training calendar, visit www.jpcycles.com/training.