NATIONAL GROUPS

Current divisions

flag of Australia
AUSTRALIA
flag of Austria
AUSTRIA
flag of Bangladesh
Bangladesh
flag of Belgium
BELGIUM
flag of Bulgaria
BULGARIA
flag of Canada
Canada
flag of Curaçao
CURAÇAO
flag of Denmark
DENMARK
flag of Estonia
ESTONIA
flag of Finland
FINLAND
flag of France
FRANCE
flag of Germany
GERMANY
flag of Ghana
GHANA
flag of the United Kingdom
GREAT BRITAIN
flag of Greece
GREECE
flag of Hungary
HUNGARY
flag of India
INDIA
flag of India
ITALY
flag of Japan
JAPAN
flag of South Korea
KOREA
flag of Liechtenstein
LIECHTENSTEIN
flag of Lithuania
LITHUANIA
flag of Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG
flag of Malaysia
MALAYSIA
flag of Mexico
MEXICO
flag of Morocco
MOROCCO
flag of Nepal
Nepal
flag of the Netherlands
NETHERLANDS
flag of New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND
flag of Nicaragua
NICARAGUA
flag of Norway
NORWAY
flag of Pakistan
PAKISTAN
flag of Poland
POLAND
flag of Poland
ROMANIA
flag of Sweden
SWEDEN
flag of Switzerland
SWITZERLAND
flag of Thailand
THAILAND
flag of Thailand
UKRAINE
flag of the United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
flag of the United States of America
USA


WIMA Divisions map courtesy Carloline Lunnon of WIMA GB.


Introductions of the groups

 

AUSTRALIAflag of Australia

National President Australia

WIMA Australia was there at the beginning – Hazel Mayes of Sydney was invited by founder Louise Sherbyn to become the first international member of WIMA. Hazel owned a BSA but was well known in central Sydney as the pilot of the Harley “buntruck” provided by her employer. Very little is known about WIMA from the mid-fifties until it seems to have faded away in the late sixties or early seventies.

In 1985 WIMA Australia was reborn in Adelaide under the leadership of Linda Bootherstone. The National President and Committee are elected at the Annual General Meeting, held in a different State each year, to acknowledge the national nature of our membership. A quarterly newsletter, ride calendar, mid-winter dinner and members welcome to attend quarterly committee meetings means an active membership. Hazel Mayes was an honoured guest at WIMA’s 50th birthday celebration, held at Kiama, Sydney in April 2000.

International Rallies in Australia:
2000 Kiama (50th Anniversary Rally – Southern hemisphere).
The 2015 WIMA International Rally was held at Phillip Island. Many WIMA members had the opportunity to work as volunteers at the Moto GP prior to the rally.

CONTACT DETAILS
Kathy O’Donnell — National President WIMA Australia
Email: aunty.ratbag5 {AT} gmail.com
Website: www.wima.org.au
FB Page: WIMA Australia

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AUSTRIAflag of Austria

Chris-Maria Baumer

WIMA Austria has been a WIMA-Division, continuously since 1996, although they did briefly join in the 1960’s, disbanding a few years later. Austria currently has 23 members.

These are a group of diverse women in every aspect, young-old, beginner-pro, chatty-silent, worker-manager, fast slow, exciting-cautious, funny-grumpy, gay-hetero, etc. You name it! What is their common ground? All the women love to ride motorcycles and to have a good talk about their adventures during tours and rallies.

They are a very active group. They organize ride-outs, including on our WIMA day in May, they have the D.A.CH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) meeting every year which is a national meeting with guests from neighboring countries. They also have their Ladiescamp event which is a season’s end ride and monthly Stammtisch (a friendly, round table meeting) in Vienna and of course they join the official International WIMA Rally. Sometimes they also have a Christmas ride.

If you are a woman and interested in any type of motorcycling, no matter how novice or expert you are, including road or off-road, take a leap of faith; you will find your home in WIMA-Austria.

CONTACT DETAILS
Chris-Maria Baumer — National President WIMA Austria
Email: president {AT} wima-austria.org or info {AT} wima-austria.org
Website: www.wima-austria.org
FB page: WIMA AUSTRIA
Instagram: Wima-Austria (@wima_austria)

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BANGLADESHflag of Bangladesh

National President Bangladesh

Bangladesh Women Riders Club, BWRC, was founded by Israt Khan Mojlish and started its journey in 2013 with only two members. It’s the first and only women riders club in Bangladesh. It became WIMA Bangladesh in July 2016. It is dedicated to all women who ride and to those who are inspired to learn. We truly admire and pay homage to the pioneer women riders of yester year who came before us and had to overcome so many obstacles in order to ride.

We are also working towards the realization of women’s empowerment and gender equality — protecting our rights and improving the lives of women and girls on the ground. We have worked with ActionAid for “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” and we donate to support underprivileged children. We introduced SADP (Sexual Assault Defensive Program) in Bangladesh and organized the first workshop on SADP where many women took part and learned the techniques.

CONTACT DETAILS
Israt Khan Mojlish — National President WIMA Bangladesh
Email: ikhanmojlish {AT} yahoo.com
FB page: FB page: WIMA Bangladesh

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BELGIUMflag of Belgium

National President Belgium

The Belgian Amazone Motorclub (BAM) was founded in 1992 by four women bikers, as a result of the first women-only-ride ever held in Belgium, the Amazon Run. Since that time the club has grown and shrunk, with the amount of members varying from 25 to 100. Currently we have 65 regularly riding members dispersed all over Belgium. Very recently, as a direct result of the Women Riders World Relay (WRWR) in 2019-2020 —very much to our delight— several riders of the French speaking part of Belgium joined.

BAM connected to the international motorbike scene via the Dutch WIMAs and became WIMA/BAM-Belgium in 1997. During the first ten years, we continued to organise the annual Amazon Run. Now we focus on day rides in all parts of the country, weekends, sometimes in neighboring countries such as France, Luxemburg and Germany, and motorcycle riding courses, either with official instructors or with our best riders, to improve the much-needed safety in the increasingly hectic traffic and to improve sheer riding skills, either on or off-road, on public roads or closed tracks. We also organize First Aid courses, GPS and mechanic courses. Above all, these trainings are always FUN!

All members actively encourage women who want to start riding to grab to the handlebars themselves, an attitude bringing us many new enthusiastic members each year. We are proud to host a very diverse group of novice and very experienced riders, very diverse in age and profession, from all walks of life, riding all types and brands of bikes. Quite a few of our members travel extensively by motorcycle, either inside or outside Europe, thus widening the horizons of our community with the stories they bring back.

WIMA/BAM-Belgium believes in an open and curious attitude towards the world, a healthy sense of adventure (within everyone’s personal comfort zone) and a tolerant and pluralistic perspective on life, based on respect for each other’s views and limitations. Racism, homophobia, sexism or any other kind of discriminatory behavior is not tolerated within our club: everyone is welcome!

CONTACT DETAILS
Trui Hanoulle — National President WIMA/BAM Belgium
Email: amazonewimabam {AT} gmail.com
FB page: WIMA Belgium – Amazone Wima-bam

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BULGARIAflag of Bu;garia

National President Bulgaria

WIMA Bulgaria was initially set up in 2015 after Violeta Ivanova travelled to the international WIMA rally in Sweden but the division has had a slow start as Violeta unexpectedly had to move to France. After 6 years she is back in Bulgaria and more motivated than ever.

In WIMA Bulgaria, our aim is to provide women riders with knowledge, skills, a supportive environment of likeminded friends and meaningful causes. And, of course, to build a network of female riders around the world, that is the main advantage for our members here. To date WIMA Bulgaria has 24 members and we are growing daily. We have a lot of activities planned, such as training days and celebration of International WIMA Day and International Female Ride Day. This year, Bulgaria will take a part in Pétrolettes Rally for the first time – and WIMA Bulgaria is the leading organisation for it.

Our slogan is “We can”, because Bulgarian the abbreviation WIMA is МОЖЕМ and the meaning is a wordplay of “we can”.

CONTACT DETAILS
Violeta Ivanova — National President WIMA Bulgaria
Email: violeta.ivanova1111 {AT} gmail.com
FB page: WIMA Bulgaria
FB Discussion Group Open for prospect members
FB Group closed to members only  
Instagram: WIMA Bulgaria

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Canadaflag of Canada

National President Canada

WIMA Canada is almost here! Maria O’Reilly has been working to introduce WIMA to the amazing women riders in her country and assembling a team of women to represent each province and territory. From new riders and pillions, to seasoned women riders. From sport bikes, dirt bikes, adventure bikes, to cruisers and from sea to shining sea, we will represent our proud Canadian heritage as well as our individual diversity. Whether riding in the East Coast of Newfoundland, the West Coast of British Columbia, or anywhere in between, WIMA Canada will strive to bring all women riders together.

While this division may not be fully up and operational we know that with the help of Maria and her cross-country team WIMA Canada will not be long joining the global Sisterhood!

CONTACT DETAILS
Maria O’Reilly — National President WIMA Canada
Email: crackedegg2018 {AT} gmail.com
FB page: WIMA Canada

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CURAÇAOflag of Curaçao

National President Curacao

WIMA Curaçao was founded December 2011 and consists of a small group of very enthusiastic female motorcyclists. We are ‘the lucky ones’, being able to ride from beach to beach throughout the year, living in a tropical climate on the island of Curaçao. In the rainy period we prefer to leave our motorcycles at home, because the roads can get rather slippery. Most of the time however, the sun is shining and we need to put on sun-lotion or ride in the early morning or late afternoon not to get a sunburn! We organised the 1st ever Caribbean WIMA International rally in April 2019 and are proud of having hosted 96 participants. Riding is fun and we are forever looking forward to more..

CONTACT DETAILS
Majesse van Boheemen — National President WIMA Curaçao
Email: wimacuracao {AT} gmail.com
FB page: WIMA Curaçao
Instagram: WIMA Curaçao @wimacuracao

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DENMARKflag of Denmark

National President Denmark

WIMA Denmark was initiated by Mona-Lise Nøgaard Gamst-Halle and Irene Reher with support from Mona Rygaard, our Danish WIMA Sweden member. We invite all Danish female bikers to join the Facebook group for WIMADenmark. You are all welcome to be part of our international sisterhood and build the Danish division.

Mona-Lise stated “I have ridden motorcycles for 10 years. I ride with my husband and our two small girls aged 4 and 6. I love nature and to feel the freedom you have on the bike. Together with 8-10 other people I am organizing the 2021 edition of what we in Denmark call “Børnetræf” which is a ralley for families who ride together with their children (often younger kids). This has inspired me to also get WIMA Denmark up and running”

Want to be part of WIMA Denmark? Here is a chance to be there from the start and build the organization. The winter is for planning, spring is coming soon, join WIMA Denmark on Facebook and plan exciting activities for next season!

CONTACT DETAILS
Mona-Lise Nørgaard Gamst-Halle — National President WIMA Denmark
Email: mona-lise@live.dk
FB page: WIMA Denmark


ESTONIAflag of Estonia

Ave Melsas

WIMA Estonia division was officially registered in 2000 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Our group consists of women from various fields of activities driving various bikes. We have a regular WIMA meeting once a month and we attend bigger and smaller biker events around the year. Since 2012, in the beginning of each season, WIMA Estonia has organised an event for female bikers only. These events concentrate on safety and have always a fun element, too.

To promote riding we have several competitions for our members. In the end of a season we award members having covered longest total distance, having longest riding season and the most active member participating in events. Our most popular contest is called Ride-Enjoy-Win. It is a photo hunt game where the winner gathers most points by taking photos in certain locations all over Estonia with as many fellow members as possible.

WIMA Estonia is actively involved in organising bigger rallies in Estonia like Jogevatreff (an annual international motorcycle rally) and many others. Our members were also in the organising team of FIM Moto Camp in 2001 and FIM Rally in 2005.

Charity is close to our hearts as well – we support Children Center Lighthouse which takes care of children from less fortunate families. Once a month we cook or do different activities with those children and also support the Center with donations.

International Rallies in Estonia: 2017 in Jäneda

CONTACT DETAILS
Ave Melsas– Board Member – Communications
Email: president {AT} wima.ee or ave {AT} wima.ee or madlike75 {AT} gmail.com
Website: www.wima.ee
FB page: WIMA Estonia
Instagram: WIMA Estonia (@wimaestonia)

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FINLANDflag of Finland

National President Finland

The “Ladies Bike Club” in Finland started in May 93 and they joined WIMA in 1997. Today the club is known as Ladies Bike Club – WIMA Finland and it has about 270 members. Every year we have the opening Rally of the motorcycling season in May, the get-together Rally in June and the end-of-the-season Rally in September. In addition to these big events many smaller happenings are organized all around Finland. Though the summer time is short in Finland, the summer days are long and light to ride.

International Rallies in Finland:
2008 Ristiina/Historic Saimaa (50th European Rally), 2000 Iisalmi (50th Anniversary Rally – Northern hemisphere)

CONTACT DETAILS
Nina Kukkohovi — National President
Email: president {AT} wima.fi
Website: www.wima.fi
FB page: WIMA Finland – Ladies’ Bike Club
Instagram: WIMA Finland-Ladies’ bike club (@wima_finland)

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FRANCEflag of France

National President France

WIMA France was initiated by Agnes Acker in the nineteen fifties. It first hosted an International Rally in 1970 at Col des Croix, Lorraine. As of 1974, WIMA France hosted several national rallies as well as the “Drei Länder Treffen”, meetings of the three countries including France, Germany and Switzerland. Chantal Hertrich was appointed WIMA France captain in 1985 during a WIMA international rally. Chantal, her friends and family organized the last International Rally in France in 1990, in Saint-Pierre, near Barr in Alsace. Sophie Vignon took over the WIMA France presidency in 2008 and greatly continued the national annual rallies and/or Drei Länder Treffen. Geneviève Herbillon took over the French WIMA presidency in 2016 but soon handed it over to the Vosges ladies’ gang; Marie, Aline and Anne. Chantal is temporarily back at the WIMA France board for helping the 3 ladies in the transition.

CONTACT DETAILS
Anne Girardin — National President WIMA France
Email: angirardin {AT} gmail.com or wimafrance {AT} gmail.com
Website: http://www.wimafrance.fr/
FB page: WIMA France
Instagram: WIMA France (@wima_france)

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GERMANYflag of Germany

National President Germany

WIMA Germany was founded by Ellen Pfeiffer back in 1958 and today we have about 350 active members. Our National Presidents were Ellen Pfeiffer (1958-1983) – Floh Petit (1983-2002) and Verena Reindl (2002-2019). Current President since 2019 is Susi Metzner.
International Rallies in Germany: 2007 Thuringen, 1992 Berlin, 1986 Vogelsberg, 1981 Buseck-Oppenrod, 1971 Kassel, 1968 Drees, 1965 Oberreifenberg, 1964 An der Wasserkuppe, 1961 Nürburgring, 1959 Nürburgring. Germany also organized the European Rallies in Lignano (Italy, 2009) and Tirol (Austria, 1999). The 2020 Rallye in Wilnsdorf had to be canceled due to Corona.

CONTACT DETAILS
Susi Metzner — National President WIMA Germany
Email: president {AT} wima-germany.de
Website: www.wima-germany.de
FB page: WIMA Germany
Instagram: WIMA Germany (@wima_germany)
YouTube: Team WIMA Germany – YouTube

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GHANAflag of Ghana

National President Ghana

Ghana joined the WIMA sisterhood in January 2021. The national president is Cathie Lajide, known in the biking community as Firefly. She has been riding motorcycles since 2015 and she has an impressive track record. She is the first Ghanaian and Female Biker to receive the Nigerian’s Tough Tourer’s award and celebrated as the longest distance rider to both ROAD ROAR and CALABAR FESTIVAL.

Cathie is also the founder of the first all-female motorcycle club in Ghana, Blueflame MC, and together with the female bikers in Accra and support of the biking community in Ghana launched the Ghana Chapter of Female Bikers Initiative (FBi) a charitable initiative created for the awareness creation and screening of women for breast and cervical cancer – first event took place in August 2019 where about 100 women were screened.

Ghana is the country with the second largest number of female bikers in West Africa and with WIMA’ s presence in Ghana, this is bound to encourage neighboring countries to learn more about WIMA and hopefully, join the sisterhood.

CONTACT DETAILS
Cathie Lajide — National President WIMA Ghana
Email: Catherine.lajide {AT} gmail.com
FB page: Cathie Lajide

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GREAT BRITAINflag of the United Kingdom

Acting President Great Britain

The National Division started up in the early 1950s and had its first Rally (with 8 attendees) in 1956. Currently around 190 members and growing rapidly.

GB has a lively monthly newsletter, an annual national rally, and many short breaks (usually weekends) which include off-road training, skills training, chill and relax days with friends, and visits to motorcycle shows around the country, where we sometimes have a stand.

Most areas have local events and rides throughout the year. International Rallies in Great Britain: 2019 Castleton, 2011 Lancaster, 2003 Dorset, 1994 Usk/Wales, 1990 Wiltshire (40th Anniversary rally), 1987 Ashbourne, 1982 Fort William/Scotland, 1978 Llanfelte Farm/Wales.

CONTACT DETAILS
Caroline Lunnon — Acting National President
Email: clunnon {AT} me.com
Website: www.wimagb.co.uk
FB page: WIMA GB
Instagram: WIMA GB (@wima.gb)

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GREECEflag of Greece

National President Greece

Greece joined the WIMA family in December 2018! The number of female riders in Greece has increased significantly over the past few years and several female motorcycle clubs have been formed. Our aim is to uniteall Greek female riders under the WIMA world community where all women irrespective of the bike they ride, will be able to meet, communicate, travel and grow into a supportive group that will promote all the constructive qualities of motorcycling!

CONTACT DETAILS
Andrea Psoma — National President WIMA Greece
Email: apsoma {AT} andelimototouring.gr
FB page: Andrea Psoma

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HUNGARYflag of Hungary

The Hungarian division of the WIMA was officially approved by National Presidents during WIMA England Rally in 2011. During the past 6-7 years we have ridden our motorbikes together a lot. Whether on track at the Hungaroring, racing, long and short tours, we have developed a great camaraderie between us. At that time we were members of a small female motorcycle club. Our current president got to know about WIMA during her stay abroad in summer 2010.

After her initiation, the AGM and voting of the International Committee on 26th July 2011 at the International Rally in Lancaster, England, we started to organize the Association. Our inaugural meeting, with ten founder members, took place on 12th December 2011 in Budapest. The committee approved and issued the constitution on 31st July 2012 to operate as WIMA, Women’s International Motorcycle Association, Hungarian Division, with 10 Members. The aims of the Club and its members are to promote the culture of safe motorcycle riding, to recruit members across the country with a shared interest in motorcycling, to promote women in Motorsport, to organize events, support both new and young riders, as well as those that have been biking for years and support the activities of WIMA International.

CONTACT DETAILS


FB page: WIMA Hungary

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INDIAflag of India

National President India

Namastey from the land of mystery and diversity! WIMA India is the youngest member of the WIMA Global family. As WIMA-India, it is our endeavor to provide a nondiscriminatory and impartial platform to women motorcyclists in the country, irrespective of their caste, creed or the bikes they ride. Our aim is to build a community of women riders who respect and support each other. We will always encourage women from different groups and associations to join WIMA-India and be a part of the global community. Our motto, which also stands true for our magnificent country is ‘Unity in Diversity.’

CONTACT DETAILS
Anita Krishnan – National President WIMA India
Email: wimaindiachapter {AT} gmail.com
FB page: WIMA India
Instagram: WIMAINDIA (@wimaindia)

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ITALYflag of India

National President Italy

Founded by Rosaria Fiorentino, WIMA Italy joined the sisterhood in the autumn 2020. Although still in its early stages, they have 44 members to date and numbers are steadily growing. Rosaria is experienced in organising motorcycle events, since 2015 she has been the host of Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride for Rome, and in 2016 she formed the national women’s group Donne Special – a casual group without any obligations, just the pleasure to be together. Donne Special is about the special woman that decided to jump on a bike to change her life, to live in a different world on her own terms. In addition, she hosts a women’s event called Babes Great Escape and she was the co-organizer of the Italian section of the Women Riders World Relay.

CONTACT DETAILS
Rosaria Fiorentino— National President
E-Mail: soraia {AT} fiorentino.com 
FB page: WIMA Italy
FB page: DonneSpecial
FB page: Babes Great Escape
FB Group: Donne Special Mitocicliste
Instagram: Donne Special (@donne-special)
Instagram: babesgreatescape

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JAPANflag of Japan

National President Japan

WIMA Japan has been launched in April 1996 during 27 members of WIMA from various European countries visited Japan to introduce WIMA to this country. It is one of several women’s bike clubs but the only international one in Japan.

Currently we have about 40 members and get together at the occasions of semi-annual national meetings in spring and autumn. Many members now regularly participate in WIMA International Rallies.

In 2010, WIMA Japan successfully hosted an International Rally for the first time at the foot of Mt. Fuji.

WIMA Japan would love to hear from anybody who is interested in us or traveling to Japan.

CONTACT DETAILS
Keiko Osawa — National President WIMA Japan
Email: info {AT} wima.gr.jp
Website: www.wima.gr.jp
FB Page: Keiko Osawa

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KOREAflag of South Korea

National President Korea

Korea is one of the leading countries in Asia located next to Japan. Korea is well known for its culture, art, sports, etc. to the foreigners in the world as well as a touring place. Mountains, beaches, rivers, and fields are well mixed, and four seasons are also very well divided in Korea. Korea is a country that has beautiful nature. It’s possible to enjoy the nature in different tastes due to the various seasons. There are clean and curved highways throughout the country which enable the riders to enjoy the riding.

I’ve been waiting for the approval of the establishment of WIMA Korea from WIMA World.

I’ve heard of WIMA with detail description from Sheonagh and Pat who were visiting Korea on bike in 2010. After hearing about WIMA, I made up my mind to establish WIMA in Korea. I collected a few members who were willing to participate in what I was trying to do and I sent the inquiry to WIMA World about establishing WIMA Korea. There are over 25,000 riders who ride for the leisure or hobby and approximately 300 of them are females. There has been a big increase in the number of bikers from a few years ago including female riders. However, I felt that it was very unfortunate for the female riders in Korea because there were no organizations for such riders in Korea as opposed to the number of the riders.  WIMA Korea can be that organization for female riders that can provide the needs, and this will also enhance the reputation to get better towards the female riders and the riders. Now we have about 100 members (80: local activity, 20: international activity) in Korea division. And 5 of them are the staffs.

CONTACT DETAILS
Judy Kim – National President
Soo Jin Yoon – Treasurer
Min Kyung Jung – Tour Organizer
Email: lovelyjudykim {AT} gmail.com
Website: http://cafe.daum.net/wimakorea

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LIECHTENSTEINflag of Liechtenstein

National President Liechtenstein

The idea of WIMA Liechtenstein was born during the Women Riders World Relay in 2019. After a successful relay, the founding team, Sonja Grass, Sabine Warwas and Claudia Fehrer started planning for the set-up of this division, which was voted in to WIMA World in the autumn of 2020. The membership numbers are currently 10 and steadily growing as the plans for the future unfold and more events can be planned.

The founding of a WIMA division is of great importance for Liechtenstein. There are so many women riders around in our small country, and the goals of WIMA Liechtenstein are to create a stronger community and give opportunities for female riders with similar interests to meet. Being a part of WIMA is a way of making new friends from abroad, especially from our neighboring countries Austria and Switzerland, organizing trips through the Alps and paying visits to international friends – all in all a fantastic vision of international ideas.

CONTACT DETAILS
Sonja Grass – National President
Email: wimaliechtenstein {AT} gmail.com
FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1569052803290282
FB page: Sonja Grass

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LITHUANIAflag of Lithuania

National President Lithuania

WIMA Lithuania was founded in October 2018 following a personal meeting with WIMA International President Åsa Öhqvist and founder Evelina Žičkienė in Trakai. Evelina led the division initially and handed over to Jolita Arlauskaite in early 2020.

We really wanted to become a part of this worldwide women rider’s community so that we could feel stronger and strengthen women’s support internationally. We saw the huge opportunity for sharing the information about safety in the field of riding motorcycles – about the proper preparation for new motorcyclists, about safe travelling, etc. Although we haven’t initiated any international projects yet, we’re feeling quite confident and secure that we are in a bigger community than just ourselves. In addition, we are happy that we have wider opportunities to travel and meet with our soul sisters in a lot of countries!

Our activities and get-togethers are mainly casual. Mostly we communicate, support each other and generate ideas online. We meet and ride together when it suits us. We just love the idea that we are free, all equal, that we don’t have any particular duties for this organization and can just enjoy life and our friendship and implement some projects that we want. For example, we supported Moterų Pagalbos Linija (Women Help Hotline) in Lithuania.

CONTACT DETAILS
Jolita Arlauskaite – National President
E-mail: jolita.arlauskaite {AT} gmail.com
Instagram: WIMA Lithuania (@wimalithuania)

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LUXEMBOURGflag of Luxembourg

National President Luxembourg

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg sits between Belgium, Germany and France and is brimming with beautiful twisty roads in mint condition. It attracts riders from all over Europe and although we are a lilliput nation – you will not be disappointed by the beauty of our country and the hospitality of the WIMA ladies here. We work closely with our WIMA sisters in Belgium and have so much we want to share with you whether you want to join WIMA Luxembourg or if you are just passing through -so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

CONTACT DETAILS
Ann Kathrine Kayser Hansen – National President
Email: wimaluxembourg {AT} gmail.com
FB page: WIMA Luxembourg Group
Instagram: WIMA Luxembourg (@wimaluxembourg)

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MALAYSIAflag of Malaysia

National President Malaysia

Malaysia is situated in South East Asia and are known for our beaches, rainforests, foods, sports and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. We have a consistent hot and humid weather all year-round, interspersed with tropical rain showers. But no rider is a true rider unless you boldly and gracefully march through the falling raindrops.

WIMA Malaysia consist of a small group of 45 lady riders with mixed class of bikes and model ranging from 125cc to 1400cc. Some WIMA members are also a member of other active lady biker groups. There is no limitation for everybody to join any other group as long as we ladies remain united and supportive to each other. Our FB page is Women International Motorcycle Association Malaysia. WIMA Malaysia would like to hear and welcome anybody who is interested to come and visit Malaysia. There are clean straight highways and curved roads as well as off-roads throughout the country which enable riders to experience and enjoy the kind of riding they prefer. Speed is not our priority and our primary is to enjoy the whole of the ride and reach the destination safely.

Lets go riding together into the winds!

CONTACT DETAILS
Solo Arrya — National President
Email: solosbs7444 {AT} gmail.com
FB page: WIMA Malaysia

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MEXICOflag of Malaysia

National President Mexico

WIMA Mexico was founded in 2020 by Angélica Garduño and is the first division in Central America. This is what she says about WIMA and why she wanted to join:

WIMA, for us, is old and strong, like a wise grandma. It’s a representation of a global movement that speaks of unity and value among women.

We definitely benefit as women bikers from being a part of WIMA, because it contributes to projecting the loud message that women are independent and free to choose whatever lifestyle we want and that we are not weak or wrong, and most important of all… we are many and not alone.

Angélica and the founding members of WIMA Mexico are all part of the club Ninfas Guerreras, which was founded in 2004. Back then, there were only Men Moto Clubs in Mexico and therefore we’re very proud of having founded our own club – it was a big deal, since at that time there was a lot of sexism in Mexican motorcycling.

We welcome all women that want to belong, share their experience and create a strong network of friends who share the same hobby all over the world.

We believe a woman is an amazing being and women together… reach for the impossible. Our motto is: Mujer motociclista, mujer sin fronteras which means woman motorcyclist, woman without borders.

CONTACT DETAILS
Angelica Garduňo— National President WIMA Mexico
Email: angardnor {AT} gmail.com and wimamexico {AT} gmail.com
Website: WimaMexico (in the making)
FB page: WIMA México
Instagram: Wima Mexico (@wimamexico)

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National President Morocco

Miss Moto Moroc was founded in 2011 by Dalila Mosbah and is the first women only motorcycle club in Morocco. In 2019, we became part of the WIMA World sisterhood as Miss Moto Moroc/WIMA Morrocco. We are happy and honoured to be part of the great international association that is WIMA.

It is important for us Moroccans to be a member of WIMA World and to see our flag appear among 40 countries, it gives an important image to Moroccan women. Riding a motorcycle and crossing regions in any condition is a challenge that very few women can do. I have always encouraged Moroccan women to take up this challenge. WIMA Morrocco is quite an international group itself, I have in my association a Japanese, two French, a Tunisian and I, myself, am Tunisian Moroccan. I was Franco Tunisian, but I had to give up my French nationality to obtain Moroccan. We do a lot of motorcycle activities and have friendly links with other clubs. They ask us to organise events and ride outs, we do something about once a month in the company of other male clubs who like to ride with us. We also have members who are married, and their husbands accompany us on rides.

I have been organising an important rally called March Moto Madness International Worldwide Adventure Rally since 2011. Unfortunately, the ninth rally in March 2020 could not be held because of the pandemic but it will hopefully take place this year in June. I am currently in preparation for another rally in September, the Chaouen WIMA Morocco rally in the city of Chefchaouen. If it becomes successful, as I hope it will, I will propose it to WIMA World to be an official rally.

Our slogan is “ghamir aw ghadir”, which means “join the adventure or leave” in Arabic.

CONTACT DETAILS
Dalila Mosbah – National President
Email: mosbahdalila {AT} gmail.com
FB page: MISS MOTO MAROC WIMA Morocco
Instagram page: MISS MOTO MAROC WIMA MOROCCO (@wimamorocco)

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National President Nepal

WIMA Nepal will be a total independent organization that will only work for women and motorcycling.

Whereas, Women in Sports & Adventure will work for general activity including women empowerment, adventure related activities.

CONTACT DETAILS
Sunita Deshar – National President
Email: wimanepal {AT} gmail.com
FB page: WIMA Nepal
Instagram: WIMA Nepal (@wima_nepal)

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National President Netherlands

Dutch WIMA started officially in 1981 and has 80 members. We have organised several International Rallies. We will host the International Rally in 2021 in Grolloo, the Netherlands. Throughout the year all sorts of local activities are hosted by members at home. We call them TB, in Dutch “thuisbijeenkomsten”. In English: Home meetings. In April, we have our Open Weekend, also for women who are not a member (yet). In May and September WIMA NL we meet at WIMA-weekends. These camping weekends take place in the Netherlands or in a neighbour country, like Germany, Belgium or Luxembourg. Each January, we have a Winter weekend, This gives all members the chance to see each other also in winter. Our annual Autumn walk is another opportunity to chat and laugh. There is a large group of very active and enthusiastic members, who visit the several activities and help organising. We have an annual official meeting (AGM) once a year in March. The digital newsletter is published 6 times a year. We have a website and a facebook page and we make our first steps on Instagram. And members do get their information through mail. Our members visit the international Rally’s if possible. Depending on the location, about 25 members go. And always have a good time. International Rallies in Netherlands: 2010 Markelo (European Meeting), 2004 Borculo, 1997 Heythuysen, 1989 Eiland van Maurik, 1983 Spaarnwoude, 1966 Aalst, 1963 Scheveningen, 1960 Scheveningen, 1958 Scheveningen. The International Rally 2021 in Grolloo is on it’s way. Our member with the longest membership is Géke Sieben. She became a member in June 1981 and she still is. Since 2011, she is our member of honour!

CONTACT DETAILS
Sandra Ilbrink — National President
Email: silbrink {AT} ziggo.nl
Website: www.wimanederland.nl
Instagram: WIMA Nederland (@wimanederland)

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New Zealand Contact

A bit about myself: I have been a WIMA NZ member since 1984 & my membership number is 10. Over the years I have held a number of position within WIMA. I started riding in 1983 and the longest time I haven’t ridden for was 4 months after shoulder surgery in November 2018.

WIMA Australasian Division was run from Rotorua in the 50’s. WIMA NZ in its current form started in 1984. Each member keeps her number for life, so there are about 800+ members over the last 36 years. Currently there are only the life members. New Zealand has struggled to grow members and the only current active area is Wellington with monthly meetings & we regularly join local rides with other groups.

New Zealand (Aoteoroa) consists of three Island the North the south and Stewart Island we also have small islands off all our coasts. We are blessed with fanatic motorcycling roads & beautiful scenery and a climate that lets use ride all year round if you dress for the conditions.

New Zealand has hosted a WIMA world rally in 2005 in Taupo.

CONTACT DETAILS
Viv Green– National President
Email: wima.nz.president {AT} gmail.com

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Nicaragua Contact

WIMA Nicaragua joined in 2020 and is our 39th division and the second division in Central America after Mexico. Yolanda Acuña, the founder and National President first heard about WIMA from a good friend, the finish WIMA member Sonja Hellsten, and through her the connection to WIMA sisterhood was made. Yolanda works for an organization called Project Miriam whose objectives are to contribute to the integral development of women’s right to education and a life free of violence. Yolanda and her team aim to motivate and encourage women to ride motorcycles and thereby break the traditional belief that women should not ride.

WIMA Nicaragua held their first tour on the third of January 2021, a ride out to a nature reserve, which was a very beautiful and motivating experience. WIMA Nicaragua already have 10 members, with their goal to continue to grow.

CONTACT DETAILS
Yolanda Acuña – National President WIMA Nicaragua
Email: yoliesteli {AT} yahoo.com
FB page: Yolanda Acuna

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National Presidents Norway

WIMA Norway was founded in 2019 by Eli Johanne Stene and Emilija Kostovska who were the ambassadors for the Norwegian route of the Women Riders World Relay the same year.

The international relay gathered almost 3000 Norwegian female motorcyclists on the facebook-event, and were a massive opportunity to get organized. Eli is still the President of the Norwegian division, while Emilija has chosen to step down. Anette Sundsbak has replaced her, but as vice president.

Only during the first year, WIMA Norway managed to consolidate a board with board members all across the long spread country, build the organization and host several events. Rapidly increasing numbers of paying members, made us capable of hosting even more events, and expand the variety of courses, training, lectures and social gatherings. Within the first year, the members counted over 300.

Leaping into year three, Norway has divisions situated in ten cities, with according crews and online-chats for planned and spontaneous trips.

CONTACT DETAILS
Eli Stene – National President
Email: ej-stene {AT} online.no
FB group: WIMA Norway
Instagram: Wima Norway (@wimanorway)

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National Presidents Pakistan

Nowadays, conditions are getting better in Pakistan after our new President Mr. Imran Khan. In Pakistan it is not very usual for girls to ride bikes in streets but now the situation is changing. Approximately there will be 100+ girls’ bikers in Pakistan. In Pakistan, there is not even a single international motorbiking brand so usually girls rode 70CC Motorbike of Honda or 125 CC Yamaha or Suzuki. But the situation is changing, girls start doing rides on weekends and rallies and also touring trips until north and south of Pakistan.

It’s still not safe to travel as a woman alone in Pakistan due to the Typical Thinking of men. Girls faced a lot of Criticism from their Family and friends when they decided to learn and ride bikes in Pakistan For going to University or Buying groceries even.

After a decade finally because of WIMA Pakistan it opens international doors for Pakistani Biker Girls and Gave them motivation and inspiration to Break Stereotypes and be able to join International Rallies and Events.

CONTACT DETAILS
Guliafshan Tariq – National President
Email: guliafshantariq1 {AT} gmail.com
FB page: WIMA Pakistan

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POLANDflag of Poland

National President Poland

WIMA Poland was officially approved by National Presidents during WIMA Japan Rally, on 29th of April 2010. Our main goal was and always be – just ride. We do believe that riding across our own country and whole world is the best thing that we can do in order to see new places, meet new girls and share our passion with them. It makes us happy and we really enjoy it.

CONTACT DETAILS
Maura Raniecka – National President
Email: maura_r {AT} yahoo (dot) com
Website: www.wimapoland.pl
FB page: WIMA Poland

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ROMANIAflag of Romania

National President Romania

Founded in 2017, WIMA Romania now counts over 100 active members.

Our mission is to build an inspirational environment for women who share the same intense passion for motorcycling, growing together into a strong community of long-distance, commuters, day-to-day or weekend riders.

Being a part of WIMA Romania is all about learning to give back and grow. We strongly promote the advantages of motorcycling as a lifestyle. We rode together on various occasions, which offered us the most enriching and inspiring experiences, therefore we do our best to keep on organizing as many trips and events as possible to enhance this spirit amongst female riders.

CONTACT DETAILS
Mihaela Hodivoianu – National President
Email: wimaromania {AT} gmail.com
Website: www.wimaromania.com
FB page: WIMA Romania
Instagram: WIMA Romania (@wimaromania)
YouTube: WIMA Romania – YouTube

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SWEDENflag of Sweden

National President Sweden

WIMA Sweden started around 1960 and has around 50 members. They hold spring and autumn meetings.

International Rallies in Sweden: 2015 Sundet, 2005 Sjöröd, 1995 Morokulien, 1985 Gålö, 1975 Omberg.

CONTACT DETAILS
Carola Palmqvist — National President WIMA Sweden
Email: president {AT} wimasweden.se
Website: www.wimasweden.se
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/wima.sweden Wima Sweden

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National President Switzerland

Founded in 1978, WIMA Switzerland now has 72 members and has organised several International Rallies.

International Rallies in Switzerland: 2013 Val de Travers, 2006 Hoch Ybring, 1998 Les Tuileries-de-Grandson, 1991 Steinen, 1984 Morbio-Superiore, 1980 Bumbach, 1976 Yverdon.

CONTACT DETAILS
Eva Streuli– National President
Email: info {AT} wima-schweiz.ch
Website: www.wima-schweiz.ch
FB page: WIMA Switzerland
Instagram: WIMA_Switzerland (@wima_switzerland)

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WIMA Thailand

Nowadays, there are a lot of women who ride motorcycles in Thailand and increasing in number. Our members are on various types of bikes (sport, touring, HD). We have official group activity at least 1 trip per year, ride and travel together.

CONTACT DETAILS
Upcoming

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UKRAINEflag of Ukraine

National President of Ukraine

My name is Alena Puhovaya and I’m the founder of WIMA Ukraine. I’ve been riding motorcycles since 2006 and during these years I have been trusted with some important tasks, including being the director of a Ukrainian Association of Motorcyclists, UAM, and the Ukrainian ambassador during the Women’s Riders World Relay in Ukraine. I’m also a member of the Ukrainian organization Motohelp, a medical support organisation for motorcyclists on the road.

In Ukraine about 5-7% of the bikers are moto ladies and we ride with great pleasure, to get to work, to meet with friends, for leisure, travelling. We ride all types of motorcycles: adventure touring bikes, choppers, cruisers, dirt bikes, naked bikes, sport bikes etc.

However, in our country women do not have their own communities. Mostly, moto ladies are independent bikers. There are some groups in Ukraine: Lady of Harley, Cherries Community and some small moto clubs with less than 5 members. Very often, moto ladies are members of men’s mmc and mfc moto clubs. This is why I applied to set up WIMA Ukraine. I wanted to provide a platform for all Ukrainian moto ladies and create something more powerful than just a moto club.

WIMA Ukraine is just in it’s early days. It was established in 2020, during the pandemic, and therefore we have not yet been able to hold many events but we have great plans for the future.

Our logo means my road is without a beginning and without an end, which leads to WIMA.

CONTACT DETAILS
Alena Puhovaya– National President
Email: gardinivka {AT} gmail.com
FB page: Alena Puhovaya (Garnadivka)

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WIMA UAEflag of the United Arab Emirates

National President of the United Arab Emirates

I do ride a sportster 1200 CC Harley Davidson 7 of the girls in Litas are riding HDs models and one is riding Indiana, we want to experiment on off-road bikes as a group. Personally I have tried KTM and Honda bikes so far .Dubai is a very cosmopolitan city in the UAE our group currently has the following nationalities: Lebanese, Saudi , Bahraini, Russian, Moroccan-French, Jordanian. I would say female riders are still emerging in the UAE there are a good number of riders but still a modest number, as you know only recently ladies were entitled to start riding in Saudi , We have in our group a lady from Saudi who had to come to Dubai to get her riding license as it is still not allowed in Saudi eventually all the ladies group would hopefully join WIMA UAE and we can reach to more ladies from our country and region until we have other country ambassadors .In UAE BMW traveling bikes are very common among camp lover, KTM and off-road bikes are used for Off-road in the desert and touring bikes for regular rides.

CONTACT DETAILS
Lara T. Saab — National President WIMA United Arab Emirates
Contact: larroucha10 {AT} hotmail.com
FB page: Lara Tarabay

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USAflag of the United States of America

National President USA

WIMA was originally founded in America by Louise Scherbyn in 1950, however the USA division faded from existence in the 1970s.
WIMA USA was revived in 2003 and grew to over 100 members throughout the country. More recently the group has shrunk to a handful of members, primarily due to the proliferation of local, regional, national, and specialized women’s motorcycle clubs
across America. WIMA USA, focusing on its heritage and attendance at international rallies, is now looking for volunteers to again craft a resurgence.
For more information about WIMA USA visit our facebook-page.

International Rallies in USA: 2009 Keystone, Colorado, 1970 New York (20th Anniversary celebration)

CONTACT DETAILS
Michele Lamphere — National President
Email: info {AT} wima-usa.com
FB page: WIMA USA

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