Women's International Motorcycle Association

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WIMA
Women's International Motorcycle Association logo.png
Founded1950
LocationUnited States
FounderLouise Scherbyn
LeaderAsa Öhqvist (2017)
Leader titlePresident
Key peopleTheresa Wallach, first International Vice-President
TypeAssociation
RegionWorldwide
PurposeWomen motorcyclist
ActivitiesPink RIbbon Rides
Websitewww.wimaworld.com
AbbreviationWIMA

The Women's International Motorcycle Association (WIMA) is a motorcycle club established by Louise Scherbyn[1] in 1950 in the United States.[2] Branches began in many countries, including Great Britain (Theresa Wallach was the first international vice president)[3] and Australia[4] where the branch was started by Hazel Mayes.[5] It was the first organization to recognize all women in the sport.[6] Currently spanning 25 countries,[7] it is purportedly the largest motorcycle association for women in the world.[8]

National Divisions[edit]

The national divisions in 2018:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Curaçao
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • USA

Bibliography[edit]

  • Easy Motorcycle Riding. Wallach, Theresa. New York, Sterling, 1970. ISBN 978-0806977126
  • The Rugged Road. Theresa Wallach, Panther Publications, 2010 ISBN 978-0956497529

References[edit]

  1. ^ some history at wimaworld.com
  2. ^ some more history at wimagb.co.uk
  3. ^ Theresa Wallach page at motorcyclemuseum.org
  4. ^ True Pioneers, American Motorcyclist Jun 2006 (Vol 60 No 6, P52) ISSN 0277-9358
  5. ^ Hazel Mayes page at wimaworld.com
  6. ^ Making Her Mark: Firsts and Milestones in Women's Sports. Ernestine G. Miller. McGraw-Hill Professional, 29 May 2002 ISBN 978-0071390538
  7. ^ List of international groups at wimaworld.com
  8. ^ Motorcycle. Steven E. Alford, Suzanne Ferriss. Reaktion Books, 3 Jan 2008 ISBN 9781861893451

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