Have you been looking for other women to ride with in your community with no luck? Or you wanted to join a branch of The Litas but there isn't one in your city? Don't stress, starting a branch of The Litas is simple and you're probably not the only one in your city wishing there was a branch.
You will need to put in some work, but we can tell you it will be well worth it. The life long friendships we have formed, and memories we have made from meeting other riders through The Litas has changed all of our lives. This is a chance for you to bring women together, and create a sense of community, and friendship. It's a safe place for experienced riders and new riders to feel comfortable and valued.
Now you're wondering, where do I start? First, you need to find two other women to start the branch with you. We suggest finding them through social media, local motorcycle shops, or local motorcycle events. As a leader of a women's motorcycle group, you need to be a solid rider yourself. This means you should be comfortable on your bike riding with groups, on long trips, and on technical roads.
We aren't modeled after traditional motorcycle groups, so being a founder doesn't necessarily put you in a position of power, it's more of a "organizer" or "leadership" type role. You will be planning one women's only event per month. This is pretty easy, if you're organized. Things you can do include going for rides (long or short), having a maintenance class at a local motorcycle shop, weekend campouts, meet and greets at a local coffee shop, etc. This is the part where the three founders get to be creative! Ask the girls who are joining you what they think would be a fun meet up, and have everyone contribute.
Another requirement is that you run an Instagram account. The is so local gals can find your group and to help build a presence for women in your motorcycle community.
Last but not least, as a leader of a branch, you must be willing to welcome with open arms all women, from all walks of life, and on all types of bikes. This is the most important part of being a founder and having your own branch of The Litas. We are a fully inclusive group of women who are dedicated to bringing each other up and never putting each other down.