SITE OF MOVING VIOLATIONS MC BOSTON'S LEADING WOMEN'S MOTORCYCLE CLUB FOUNDED
do you remember the club starting?
In the Spring of 1985 a woman named Pat placed an ad in Bay Windows
ANYONE WANT TO RIDE IN PRIDE?? Approximately eight women showed up, rode
in the parade and hung out. Plans were made to meet and ride the following
weekend, and so on and so on. The idea of starting a club came up fairly
quickly. Jackie Adams was very enthusiastic about it and was our very first
president. Jackie & I were together at the time and all the meetings/gatherings
were at our apartment in West Roxbury.
Did you own a motorcycle?
I wasn't even riding yet, I was a very contented BOB (babe on back) ,
but I wanted to be a part of this awesome new group of friends with MOTORCYCLES
!! So I volunteered to be treasurer and Pat was secretary. By word of mouth,
every weekend more & more women showed up. My guess is we were 15-20
by the end of that first summer. Luckily one of them was a very talented
artist, and we had our first logo and tee shirts printed. the club colors
came much later.
So when did you start riding?
Now Like I said I was very happy being on the back, I was PETRIFIED with
the thought of riding my own, but the Violators would have no part of that.
If I loved bikes that much I should be riding my own they said !! So they
encouraged, prodded and finally dragged me to the safety course. And thank
god they did!!! It was truly a life changing event!!! At the risk of sounding
corny, it was like overcoming fears of a lifetime, and it eliminated many
many "I Cant's" for years to come.
How has the club changed?
It's hard to describe how the club has changed & how's its stayed the
same. I think overall we are weathering the changes well. We will always
have growing pains, but growing means we are alive . . . which is better
than stagnant & disbanding. I feel we are still fulfilling our mission
of promoting women riders, safety , giving back to the community and having
fun with each other.
Any thing else you want to pass along?
I am so grateful to be a part of this amazing group. I've spent half my life
with Moving Violations-how lucky am I !! TAKE IT SLOW AND KEEP IT TIGHT Your
grateful and humble founding mother.....or are we grandmothers now ????