Women In Motorcycling

YMA is proud to support women on two wheels and to facilitate a range of women only events. In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March and in anticipation of International Female Ride Day on 6 May, YMA announces support for female off-road riders and events.

Jess Gardiner is a multi-world and European champion off road racer – as well as seven times AORC champion. She is also a level two MA coach who offers women only training from her 300-acre base in Putty, NSW. Jess and her JGR coaching team run a Women Only Coach and Camp series, where females of all ages and abilities are invited to sharpen offroad skills in a safe and positive environment while sharing their stories over the campfire.

Charli Cannon is a 17-year-old MX racing phenomenon and current Australian WMX champion. Charli has been mentoring YZ65 Cup riders and will continue to do so when her busy racing schedule allows.

Danielle McDonald is a double AORC champion and 2022’s Junior Female MX Rider of the year. The 15-year-old from Parkes is a member of Jess Gardiner’s off-road race team and is certainly one to watch having already mastered YZ85 and YZ125 two-strokes.

RideADV has been offering women only adventure rides for several years now and employs a young sweep rider – 19-year-old Abbey Chadwick – as an inspiration for all female adventure riders.

These YMA supported women are all the best at what they do, and so inspire others to take to two wheels. At the entry level, YMA supports the YZ65 Cup that pits 9 to 12-year old boys and girls together on the same race track on the big stage at the ProMX Championships. The next YZ65 Cup event is at Appin on 19 March – also round two of ProMX.

“YMA has a long-term goal to create a confident, fun, tight-knit female riding community. We want to provide experiences that empower and inspire females of all ages and abilities to fulfil their lifetime motorcycle journey. We are extremely lucky to have some of the best female riders in the world on board Yamahas. We look forward to seeing both female racing and recreation riding communities continue to grow,” explains YMA Land Mobility Head of Marketing and Communication Nick Marshall.

The next Jess Gardiner Women Only Coach and Camp event is at Putty, NSW on 29-30 July 2023.

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