International Female Ride Day Is May 1

Mark your calendars. The 15th annual International Female Ride Day is right around the corner.

It doesn’t matter what you ride, as long as you get out there and have a great time.Polaris

International Female Ride Day is celebrating its 15th anniversary on May 1. Meant to be a day where all women in motorsports can get out and spend the day enjoying time with their preferred machine, from motorcycles and UTVs to watercraft and snowmobiles, IFRD encourages everyone to get out and ride. Started by Vicki Gray, the rider behind, the event was originally oriented toward bikes, but has since grown to incorporate all forms of motorsport.

The goal is to shine a light on the growing number of female riders the world over, and to make them feel at home on the trails we all know and love. There’s no sign-up, no entry fees. If you want to participate in this year’s event, all you need to do is strap on your helmet and go for a ride on May 1. If you want to share your day on social media and join the digital side of the event, just tag your photos with #IFRD2021, #FocusFemaleForward, or #InternationalFemaleRideDay.

Polaris is sponsoring the event for the second year in a row. Gray is now one of 12 women on the company’s Empowersports Women’s Riding Council, a group aimed at breaking down the barriers that keep women from riding through education and representation.

Beyond supporting female riders, IFRD is a great way to introduce new people to the hobby. If you know a lady who you think would love the powersports world, give them a call and see if they want to go for a ride. While none of us need a reason to go ride, it’s always better when there’s a good excuse. If you want to get even more involved and learn of ways to provide support year-round, check out the International Female Ride Day website, or look into Polaris’ own Empowersports Women’s Riding Council.