Author: OpenRoadGirlBlog

Share the Passion, Enjoy the Freedom

As a community of women motorcycle enthusiasts, we share a passion for riding!  Open Road Girls also love fashionable clothing and accessories that brings a sense of style and comfort out on the open road.  We’re excited to announce our new Ambassador Program which generously rewards you for sharing your passion of Open Road Girl […]

Get Ready for the Donnie Smith Show – with our very own Malinda Johnson

The 32nd Annual Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show is coming up this weekend, March 23-24 2019, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. The event includes a bike and car show, swap meet, live music, custom bikes and of course lots of vendors like Malinda Johnson of Open Road Girl, the premier name in women’s motorcycle […]

Avoiding animals while riding

Riding a motorcycle on a quiet road can be a very relaxing experience, but the closer you get to nature and the further away from civilization, the dangers of an animal suddenly crossing your path becomes higher. This is especially dangerous for you as unlike a car where usually it is the animal that suffers, […]

Riding in Rainy Conditions

One of the most dangerous and tricky conditions you could encounter while riding is rainy conditions. It does a double whammy by making the roads really slippery and reducing visibility. This all might seem like the worst conditions to ride a motorcycle but it is actually the opposite. If done right, few things can feel […]

Riding in Windy Conditions

When we think of a list of dangerous conditions while riding a motorcycle, windy conditions are usually not featured on that list. Yet, it can be as dangerous as other conditions like rain, snow, and debris. The great thing though is that you can ride through winds of moderate speed safely by keeping a few […]

Minnesota: Land of 10,000 Motorcycle Roads

Minnesota may be known the world round as Land of 10,000 Lakes, but those in the know also celebrate the area for its abundance in another treasured feature—amazing motorcycle roads. The area’s towering bluffs, winding rivers, pristine shorelines, expansive forests and golden prairies make it a bona fide rider’s paradise. But you don’t have to […]

Staying Safe with Road Debris

The fear of crashing is one of the biggest deterrents for new motorcycle riders to continue riding. This fear is not baseless however, as crashing while riding a motorcycle is an ever-present danger. The level of danger is also quite high as unlike a car, any crash in a motorcycle can lead to a direct […]

Maneuvering curves with your motorcycle

The first hurdle most motorcyclists face, once they find their balance, is tackling curves. There is that innate fear of falling off the bike. Many find it so unnerving that they suddenly find themselves forgetting the very basics such as which side the brake lever is on and which side the gear lever is. The […]

Best Beginner Motorcycles for Women Riders

Learning to ride a motorcycle is one of those skills that can be a blessing for the rest of your life. It is not all that difficult and most of the effort goes into breaking the psychological barrier associated with the fear of falling from the motorcycle. Then there is the whole matter of choosing […]

Riding History: 3 Women Who Changed the Face of Motorcycling

There are 8.4 million motorcycles registered in the United States—a tiny number compared to the 264 million registered cars and trucks. Motorcyclists are definitely a subculture and a heavily male-dominated one at that. Only 14%–about 1.18 million—of the motorcycles on American roads are registered to women. The American Motorcyclist Association encourages more women to try motorcycling if […]