Author: OpenRoadGirlBlog

February Spotlight of the Month – Sarah G

I started riding, after learning briefly on my husband’s dirt bike when I turned 40. Then at 48 he brought home a bike that was sexy, old, knobbly tired, funky in the way I am, red white and blue, and totally cool – my 1989 Honda TransAlp XL600V. I have been and done many things, […]

Spotlight of the Month – Linda

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted a motorcycle and to ride my own.  Even though I loved riding on the back of my husband, I longed to have control and be carefree.  I had female friends that were riding their own so I felt like I could too.  So in […]

Ridin for a Reason

We all ride for different reasons.   Some like the feel of the wind on our face,  some like the freedom that comes with traveling on the open road, some are empowered by something they can control. But, there is no better reason to ride than that of benefitting others. Open Road Girl is proud to […]

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 […]