Harley Davidson hosts women's riding course

May is women's riding awareness month, and Harley Davidson of Fort Wayne teaches everyone to ride, including ladies.

Posted: May 5, 2018 8:50 PM
Updated: May 8, 2018 4:46 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- May is women's riding awareness month, and Harley Davidson of Fort Wayne teaches everyone to ride, including ladies.

"It just feels amazing to actually be on a bike by myself and have an idea of what I'm doing," said Shelly Miazgowicz.

Miazgowicz has wanted to ride a motorcycle for as long as she can remember.

"I'm going to do it. And I'm not one that really does for myself, so this is going to be a big accomplishment, and I'm going to be so proud of myself," she said.

Miazgowicz said some people give her weird looks for being a female rider, but it's a dream she's finally pursing thanks to Harley Davidson.

And Coach Trint Krontz said anyone can ride.

"It's a building block procedure. Don't try to do too much at a time. We practice first path of travel, and then we start working on techniques one at a time," he said.

Dawn Salls has also always wanted to ride. Until now, she's only been on the back, or driven through her neighborhood.

"I feel more powerful. You know, I don't have to ride on the back anymore and be a passenger. I can actually ride my own bike, and be my own person, and go at my own speed, and just be me," she said.

Joni Kurtz has only taken her bike up and down her driveway.

"I got on and I didn't want to get off. I put four miles on it riding up and down the driveway. So, It's something I've wanted to do for a very long time," she said.

After this weekend, the women who learned to ride will be able to get their endorsements and cruise.

Harley Davidson will hold another women's riding course next month, and they will still hold courses open to men and women until October. The cost is $299, and they offer a military discount.

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