EagleRider, a motorcycle rental and tour company, is partnering with Women Riders Now, an online magazine for female motorcyclists, to offer a series of all-women motorcycle tours in 2013.
“More women than ever before are taking vacations on their motorcycles,” said Genevieve Schmitt, founder and editor of Women Riders Now. “The time is right to offer female motorcyclists a touring experience emphasizing activities women prefer and at a pace most can appreciate.”
The Palm Springs Escape, the first of the three tours, is scheduled for May 2–6, 2013, and is now taking reservations. The five-day tour experience, called the “All-Women R, R and R Tour” (standing for “ride, relax and rejuvenate”), will use Palm Springs as its home base. The “R, R and R” experience includes three leisurely day rides through the mountains and deserts of Southern California on EagleRider rental motorcycles.
“This all-women motorcycle tour is based out of a spa hotel in downtown Palm Springs, so guests are within walking distance of world-class boutiques and spa treatments, something they can indulge in after each day’s ride,” said Schmitt. Daily rides include the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway, along with visits to Joshua Tree National Park, Anza-Borrego State Park, and the mountain towns of Julian and Idyllwild.
The ride will be led by senior EagleRider guide Laura “Lala” O’Brien, while the guest tour ambassador will be Laura Klock, land-speed record holder and Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Famer. Participants will also be able to attend optional morning exercise classes led by Genevieve, a certified pilates and yoga instructor, as well as motivational talks by Laura and Genevieve. Prices begin at $2,179.
Two other EagleRider-powered Women Riders Now tours are scheduled for 2013. The Colorado Rocky Mountain Retreat will be held July 11–15, 2013, and the New England Fall Colors Getaway will take place on September 26–30, 2013. Each tour will be based out of a spa hotel and include day rides around the area.