Urvashi Patole, Founder, The Bikerni
Anjaly Rajan, Founder, Riderni
Women from around the world are busting common gender stereotypes to make their way to success. Gender stereotypes are harmful because they create differences or unfair treatments to a specific person who has to fight with people’s perception of his/her gender.
What do you think of when you hear the word 'Bikers club', one image that typically appears to your mind is stereotypical bearded biker wearing a leather jacket and riding a motorbike.In the last few years, more and more women are craving to ride a motorbike.On the occasion of International Women's Day 2016, let’s take a look at top five thrill - seeking women, who are discovering their passion in riding motorbikes. These women also prove that riding a motorbike is no longer associated with men.
The Bikerni, a women's biker group was kickstarted by Urvashi Patole in January 2011 with an aim to create a first platform for passionate women who ride motorcycles and for those who aspire to ride motorcycles as well. With the help of a few dedicated women, the foundation was laid in cities all over India.
The Bikerni encourages the members to head out on road-trips, to connect with fellow members and treat them like family and also participates and volunteers in motorcycling events and social causes.
Iran-born Maral Yazarloo is a global citizen currently calling India her home. With a passion for travel and biking, Maral has backpacked across 67 countries around the world. She has been invited from different chapters internationally for rides and has taken part in rides in Egypt, Qatar & Dubai. She has been aptly called “Queen of Super bikes” in India as is also the owner of 4 superbikes and has clocked around 1.20 lac kms within a short span. Maral has founded the first ladies superbike club in India ‘’Lady Riders of India”.