Here motorcyclist and author Lynda Lahman provides a comprehensive look at motorcycling techniques, street smarts, and safety concerns while addressing female-specific challenges as well as issues that all bikers face from a female point of view. Here is authoritative and detailed advice useful to women new to motorcylcing and even experienced bikers: *Anecdotes from female motorcycle enthusiasts, riders, and owners, including the author's own story *Motorcycle skills from basic to advanced, appropriate for bikers of all levels of experience and expertise *The physical and mental aspects of riding *Considerations for choosing a bike, such as seat height and weight distribution, and female-appropriate gear *A primer on proper maintenance and dealing with mechanical problems *Different types of riding, such as sport, racing, touring, long distance, and off road *Getting more out of the sport through involvement in clubs, forums, charity events, and mentoring new riders *And much more! Recent statistics show that approximately 12 percent of motorcycle owners are women and that close to 25 percent of motorcycle riders are women. The number of female bikers has increased by more than 25 percent in just five years, showing that women have a strong presence on two wheels. With Lahman's help, those statistics will continue to grow as more and more women experience the joy of riding.