Becky Brown just wanted to ride with other women, but in 1979, she didn’t know any other women riders. So, she placed an ad in her local paper looking for women who wanted to organize and ride together. Women in the Wind was born and has since grown to an organization of over 1,000 women in more than 70 chapters in the United States and Canada.
Becky credits the success of Women in the Wind to the practice of allowing each chapter to be an individual with a unique mix of members. The success of the chapters has explained the hundreds of thousands of dollars they have raised for various charities over the 30 years of WITW’s existence. Although she’s always been a very active participant in WITW, Becky Brown has never served as the organization’s president, because she didn’t want the organization to be viewed as something she started out of her own vanity.
Becky has been a contributing writer and photographer for magazines including Iron Trader News, IronWorks, Harley Women Magazine and most recently Biker Ally in which she wrote about her motorcycle travels through Greece in 2004 and 2005 and Italy in 2008.
Brown’s accomplishments have won her much acclaim. She has been featured in numerous magazine articles, and the book “Hear Me Roar: Women, Motorcycles and the Rapture of the Road” by Ann Ferrar. Brown was also among the women highlighted in the documentary film “She Lives to Ride” by film maker Alice Stone.
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