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Great pictures of some of our rides, events and activities throughout the years!

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Group Rides - Roles of Lead and Sweep

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (8)

Here's a 10-minute video on group riding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erpkyD7SMfw


Lead

  • Lead position rides next to the centre line.
  • Set the pace of the ride. Usually we try to stay fairly close to the speed limit.
  • Know the route.
  • Know basic hand signals.
  • Know the phone # of your Sweep.


Sweep

  • Keep an eye on the riders in the group.
  • If a group rider stops – Sweep pulls over with them.
  • Know the route.
  • Know the phone # of your Lead.

Nomad Bear's Fall Rides

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (1)

One of the privileges of hosting the 2018 Summer Internationals is that we get to host Nomad Bear and show her all the great sights that our visitors will see when they come to Calgary next year. Nomad has been busy touring in the foothills and mountains this fall, up to Kananaskis Country and Banff. She even made an appearance at the Magic of Christmas Toy Run! Safe riding, Nomad. Hang on tight to that bungee cord. :)


Calgary Pride Parade

Posted on September 4, 2017 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Our member Lois was the Grand Marshal of the Calgary Pride parade this year, and many of our members joined her to march in the parade. Even Nomad Bear came along for the ride! Here we are with the mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi.

Lois and Nomad Bear, ready for the ride!


Canadian Summer Nationals - Nisku

Posted on August 20, 2017 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The ladies who attended the Canadian Summer National meeting in Nisku, Alberta were truly "Women in the Wind" for the weekend as prevailing Westerlies kept us leaning on our rides around the Edmonton area. Not many bug splats that day - the bugs couldn't fly straight either! Saturday night's activites had a Hillbilly theme with a great dinner and a live band. Good times!


Motorcycle Awareness Ride

Posted on May 28, 2017 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)



International Female Ride Day - May 6

Posted on May 7, 2017 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Chinook Outriders had a great turn-out for International Female Ride Day, with 19 members completing the ride from Calgary to Spruce View, Alberta, where we were able to meet up with some of our Edmonton and Leduc WITW sisters. Many of the group members continued onward to Linden for afternoon dessert treats. The weather and the bikes cooperated and everyone had a full riding day - what a great opportunity to join with other women who love to ride! Thank you to Troy and Ang from Ride Stop 'n' Go and Blue Circle Insurance for organizing and sponsoring this event.


2016 Calgary Motorcycle Show

Posted on January 6, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)


2013 Rally - Women Riding into the Future

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)


2011 Photoshoot

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)



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