Country Grocer is once again showing Support for Canadian Women’s Ride Day (CWRD). The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Judith Guichon, spoke at the celebrations following the Vancouver Island event on July 19th at Cobble Hill Country Grocer, 1400 Cowichan Bay Road.
150 or more women on motorcycles, Canadian flags flying, roared through the beautiful Cowichan Valley for the Vancouver Island ride, celebrating the fun, sisterhood and adventure shared by the growing community of Canadian women who ride motorcycles. And in doing so, it also supports local charities that benefit women.
The number of women taking up motorcycling continues to increase by over 30% each year. In 2013, when the event started, just over 50 local women on motorcycles took part and raised about $1500 for charity. Last year the island event doubled in size with almost 100 women riders on a huge variety of motorcycles, large and small. They raised $5000 for charity and the goal this year is to raise even more money.