About Us

Sisterhood. Motorcycles. Riding. Since 1950.


WIMA, Women’s International Motorcycle Association, was founded in 1950 by Louise Scherbyn, an American who started riding motorcycles in the 1930s. At the time, this was not only unusual for women, but was frowned upon.

Scherbyn rode her Indian through the USA and Canada and made many contacts with other women interested in motorcycling. In the 1950s she founded WIMA with a few others. Since that time, WIMA has expanded to become an international organization with associations established in nearly 40 countries.


Volunteer Board

Michelle Lamphere

National President

Kimberly Brown

National Vice President

Rachel Stienstra

National Treasurer

Lynda Hood

National Director of Membership

Connecting Women Riders for over 70 Years

International History

WIMA is for all women interested in motorcycling of any age or ability. We’re not campaigners and we’re not anti-men. Many of our men come along on rides and to events.
Today, national WIMA divisions are established in 25 countries all over the world. WIMA has an international government but all national divisions are run independently, with their own governments and organising local and national events. National divisions take turns hosting international rallies, where all WIMA members and their families are invited. Prospective members can also attend. Members of WIMA enjoy a truly international network of support and friendship.
We welcome new members and new divisions!

What do you get with membership?

Membership of a world wide organization

Annual International Rallies

A global sisterhood