Top 10 Moto Mama Mother's Day Gifts
With the International Female Ride Day happening on Saturday, May 7th, followed by Mother’s Day on May 8th it’s a back-to-back weekend of motorcycling estrogen. Bless your lovely madre with a twofer weekend by shouldering all her responsibilities on Saturday, freeing her to partake in International Female Ride Day activities. Follow that up the next day with a lovely gift from the selection we’ve comprised here.
10. Helmet Medical Data Carrier
For $6, the Medical Data Carrier is the most cost-efficient way of telling mom you care about her safety. Contained within is a two-sided, waterproof paper containing information on her identity and medical history. Bold text on the outside of the carrier also warns responders to leave helmet removal to those trained in the proper technique. The Medical Data Carrier is available at Motoress, a motorcycling website for women, responsible for the International Female Ride Day event. There’s also a lot of other goodies available for purchase in addition to the Medical Data Carrier.
9. Biker on Board Tote
If mom has an infant motorcyclist or a biker in the womb, this canvas tote bag features a design with a cute cartoon baby “in the womb,” with goggles, skulls, and stars, in a laurel wreath. The bag is machine washable, weighs 10 ounces, and measures 15” x 18” x 6”. Price is $15 at Cafepress.com. If you like the design but want it on a shirt, baby blanket, or some other item, those are available here.
8. Motorcycle Charm Bracelet
From Hope is Hip Jewelry comes this charm bracelet for female bikers. The bangle is adjustable to fit most wrist sizes, is made of stainless steel, and can be personalized with an initial and/or a birthstone. The bracelet retails for $24 at the Etsy website, where you’ll also find other biker-themed jewelry from Hope is Hip.
7. Hip Purses
From Chic Rider Designs comes this hip purse that snaps to your belt loops and holds an incredible amount of content in its 7″ x 6″ x 2 1/2″ size. “I carry my checkbook, hairbrush, eyeglass case, cell phone, ID/Credit card case, and of course lip gloss, with room to spare,” says its creator, Vivian Garner. The Hip Purses are available in a variety of styles and embroideries for $45. Check out this product and others at ChicRiderDesigns.com.
6. Gift Certificate
Open Road Girl offers a variety of motorcycle themed accessories. If you’re unsure what mom needs or would appreciate, maybe a gift certificate for an item of her choice is the safe bet. Get one for your mother here OpenRoadGirl.com.
5. Biker Bar Birdhouse
If your mom is the outdoorsy, nature-loving type of female motorcyclist, there’s a chance she’ll adore this Biker Bar Birdhouse. The Route 66-themed roadhouse is made of wood, measures 10¼” x 7½” x 9″, and costs only $25. Hopefully, the 24-hour bar doesn’t attract the wrong kind of birds. Get one for mom at GardenDecorAccents.com.
4. Ladies Cooling Base Layer Top
MotoChic says its Cooling Base Layer Top is manufactured using compression fabrics for a fit that reduces arm pump and muscle soreness to extend peak-level performance. It also features a seamless, slimming design that creates a flattering hourglass fit for women. In addition to motorcycling, MotoChic says the top can also be worn for bicycling, hiking, or doing any high-performance sport or exercise. The Cooling Base Layer Top is available in colors MotoChic Red, Yamaha Blue, Kawasaki Green or KTM/Harley Orange, for $135. Order one for mom at MotoChicGear.com.
3. Track Day
If the mom in your life is a trackday junkie with an unquenchable need for speed, a Sportbike Track Girl membership may be the perfect gift. The Sportbike Track Girl Membership ($65) carries all the same benefits as the Sportbike Track Time standard membership but adds a 15% discount on all trackdays for the ladies. For more information and membership sign up go to Sportbike Track Girl. Make sure that Sportbike Track Time services your area.
2. IXS Cayenne Lady
If your mom has modish tendencies, the Cayenne Lady jacket from IXS is just the thing. Not only is this wool coat super stylish, it has all the features of modern biker apparel: removable lining, waterproof shell, ergonomically shaped sleeves, shoulder and elbow armor, foam back pad, reflective sleeve piping, and more. At $359, it’s the priciest item on this list, but well worth it. Check it and other IXS apparel options at IXSusa.com.
1. Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest
This one’s gonna take some effort on your part, but if mom wins as a direct result of your actions, it’s a get-out-of-jail-free card with, at least, a six-month expiration date. Here’s what you have to do: Write and submit a 600-word or less essay describing why your mom is most in need of a biker makeover. Make sure to include a photo of mom with her current motorcycle. The contest winner receives a wardrobe of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear, a case of full synthetic oil from Spectro Oils, a new Mustang motorcycle seat, a set of tires from Avon Tires, a helmet, jacket and gloves by J&P Cycles, clothing by Hijinx Apparel, exhaust from Vance & Hines, a surprise from S&S Cycle and Klock Werks and more. Deadline for entries is June 29, 2016, so you best get to writing! For more information, rules, eligibility, and submission procedures, visit Garage-Girls.com.