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Manitoba Women Riders Committee (MB WRC) of CMMG

MB WRC members actively volunteer to promote women motorycling in Manitoba. They volunteer as part of the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups (CMMG). An annual meeting is held each February to discuss matters of importance to women riders. The WRC has been successful in lobbying:  to have more size-friendly clothing options for women riders, to have  mechanical basics workshop for women riders,to have motorcyclist meetings, events, and websites more women-friendly (less sexist and abusive), to promote International Female Ride Day in conjunction with CMMG's kickoff for May as Motorcycle Safety Month, and to encourage electronic sites where women riders can meet up, to arrange a ride or just chat. 

Since 2016, there has been an ongoing focus on celebrating the 1914 Gold Medal victory of Sadie Grimm, the first motorcyclist to complete the enduro ride from Winnipeg to Winnipeg Beach. The Sadie Grimm Celebration and Ride Committee is actively fundraising to build a commemorative picnic shelter at Winnipeg Beach, near the site Sadie Grimm rode to in 1914. The estimated cost for building the shelter, with all labour donated, is estimated to be $45,000. Just over $31,000. has been raised to Jan 8, 2020. Construction is expected to begin in May.