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Join The Women Who Lead The Way Outdoors

International Female Ride Day® is Saturday, May 1, 2021

Nothing beats speeding down an off-the-beaten path. Diving into trail bends and pushing straightaways. Or taking on the open road from the driver’s seat. International Female Ride Day (IFRD) celebrates the trailblazers, the bold adventurists, and everyday enthusiasts – with rides as diverse as the women who ride them. It’s about following their journeys, inspiring new ones and creating an inclusive off-road experience.

 

Join the entire world in a day that can spark a lifetime of purpose and passion. Whether you’re riding a side-by-side or ATV, we applaud all the fearless females who jump on, take off and forge their own path.

“WHETHER ON ROADS, DIRT, SAND OR SNOW, RIDING CONTINUES TO BE EXHILARATING, LIBERATING AND FULFILLING FOR WOMEN OF ALL SKILL LEVELS.”

Vicki Gray, IFRD Founder and inaugural member of the Polaris Empowersports Women’s Riding Council.

Follow their lead

Since partnering with IFRD last year, Polaris has championed and accelerated the growth of female riders with the launch of the Empowersports Women’s Riding Council. These go-getters are riders, adventurers, leaders and entrepreneurs who work with Polaris to drive industry inclusion and inspire more ladies to participate in powersports.

 

Meet some of the amazing women who are changing the off-road landscape forever.

Jolene Van Vugt

Stuntwomen, Nitro Circus Action Sports Athlete, Canadian Women’s National Motocross Champion and RZR Ambassador

“I DON’T SEE MYSELF AS AN ADRENALINE JUNKIE. IT’S JUST ABOUT SEEKING THE UNKNOWN.”

Kristen Matlock

Professional RZR Racer and SCORE Baja 1000 Champ

“I REALIZED I HAD THE ABILITY TO BEAT SOME OF THE FASTEST GUYS OUT THERE.”

Michelle Barraza

Lifelong Powersports Enthusiast and Avid RZR Racer

“IF THERE’S LOVE FOR IT, YOU JUST WON’T STOP. YOU’LL KEEP TRYING.”

Lisa Lockhart

Professional Rodeo Barrel Champion, Rancher and Polaris Ranger Ambassador

“THE WORK IS NEVER DONE, BUT I CANNOT IMAGINE IT ANY OTHER WAY.”

Kelly Yazdi

Actress, Stuntwoman, Host, Ride Wild Founder and Polaris Adventures Ambassador

“WHETHER YOU’RE A NEW OR EXPERIENCED RIDER, IT’S REALLY A FAMILY.”

Get to know all the members of the

Empowersports Women’s Riding Council >

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Get outside and ride

This year marks the 15th annual International Female Ride Day. Getting involved in IFRD is simple – Just Ride! Celebrate the day by riding your off-road vehicle, motorcycle or other powersports machine. The movement encourages new women to ride, while shining light on the diverse women who ride every day.

Invite a plus one this year
If you’ve participated in IFRD before (or even if you haven’t), encourage a woman you know to join in the fun.


Take part in the digital celebration
Share photos on social media using the hashtags #IFRD2021 and #InternationalFemaleRideDay and you’ll also be entered in the global photo contest.

Visit IFRD website to learn more, including ways to participate, helpful tips for preparing your ride and photo inspiration from previous years.


If you don’t own one, you can still ride one
Polaris Adventures offers off-road vehicle rentals and custom ride experiences and locations throughout the U.S.