Thinking about learning to ride, but want to talk to someone about it? Want to just ask questions in a non-judgmental environment? Here is your chance!

I learned to ride a couple years ago with the help of Woodstock Harley Davidson. I started by going to an information night geared to all females. I had questions, concerns and really just thought if I could spend a few minutes around a bike and people who know way more than I could ever possibly know, it would help me decide if I really wanted to ride. Plus, did I mention someone said there would be snacks and raffle prizes? How could I not go?

So I RSVPed and, that evening, grabbed a friend of mine and off we went towards Route 28. Woodstock Harley Davidson warmly opened their doors that night and started with a gracious hello. They took my friend and I, along with about 10 other women through all aspects of the bike, showed us what was what and even let us sit on a bike so we could get a feel for one. Even more importantly for someone like myself who is 5 feet, 2 inches tall, was information on how a bike could be modified for someone to make it more accessible.

After that night, I booked my Smart Rider class and got my license. The only thing I need now? More practice riding.

If you are thinking about riding? Woodstock Harley Davidson is holding another one of their "Intro to Motorcycling Events" on Feb. 18 at 5:30PM. (The snow date is Feb. 19.) You too can check out the bikes and find out what it takes to get started. Yes, refreshments will be available and they will be giving away a $25 gift card for the HD store. RSVP to or call (845) 338-2800. Make sure to tell them that Brandi from WRRV says hello and I will be seeing them as soon as the weather gets warmer.