CALL OF THE WIND
IIntroducing the Wild Gypsy Tour, an all-female community of passionate riders who are shaping the future of the motorcycle industry.
Follow along as the leader of the pack, Kelly Yazdi, narrates the Legend of the Wild Gypsy Tour.
Meet founder Kelly Yazdi. A born adventurer, Kelly’s need for speed started with horses and dirt bikes. When she turned 18 years old, she had graduated to motorcycles. Kelly created the Wild Gypsy Tour to help change the way women are seen on motorcycles.
The Wild Gypsy Tour originated as a women’s riding platform at Buffalo Chip, which is part of the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held in Sturgis, South Dakota every August.
[Kelly] “Women have always been riders and catalysts within the industry. Our sisterhood is made of up women from all walks of life and ends of the globe, and we welcome all types, bikes, kinds and colors.”
[Kelly] “Female motorcycle bike ownership has doubled in the past decade or so. The industry is catching on to us and we now have gear that’s specifically designed for female riders. We hope to keep building on that progress.”
[Kelly] “The Wild Gypsy Tour believes that to ride is to live. Everything we do and everything we stand for is meant to inspire a feeling of freedom and independence in each female rider.”
[Kelly] “Even with the progress, we still encounter criticism. But we put on our helmets, revv our engines, and leave ‘em in the dust. One of my favorite mantras is ‘don’t try to win over the haters, you’re not a jackass whisperer.”
When asked why she rides. [Kelly] “Going down the road with wind in your hair and the revv of your engine...it’s pure grit and excitement. I find it to be one of the best forms of therapy out there.”
[Kelly] “There is something truly profound about riding in a pack and the bonds that are formed within this female family. I think women have always had the desire to ride, but maybe didn’t have access to other riders to learn from. The Wild Gypsy Tour helps to foster a culture of learning and female empowerment.”
[Kelly] “I never expected Wild Gypsy Tour to become what it is, but we’re changing the culture of the sport. It’s become a haven for this unbridled gypsy sisterhood to belong and live freely.”
[Kelly] “When the wind on the road or motorcycle calls to you, you have to follow through with it. You won’t regret it.”