Are you a woman who loves motorcycles? Well, Organized Chaos Motorcycle Organization, a new group for female Chicagoland riders may be the group for you. Our Town spoke with co-founder Tammy Sciortino about the groups origin and future goals.
Our Town What inspired you to found Organized Chaos?
Tammy Sciortino Organized Chaos was started because an honest group of women wanted to form a group to help out the community and assist charities with fundraising efforts. The founding of this group is credited to ALL our charter members. It's my job to keep us legal.
OT What is the importance of a women’s motorcycling community?
TS Women are powerful creators and nurturers. We are leaders and inspirational thinkers who happen to also love to ride. It is imperative that we, as a collective group, have a voice AND a presence in a male dominated arena.
OT Do you consider yourselves straight inclusive?
TS We welcome ALL women riders.
OT As a woman motorcyclist do you feel accepted by the motorcycling community as a whole?
TS As a woman motorcyclist I feel very welcome in the MC world. I know there are some men that welcome us, and others who don't. For those who don't, it is not my problem, it's theirs.
OT What kind of bike do you have and what’s your dream bike?
TS I ride a black 2013 Honda Goldwing. I am a distance rider, so I have a cruiser. This is my dream bike, for now.....
OT Describe the best ride you’ve ever taken.
TS Best ride I have ever taken.....To date I would have to say when 16 of us jumped on the bikes and headed to Indianapolis, IN then on to Louisville, KY for the weekend. You know we held our lines tight riding next to each other. When we got to the hotels all we did was talk about what we each experienced.
OT Free Associate with me-
TS Here's where I might get in trouble for giving my feelings...LOL!
OT Here we go: Harley Davidson-
TS Released stats in 2011, 70% of all new motorcycles were sold to a female rider.
OT Helmet Laws-
TS Not a fan
OT Lane sharing-
TS Saves room on the highway, decreases rush hour congestion.
OT Your group’s mission is to support philanthropic endeavors. What have you done so far?
TS We have worked with Night Ministry, collecting enough donations to fill over 200 stockings for the homeless in Chicago and Ride for AIDS Chicago has used our services (last year and this year) as motocrew assisting bikers on the road.
OT Your pride week kick off event will raise funds for TPAN Ride for AIDS Chicago. How did you choose that organization?
TS Many of our members have known someone who has either died of AIDS or is HIV+. We want to raise funds to help make a difference.
OT What are your future goals for Organized Chaos?
TS The future of Organized Chaos as a 501c3 is endless. We are excited to be starting on this adventure. We are looking forward to working with as many charities as we can to support our community.
Organized Chaos kicks off their riding season with a fundraiser at Spyners, June 27 at 6:30 p.m.
A writer with an MFA in Creative Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sarah Terez Rosenblum freelances for sites like Pop Matters and
afterellen.com Her debut novel, “Herself When She’s Missing," was called “poetic and heartrending” by ALA Booklist. Sarah is also a figure model, Spinning instructor and teacher at Chicago’s StoryStudio. Inevitably one day she will find herself lecturing naked on a spinning bike. She's kind of looking forward to it actually.
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