On a sunny November morning in Sydney, IVV coordinated the first five Petrolettes to meet and ride together through the beachy suburbs, along the harbour and finishing in the city to capture the group in one photo. IVV was accompanied by Silodrome Senior Editor, James McBride and talented photographer Kate Disher-Quill to assist in capturing the morning.

These ladies turned some heads! (and made a few people think twice about wolf-whistling at them). For most, this was the first all female ride they experienced, sharing tips on where to get good riding gear, sussing out each others bikes, and having a good laugh. Heaps of fun seeing these five total babes meet and talk gear, bikes and riding in the confidence of fellow femme riders. This was the first IVV femme ride... but definitely not the last.

Heleana is a force of nature. The founder of In Venus Veritas and The Petrolette, and a co-founder of Rising Sun Workshop. Heleana shares her love of vintage cars, riding motorcycles, and (not-so-secretly) dreams of flying planes and piloting a riva aquariva (a la Sophia Loren) very fast through the canals of Venice. Supportive and connected, community is her lifeblood, and she is as real as they come.