Julie Bouchet-Horowitz, the head of Hastings-on-Hudson’s New York Milk Bank, was looking for a way to get her bank’s breast milk deliveries quickly to the babies that need it — in spite of the notorious Manhattan traffic. The solution, she found, came in the form of the Sirens Women’s Motorcycle Club, which claims to be the oldest and largest women’s motorcycle club in New York City.
“Boy, these are badass women, you know?” said Bouchet-Horowitz. “It just seemed like such a great idea to be able to employ their services to help us.”
Unlike in men’s bike clubs, where women may only be allowed to join as “property” of men in the group, the Sirens are strictly in favor of women’s empowerment. Their job delivering breast milk, members said, not only helps mothers, but also sends a positive message to young girls who see the club’s members making deliveries.
“Little girls, when they see us on the road, they light up, like, ‘wow, we can ride motorcycles like that?’” said one Siren. “So I think when we deliver breast milk it’s gonna be even that much cooler.”
Watch video of the Sirens below.
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