It’s undeniable: The segment of female motorcycle riders is growing, and if we don’t know how we got here, we can never know where this segment is going. Enter The American Motorcycle Girls by Cristine Sommer Simmons, a photographic history of American female riders from 1900 to 1950. This 240-page color and B&W book from publisher Parker House is perfect for any motorcycle history buff or passionate female rider. From passages on Clara Wagner (the first woman issued a Federation of American Motorcyclists card in 1908) to Linda Dugeau (founder of the Motor Maids bike club in 1941), Motorcycle Girls is sure to entice buyers who walk into your shop wanting to learn some genuine motorcycle history. Simmons, who will be prominently featured in any motorcycle history book of her era, does a thorough job with the work, and the embossed hardcover is an elegant addition to any collection.