We first met the ladies of Eye Kandi Motorcycle Klub at the 2015 PRO Convention. At first glance, it was clear that their sisterhood was strong and they were about their business. Founded in 2004 by Kim “KB” McRae, Miriam “Phoenix Rising” Pollock, and Nikita “Red Snappa” Franklin, Eye Kandi has crystalized their bond into a formidable Female MC brand in Atlanta, GA. This year marks their 11th Anniversary, and they continue to set the bar high. We’re honored to have Eye Kandi MK serve as our Atlanta hosts for our first Coast 2 Coast Ride!
Q. Give us a brief history of your club…
A. Eye Kandi, a female motorcycle club, brings together innovative, professional and beautiful women. We primarilly channel our energies into networking, fellowshipping, and supporting the mororcycle community throughout the United States. The club is dedicated to hosting a variety of social and professional events, promoting safety, helping others and building friendships. We provide a positive image for the motorcycle community and strive to build camaraderie loyalty and respect.
Q. What’s the club’s mission or motto?
A. Our motto is “The Sweetest Things On 2 Wheels…”
Q. What was your biggest challenge as a Female MC?
A. Our biggest challenge is female hormones! We don’t all agree on everything and sometimes, female hormones kick in. At the end of the day, we work our all situations. We work to understand the motorcycle community and keep our femininity positive and professional. Beauty lies in the true charisma of how women project their images and this club projects a very positive image that one will respect, honor, love and enjoy as we are encountered in any community.
Q. What type of member do you seek?
A. Joining any club is a “CHOICE”. For individuals to join EKMK, we want it to be a partnership. You like us, and we like you and this is the purpose for the prospect period. This time will give the individual a chance to check us out as we check them out. Specifically, we are looking at an individual being committed to the club, not just joining and quitting after 6 months. We also look at the professional demeanor of the individual. EKMK members are all professional women in professional jobs and this is important. This will allow for an easy transition for a new member with other females with similar values. Prospects of any club should look for: Camaraderie,
Professionalism of the individuals, Structure of the club – leaders/leadership, by-laws established, Stability of members (have members been in the club for years, months, or days), and ultimately, does the club ride?
Q. Are there any last words you’d like to leave us with?
Motorcycle is a sport, a fun and dangerous sport, but what makes it great is the individual(s) you ride with, and how you ride with your colleagues. Our club is a recognized and respected well known club throughout the United States. We believe in safety 1st, friendships, and camaraderie. We love riding and being a part of a great community, Motorcycling. The vision and mission for each member of this club is commitment and dedication. Our club and members show the professionalism and sisterhood of women throughout the United States. When one thinks of EYE KANDI, they will think great things, things women strive to be in any aspect of the motorcycle community.