About the Forming Illinois Chapter About the Forming Illinois Chapter

Leather & Lace MC is a family oriented, International Motorcycle Club, formed in 1983 for women that own and operate their own motorcycles.

Jennifer Chaffin founded Leather & Lace in 1983. It began when a group of caring women riders wanted to help children. Initially membership grew slowly, due to the fact that in the early 80’s, women riding motorcycles was not as acceptable as it is today. Leather & Lace is proud to have chapters and full members all over the United States and beyond that share the goals and enthusiasm of their founders. The name says it all. "Leather" stands for the inner strength we possess as women, and the physical strength we demonstrate in handling our machines. "Lace" stands for our femininity, an intimate and important part of us all.

We are always looking for dedicated, independent women to become part of our strong, united sisterhood. Prospective members must be willing to commit time and energy, love to ride motorcycles, meet new people and create amazing memories. We welcome all make and model motorcycles over 1100 cc.