Alisa is a world traveler, author, professional experience maker and confidence coach. Alisa's book Boost Your Confidence Through Motorcycling: A Woman's Guide to Being Your Best Self On and Off the Bike became an Amazon.com #1 Bestseller. In 2019 Alisa was named a Dealernews Top 100 Leader in Powersports and was also named to the Women Riders Now Leadership Board. Alisa’s personal mission is to support and empower other riders, particularly women, to be their best selves on and off the bike.
Wendy’s powersports passion permeates every facet of her life. She is a factory-trained motorcycle technician with two decades of experience, the owner of a busy motorcycle shop, and an enthusiastic two-wheeled adventurer. Her greatest joy is long distance motorcycle riding, and after a decade of endurance competitions she recently became the first woman ever to win the 11-day, 11,000+ mile Iron Butt Rally. Recipient of the American Motorcyclist Association’s 2020 Bessie Stringfield Award, she loves to share stories of success and failure, trial and error, and how everyone can apply these hard-won lessons to improve the safety and enjoyment of their ride regardless of how far your journey takes you.
Joey Lindahl started riding shortly after joining Polaris in 2012, inspired and motivated by the large number of female riders she met there. In her current role as Senior Marketing Manager, Customer Growth, Joey brings her excitement for riding to women and diverse riders through her work to increase representation, inclusion and participation of women in powersports.
Angie was born with several congenital birth defects - the most noticeable being her right arm. As a result of being encouraged by her Parents to do whatever she set her mind, the word “can’t” never existed in Angie’s vocabulary. Often judged based on her appearance, accomplishing her dreams was not always easy. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, Angie decided that it was time to ride her own motorcycle and has not looked back since. Angie is an Inspirational Speaker who shares her tales of determination in the hopes that it inspires others to realize that anything is possible. Angie is also a published Writer, Musician and Executive Producer of her documentary ANGIE - TALES OF DETERMINATION.
Made in Mexico, purely Canadian! Deyanira is a Professional Engineer, Certified/Designated Project Manager, and Woman of Action. Her motto is “making the impossible possible”. Deya has worked in energy and housing projects, and she is a motivational speaker on personal productivity. First published Latin-Canadian woman to complete a continuous two-year motorcycle journey through the Americas, doing research in 16 countries. Deya believes in living small/with less, alternative energies, prioritizing physical/mental health, and sharing privilege. She is one of the 250-Canadians selected to be a part of the 2020-Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference where candidates “help shape Canadians’ responses to upcoming challenges” and was recently recognized with “Mentor of the Year Award 2020” by Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada.
Erin Sills is a 45-time land speed motorcycle record holder, industry spokesperson, and retired Facebook executive. She owns Hunter Sills Racing which races 1000cc BMW motorcycles on the Bonneville Salt. Erin and her team hold more records in the 1000cc class than any other, including the coveted 1000cc Production record at 207 mph, the top naturally aspirated mile record at 238.389 mph, and a top speed to-date of 242mph. Erin is co-chairwoman of the largest US website for female motorcycle enthusiasts, WomenRidersNow.com, and has been named the American Motorcyclist Association Female Athlete of the Year͟ for her motorcycling accomplishments and the American Marketing Association’s Woman to Watch͟ for her business accomplishments. Erin most recently served as a Global Director of Marketing at Facebook. She and her race team have set two Guinness Book World Records, and Erin a member of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club, the El Mirage 200 MPH Club, the BUB 201 MPH Club, and the Mojave 200 MPH Club. Erin currently serves on the AMA Specialist Sport Commission, the FIM Women in Sport Commission and the board of the AMA Heritage Foundation. She is also an off-road adventure riding coach and in 2014 was named University of Cincinnati, College of Business alumni of the year. Amidst all that … Erin enjoys most her advocacy for women in the sport of motorcycling.
Gail Mooney began her visual career as a still photographer after attending Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. She spent over thirty years shooting around the world for magazines and corporations. Some of her clients: National Geographic, Smithsonian, Travel & Leisure and Islands Magazine. She embraced video as an additional storytelling medium and began to make short films. Some of her films: The Delta Blues Musicians, Opening Our Eyes and Like A Woman.
Jen's journey in motorcycling began at the age of sixteen when she obtained her M1 license and began her riding adventures all over the North East. Since then she has logged innumerable miles on the street, club raced with the USCRA and CVMA on both coasts, and has become a "disciple of the dirt" in both motocross and offroad. She now resides in CA where she has held multiple positions in the industry across several brands in design, marketing, and sales.
Jessica is a motorsports journalist and enthusiast, with over 130 articles published in various print and digital media outlets (including: Forbes, motorcycle.com, Women Riders Now, etc.). In addition, Jessica is the Founder and CEO of Backwoods Promotion Inc., which specializes in motorsports & outdoors event staffing. In 2020, Backwoods Promotions became certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE). Also in 2020, Jessica joined the Forbes Business Council, was selected as Chair of the Forbes HR & Staffing group, and was awarded a number of Stevie Awards, including Women in Business - Entrepreneur of the Year (Silver) - Business Services. It is Jessica’s goal to promote and support women in the motorsports industry to grow and thrive through her mandate "Promote What You Love".
Kristen wasn’t about to let her husband Wayne (20-year professional off-road racer) have all the fun or success. Her hunger for adrenaline led her behind the wheel of her own Polaris RZR four years ago. Turns out, Kristen has the same competitive drive as her husband and she quickly captured big wins. Known as the “Iron Woman,” she drives every mile of every race she competes. Kristen has been behind the wheel of her race car for as long as 39 hours. In 2019 she had back-to-back wins at the SCORE San Felipe 250 and earned her first win at the granddaddy of them all, the SCORE Baja 1000. Kristen recently returned from racing at the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.
Lisa is a touring and off-road aficionado with over four decades of riding experience, who loves the motorcycling community's camaraderie. In 2005, after a long IT career, she combined her motorcycling passion with her profession. Lisa started in the industry at a BMW/Vespa dealership, where she worked her way up to GM. She then worked at industry giants Schuberth North America and RideNow, before becoming an entrepreneur. She has served on the boards of the Women's Coalition of Motorcycles, the BMWMOA, and the BMWRA. Lisa was also staff on the 2016 Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride. She recently retired and volunteers enthusiastically as well as writes articles for motorcycle magazines-both online and in print. Lisa is currently the Chair for the Women's Coalition of Motorcyclists.
As a personal trainer and yoga instructor, Megan is passionate about helping you live and feel your best. She will help you create a morning routine that you LOVE so you can get more done and have time left over for lots of fun!
Michelle Lamphere was born and raised in Sturgis, South Dakota, home of the world famous Sturgis Rally. After dedicating more than 20 years to her high-stress role as a hotel executive she decided to make some major life changes. She sold her house, quit her six-figure salary career and hit the road, traveling for two years by motorcycle through North, Central and South America.
Misty loves riding and being a part of an industry of enthusiasts. She has been with Dunlop for 13 years. Misty grew up with a love of motorcycles from her Dad who bought her a scooter in her teens and taught her how to ride. She went on to ride dirt and street bikes, and then work in the industry at local shops, distributors, and then Dunlop. Misty loves working for a company that supports the sport and riders all over the world.
After a motorcycle accident totaled her bike, Rocky was looking for her next set of wheels while she was still recovering. She found her next adventure in a 2014 Ural Gear Up. Little did she know that most of the adventure would be in the garage. The bike needed a lot of work, and without a Ural mechanic around for hours, Rocky dug deep to learn all she could. She now maintains, fixes, and mods all 3 of her current bikes. She shares her passion for moto-maintenance on social media and at events conducting Wrenching with Rocky "Get Dirty!" workshops to inspire confidence in others to pick up a wrench.
Sara is an avid and unlikely motorcyclist, who started riding for purely practical reasons (to skip the Ferry line while commuting to law school) nineteen years ago. These days she's a consultant and coach with a focus on change and transformation: work she never would have done were it not for the coaching and skill-building journey she's been on around riding for the last few years. Sara is Principal Consultant with Red Currant Collective, her change consulting company; she's also Chief Marketer for Counter Weight Motorsport, a race bike shop based in the Seattle area. And finally, she hosts The Moto Curious, a podcast and blog devoted to answering questions about motorcycling to help make motorcycling more accessible and inclusive for all riders.
Shalmarie Wilson is a survivor of a life-threatening motorcycle crash and has been dedicating her career, for the past 5 years, as an on and off-road motorcycle instructor. “Increase your fun factor by learning to master your bike. Practice. Ride. Repeat.” Learn more about Shal and how she might be able to help you. Womenridemotoadventures.
My goal, as co-founder of the Women’s Motorcyclist Foundation, has always been to promote the growth of women in motorcycling in all its forms. Having helped to host road, track, and off-road venues on behalf of breast cancer research, I am now focused on our DIRTY for GOOD - Dual Sport/Adventure venues, with support from other dual sport/adventure riders, mostly women but with a few good men too! To accomplish our goals, WMF has merged with SheADV to produce these Riding/Training/Fundraising venues which support female veterans with children through Final Salute, Inc. (https//finalsaluteinc.org) I am grateful to the vast, diverse number of incredibly talented motorcycling women and men who have come into my life. Each has helped me grow, learn, and become a more skilled rider. Plus, together, we have used our passion for life on two wheels towards the greater good. It has all added up and continues to be one Hell of a Good Ride!
Tina McDermott is an Inspirational Chef, Speaker, Weight Loss Coach, and Personal Trainer for the past 20 years. “True health is more than our outward physical appearance; the benefits and indications of excellent health are much more profound". She is on a mission to helping women innovate, bring out their best selves, be strong, healthy, and fit and develop a portfolio of success. Her passion is teaching fitness and nutrition from her own home studio and kitchen as she prepares healthy, delicious easy meals for you to follow along with her. Tina is the founder of the Finally Thin Forever coaching program where she helps individuals as well as small groups. The key to her client’s success is her ability to help them come to peace with their emotional eating.
As an adrenaline loving sports addict, life took a turn in 2014 when I was hit by a red-light-jumping car while cycling. In that moment, life as I knew it changed and over the following seven years I was taken on a mental and physical rollercoaster with a full shoulder and hip reconstruction. It was also during this time that I discovered the soul igniting love for life on two wheels, but more importantly a new level of gratitude and appreciation for life.
Whitney Meza is newer to the motorcycling scene who understands the challenges of raising young children while pursuing the passion for motorcycling adventures. She shares these experiences through her YouTube channel and showcases other incredible female riders and their stories on her MOTO MOM LIVE stream series. You can find her channel at: www.youtube.com/c/whitmeza