Hello everyone, I’m just back from Cuba.
We had a lovely group of intrepid ladies who rode with us in Cuba, and we had a B-L-A-S-T! A picture says a thousand words, so I’ll post some pictures below. Be sure to check out our Facebook Page this week to see even more photos as well as some videos. If you didn’t get a chance to come with us this year, send me an email and I’ll put you on our contact list for future tours. (Hint-hint: next time we’re going to be riding vintage bikes in Cuba!)
We’re also pleased to announce our Waterfalls and Wildlife Tour in Southern Africa. I worked on a conservation project in Namibia for two years and I just love this part of the world. There’s something about the African continent that draws one in and it keeps pulling me back. I’ve toured a goodly portion of Southern Africa in a 4×4 camper and on motorcycles. Waterfalls and Wildlife will be a trip to remember with a fly-in safari in the Okavango Delta, a two-night stay at the super posh Victoria Falls Hotel right on the falls, spa stays, photo safaris in jeeps and boats and airplane safaris. We’ll also spend two days exploring the world famous Etosha National Park where I’ve seen too many animals to mention. I hope you’ll consider joining us. More info is HERE.
Give us a shout and let us know where you’re headed this summer,
Zenith Irfan is the first Pakistani girl who aspires to travel the world on two wheels
This 22-year-old young woman from Lahore, northeast Pakistan has become a fearless rider in the past two years, traveling across regions of the conservative Muslim country where it is often considered taboo for women to travel by themselves.
Meet Sonia Jain, The First Indian Woman To Ride 100 Different Motorbikes
Sonia became the first woman from India to have had ridden the highest number of motorcycles ever. She has ridden 100 different motorcycle models ranging from 60cc 63kg Synny to 1811cc, 360kg Indian Roadmaster as of August 16, 2016. Click HERE to read more.
“As you travel Africa, you will find the way of ubuntu – the universal bond that connects all of humanity as one.” – Heather Ellis
Heather Ellis: Solo Adventure in Africa
From 1993 to 1997, Heather Ellis went on an adventure on her Yamaha TT600 through Africa, and later through Central Asia — a journey that took four years.
Everywhere she goes Heather is aided by locals and travelers alike, who take her into their homes and hearts, helping her to truly understand the spirit of ubuntu – a Bantu word meaning ‘I am because you are’.
She recently published her book Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa, which chronicles her journey in Africa. In her memoir, she shares life-changing stories, both inspiring and entertaining.
Check out Heather Ellis’s book on Amazon.
Read more about Heather’s adventures HERE.
Revved-Up Women Texas Motorcycle Expo is taking place April 28-30 in San Antonio, Texas. Three big days include riding Texas Hill Country as well as workshops, racing demos, fashion show, live music, great food, and more than 50 vendors from bike customization to riding gear and fine wine and craft beer. Read the full story on WomenRidersNow.com with more details HERE.
BABES IN THE DIRT 3April 28th – 30th at Hungry Valley SVRA
Babes in the Dirt is an annual ladies only off-roading campout hosted by Babes Ride Out. This event is free and is designed to encourage girls who have never sat on a bike to learn how they work and give it a go, give street ladies the chance to ride dirt for the first time, and for ladies who can totally rip! FREE REGISTRATION. To get ALL the info on this event click HERE.
A Night of Motorcycles and Art, April 28, 2017 7 – 11 PM, Brooklyn,NY
MotorGrrl Garage presents the premiere of ‘A Night of Motorcycles and Art’, a combined art event with artist Grace Roselli’s NAKED BIKE PROJECT and moto photographer Susan Rico’s VIRAGO on April 28 from 7-11 PM. More on Motorcycle.com.
AIMExpo Welcomes Hogancamp as Marketing Manager
AIMExpo announces that it has hired Amy Hogancamp as marketing manager for the MIC Events team that produces the annual AIMExpo which will be held Sept. 21-24 in Columbus, OH.
Hogancamp has 13 years of marketing experience, previously as a marketing communications specialist for Allied Business Schools, an online educational portal. More on MPN.
Summer Glove Recommendations
For some of you, Summer riding weather is already here.
If you’re considering a summer glove upgrade this season, I’ve got a list of my favorites.
xoxo, @GearChic. Click HERE.
METZELER Consumer Rebates
Get $88 on the 888 when you by a set of ME 888 tires
or take the road and get $40 when you buy a set of select METZELER street tires. Click HERE
Women’s Sportbike Rally Announces New Director
As the new Director of the Women’s Sportbike Rally, Brittany Morrow this year’s rallies will have a new theme entitled “Be Your Own Hero”. The rally is open to all women who love sportbikes or are simply interested in crossing over to the dark side of performance motorcycles. There will be workshops from presenters such as Brittany herself, Cristi Farrell and Robyn Diamond.
There are two locations including Southern California and the infamous Tail of the Dragon in North Carolina.
Jul 14 – 16: Big Bear Lake, CA
Sep 8 -10: Fontana Village Resort, NC
For more details: Click Here
(Photo: Christina Shook)