Debra Teplitz was a Midwesterner transplanted to Texas in 2014. When she looked for a women’s motorcycle riding group and found none, she decided to start the Houston Area Women Riders. Her mission is for women riders in the Houston metro area to meet, ride and build lasting friendships. She found that new riders were buying bikes but afraid to get out on the road. So she expanded the group's mission to help make these new riders confident about getting their bikes out on the road and teaching them group riding skills. The group is now 800+ riders strong and new women join every day. Debra lives in Humble, TX with her husband, an MC President, and her 2 cats.