About Me

Welcome to Wamuyu!

I am an adventure traveler, exploring the world since July 2nd 2018 on a motorcycle. I am fortunate to be traveling with my husband Dos Kariuki.  I am passionate about many things and quite often, I have found myself wanting to do all of them.  Being a jack of all trades is being a master of none and for that reason, I am a master of motorcycle travel, road safety and access to affordable, safe and certified helmets for all.  My blogs focuses on various topics surrounding travel, riding motorcycles and safety.

DREAM | EXPLORE | INSPIRE.

Blogs

WHAT IS IN MY HYGIENE BAG – HOW TO KIT YOURS.

While traveling, you use 99% of public facilities and hygiene can be highly compromised in some places more than others. Whether you are traveling first class or staying in 5 star hotels, hygiene can never be guaranteed as all these are public places. Hygiene therefore becomes your responsibility regardless of the situation or place. Staying …

WOMEN IN DAKAR RALLY 2021

When Dakar Rally moved to Saudi Arabia, there was a concern about Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women rights activists. If you did not know, Saudi Arabian culture is one of the most conservative cultures. It is also the most profoundly gender-segregated nation on Earth. Before the year 2017, Saudi women could not drive a car, …

2021 BRINGS THE ENTRY OF THE ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES INTO KENYAN ROADS. INVESTORS EYEING THE BODA BODA SUB-SECTOR.

It definitely scares us today to see Mother Nature trying to reclaim what belongs to her. Climate change has been a discussion for over three decades after almost a century of accumulating science. Three decades later, we have not fixed it yet. In Kenya, we are now experiencing the waters raising in the lakes along …

Campaigns

 

I RIDE 4 HELMETS

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

I RIDE 4 HELMETS is founded under the simple idea that all motorcycle riders deserve access to affordable, safe and certified helmets. 

The goal of this campaign is to continuously educate riders and pillions on the importance and basic facts of wearing properly fitting, secured and certified helmets.Through this, we hope to increase use of helmets. 

The initiative started off with an online campaign on Instagram and YouTube which included informative and educational videos. 

This is our first helmet drive and we plan to make it an annual event to be held every September. The helmets will be donated to riders in the commercial sector (boda bodas, delivery riders, security firms riders) as well as pillions.

WHO IS BEHIND THE CAMPAIGN

The I RIDE 4 HELMETS is operated by myself (Wamuyu Kariuki). 

I have ridden motorcycles since October 2015 and traveled to 20 countries on the motorcycles.  I started off with a ZMR Karizma 223, moved to a Royal Enfield 350 bullet, KB 400 and currently riding a BMW 700 GS. Through my riding, I have been able to interact and experience the riding culture in different countries. 

Of all types of injuries, those to the brain are among the most likely to result in death or permanent disability.  During the two years traveling, I learned that the lack of use of helmets by riders is not unique to Kenya but it is a global issue.  However, the prevalent rate is different in different countries and Kenya is among those with a high prevalence rate. 36% of patients who present to the emergency department because of a road traffic crash are motorcyclists; and 75% of these patients admitted to not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Helmet wearing among motorcycle passengers is as low as 3%.

The decision to launch the I RIDE FOR HELMETS campaign was informed by the need to create more awareness, sensitize and educate riders on the importance of wearing helmets.  Road traffic crashes, injuries and deaths involving motorcycles has increased noticeably and is putting a heavy burden on families, communities and the health system in general. 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

By spreading the word of the campaign to all of your contacts.  If you have a helmet that you no longer use and it is in good condition, kindly donate it to I RIDE 4 HELMET.

I RIDE 4 HELMET SOCIAL MEDIA AND CONTACTS

Instagram: –  @iride4helmets

YouTube: –  WK Media

Email: – iride4helmets@gmail.com

#roadsafetybeginswithme

 

Media

Since I started riding and traveling on motorcycles, I have received admirations from people all over the world.  People are generally surprised when they find out I am a woman riding a motorcycle as my sole means of travel across countries and continents.

Every time this happens, I think of the girl or boy somewhere in the world doubting their ability to achieve their dream. My mission is to inspire the girls and boys, women and men to face their fears and doubts and achieve those dreams.  There is no age limit to achieving your dream. All dreams are valid. It is never too late.

MEDIA INTERVIEW.

I have had a couple of interviews. Below are the links. I hope that you learn something from my life’s journey.  Use my contact page to reach me for questions or a chat.

  1. Expedition Portal – August 2020 –

All Things Kenya | Interview With Dos and Wamuyu Kariuki of Throttle Adventures

  1. Travelog February, 2020 – Love kindled on the road – page 10, 11 & 14
  2. Weekend with Betty on K24 TV channel – Upclose with female biker
  3. In the May 2019 issue of Nomad Magazine featuring Throttle Adventures
  4. Expedition Portal had this to share.
  5. In support of Women Riders World Relay
  6. I got featured in the book “I can, I Will” which you can buy on the link or read more about it there.
  7. Landcruisig Adventure on Solo Women Motorcyclists.
  8. Adventure.com on tales from women on the road.
  9. Pulse Magazine Nigeria exclusive interview.
  10. BBC News also honored us with an interview.
  11. Travel Noire Magazine on our travel story.
  12. Face to Face Africa.
  13. African News by Reuters on our world tour. It is in French.
  14. KBC our National Broadcasting interview.
  15. Global Women who Ride on Global women who ride writing about a Biker Mom.
  16. Business daily on Biking Adventure take City Riders out of Town
  17. On TV this is how things went down.  
  18. One award winning blogger wrote this.
  19. Second time i met Thomas Rajula and he still had more to say about me.
  20. My first interview with Thomas, oooh my i was so so scared.  I had not done one before and was really afraid of telling about me. You can read it here.

Contact

I would love to hear from you and will make sure i respond to your email.