BIKERS ARE TIRED OF HARASSMENT

In 2007, Kenya exempted motorcycles below 250cc from a 16 percent value added tax to spur job creation. in September 2016 a 100 US dollars exercise tax imposed in December 2015 was also lifted following lobbying from dealers and manufacturers. Following this, the importation of motorcycles surged by about 80% by end of the year …

AN ENDURO RACE AND THE DISCOVERY OF THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY HIDDEN GEMS.

It started off with an invite from Tuliza Cottages to spend sometime at their amazing cottages in Elementaita. Last minute change of plans and the journey to Tuliza cottages would start off with a weekend camping experience that came with the least information. Being the adventurous duo we are, we added our two teens into …

WHY I WANT MY LIFE ON THE ROAD BACK?

What impression did we give of a nomad life or basically life on the road in the last two years of our travel?  Share the impression you got from us in the comment section, we are eager to hear your thoughts. May be with our instagram, Facebook and blog posts, we joined the many travellers …

SHOULD BABIES BE THE END OF RIDING FOR WOMEN?

When women riders become moms, is this the end of their riding? Three moms who ride motorcycles share their experiences and choices they have made about riding after becoming moms. Riding is fun and has so many benefits, however when women become moms, the world expects that we park the bikes and focus on the …

ONE GIRL, TWO WHEELS – THE CYCLING KENYAN GIRL

Gloria is a cyclist and a triathlete.  Nairobi has a cycling community of over 5,000 members and only 5% of those are women. She is one of the 5% and a top cyclist having represented Kenya in the ITU (International Triathlon Union) in Spain in 2019.  She cycles for commute, travel and as a sport.  I …

WEARING OF HELMETS HAS DRASTICALLY REDUCED WITH CORONA.

Overall, prevalence of helmet use in Kenya remains extremely low for various  reasons. Some that can be addressed with a sustainable and continuous campaign on education and sensitization of riders.  Others will involve the policy makers and enforcement authorities. While we have been grappling with these issues, the corona pandemic has eroded the small wins we …

THE LIFE OF A MOTO TAXI WOMAN

There are not many Moto taxi women.  This industry is still dominated by men and for various other reasons like security which makes it difficult for women to venture in.  But one Eunice Nyambura, it is what feeds her family and keeps the memories of her late husband alive. With Covid and the world lockdown, …

THE KILLER HELMETS

The helmet is the most important riding gear, why then, do manufacturers sell motorcycles and give these killer helmets?  Why? You all know the helmets am talking about. Those yellow, red, orange ones that are an incentive for purchasing a bike. Buy this motorcycle and get a FREE HELMET.  They should actually say, BUY THIS …

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A BORDER CROSSING

Some people have crossed so many borders that they are gurus in this, others like me, will always realize they are missing a photocopy of a document or even the cash to pay for one or both when it is about their turn to go to the counter.  Border crossing can be such an easy …