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 …

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 …

WOMEN IN ROAD SAFETY – CYNTHIA’S STORY

There are endless examples out there of women’s ability to motivate for change.  During the flag off for WRWR (Women Riders World Relay) Kenya and Tanzania chapter, the Director of Road Safety at NTSA (National Transport and Safety Authority - Kenya) Mr. Katelo shared a deep message that left me thinking about my role in …

THE CAREFREE GIRLS. #BLACKHISTORYMONTH

When the great black men and women made history way back in the 1800's, a black woman rider was among them.  Bessie Stringfield became the first Black woman to ride a motorcycle in every one of the connected 48 states in the United States of America in 1930. Without google maps, tar roads, mobile phones, weather …

THE JOY OF BEING A NEWBIE RIDER

I have heard the statement she is a newbie or he is a newbie followed by conditions of when a newbie should ride, where they should ride, who they should ride with and even which bike rating they should ride among many other conditions attached to this name in the motorcycling industry.  Please don't get …