Events

Workshops at The Women's Motorcycle Summit, June 9-10, 2018

I'm going to be giving a series of workshops next week at the Women's Motorcycle Summit in Durango, Colorado the week of June 8th. The workshops will be hosted at the local Harley Davidson Durango Dealership. 

My workshops will be taking place Sunday the 9th and Monday the 10th. 

Visit the website for a full schedule including various registration options for just the 2-day workshops or the full week of activities.  

www.womensmotorcyclesummit.com

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What's With Women's Motorcycle Gear?

 

I've been working at this for 10 years, doing everything I can to help my fellow female riders gear up, and ride (better, hopefully). For my next YouTube stream this Monday, I want to give you my side of the story.  

I feel like every time women's gear is brought up online, there are so many negative, uninformed reactions to what we have.  I know it's not perfect, and there is a lot of work to do to improve what to we have but there's more than just "make it better". 

So join me, let's talk about it. And figure what we can do to improve things because it's a two way street. 

Monday Nights, 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific. 

Click Here: My YouTube Channel from your desktop or laptop, because then you can live chat with us and send your questions/comments!

Otherwise email me a comment or question so I can share it

 

 

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Resources for Philadelphia Area Motorcyclists

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Often times I'm asked about riding resources in the Philly area. Everything from rider training to social riding events, so I put together this little page to help my fellow riders out.  If you live in the Philadelphia area, you might be trying to figure out where to ride. Or maybe you're wondering where to meet other folks who ride. Or maybe you're wondering where can I get properly fitted for a helmet?!

I'm going to try and collect as much information as possible and put it here, so please add a comment if you have suggestions. I can't promise everything will be posted but I'll certainly add stuff if I think it's useful, appropriate and content friendly.

Thanks!

 

Racer Gloves and the Motorcycle Show this weekend

racer gloves short sport The San Mateo IMS is this weekend, and I'll be working all weekend with my friend Lee at the Racer Gloves USA booth.

If you've read my reviews, you know how much I LOVE these gloves. It is unfortunate that the 2 best women's gloves in the line were discontinued, but I know that they're working on updated versions for women next Spring/Summer.

Pick up discount tickets at your local shop/dealer (Moto Shop, DStore, Cycle Gear, to name a few), or buy them online.

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Come by and say hi and try on the best fitting gloves ever. I won't be doing any seminars this weekend, as I've committed myself to the Racer booth but I'll be there all weekend :D.

 

 

Streaming live, Motorcycle Gear 101

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Join me for a Gear Seminar in San Francisco 

Tonight! Monday, February 25, 2013

6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern

Piston and Chain Motorcycle Club

Follow along with me by downloading a copy of my Shopping Tips

I'll be at Piston and Chain motorcycle club in San Francisco to share my knowledge, passion and love for motorcycle gear. Basically it'll be an in person overview of my shopping tips and gear 101. Samples (courtesy of Scuderia West) will be shown from my friends at REV'IT, Alpinestars, and Dainese. Of course, I'll be bringing ALL women's gear. This isn't a women's specific seminar, I'm simply bringing goodies for women to ogle and look at it since well, most women will never see this many samples in one place :)

And I'll be streaming it LIVE on Youtube! If you can't make it, it'll be available to watch/download afterwards!

At 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern, log onto http://www.youtube.com/gearchic and you'll see the link for the live video. Fingers crossed for zero technical difficulties. See you then. 

PS, for those of you who show up in person, a small token of appreciation will be handed out courtesy of Scuderia West. 

 

Dirtbag Challenge 2012

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The Dirtbag Challenge is a San Francisco favorite among the motorcycling community. You may have seen a chopper build off or two, but nothing quite like this. 

Although the website doesn't include details for 2012, the general rules are the same; $1,000 budget, no Harleys (*gasp*), 1 month build time and must be rideable (100 miles the day of, in fact). 

It's a unique showcase of creative and cool motorcycle minds coming together to worship motorcycles and do loads of burnouts. It wouldn't be a motorcycle event without burnouts, right? Here are some pics I obtained from a few friends and a link to Glen Coddington's photo album on UrbanMoto. 

 

Urban Moto Photos: UrbanMoto.com

Facebook Page: facebook.com/DirtbagChallenge

Website: dirtbagchallenge.com

Motorcycle Industry Council at AMA Womens Conference

June 22, 2012 - The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that the Motorcycle Industry Council will be hosting a reception and luncheon for women in the motorcycling industry at the upcoming AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference in Carson City, Nevada in July. 

The event will take place on the opening day of the conference on Thursday, July 26, at noon in the Juniper Room at the Gold Dust West Hotel. 

"The Motorcycle Industry Council has been a wonderful advocate for women as motorcyclists in America, and we are very happy to have them join us at the conference and host this special tribute to the women in our industry," said AMA Marketing Manager Tigra Tsujikawa. 

"Women are such an important part of our industry, and we are proud to be a part of this conference," said MIC Vice President Cam Arnold. "This reception and luncheon will honor the women who have given so much of themselves to grow the motorcycling market and have played a significant role in increasing the number of women who are riding motorcycles today." 

Women who work in the powersports industry and who are registered to attend the AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference are invited to attend. To RSVP, or for more information about the reception and luncheon, please contact Cam Arnold at carnold@mic.org

The 2012 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference will take place in Carson City, Nev. July 26-29. Registration fees are $175 for AMA members and $235 for non-members through July 10. Non-members who join the AMA at a cost of $49 will still pay less than the "non-member" rate. Included in the fee are seminars, the marketplace and Moto Action Center, the Friday Night Cookout in Virginia City, the Saturday Night Celebration Party, and a Women's Health Fair where women can get a variety of health screenings such as mammograms and cholesterol and blood pressure checks. Registrants will also receive a conference t-shirt and gift bag. 

To register for the conference or see full conference details, as well as information about how to become an AMA member, visit www.womenandmotorcycling.com.

Watch for updates on the conference Facebook page at facebook.com/amawomenandmotorcycling.

 

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA honors the heroes and the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visitAmericanMotorcyclist.com.

42nd Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade

June 23-24, 2012

The Mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee is to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.

I'm so excited, I get to participate in the pride parade! This is one of the biggest events in my busy city. My friends and I are going to be parading down Market Street on our motorcycles. I've never participated in an event like this so I'm honored and thrilled to be a part of it. Equal Rights, dammit. 

I will be bringing Betty for this one, she was So excited when I told her. :)   Pictures to come, so stay tuned!

First Solo Motorcycle Ride

Lake Tahoe Rally August 2012 

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Lucky me, I was asked by one of the organizers of the Lake Tahoe Adventure Motorcycle Rendezvous to attend a special press only preview this weekend to see what Lake Tahoe has to offer.  

The event is taking place in August and will be filled with group rides, clinics, more rides, vendors and more. I've never ridden my motorcycle through Lake Tahoe but it's always been a place I wanted to ride to. Highway 50 is definitely fun and I'm sure there are more roads hidden away around the lake that will be a blast to go riding on.  

I'll be posting pics and updates all weekend, so be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (GearChic).  I'll also upload my ride pics on my blog when I get back as well.  

This is my first solo motorcycle trip. I've done a couple of short solo rides but nothing like this. Although Tahoe is only ~200 miles away from San Francisco, it's the longest I've ridden alone. I'm so excited! I'll be taking all the necessary tracking precautions so that my husband can find me and the weather should be perfect. I think they picked the perfect weekend to host, because the weather is supposed to be high 60s, low 70s. YES!