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LISA BONE
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MEET LISA BONE

BONE MOUNTAIN MOTOR GEAR
"MY MOTORCYCLE LIFE" SYMPOSIUM PANELIST - 2017

Lisa Bone is the CEO of Bone Mountain Motor Gear, LLC, a company founded in 2012 in Gladstone, Missouri. She is dedicated to enhancing the safety, comfort and convenience of motorcycle and motorsport riders by providing thoughtfully–designed products that are made of quality, lasting material and manufactured in the USA. Lisa, and her husband James, hold a patent and offer many trademarked products.

Lisa has been on a motorcycle since childhood and into her early teens as her family competed on the Motor-cross and Flat-track circuit. In 2012, she was so inspired by the women that she respected, and that “rode their own”, that she jumped on her own bike again. Her longest single solo ride, to date, was 3000 miles on her 2005 Softail Deluxe.

Previously, Lisa was a motion picture producer for six years in Los Angeles and Kansas City, and then has operated a successful business for 23 years in the beauty industry.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Missouri Western State College in 1985.

Lisa is also the Founder of Safe Place for Kids, Inc., a not for profit agency since 2006.  Safe Place for Kids builds and provides safe shelters for at risk children in the metropolitan Kansas City area. 

Additionally, Lisa’s service to the Kansas City, MO community also includes: 

·    Harvest Ball Society: Ball and Benefactor Committee 2015-2017

·    Board member of Northland Early Education Center, VP, 2005-2007.

·    Board Member-Presbyterian Children’s Services-2006-2008.

·    Volunteer for MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault) 2004-2006.

·    Volunteer coordinator -Touched by Cancer Foundation Golf 2002-2004.

·    Golf tournament volunteer coordinator and fundraiser-Hope House, a domestic violence shelter, 2004-2006.

·    Secretary- Brooktree HOA in Gladstone, MO, 2009-2011.

When Lisa is not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her husband James, and her children, Morgan, Jakob and Trevor, and granddaughters Ainsley and Riley.  Lisa unwinds by camping, reading, travel and enjoying nature. Lisa and James have logged more than 80K miles and enjoy traveling on their motorcycles cross-country.


ALISA CLICKENGER
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MEET ALISA CLICKENGER

MOTO TRAVELER & JOURNALIST
“SHIFTING GEARS” PANELIST - 2018

Twenty years ago Alisa Clickenger had a dream in which she was running for her life. In the middle of a painful divorce in waking life, in this dream she found salvation in the form of a motorcycle and sped away from imminent danger. Never having ridden a motorcycle before, Alisa awoke with the sensation of mastery over machine and wind in her hair. The metaphor of motorcycling saving her life has become increasingly clear to her, and in 2006 Alisa quit her job as Director of Operations for an IT company and decided to re-invent herself as a moto-traveler and journalist.

In 2009-2010 Alisa went on a seven month solo motorcycle journey from New York to Argentina, riding through Mexico, Central and South America by herself. She’s ridden across America from East to West and from North to South all on dirt roads, as well as on pavement multiple times. Other motorcycle trips have taken her up to Alaska, all over Europe, India, Israel and Southern Africa. This past summer she borrowed a bike in Bosnia and rode all over the Balkans.

Alisa’s mission is to support and empower other riders, particularly women, to achieve their two-wheeled dreams. She now offers life-changing experiences on two wheels through her female-focused motorcycle touring company, www.WomensMotorcycleTours.com. In 2016 Alisa and her team led the cross-country Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride from New York to San Francisco. She is now organizing the Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride (SCMR2020, www.CentennialRide.com), another ground breaking female-focused cross-country event, with one route leaving from Sturgis in 2020.


LETICIA CLINE
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MEET LETICIA CLINE

MOTO-JOURNALIST
IRON LILLIES CO-FOUNDER
"TWO-WHEELED TRANSFORMATION" PANELIST - 2016

Leticia Cline grew up with her dad building bikes in the living room of their house. Her baby photos show her sitting on rat bikes and choppers and after a while it just became instinctual. She favored the smell of grease over flowers. Her dad put her on a Honda 50 when she was 4 and she never looked back. Together they would spend summers in his garage taking apart bikes, polishing all the pieces and putting them back together, he would handle each piece as if it were a rare and ancient artifact all while telling her what it’s function was and how it related to life. He was quite the philosopher and at the time, to a pre teen little girl it was annoying.

Once she got older she started to appreciate his life lessons more and they would ride to biker events together. When she started announcing for Supercross and Motocross races she would bring her dad with her and then when she had my son she bought him a Honda 50 for his 4th Birthday to continue the tradition.

Leticia’s father passed away the summer of 2008 and it devastated her. She rode his Softtail to the funeral, and then she never got on a bike again until spring of 2014. Before then her life was consumed with a motorcycle race every weekend, dealers conventions, motorcycle events and just riding, but she suddenly found herself unable to go to any of those things. She changed her life completely, moved to NYC and became the director of Marketing and PR at a fortune 500 company. The stage was set for her to be the next powerful lady in business but it just wasn’t her.

After five years of being on autopilot Leticia woke up and moved to back Florida to find herself again. In March 2014 she took her son to Daytona Supercross. The smell of the exhaust and dirt, the excitement on her little boy’s face as he watched the race only assured her of where she belonged. The ride home was emotional, but she knew what she had to do. The next day she rented a Thruxton, rode 300 miles to a motorcycle event and bought her dad a patch to place on his grave. The following week she purchased her Iron 883 and now she rides all over the country.

Leticia was afraid that riding would be to unbearably sad to not share it with her father, but strangely she feels closer now to him than ever. And that’s one of the great things about motorcycles: they’re more then a form of transportation… they're a form of transformation.

Currently Leticia is a journalist for some of the top motorcycle magazines and blogs. Everyday she get to test parts, gear, and motorcycles and write about it. She’s also a MSF Rider Coach and has an all-women's traveling class planned for 2017 along with a 10,000 mile trip across America with Kristen Lassen called The Lost Latitudes.

Leticia am the co founder of an all-womens, all-Harley riding club in Orlando called the Iron Lilies, LLC www.theironlilies.com


KARLEE COBB
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MEET KARLEE COBB

KLOCK WERKS KUSTOM CYCLES
YOUNGEST RACER EVER TO SET RECORD ON BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS
"TWO-WHEELED TRANSFORMATION" PANELIST - 2016
RIDE CAPTAIN 2017-2018

Karlee Cobb works full time at Klock Werks Kustom Cycles in Mitchell, SD, in accounting, customer service, apparel management, and as a racer. Karlee was the youngest to ever set a record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2008, at the age of 14. She has attended the Jason DiSalvo Speed Academy and ridden on the Barber Motorsports track in Alabama. In addition she attended the Lynn St. James “Women in the Winner’s Circle” school while still in high school. Karlee has also designed two motorcycle customizations, one for Triumph and one for Indian, and received national recognition.

Accomplished at her young age, Karlee works as a volunteer to inspire young girls with her mom, Laura Klock, and the other volunteers that run the Helping With Horsepower Bike Rebuild Program. Karlee also recently stepped into a lead role with Mitchell Animal Rescue.


JESSI COMBS
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MEET JESSI COMBS

MOTO-CELEBRITY
“PAVING THE WAY” PANELIST - 2012

Black Hills native Jessi Combs is a fearless young lady blessed with a passion for anything with a motor. After achieving a degree in Custom Automotive Fabrication, Jessi's skills and outgoing personality led her to host automotive television—teaching millions of viewers how to build projects the right way. A long list of TV programs have allowed Jessi to share the message that women can get dirty, build cool machines, drive fast, and still be the beautiful and unique creates God created us to be. She has built a mission around that very statement by creating a fab shop catered toward providing a comfortable working environment for women, as well as a non-profit that promotes and empowers women in the automotive and industrial arts industries. 

Jessi has appeared on “Mythbusters,” “Xtreme 4x4,” “Full Metal TV,” “All Girls Garage,” “Overhaulin',” and “The List; 1001 Car Things To Do Before You Die.


COOKIE CRUM
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CLAUDIA GARBER
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MEET CLAUDIA GARBER

HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY
“PAVING THE WAY” SYMPOSIUM PANELIST – 2012

As Director of Market Outreach for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Claudia Garber leads the strategy of inspiring more women to enter the sport of motorcycling. Prior to this current position, she served in marketing, communication and product planning roles for Harley-Davidson’s Asia Pacific and Latin American regions.

Garber joined Harley-Davidson in 2006 after a successful career at Case New Holland, a global manufacturer of construction and agricultural equipment. During her 16 years at Case New Holland, Garber held a variety of marketing, communication and brand management roles, the most recent being Director of Strategic Marketing. She has an M.B.A. from “Thunderbird”, the American Graduate School of International Management, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Garber, her husband and two sons reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She currently rides a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Lo.


ANDIE GASKINS
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MEET ANDIE GASKINS

FAST ANDIE RACING
“RIDE ON” SYMPOSIUM PANELIST - 2014

Andie Gaskins has only been riding since 2007, but you wouldn’t know it from her already stellar résumé. This unassuming mother of two may be small in stature, but makes up for it as a fierce competitor on the drag strip. Over the past few years, Andie has competed in the Sturgis drag circuit, finishing second in overall points her first year, followed by a points championship in 2009. She also has competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association during the Sturgis Rally, qualifying in the number one spot in the Super Eliminator class in 2009, and then qualifying in the number one spot and winning the Super Sport class in 2010. 

For the past two race seasons, Andie worked with the world class George Bryce of Star Racing (most wins as crew chief in NHRA). After training with George in Florida, she is back at the racetrack and more focused and fast than ever. 


CAT HAMMES
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MEET CAT HAMMES

ONELEGGEDBLOND.COM
“RIDE ON” SYMPOSIUM PANELIST – 2014

Cat Hammes uses her own misfortunes and struggles to inspire others. In May of 2006, she suffered a devastating motorcycle crash, resulting in skull fractures, broken bones, a collapsed lung and the eventual amputation of her left leg. By medical opinion, she should have been dead. After the crash, she was left with a mangled Harley, along with a broken mind, body, and spirit. 

During the toughest time of her life, Cat battled back, developing a brand new attitude on life and figuring out what to do “when death throws you back.” As she went through rehabilitation, she met veterans who had suffered far greater losses than she could imagine. Inspired, Cat began sharing her story with hopes of helping others get through their own seemingly impossible situations. When she’s not cruising on her Harley-Davidson Fatboy, Cat spends her time rehabbing, volunteering to help veterans and educating the public on amputee issues, motorcycle safety and Riding Above the Tombstone. 


TRISH HORSTMAN
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MEET TRISH HORSTMAN

BAKER DRIVETRAIN – FORMER MARKETING DIRECTOR
“MOVING FORWARD” SYMPOSIUM PANELIST – 2013

Growing up around motorcycles and being an artist, Trish developed a keen sense for blending the two in her role at BAKER. She was with the company from 2004 to 2014 and worked closely with Bert and Lisa Baker to help develop, maintain, promote and strengthen the core brand. She rides a 1972 Ironhead XLCH and balances a busy life between BAKER and her tattoo shop My Little Needle Tattoos in Detroit, as well as contributing to Garage Girls and working as partner on Throttle Gals Magazine.


IRON COWGIRL MISSY
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IRON COWGIRL MISSY

2016 will be Iron Cowgirl’s seventh year as a Buffalo Chip showcase artist, and she will be performing her raw, emotionally drive music at the 2016 Biker Belles Lunch.


MALINDA JOHNSON
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MEET MALINDA JOHNSON

OPEN ROAD GIRL
"MY MOTORCYCLE LIFE" SYMPOSIUM PANELIST – 2017

Open Road Girl is not only a brand of apparel but it's also a lifestyle. Malinda‘s vision for her company has grown beyond creating cool stuff to wear to becoming a rallying brand for sisterhood and empowerment. A bike owner since 2005, Malinda has shared her challenges as a beginning rider as a way to encourage other women to follow her lead in fueling their personal passion for riding and connecting with others for camaraderie and friendship out on the open road. Today, over 60,000 female riders have bonded over Malinda’s inspirational message of self-discovery and determination to find her own path. With her as an example–they are embracing their desire to ride and in turn are encouraging other women to discover that joy.


LAURA KLOCK
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MEET LAURA KLOCK

HELPING WITH HORSEPOWER
KLOCK WERKS KUSTOM CYCLES
“PAVING THE WAY” SYMPOSIUM PANELIST - 2012
RIDE CAPTAIN 2017-2018

Laura Klock is President, one of the founding members, facilitators and incorporators of Helping With Horsepower™. Laura is past VP and Marketing Director of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles, was a Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified RiderCoach for 10 years, is a spokesperson for women in motorcycling, and mom to Erika and Karlee Cobb. Since founding HWH in 2010, Laura has added Healing Touch Practitioner, Lay Counselor, and Senior SpiritHorse Instructor to her certifications.

The “roads of life” brought Laura to Mitchell, S.D., in 2005 to help her friend Brian, with the marketing aspect of his then small motorcycle products company, Klock Werks. After the company participated in, and won, the Discovery Channel’s Biker Build-Off competition in 2006, it was Laura who drove when the team decided to capitalize on its recent celebrity by racing the winning bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. She set a land speed record in her first two passes.

That first time racing on the Flats represented a fork in the road for Klock Werks and for Laura. Her feedback regarding the bike’s handling at a high rate of speed led Brian and the Klock Werks team to develop a windshield that would create more downforce, aiding stability. The company patented the product and it has since become its top-selling product line, and Laura‘s daughters, Erika and Karlee Cobb, joined her with racing. By 2008 they had become the first mother, daughter, daughter trio in land speed racing history to hold records at the same time.

Laura’s record-setting runs at the Flats led to public speaking engagements, where she shares her experiences in overcoming struggles to achieve goals. She was invited to speak at the Abbott House, a residential treatment facility for girls ages 7 to 17 in Mitchell, SD, and says she immediately connected and desired to help them. She had used motorcycles to teach her own two daughters about success, failure and hard work and wanted to try the same approach at Abbott House. She says divine inspiration gave her the idea to have the girls help transform a damaged motorcycle and raffle the finished product to benefit the facility. The first project succeeded and led her to develop a curriculum called the Helping With HorsepowerTM Bike Rebuild Program, which has been used by multiple treatment facilities and second-chance high school programs since its launch in 2010.

Laura volunteers at the Abbott House for Helping with HorsepowerTM . She licenses the Helping with HorsepowerTMcurriculum to other facilities across the US, teaching other locations how to run their own program, and helping young people through their struggles. “As they’re transforming the motorcycle we’re relating it to life, and we’re teaching them self confidence, problem solving, how to work as a team, how to handle success and failure,” she says. “It’s just as much about the message as the motorcycle. It’s awesome. We see a healthy sense of pride, and hope, rise up in the kids as we work on the bike.”

Laura is also a certified instructor of the HWH SpiritHorse Program, runs the HWH Entrepreneurial Experience.


SHANTEL KREBS
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MEET SHANTEL KREBS

SOUTH DAKOTA SECRETARY OF STATE
CANDIDATE FOR US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
FORMER SOUTH DAKOTA LEGISLATOR 2005-2014
MISS SOUTH DAKOTA 1997

Shantel Krebs grew up on a farm near Arlington in Kingsbury County where her dad ran cattle and her mom did the books. A typical South Dakotan, she was helping out on the farm from an early age. But chores were much more fun when she was able to perform them with the help of her grandfather’s old Suzuki 80 dirt bike. The low profile was perfect for a small girl learning to ride across the dirt of the farm. When she turned 16 she had a yearning for something more powerful, and so made her first independent “big” purchase; a Honda 250 Rebel.

“Mom and Dad made me take the Safety Course,” said Shantel. “It made me a more defensive rider and helped me get my license. Now I’ve been riding practically my whole life. I just love the freedom and fresh air.”

Before serving in the South Dakota State Legislature representing Minnehaha and Lincoln counties, Shantel was named Miss South Dakota. She is now serving as South Dakota Secretary of State and is running for the state’s at-large seat in the United States House of Representatives.


MEG MCDONOUGH
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MEET MEG MCDONOUGH

RIDE EXPERT
CO-FOUNDER OF BIKER BELLES

Meg McDonough’s riding history is twelve years long, but her love and enthusiasm for the sport make it seem as if she’s been riding all her life. Her riding career started in 2003 with the purchase of a brand-new Road King Classic. Since then Meg has taken that bike through 39 different states and logged countless miles. 

Meg’s passion and devotion for the biker way of life earned her the honor of becoming the very first female officer within the legendary Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club. Originally she was offered the position of road captain, but two short years later Meg was elected vice president of the renowned group. Meg has used motorcycling to help her overcome personal obstacles and provide a sense of happiness in her own life.


ELYSE MCKINNON
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MEET ELYSE MCKINNON

DRAG BIKE GIRL

Elyse is an NHRA licensed motorcycle drag racer and BMW Expert. She started her drag racing career on a BMW S 1000 RR and it remains the only model she has raced. She loves the adrenaline rush and the challenge of continuously working to go as fast as possible. It took a lot of seat time and thousands of passes down the track to form good habits which now allow her to have consistent, successful races. Her career best Elapsed Time in the ¼ mile is 8.50 seconds. Also, she made a pass at 166.64 mph which is the fastest known ¼ mile speed of a stock 1000cc motor.

In 2017 her racing accomplishments included 5th place finish in the PMRA Pro ET Championship, 6th in PMRA Super Comp Championship, PMRA Ultra Street Runner-up, and Runner-up at Street Car Takeover.


LEAH MISCH
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MEET LEAH MISCH

MOTO JOURNALIST & INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER
“SHIFTING GEARS” PANELIST - 2018

After surviving an abusive relationship and finding herself morbidly obese and disconnected from family and friends, Leah began a journey of discovering passions in her life by creating her bucket list. This was a list of goals she never thought possible to achieve.

In 2010, Leah created a community support fitness team and called it “You Go Girl,” which were the words her mother told her growing up. Together the team supported members towards leading a physically active lifestyle. During this same time Leah began her own journey of overcoming morbid obesity and reversed premature chronic conditions through diet and exercise.

With this new zest of life, she also learned to ride a motorcycle and even ran her first 5k.  Leah’s new found passions were put to a halt after a motorcycle accident nearly left her paralyzed. As Leah continued to recover from her injuries she remembered the feeling she had when she ran her first 5k. It was something she never thought she could do being 90 pounds heavier.

Leah continued to recover from her injuries. She slowly started walking, jogging, and running again!  Running races taught Leah determination and perseverance. After her first half marathon, Leah was motivated to overcome her fears and start riding a motorcycle again. Since then she completed numerous marathons and travelled 32 states with a goal to travel all of the states on her motorcycle.

Leah seized the opportunity to combine her love for motorcycling with another passion of travelling. She first began solo travels around the Midwest.  Eventually she outgrew her 650 Suzuki Boulevard and purchased a new Indian Scout in 2015 and embarked on a 10,000 mile Journey over 50 days while maintaining her remote job as a nurse health coach.


AUDREY NESBITT
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MEET AUDREY NESBITT

RUSS BROWN MOTORCYCLE ATTORNEYS
“RIDE ON” SYMPOSIUM PANELIST – 2014

Audrey Nesbitt was the National Online Director of Marketing & PR for over seven years at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. During her time there, Audrey was a key proponent of safety in the motorcycle industry. She constantly promoted the industry to readers and followers through the Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys blog and large social media reach—championing awareness of important motorcycle related issues such as Russ Brown’s '”Keep Me Alive Don't Text And Drive” campaign, the importance of proper riding apparel, state specific road regulations for motorcyclists, defensive driving skills and plenty of others. From writing about great women in the industry to human-interest stories to safety tips and what's new in the industry as a whole, Audrey's enthusiasm and passion for the motorcycle industry clearly shows through in her work. 

Audrey has been influential in supporting many major motorcycle events like Rolling Thunder® INC, Ride for Freedom, Biker Belles, the Legends Ride®, the Freedom Celebration Ride and the BAM program - Russ Brown's free emergency roadside and legal assistance program for riders Nationwide.


BRITTNEY OLSEN
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MEET BRITTNEY OLSEN

21ST CENTURY RACING

Bio coming soon!


CHRISTINE PAIGE DIERS
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MEET CHRISTINE PAIGE DIERS

STURGIS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM & HALL OF FAME
“PAVING THE WAY” SYMPOSIUM PANELIST – 2012

Christine Paige Diers was the Executive Director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame from 2007-2015. Here, she is responsible for community, government and public relations, fundraising, board relations and staff oversight. In addition, Christine designs and installs exhibits at the museum.

Prior to becoming Executive Director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Christine worked in public and media relations, association management, and spent several years as a news reporter and news director for a variety of public and commercial radio stations.


JODY PEREWITZ
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MEET JODY PEREWITZ

PEREWITZ CYCLE FAB
LAND SPEED RECORD HOLDER
"TWO-WHEELED TRANSFORMATION" PANELIST - 2016

Jody Perewitz has been around motorcycles all her life and is very well known in the motorcycle community. She’s in charge of marketing for the nationally known Perewitz Cycle Fabrication of Halifax, Massachusetts, makers of award-winning customs.

Jody Perewitz has become one of the most recognizable women in the motorcycle industry today. Jody has paved her own way into history by becoming the first woman to ever jockey an American V-Twin powered motorcycle into the record books at well over 200 MPH. She currently holds 12 Landspeed records, one of which is a World record. She has her sights set on new records in 2016, with a brand new bike, boasting another American power plant. Jody has plans to take her new machine past the 220 mph barrier.

When Jody is not blasting down the Bonneville Salt Flats or melting some asphalt at air strips across America racing she handles the marketing and most of the day to day activities at Perewitz Cycle Fab located in Halifax MA. She works side by side with her father legend Dave Perewitz. Having a great teacher Jody knowledge grows everyday. Not only is Dave teaching her about the business but also how to paint. The Perewitz name is world renown in the custom paint world for producing some of the most sought after customs to ever hit the streets across the globe.

Make sure to follow Team J’Witz on all their record setting runs at www.facebook.com/teamjwitz


VICKI ROBERTS-SANFELIPO
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MEET VICKI ROBERTS-SANFELIPO

SAFETY EXPERT

Vicki “Spitfire” Sanfelipo is best known in the motorcycle community for her efforts to reduce injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists through First Response Education. Vicki, an RN/EMT, established Accident Scene Management (ASM) in 1996. Since then, ASM has become the Leading International Motorcycle Trauma Training organization and is the only accredited Bystander Program in the United States. 

ASM’s goal is to have instructors in every state some day and is currently working to establish a “Motorcycle Trauma Best Practice” model that can be adopted in every state. To date, over 25,000 Motorcyclists and Professional Rescuers have been trained.

Vicki’s passion for motorcycling has manifested itself in other areas as she:

  • Is a keynote speaker on motorcycle safety
  • Has appeared in a number of TV interviews
  • Is a motorcycle safety columnist for Allstate Rider News
  • Has written and produced several videos on motorcycle safety
  • Has appeared in several books about female riders, most notable “Biker Chicks of North America”.
  •  Joined the Iron Butt Association in 2009.
  • Co-founded “Women In Motion”, a group of 25 trained female Road Guards. Vicki has been Road Guarding and leading group rides since 1996.
  • Co-founded “Road Guardians,” an organization that promotes lifelong learning and a commitment to motorcycle safety.
  • Co-founded “Diamond Posse,” women serving veterans.

Although from Wisconsin, Vicki has deep roots in the Black Hills. In 2002 she married Motorcycle Hall of Fame recipient, Tony Sanfelipo, on the same day he was inducted into the Hall of Fame as the first Freedom Fighter. Tony & Vicki were the first people to ever be married on the arm of Crazy Horse Mountain.


SAVANNAH ROSE
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MEET SAVANNAH ROSE

BUILDER
S&S CYCLE SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Savannah Rose is the Social Media Coordinator for S&S Cycle - a company known for Proven Performance and high-horsepower motorcycle parts. After a few years of selling vintage motorcycle clothing and parts at bike shows and swap meets, she traded up for a full-time job being a part of the industry. Now she handles photography, content and all the social channels for S&S, riding her chopper to as many events as possible. If you spot her, chances are she's either on a bike or behind a camera doing whatever it takes to get the perfect shot.

Savannah built her third bike, a 2000 Sportster that she bought from her mother, from the ground up, in her kitchen - it turns out that Wisconsin winters and lack of a heated garage are harsh - but improvising with what she had, she managed to build a custom bike exactly to her design for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycles As Art Show curated by Michael Lichter during  the '17 Sturgis Rally.. From the engine rebuild to the bodywork and paint, her goal was to do as much as possible on her own, and assist in aspects of the build and learn about the things she couldn't do.

She now is looking at more ways to be involved in the industry, from contributing articles to Cycle Source Magazine to becoming a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider Coach, hoping to focus on getting more women safely riding motorcycles.


SHELLY ROSSMEYER PEPE
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MEET SHELLY ROSSMEYER PEPE

DAYTONA HARLEY-DAVIDSON
“MOVING FORWARD” SYMPOSIUM PANELIST – 2013

Bio coming soon!


SARAH SCHILKE
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MEET SARAH SCHILKE

BMW MOTORRAD USA
"TWO-WHEELED TRANSFORMATION" PANELIST - 2016

Sarah Schilke is an avid street rider and off-road rider who has made a career out of her passion with over two decades in the motorcycle industry under her kidney belt.

Sarah currently heads the marketing department at BMW Motorrad USA and has previously held positions at notable powersports businesses such as Schuberth Helmets, the International Motorcycle Shows and the American Motorcyclist Association.

Sarah was the first woman to be elected to the Board of Directors of the Motorcycle Industry Council and was an original member of the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) Commission on Women in Motorcycling. She is a lifetime member of the AMA and was recently named one of the 50 Makers of Motorcycling by Bonnier Motorcycle Group.


GENEVIEVE SCHMITT
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MEET GENEVIEVE SCHMITT

WOMEN RIDERS NOW
“PAVING THE WAY” SYMPOSIUM PANELIST – 2012

Genevieve Schmitt is founder and editor of WomenRidersNow.com, an online magazine for women motorcycle riders and those thinking of riding. As a trained broadcast and print journalist, Genevieve has been working in the motorcycle industry for nearly 25 years and focusing on women for the last 15 years. Through her articles and speeches she has inspired thousands of women to ride a motorcycle. Genevieve is a 2001 inductee into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame for her work raising awareness of women riders.


DIVA AMY SKALING
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MEET DIVA AMY SKALING

TEAM DIVA
BIKER BELLES AMBASSADOR
“RIDE ON” SYMPOSIUM PANELIST - 2014

“Anything worth doing is worth OVERdoing.” This is the credo Diva Amy Skaling lives by. Diva Amy is the owner, designer, and creator of all things for Team Diva, a company specializing in headwear and accessories. Team Diva boasts customers around the globe including Poison’s Bret Michaels. The company is presenting this year’s Biker Belles Comfort Zone.

Diva’s favorite color is leopard, and her preference for shiny is Swarovski. These crystals can be found all over her bikes, helmets and clothes. Diva owns two custom-painted and embellished motorcycles that she designed and executed herself. Her zip around bike is her little “Fattie”, and her touring bike is her beloved “Diva Glide.” Diva has personally put almost 70,000 miles on her Diva Glide, and she’s proud to say it’s never been in a trailer! 

While creating her bikes, the goal was to create something that would bring smiles to all faces that see it. Getting the thumbs up while on the bike is her tonic. Diva aims to show people that reinvention at middle age is possible and there is no time to waste. 

Diva Amy also hosts a ride benefitting Helping with Horsepower during Arizona Bike Week.


CRIS SOMMER SIMMONS
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MEET CRIS SOMMER SIMMONS

MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAMER
"MOVING FORWARD" SYMPOSIUM PANELIST – 2013

Cris has enjoyed a lifetime love affair with two wheels. An eager passenger on her stepfather’s motorcycle at age 9, she got her first motorcycle (a Yamaha Twin jet 100) at 14, her first Harley at age 19 and has been riding ever since.  She was a longtime member of the Women’s International Motorcycle Association and in 1984, co-founded the 2nd Chapter of Women in the Wind. In 1985 Cris co-founded the world’s first motorcycle magazine for women called Harley Women. For over 5 years she acted as co-publisher and editor, often riding her motorcycle across the country to find the stories. On one such ride in 1989 she met her husband-to-be, rocker and fellow motorcycle enthusiast, Doobie Brother Patrick Simmons.

For several years starting in the late ‘80s Cris appeared in countless national newspaper articles, radio and television talk shows as a representative and advocate of the growing number of women who rode their own motorcycles. In 1988, she was awarded an Honorary Lifetime membership to Women in The Wind. Cris is a 25 year AMA member, a Lifetime HOG member as well as a Motor Maid and a member of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. In 1990, she was honored as a pioneering woman motorcyclist in the American Motorcycle Associations’ Women In Motorcycling exhibit.

After selling her interest in Harley Women, Cris began a 15-year stint as a freelance motorcycle journalist, writing extensively for several magazines in the U.S., including American Iron, Motorcycle Collector, Iron Works, Easyriders, V-Twin, as well as magazines in Japan, Spain and in Australia.  Cris penned her own column for over 12 years in the popular Japanese Harley magazine Hot Bike Japan and is currently the women’s editor for American Iron magazine. She also speaks about women in motorcycling at events around the country.

In 1994, Cris wrote and self-published the award winning children’s motorcycle book Patrick Wants to Ride, for which she was honored with the AMA’s Brighter Image MVP Award.

Then, in 1995, Cris was one of 4 women featured in an original documentary on women motorcyclists for Turner Broadcasting called Biker Women.

In 2003, she was proud to be inducted into the National Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Anamosa Iowa and the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Westerville, Ohio. In 2008 she was inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

In July of 2009, she released the popular book ‘The American Motorcycle Girls 1900-1950” (which is still one of the top selling motorcycle history books.).  Later that year Cycle Source Magazine named Cris the “Motorcycling Woman of the Year” for 2009.  

In Sept. of 2010, Cris rode her 1915 Harley-Davidson, Effie, 3,200 miles in the pre-1916 motorcycle cross country Motorcycle Cannonball. The grueling 16-day endurance ride started in Kitty Hawk, NC and ended up in Santa Monica, CA. Out of the 45 riders entered, she was one of only two women registered, and the only American woman rider. She made it all the way to Santa Monica and took 20th place.

In March of 2011, Cris released The Cannonball Diary, a book about her journey riding Effie across the country.

In the Fall of 2013 Cris and her husband Pat rode their 1914 and 1915 Harley-Davidsons 1,000 miles from Sturgis, SD to Milwaukee, WI to celebrate the 110th Anniversary of Harley-Davidson.

In 2014 the pair also rode the 4,100 mile pre-1937 Motorcycle Cannonball on their 1934 and 1929 Harley-Davidsons. Again in 2016, they both rode the Motorcycle Cannonball again, on their 1914 and 1915 H-Ds from Atlantic City, NJ to San Diego, CA.  The pair are also looking forward to the 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball, (on the same early bikes), riding from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon.


MARILYN STEMP
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MEET MARILYN STEMP

IRON TRADER NEWS
"SHIFTING GEARS" SPEAKER - 2018
"MY MOTORCYCLE LIFE" MODERATOR - 2017
"TWO-WHEELED TRANSFORMATION" MODERATOR - 2016

Dennis Stemp and I started IronWorks Magazine in 1989. It combined Dennis’s artistic aesthetic, entrepreneurial daring and passion for motorcycles with my journalistic fussiness, organizational skills and attraction to mechanical pursuits. Dennis ‑ an artist with both paint and grease under his fingernails ‑ had the ideal combination of talents and fearlessness to start such an effort.

We both had experience in the printing industry and graphic arts, insuring that IronWorks would not only read well but be graphically classy, too. IronWorks began as an extension of our hobbies and quickly took over our lives.

Dennis had to school me in motorcycles when we started IW. I grew up in a loving but vastly UN-mechanical family. I so envy people who had family or friends who got them into motorcycling as a kid. I hear those stories often and never fail to grow nostalgic – and envious - at the romance of it.

So I met artsy, mechanically-minded Dennis Stemp, I followed him blithely down the road that led to IronWorks and -  never regretted a second of it. Not even the many beans-on-toast dinners or stressful moments over the company checkbook. As single title publishers who had bumbled into the industry with little experience, our learning curve was steep. But we didn’t know what we didn’t know so we kept moving ahead.

In the early years, when printing bills came more quickly than advertising revenue, we turned to our garage for funding. The first bike to be sold was the V-Max. (Dennis said it was too fast for a guy his age, anyway.) Next we sold Uncle Russ’s Shovelhead – the one with the Jimi-Hendrix-purple metalflake paint job. That one hurt: it had belonged to Den’s motorcycle mentor. It hurt even more every time we saw the new owner riding it around our town.

Next, we sold the Velocette, followed by the one that was toughest: the Harley-Davidson XLCR. Losing that motorcycle stands in testament to how darn determined we were that IronWorks would succeed. Maybe it won’t surprise you, but I know where that bike is, still.

We hung on thanks to Dennis’s innovative thinking and, truth be told, due to desperation. We’d put everything we had into IronWorks – and a little bit more. But I like to think we also carved out a niche by approaching the topic in a new way. We figured there were other riders like us with more enthusiasm for the machinery than the lifestyle – which ultimately led to living the lifestyle, just in a different way. So we snubbed sound bites and instead took the time to dig deeper and connect the dots. To tell the stories of people and their motorcycles with candor and respect. To do that in complete sentences with no bro-talk. To make space for women columnists and minority bike owners. We were inclusive before it was a thing.

Those years earned us some credibility and laid the foundation for a future I wasn’t yet aware of or prepared for. And when Dennis passed away in 2000, IronWorks provided the springboard to the rest of my life. It opened doors to opportunities that expanded my worldview and informed my choices, usually in unpredictable ways. Reeling from the loss, with two children depending on me and always another deadline to meet, I daily doubted my abilities. Had a woman been editor of a nationally-circulated, mainstream motorcycle magazine before? Did I have the chops to chart the path? How many cupcakes does the third grade need tomorrow? Yes, running IronWorks pushed me to move off the pillion, so to speak, and forced me to confront new challenges.

Maybe I should have figured: motorcycle people were there to help. Even if I could name the individuals who pitched in and reached out, it would run longer than the Hamsters member roster! Truth be told, several of those guys figured prominently – and many others. This input reflected the goodwill Dennis had built up and I was the grateful if unwitting recipient. So IronWorks continued.

Fourteen years later, when my publisher pulled the plug, it was devastating. But I remain proud of our team, including my son, Vincent, who was on staff then. When I visit bike shops today and see an IronWorks feature on the wall it’s both touching and gratifying. At its best, IronWorks was collaborative and inclusive, a trusted source that entertained and informed on a framework of fairness and integrity.

So in 2014, if I wanted to stay in the industry I loved I had to reinvent myself. Since then Iron Trader News was re-established online. (That had been the first title we’d published under in 1988.) To stay relevant, I did pro-bono and volunteer work in the industry, took freelance jobs both consumer and dealer oriented, accepted consulting and special projects, photography, editing, newsletters, books – whatever it took – again enabled by the network.

Since 2015 I have edited the Sturgis Rider Daily, a newspaper published during the Sturgis Rally for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, and the monthly Kiwi Indian E-news. I wrote the Harley-Davidson-sanctioned history of their Custom Vehicle Operations titled Harley-Davidson CVO for Motorbooks International/Quatro Publishing, and edited Gloria, A Lifetime Motorcyclist by Gloria Tramontin Struck for Wolfgang Publishing.

To keep from being bored, I’ve maintained memberships in the AMA, AMCA, H.O.G. and MRF, and have consistently supported efforts to capture our shared history and promote the positive aspects of motorcycling, such as Kustom Kulture roundtables and other industry discussions. IronWorks was media partner of the Donnie Smith Chopper Class Challenge through its entire run and has similarly supported efforts of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, where I also accepted a volunteer position as a campaign chair for the Museum’s building campaign. We’ve provided editorial support for the Legends Ride and Biker Belles charity events and I have acted as moderator for the Biker Belles symposium on several occasions. I helped organize and promote Builder Breakfast Charity events in at Sturgis held in association with the Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycles As Art Exhibition, to benefit the tech ed scholarships and Motorcycle Missions. And just for fun, I’m a partner in the world’s largest Evel Knievel collection, now housed in the new Evel Knievel Museum, in Topeka, Kansas.

It’s a splendid gift to work in an industry that’s endlessly innovative while holding tight to its traditions. Better yet, motorcycling is populated by such authentic people. Over time, many of them have become for me not simply business associates or acquaintances, but essential friends and family. I love my family of birth, but my family of choice is all that more dear, perhaps for the serendipity of it all.

I have the best job in the world. I don’t actually do much of anything but I’m lucky to meet amazing, authentic people and they do remarkable things: they race, design, build, customize and ride motorcycles and I get to learn their stories. I’ve never stopped thanking Dennis for the legacy he provided. And I daily bless the generous karma that allows me to continue.


GLORIA STRUCK
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MEET GLORIA STRUCK

FEATURED SPEAKER 2015
HONORARY GUEST 2012-2018

While Gloria Tramontin Struck came from a motorcycling family, she didn't originally have any burning desire to ride. In fact, in 1941, when she was 16, her older brother decided to teach her to ride while she told him tearfully, “I don’t want to know how to ride.” Well, he won out, and since then she has owned 14 bikes—three Indians and 11 Harleys. She now rides a 2004 Heritage Softail Classic.

Gloria was born in 1925 behind her family's business, the Lexington Cycle Shop, in Clifton, NJ. The business had been selling bicycles and Excelsior-Henderson motorcycles since 1915. When she was only three years old, her father, Ernest, died at the age of 32, leaving her 28-year-old mother, Pierina, to take over the shop. Pierina became an Indian dealer in the ‘30s until her retirement in 1947 when Gloria's brother, Arthur "Bub" Tramontin, took over as a Harley Dealer. Bub's son is now the third generation to operate the business that will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2015.

In 1946, at age 21, Gloria joined the Motor Maids. She and the founders’ daughter, Betty Fauls, are the club’s longest standing members still riding. Two years ago, the two were the first in the Motor Maids’ history to be honored for 65 years of active riding.

Gloria has logged over 500 thousand miles, riding all 48 continental states many times over. She has made the trip to Daytona Bike Week numerous times since 1951, and she attends many Rallies, Motor Maid events and conventions from New Jersey to California.


KRISTY SWANSON
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MEET KRISTY SWANSON

ACTRESS
“MOVING FORWARD” SYMPOSIUM PANELIST - 2013

Kristy Swanson is a highly acclaimed actress, bringing her star power and charisma to this year’s Sturgis Rally. She has been in multiple blockbuster movies. Along with roles in “Big Daddy,” and “Hot Shots,” she is probably best known for her portrayal of Buffy, in the Twentieth Century Fox feature film, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” She has also starred in multiple television show, as well as making guest appearances in such shows as “Just Shoot Me,” “CSI Miami,” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” Kristy had very little interest in bikes before she met her husband, two-time Olympic bronze medalist Lloyd Eisler, who loves to ride. She purchased a Can Am Spyder and immediately fell in love with the open road. Along with her love to ride, she is equally passionate about helping others, seen from her involvement with charities like the Wounded Warrior Project and the Iraq Star Foundation.


VALERIE THOMPSON
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MEET VALERIE THOMPSON

WORLD'S FASTEST FEMALE MOTORCYCLE RACER
"MY MOTORCYCLE LIFE" SYMPOSIUM PANELIST – 2017

Valerie Thompson7x land Speed Record holder has become the reaching a speed 304.263 (489.663 km/h) on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, on September 1, 2016. While attempting to beat overall two-wheel record of 376.363 mph in March 2018 in Australia, her Streamliner bike fell on its side while traveling 353 mph. Valerie was able to walk away from the horrific crash. On Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 she will be inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Thompson is often referred to as “America’s Queen of Speed”, she has earned the famed “Red Hat” in the Bonneville 200 MPH Club, and is a member of the prestigious Bonneville BUB Speed Trial 201 MPH Club. Valerie has also earned her place in the Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club, the ECTA 200 MPH Club, the Texas Mile 200 MPH Club and the Colorado Mile, including a personal best of 217.7 MPH (350.53 KM/H) on a BMW S 1000 RR at the Texas Mile in 2014

Valerie started her drag racing career in 2006 on quarter-mile tracks in the All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) and returning 2017 to the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle series. Her desire to go faster, and break more records, led her to form her own land speed-racing team, Valerie Thompson Racing, in 2012.

Racing Awards & Accolades
Valerie’s full-throttle lifestyle has inspired filmmakers, authors and songwriters alike. She is featured in the 2013 documentary film, “Why We Ride,” the Discovery Channel program “Mega Speed,” and the Bonneville Stories” video, profiling the life of a professional motorcycle racer in a tough, unforgiving and dangerous career. She has even been featured in a GoDaddy Super Bowl commercial!

The award- winning rock band, CTS, wrote the popular song “Quarter Mile” for Valerie and she received the Red Carpet Award for her inclusion in Delores Seright’s book, “Amazing Women: Shattering Barriers.” She is also featured in the 2013 book, “90 Years BMW Motorrad.” Valerie’s leathers and other racing gear are currently on display at the Hopkins BMW Motorcycle Museum in Highland, Maryland.

Off Track
Valerie surrounds herself in a world of speed even off the racetrack, working as vehicle presenter at Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, LLC and Metro Auto Auctions in her hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. Between her work, racing commitments and many special appearances each year, Valerie donates time supporting and inspiring children overcoming personal challenges with charitable organizations, which earned her the 2011 American Women Riders Community Hero Award.


KATHY TOLLESON
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MEET KATHY TOLLESON

ROAR MOTORCYCLES
“RIDE ON” SYMPOSIUM PANELIST – 2014

Kathy Tolleson is the founder and CEO of ROAR Motorcycles, Inc. As CEO of this company, she has helped bring a fresh look to the female segment of the motorcycle industry. Kathy is also the author of “Hear My ROAR, Women, Motorcycles and Mental Health.” The book is a wonderful compilation of life tips related to motorcycling, her story and the philosophy of ROAR. Kathy shares her love of motorcycling and personal anecdotes to help empower women to be all they can be. She started riding at the age of ten and now, at sixty, her passion is to help introduce other women to the sport of motorcycling.

Kathy opened and ran a dealership specializing in the women’s market in Daytona Beach for six years. ROAR has customized and fit motorcycles for women from all over the United States. ROAR has motorcycles in 27 states, Canada, France and Germany. She believes women are hungry for “out-of-the-box” designs, colors, accessories and presentation. Kathy has taught a Pre MSF Course Confidence Building Class to help women bridge their fears and take the leap of taking the MSF Course. 

She is now ready to multiply the ROAR concept through boutique dealerships and ROAR Certified Departments in existing dealership. In 2012, ROAR licensed West Coast ROAR in Vancouver Island, Canada and have recently turned the local Florida market over to ROAR Volusia in order to concentrate on the big picture of ROAR.


TIGRA TSUJIKAWA
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MEET TIGRA TSUJIKAWA

STURGIS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
“MOVING FORWARD” SYMPOSIUM PANELIST – 2013

Long-time rider Tigra Tsujikawa is the Marketing & Development Director for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Her career spans two decades and includes stints with such powersports industry leaders as Kawasaki, Fox Racing, the American Motorcyclist Association and Advanstar (producers of the nation's largest motorcycle shows).

During her time with the AMA, Tigra successfully managed the last two AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conferences, Vintage Motorcycle Days and the annual Hall Of Fame induction ceremonies, among other special events. Most recently, she was the Engagement Marketing Director for Advanstar where she utilized her experience to develop rider outreach programs for the International Motorcycle Shows on the consumer side and engage dealers to attend the nation's oldest motorcycle trade show, Dealer Expo.

Her passion for riding has kept her focused on this industry and ways to improve it.  A rider for the past 30 years, she has done some desert racing in the past and is still an active streetbike and dirtbike rider, logging thousands of miles in the saddle each year. 

"I love riding and feel the happiest on two wheels or meeting other riders," she says with a smile.  "I also try to bring new people into the world of motorcycling whenever and wherever I can.”


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JACQUI VAN HAM

ANNOUNCER/SPOKESPERSON, BRAND SPECIALIST
"MY MOTORCYCLE LIFE" SYMPOSIUM PANELIST - 2017

Often found at Vintage Races and Rallies across the United States, Jacqui Van Ham has been a constant presence in the motorcycle community since the early 2000's. Her passion for the industry soon led to the opportunity to contribute to several publications. With a unique blend of devotion and charisma, she quickly became a voice in a community that had few younger female members, but was growing.

After contributing to BMW ON, Moto Revue Classic, BMW MO, Motorcycle Classics, and Cafe Racer magazine, she hatched a plan to discover the vintage motorcycle and motorcycle racing culture in Europe and publish detailed articles about the fantastic and diverse communities there. The pinnacle of these reports was a feature and cover photo in Classic Bike, one of the few American women to ever be asked to do so. While continuing with freelance moto-journalism, she started working within the motorcycle industry as a Brand/Product Specialist and Announcer. This was a bold move into the Trade Show arena, where there had been very few women working professionally. 

When not working, Jacqui remains as big a fan as ever and can often be found spreading her enthusiasm at Premiere Powersport events, including Moto GP, Barber Vintage Days, Daytona Bike Week, Sturgis, Mid Ohio Vintage Days, Pebble Beach, Bonneville Speed Week, Brooklyn Invitational, The Annual Motorcycle Film Festival, The Handbuilt Show, Motoblot Chicago, AMA racing, and Moto America Superbike races. It truly is, “All Bikes, All the Time.”

Recent Brand/ Experience

  • ADVANSTAR​ Marketplace at IMS (Rotating brands per show) IMS San Mateo, Long Beach, Chicago, New York 2009/2011
  • Powerlet​; Harley Davidson 110th Rally 2013
  • Interphone/-Twisted Throttle​; IMS TOUR Fall/Winter/Spring 2013
  • Allstate Motorcycle Insurance​; ANNOUNCER- Roar on the Shore 2014, Delmarva 2014, Bikes Blues and BBQ 2014, Lone Star Rally 2014
  • Victory Motorcycles​; SPOKESPERSON/ ANNOUNCER- IMS TOUR Winter/Spring 2014,
  • Daytona Bike Week 2014, Sturgis Rally 2014, IMS TOUR Fall/Winter/Spring 2015, Daytona
  • Bike Week 2015, Moto GP Demo Truck 2015, Sturgis Rally 2015, IMS TOUR
  • Fall/Winter/Spring 2015/2016, Daytona Bike Week 2016, Sturgis 2016
  • Indian Motorcycles​; Hooligan Race ANNOUNCER- Handbuilt Show 2016, Sturgis 2016
  • SPOKESPERSON/ANNOUNCER Daytona 2017 (Indian Motorcycle and Slingshot)
  • Choppertown​; Traveling LIVE STREAM Video Correspondent 2016/2017 2 MIL Audience
  • Progressive Motorcycle Insurance​; SPOKESPERSON/ANNOUNCER- Bikes, Blues &BBQ
  • 2016, Babes Ride Out 2016, Lone Star Rally 2016, IMS TOUR Fall/Winter/Spring 2016-2017,
  • Leesburg Bike Fest 2017, Ohio Bike Week 2017, Laconia Bike Week 2017, Motoblot 2017
  • UBM/ADVANSTAR International Motorcycle Show​; SPOKESPERSON/ANNOUNCER/ALL
  • MEDIA INTERVIEWS - IMS TOUR Fall/Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Jacqui is also proud to have been considered for “Motorcycling Woman of the Year” by Cycle Source Magazine/Media, “Top Women Motorcycle Bloggers” by OperationsManagement.net, and featured on TheMotoLady.com, TheVintagent.com, CyrilHuzeblog.com, CafeRacerxxx.com, Moterrific.com, TheMotart-Journal.com, GoodSparkGarage.com, SelvedgeYard.com, and dozens of forums worldwide. She also continues to publish freelance articles in the US and abroad, and is a frequent contributor to many moto-specific Social Media accounts.


KELLY YAZDI
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MEET KELLY YAZDI

MODEL
ACTRESS
EVENTS CREATOR

Since she was a little girl, Kelly has always found a home in the saddle. Growing up in rural Minnesota, Kelly spent her childhood working with horses, riding dirt bikes and was always seeking out any adrenaline-pumping activities. On the day she turned 18, she obtained her M1 license and sought to be a driving force for women, and a spokesmodel for living with passion. 

As an actress, model and events creator, Kelly has been able to combine her passions and create a career that she calls the "Aloha Way of Life," a life's work built off passion, tenacity and empowerment.  In 2017, she created what came to be known as the Wild Gypsy Tour, the first ever all-women's motorcycle festival at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Kelly was also part of the creative team that brought to life the first ever women's big-wave surf event, Queen of the Bay, that launched in 2017 as well.  

In addition to her women's-oriented events, Kelly also collaborated with Roland Sands (Roland Sands Design) to bring forth the Moto Beach Classic, the first ever clash-of-the-cultures motorcycles event that dominated Huntington Beach in 2017.  And coming in 2019, Kelly will be birthing the Aloha Way of Life Festival in Oahu, Hawaii, an event celebrating the aloha spirit and communities of Hawaii through the avenues of music, motorcycling, surfing and sustainable art.