“As a third-generation motorcyclist, I grew up knowing that one day I would own one… or eight. I spent some time in the corporate world with an office job, but staring at a computer for 10+ hours a day eventually rekindled my passion for working with my hands, and I knew it was time for a change. My other passions include building things, wrenching, and helping people. I also love adventures and getting lost, whether it’s by flight, cage, foot, boat, or on two-wheels. I’m excited for Moto 49 to showcase a different type of “biker” stereotype by building and supporting a community of great people who love their city and support local socially and environmentally conscious businesses, contributing to the city’s growth and success.”
“I love to travel, so riding a motorcycle seemed like an obvious way to bring the adventure of travel into my daily life. Being a female rider gives me a confidence that I wouldn’t normally have – I feel empowered on a bike, where anything is possible.
We were first introduced to the idea of a community motorcycle garage through social media, and on a visit to Minneapolis, we connected with The Moto Collective. The community we saw here reminded us of evenings spent in friends’ garages, hanging out and enjoying both company and advice while working on different projects.