December 19, 2014

Motorcycle Mamas: Ordinary Women by Week, Biker Babes by Weekend

Carrie Bristol-Groll

Story by Harley White | Photographed by Deb Peterson and Harley White. M! Aug/Sep 2011. Motorcycle mamas have been given a bad rap. Often portrayed as being crass, unkempt and scary, female riders seem to be on the outskirts of society. After diving into a few motorcycle rallies and events, I met women who completely Read More

It’s All About the Gear

Leather jacket

Revv up your riding outfit with these fun and sassy pieces.   Leather jacket, $140 from Hog Heaven Leathers & Gifts in Cotter, AR.               Boulder riding boots, $134.95, from Pig Trail Harley-Davidson in Rogers, AR.               Harley-Davidson hoodie, $65, from Pig Trail Read More

Safe & Sexy

Women's D.O.C. Reversible Safety Vest

By Harley White. M! Aug/Sep 2011. When it comes to motorcycles, safe is the new sexy. Safety courses are a must for any rider. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (msf-usa.org) lists the safety courses offered in each state. The courses range from beginner to experienced, so there is something for every biker babe out there. Just Read More

Motorcycle Mama: Doris Love

Doris Love

67 years old Arkadelphia, Arkansas Volunteer at Arkansas Senior Center Rider for 35 years Harley-Davidson Electri Glide Ultra Fun and kind-hearted, Doris Love has made riding a part of her life and doesn’t intend to stop any time soon. “If you have ever had a desire to ride, you need to take the motorcycle safety Read More

Motorcycle Mama: Jill Tangney

Jill Tangney

59 years old St. Paul, Minnesota Business Systems Analyst Rider for 5 years, Passenger for 9 years Indian Chief Whether she’s a rider or a passenger, Jill Tangney is always one amazing biker babe. “Black leather does not depict the length and breadth of the riders. People who ride come from all walks of life. Read More

Motorcycle Mama: Joette Slaasted

Joette Slaasted

56 years old Cedarburg, Wisconsin Executive Assistant to the Vice President/General Manager of a Defense Manufacturing Firm Rider for 6 years Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic “It’s not just for boys any more! Why should they have all the fun? Women are just as capable of riding a bike as men. Bikes are being built to Read More

Motorcycle Mama: Gina Hartley

Gina Hartley

44 years old North Fork, California EMT Passenger for 8 years Indian Roadmaster Chief “If you haven’t ridden, you need to try it. You do not need to be a ‘wild thing’ or some tattoed-out bar hopper, just a regular person. You just need to be out on the open road with the wind in Read More

Motorcycle Mama: Carrie Bristoll-Groll

Carrie

43 years old Hartford, Wisconsin Civil Engineer, Owner of Stormwater Solutions Engineering Rider for 8 years Indian Scout During the week, Carrie is a typical wife, mother, and careerwoman. Owner of Stormwater Solutions Engineering with her husband, she leads a busy life, often juggling many projects at a time. Carrie, however, has an alter-ego. Come Read More

Motorcycle Mama: Julie Wagner

Sisters Julie Wagner, Laurie Boyte, and Karry Bass

44 years old Mountain Home, Arkansas Former Business Owner Rider for 1 year Yamaha Virago She’s been riding for only one year, but Julie has fully embraced the motorcycle mama mindset. “I’m learning that women can do anything they want to do, whether that means running a marathon or riding a motorcycle. It doesn’t make Read More