I’m a moto traveler and motorcycle journalist. I used to lead motorcycle tours for a large company, and I now run my own motorcycle touring company,WWW.WOMENSMOTORCYCLETOURS.COM, focusing on motorcycle tours for women. I led demo rides for Kawasaki 15 or so years ago (that’s how I met Sue and Gin) and I’m part of the team that leads them now for BMW. Motorcycling has completely transformed me from a shy housewife into a bold adventuress who has ridden over a goodly part of the world by myself. I want to give back to the motorcycle community not only by being a responsible motorcycle rider but also by empowering others to ride their own dreams, as I have. My idea of a cross-country ride for women began about a decade ago. When I realized that 2016 would be the 100thanniversary of Adeline And August Van Buren’s historic ride across the united States, I knew 2016 was the year I had to make my dream happen. For me this ride is a bucket list item, a dream I am making come true.