I love being in nature and adventure sports, especially rock climbing and stand up paddling. My husband got me a dirt bike and I immediately fell in love with it. Like paddling and climbing, it takes me to places in nature I wouldn't otherwise see.
As I started getting more into dirt bikes, I found @babesrideout on Instagram. I attended Babes in the Dirt 2 and that was my first time riding with other women. It blew my mind to see all those women working together and helping each other. Someone there asked me why I didn't have my license and I didn't really have a good answer for them, except for fear. So I got my motorcycle license this summer and a dual sport bike. I love dual sport because now I have the freedom to ride anywhere I want.
I recently attended Babes Ride Out 4 and got to see over a thousand women riding through Joshua Tree National Park. My experiences at @babesrideout taught me about the power of women supporting each other.
There are so many awesome women riding dual sport and I noticed they didn't have a page of their own on Instagram and they totally deserve one, so I started @dualsportwomen. I don't always get to ride as much as I'd like. I am a mother to a 10 and 8 year old and a teacher in a low income school, so life is very busy. I get so much inspiration from seeing other women's photos and hope @dualsportwomen encourages other women to get out and ride.