Workshop Presenters

We are proud to have the following presenters at our Rallies this year, sharing their knowledge with us.

// West Rally // June 28-30, 2019 // Morro Bay, CA

 

Aleks Grippo, CoFounder of Moto Guild San Francisco 

Alisa Clickenger, Author and Founder, Women’s Motorcycle Tours

Twenty years ago, Alisa Clickenger had a dream in which she was running for her life. In waking life, she was in the middle of a painful divorce. Within 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 motor‐cycling 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 writer.

In 2009-2010, Alisa went on a seven-month, solo motorcycle journey from New York to Argentina, riding through Mexico, and Central and South America by herself. She’s ridden across America multiple times and other motorcycle trips have taken her to Alaska, all over Europe, India, Israel, Cuba, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro and most recently Southern Africa.

Alisa’s mission is to support and empower other riders, particularly women, to achieve their two-wheeled dreams. Sharing the wisdom she’s gained on the open road, Alisa is now a coach for women who want to grow their business, mindset, dreams, and capacity. Through her female-focused motorcycle touring company, http://www.WomensMotorcycle Tours.com, Alisa offers life-changing experiences on two wheels.

In May Alisa was named to Dealer News magazine’s Top 100 Leaders in Powersports and is the author of Boost Your Confidence through Motorcycling: A Woman’s Guide to Being Your Best Self On and Off the Bike, which she will be signing at the WSR rally. Sign up to ride cross-country with Alisa in 2020 celebrating Women’s Freedom and our Right to Vote at http://www.CentennialRide.com.

Brittany Morrow, Director, Women’s Sportbike Rally, Queen Bee

Not only has she been our fearless leader for 3 years, but Brittany also survived a life threatening motorcycle accident and has dedicated her life to the promotion of motorcycle safety apparel and the education of riders regarding this important aspect of the sport. She brings her knowledge of motorcycle gear and safety to Women Riders Now readers on a regular basis. She has worked with several companies, groups, dealerships, and web communities to spread her message to riders everywhere.

Her partnership with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation created a web-based campaign urging all riders to “Rock the Gear.” RockTheGear.org launched in 2008 was funded by the MSF through the National Agenda for Motorcycle Safety grant program.

The campaign was created, designed, and managed by Brittany and a small dedicated team of professionals and motivated riders.

Lucy Carrera, Fleet Mechanic at Dubbelju Motorcycle Rentals, Instructor at Moto Guild San Francisco

 


// East Rally // September 6-8, 2019 // Deals Gap NC

Tricia Szulewski, Associate Editor, Women Riders Now

Tricia Szulewski is the associate editor for WomenRidersNow.com.

Her part-time duties include writing, editing, and proofing stories, as well as performing a myriad of other tasks that help keep the website running smoothly.

For the last 20 years, Tricia has been making a living full-time as the creative director at TAM Communications, publisher of American Iron Magazine and Garage Build.

She began riding motorcycles in 1995, and in 2008 she became an MSF RiderCoach. Tricia lives in Bethel, CT, with her wife, Mary, and daughter, Kaia.

Tricia owns a 2001 Suzuki Bandit 1200S and the 2016 BMW S 1000 XR she plans to ride to this year’s WSRE. She will be speaking about pushing past fear to accomplish your goals.