Alisa Clickenger lives and breathes motorcycles. A two-wheeled world traveler, author, tour operator and event producer, Alisa was named a 2019 Dealernews Top 100 People in Powersports. Alisa is founder of Women's Motorcycle Tours and event producer of the Sisters Centennial Motorcycle Ride (2016) and the Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride (2021). Alisa is also author of Boost Your Confidence Through Motorcycling: A Woman's Guide to Being Your Best Self on and Off the Bike, which became an Amazon bestseller. Always working on innovative ways to get new riders to fall in love with motorcycling, Alisa's personal mission is to inform, educate and support motorcycle riders globally. Alisa is also on the Women Riders Now Leadership Board.
Brittany Morrow is an internationally renowned motorcycle safety advocate and the creator of Rock the Gear. She promotes the importance of training, rider attitude and focuses heavily on the use of proper safety apparel as a keynote speaker across the globe. Brittany’s goal is to cultivate a permanent change in the safety attitude of motorcyclists. Her mission: inspire everyone to take control over pain and fear so that they can live a courageous life full of adventure, passion and purpose. Brittany has been a motorcycle safety instructor in the USA for 11 years. She currently holds an AMA racing license, is the Secretary and Treasurer of Sandia Motorcycle Roadracing, Inc., serves as the marketing director of Women’s Motorcycle Tours, and is a mentor in the Can-Am Women’s Mentorship Program. Brittany is an avid rider, content creator, photographer, journalist, and connoisseur of avocado toast.
Dave Moss Tuning
Dave Moss has been on a personal mission since 1995 to save a life every day within the motorcycling community via education and training. Leveraging technology, that mission can reach every Continent and therefore millions of riders worldwide 24/7/365. His guidance is centered on making the bike work with the owner:- not a setting that the individual must learn to ride! He recognizes our talents, abilities and differences to communicate effectively and ensure the motorcycle and rider are perfectly paired together. Dave will educate the owner on why and how any issue can be resolved. Through his “Pay It Forward” mantra and online resources, Dave empowers riders with knowledge and skills to go into their local riding community and continue his mission at the grass roots level.
Survival Skills Rider Training
With a goal of improving motorcycle riding standards, Kevin Williams is a qualified rider coach from the UK. He has worked with thousands of riders since 1997, and on several UK-based road safety projects, including the award-winning 'Biker Down'. Most recently, Kevin toured New Zealand as a keynote speaker for the NZ Dept of Transport on the 'Shiny Side Up Tours' 2018 and 2019. With a Masters degree, Kevin's work has always had a strong science background.
Marisa and Tim Notier
Tim and Marisa Notier quit their jobs back in 2017 and have been on the road ever since. They spent 2 years traveling the Americas, from Chicago, IL to Ushuaia, and are now in their 3rd year of circumnavigating the world in Africa. Together, as a team, they bring individual talents to the adventure at hand. Tim's role is slightly less sophisticated as he is solely the pilot of their KTM 1190, while Marisa's contributions involve speaking the local languages of different countries. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Arabic, and is studying French, Turkish as well as Russian. Her role as a pillion also consists of videography, navigation, and most importantly, keeping Tim in check when his ultra-ego stretches too far away from the reality of his skills.
They have created a powerful unit of two that work together in order to traverse through the mud, sand, and gravel backroads of the world as they live out their dream of riding around the world 2Up. They are currently in Uganda awaiting the borders to reopen.
Dr Chris Hurren
Senior Research Fellow at Deakin University
Dr Hurren’s expertise is in textile research. He specializes in motorcycle protective clothing and his laboratory at Deakin University is purpose built for evaluating clothing protection and comfort. His laboratory can measure a wide range of parameters including impact abrasion resistance, seam strength, impact energy absorption and thermal comfort. He led the team that developed the Motorcycle Clothing Assessment Program (MotoCAP) that was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in 2018.
His key pieces of research are:
The grip/slip theory for understanding the interaction between a riders clothing and the road.
Development of the on-road Cambridge type impact abrasion tester.
The effect speed has in abrasion damage on clothing.
The role road surface structure plays in abrasion.
Development and implementation of a star rating system for ranking clothing protection and comfort (www.motocap.com.au).Dr Hurren has a number of motorcycles in his garage and rides to work most days on either his Honda GB400 or Yamaha XSR700. His one aim in his research career is to see a downturn in the number of motorcyclist injuries and deaths. He believes that empowering motorcyclists with the knowledge and skills to make the right choices is the best way to achieving this goal.
- ACTION Recruiting
Jan Plessner, Founder and Managing Director of ACTION Recruiting Inc, has been a leader in the motorcycle and powersports industry for nearly three decades.
Prior to launching her talent search career in 2012, Jan held management positions for twenty years with Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Her roles included Public Relations Manager, where she led corporate communications as well as PR for the entire array of Kawasaki’s product portfolio and racing programs. In this role, she worked closely with, and traveled often, to parent company Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) in Japan.
Prior to that, she was Public Affairs Supervisor for Kawasaki’s JET SKI® watercraft division, where she lobbied for fair treatment and equitable laws for the thriving personal watercraft industry and its customers. As part of her role, Jan traveled the country extensively, bringing watercraft demo rides to the disabled community via Kawasaki’s partnership with Disabled Sports U.S.A. and Operation Challenge. Additionally, she trained law enforcement and water rescue specialists to utilize Kawasaki watercraft to patrol our waterways, and save lives.
Jan, summing up her time at Kawasaki, said “I am so grateful to have been part of the Kawasaki legacy for more than two decades. It was a dream job. Besides promoting the company and products, I was literally a kid in a candy store, sampling every vehicle we made!”
Digital Media Director, BMW MOA
Wes is a longtime rider-turned-writer focused on promoting motorcycling and, through his podcast Chasing the Horizon, examining the motorcycle industry. He is a husband, father, musician, educator, journalist, podcaster and motorcyclist living in central Virginia.
Former Editor of Motorcycle Consumer News
David drives business efficiency with effective communication, strategic planning and continuous improvement, and is likely to be found traveling by motorcycle.
Photographer & Journalist
Julia is a photographer and writer, who has contributed to numerous publications and online outlets in the automotive and motorcycle industry. After graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography, Julia joined the staff of Motor Trend magazine, where she was a photographer, photo editor, and writer for 10 years. With a stronger passion for two wheels than four, Julia traded car photography for motorcycle journalism when she joined the staff of Motorcyclist magazine, where she strengthened her writing skills while continuing to contribute to the publication's photography. Julia went freelance in 2018, and has written and photographed for Motor Trend, Automobile, Hot Rod, Truck Trend, Road & Track, Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider, Hot Bike, Iron & Air, Cycle Trader, Panorama, Jalopnik, Bikeurious, as well as multiple commercial brands.
1/2 of the Wheelnerds Podcast
With very little clue about what he's doing, Chuck Brewer is an enthusiastic rider, adequate-ish husband, embarrassing father, horrible first date, computer nerd, and non-vegetarian. Working professionally in the IT field, Chuck came to riding as a complete beginner in his mid-30s and was excited about motorcycles ever since. Combining his and Todd's constant humor for a podcast about their shared love of motorcycles was a natural next step. He really enjoys meeting and interviewing people in the motorcycle industry. His interview-style goal is to keep participants on their toes with questions they don't normally get asked in more formal like interviews. This lends itself to an irreverent yet relatable and enjoyable discussion that veers away from the traditional. Originally from San Diego, he grew up being told "motorcycles will kill you!" and now really regrets not taking advantage of terrorizing residents of Southern California as a rider. He hopes his humor and laid back style will sidestep nonriders' preconceptions and make motorcycling approachable.
Joanne is a motorcycle gear expert with an emphasis in fitment and sizing for men and women. She currently works for RevZilla.com as an Assistant Showroom Manager where she shares her expertise and channels her enthusiasm for gear and riding.
CEO of ROAME
Adam Timmerberg grew up riding motorcycles most of his life. He moved to San Diego to attend the University of California, San Diego for Electrical Engineering, Math, Economics, and Business. After commuting to campus via motorcycle almost every day, he quickly realized that there was a huge need in the motorcycle space for motorcycle gear specifically designed for people who commute on motorcycles. After graduating from college, he quickly began the process of building ROAME, filing patents, designing and manufacturing their first product, a motorcycle shoe called the ROAME Zeros.
Host and Producer of the Motorcycles & Misfits Podcast
Liza Miller has spent the last 8 years creating one of the top motorcycle podcasts, and her passion for two wheels comes through. She is also mastermind behind Re-Cycle, a DIY motorcycle repair and restoration cooperative led by in Santa Cruz, Ca.
President, Total Control Training, Inc.
Lee Parks is the President of Total Control Training, Inc. He has been racing motorcycles for over 35 years and won a 2001 WERA National Endurance Series Championship. He spent five years as the editor and chief test rider of Motorcycle Consumer News and has been a moto-journalist since 1992. His best-selling book Total Control is considered the bible of high-performance riding technique and sells around the world in five languages. It is the basis for his Total Control Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Riding Clinics that are taught in over 20 states/provinces as well as military bases domestically and overseas. His company Total Control Training, Inc. manages and provides curriculum for the California Motorcyclist Safety Program and provides training for civilians and the military having taught over 275,000 students worldwide. In addition to being a curriculum developer, Lee is also an Instructor, Instructor Trainer and Instructor Trainer Trainer. In 2001 his passion for riding and safety led him to start Lee Parks Design, a successful American-made motorcycle safety gear manufacturer.
Winner, 2019 Iron Butt Rally
Wendy’s powersports passion permeates every facet of her life. She is a factory-trained motorcycle technician with two decades of experience, the owner of a busy motorcycle shop, and an enthusiastic two-wheeled adventurer. Her greatest joy is long distance motorcycle riding, and after a decade of endurance competitions she recently became the first woman ever to win the 11-day, 11,000+ mile Iron Butt Rally. She loves to share stories of success and failure, trial and error, and how everyone can apply these hard-won lessons to improve the safety and enjoyment of their ride regardless of how far your journey takes you.
Andrew Beattie is The Motelorcyclist. He travelled 10,150 miles "Sleeping Around in America" to revisit 50 of America's remaining roadside hotels. An experienced hotelier and journalist, he tells the stories that rekindle childhood road trip memories and shares the history of the iconic motels and the unique people who own them.
Audrey Menarik has been selling motorcycle gear since 1987. At the present, Moto Liberty is located in Addison, Texas. The store is 6,000 square feet, and sells motorcycle gear. No distraction from units, service or parts sales. A very knowledgeable sales staff with over 75 years of combined experience selling gear on hand to assist customers find the appropriate riding gear for their needs. In addition, Moto Liberty is also the US importer of RS Taichi, a high quality brand of motorcycle gear for street and racing from Japan.
Todd Cox is also known as "That crazy guy who rides a motorcycle in winter." He has an unmotorcycle-related day job which is dreadfully boring so we'll ignore that. Together with Chuck Brewer he has been making the Wheelnerds podcast on a regular-adjacent schedule for an embarrassingly long time. His dream is to ride every motorcycle once, just to see what it's like.
Tricia has been employed full-time in the motorcycle publishing industry for the last 21 years, currently as the Creative Director at TAM Communications, publisher of the best-selling motorcycle magazine on the newsstand, American Iron Magazine. While at TAM, she’s worked on its other motorcycle publications, such as Motorcycle Tour & Cruiser, RoadBike, Motorcycle, and Garage Build magazine and has written hundreds of stories for all of these titles, from motorcycle reviews to gear reviews, tech and how-to installs, riding skills, tours, and more. She began sharing her stories and photos with Women Riders Now (WRN)—the #1 resource for motorcycling news and reviews from a female perspective in 2014, and is now its Editor. Tricia’s WRN duties include writing, editing, and proofing stories, as well as performing a myriad of other tasks that help keep the website running smoothly.
Tricia began riding motorcycles in 1995, and in 2008 she became an MSF RiderCoach and is now the site manager of Connecticut’s Fairfield range. She especially enjoys sharing her passion for motorcycling with new riders and is always looking for opportunities to mentor new and experienced riders.
Former college radio DJ, currently in sales at a music and entertainment website, I saw the need for a podcast that focused on safety after being hit by an SUV last summer. The mission of the podcast is to have people learn from other experienced riders so they can improve their mental and physical skills to become better, safer riders.
Owner, Hunter Sills Racing
Erin Sills is a 45-time land speed motorcycle record holder, industry spokesperson, and retired Facebook executive. Erin began riding competitively later in life than many at age 35 when she met her husband Andy Sills. Sharing the desire for high speed, they discovered the sport of land speed racing and learned there was something called “Run Watcha Brung” which allowed non-competitors to take a high-speed pass on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Naturally competitive, Erin tried her hand and decided from that day forward she would build her own race bikes and officially compete. Andy and Erin raced together until his sudden death in 2015. Despite this loss, Erin and her team continue to race very successfully to this day in his honor. They hold more records in the 1000cc class than any other team, including the coveted 1000cc Production motorcycle record at 207 mph and the top naturally aspirated mile record at 238.389 mph.
Erin is co-chairwoman of the largest US website for female motorcycle enthusiasts, WomenRidersNow.com, and has been named the American Motorcyclist Association Female Athlete of the Year͟ for her motorcycling accomplishments and the American Marketing Association’s Woman to Watch͟ for her business accomplishments. In her business capacity, Erin helped launch two internet-based start-ups and most recently served as Global Director of Marketing at Facebook. In her racing role, Erin and her team have set three Guinness Book World Records, and Erin a member of the Bonneville 200 mile-per-hour Club, the El Mirage 200 mile-per-hour Club, the BUB 201 mile-per-hour Club, and the Mojave 200 mile-per-hour club with her fastest speed to-date of 242 mph.
She currently serves on the AMA Specialist Sport Commission, the FIM Women in Sport Commission and the board of the AMA Heritage Foundation. Erin is also an off-road adventure riding coach with RawHyde Adventures. In 2014, Erin was named University of Cincinnati, College of Business alumni of the year. Erin advocates for women in motorcycling and founded the sheEmoto Scholarship to support women in the sport. Since its inception, the Scholarship has provided over $25,000 to worthy female recipients.
Editor of American Iron Magazine, American Iron Garage & American Iron Salute
Starting as an ASE certified automotive mechanic, and after a lengthy stint in the automotive parts manufacturing, drag racing and formula car racing world, Steve Lita transitioned to a career in motorcycle magazine publishing as assistant editor of RoadBike Magazine and American Iron Mag. He has seen many changes to the motorcycle media landscape over the last 16 years, while working his way up to the position of magazine editor. Steve oversees the planning and production of several magazine titles, and is quick to point out he is enthusiastic about all brands and styles of motorcycles. Steve has also been a Ridercoach for the Connecticut state motorcycle training program since 2003. Steve currently resides in central Connecticut with his wife, Karen.
Open Road Radio
Gina is best known as host and co-creator of Open Road Radio, a 22-year talk radio program on everything motorcycle that is in major markets across the United States and podcast globally. She created XX Chromes – All Women Bike Builders, a team of motorcycle mechanic gals who builds a motorcycle in the name of charity! Gina participates in many charities around the country to help fundraise and promote the needy work they do. Another job description she has is working for a local Indian Motorcycle dealership as their Event Marketing Director. Gina has put together some huge motorcycle events in and around Chicago and places like Daytona Bike Week, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Laconia Motorcycle Week to name a few. She has collaborated with other big name promoters as Jam Productions, Live Nation, Paragon Promotions and many more.
The Host with the Most
B.T. is best known for his role as a professional comic and personality, but he is also a fellow rider, lover of all things 2 wheels (especially racing!) and an all-around good guy. Plus he's single - making him the perfect host for our monthly REVVmatch Happy Hour.
Passionate career powersports Executive and MIC Board Director trying to make a difference.
Tim is a 35 year Powersports industry veteran, having worked his way up from behind a dealership counter to executive roles with several industry manufacturers and distributors. He serves on the board of the Motorcycle Industry Council representing the Powersports aftermarket. Tim has ridden motorcycles from the time he was a child, and is as passionate today about riding as when he was as a young man. He is a former Cub Scout, Boy Scout, high school and collegiate athlete. Tim proudly served his country in the United States Army. Tim's motto: "Good times with family and friends is the most valuable time spent in this life."
Carmen is longtime conflict and developing world reporter and author of the book "Blindsided by the Taliban."
Carmen is longtime conflict and developing world reporter and author of the book "Blindsided by the Taliban." He is also the cofounder of One Down Media, a motorcycle outlet that tells important stories from around the world from behind the handlebars. He's written about motorcycling in Iraq and retold the stories of the riders who explore countries like Iran, and other locales where few venture, on two wheels.
XDL Events LLC
Chris Theis has been involved in the motorcycle Industry since 2002 when he performed his first stunt show. He started to compete in events like Stunt Wars in 2003 and XDL in 2006 until he became a judge for the XDL Championship Series. In 2012, Theis took on the role of Director of Competition until he purchased the brand in 2016.
6 Legs 3 Wheels
Chris Spychalski, known as Cromoth on www.ADVRider.com, is a recreational rider who has enjoyed the benefits of single wheeled trailers for motorcycling & bicycling. 6 legs refers to his 2 legs + 4 more for his dog Dakota. Using a trailer for utility or fun is easy & allows you to take the motorcycle instead of the car.
GWR Adventure Rider
Danell Lynn is a World Record breaking motorcyclist and a national and international motivational speaker. She speaks with honesty and passion about living a life of non-conformity. About inspiration, setting goals, success, failure, challenges, and finding one’s path – over and over again. She is the first solo-woman ever to break the world record for Longest Journey by Motorcycle in a Single country (48,600 miles-featured in the 2018 GWR book).
Danell was the sole female rider in The Ride of My Life - Cambodia Documentary, and the female rider for Expedition Electric. She was one of 12 women to ride Northern Pakistan. She continues to do humanitarian work with her foundations Threading Hope and Highwire. She has traveled to more than 46 countries and has a life goal of keeping the number of countries visited, larger than the number of her years on this earth and believes in a life fully lived!
She was the founding editor of 2 Wheeled Wanderlust the Magazine and a contributing columnist for Mainstream Magazine, Lifestyle Editor and Destination Columnist for Phoenix SportBike Magazine, and Arts Editor for The Noise Newspaper. She is the author of Philanthropic Wanderlust; Purposeful Wanderings; 1 Woman, 1 Bike, 1 Year - GWR Ride- blog book; and a Cultural Coloring book series for children. Current contributor to Outdoor X 4 magazine and adventure columnist for RideNow Motorcycle blog.
Filmmaker - ModernMotoDIaries.com
Alex Chacón is from El Paso, Texas, USA. He's a Filmmaker focused on Travel, Lifestyle, Unique Experiences and Adventures worldwide. Alex is a multi-time viral YouTube video creator.