In Biker Chicz of North America, Edward Winterhalder and Wil De Clercq have compiled in-depth profiles of twenty-two fascinating women who ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Each chapter features an individual whose life story is compelling, intriguing, fascinating, and inspirational.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Daytona Bike Week 2011 Interview
Biker Chicz of North America interview from Daytona Bike Week 2011:
Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver; owner of Psyched Up! Professional and Personal Training, a fitness and health consulting company.
Founder of the Women in the Wind motorcycle club, which has 1,700 members in 29 states and Canada; three-time Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee.
Certified Personal Trainer; freelance writer; adventuress; featured in Discovery Channel’s "Motorcycle Women," National Geographic's "Hell on Wheels and TLC's "Faking It."
Catherine "Katmandu" Palmer
Artist; photograher; a contributing writer to Paisano Publication biker magazines for 15 years; Parts Manager at a Harley dealership in the 80s; public school art teacher.
Cris Sommer Simmons
Co-founder of Harley Women Magazine; freelance motorcycle writer/photographer; author of "The American Motorcycle Girls 1900 to 1950"; three-time Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee; married to Doobie Brother band member Patrick Simmons.
Danielle "Danni" Stockley
Director of the Ontario Chrome Divas motorcycle club and writer of "Danni's Times" for the Riders Mag biker magazine.
Model, actress and featured (along with Jewel and Jillian Michaels) in Harley-Davidson's 2009 women’s promotional video ad campaign.
Model, actress, musician (Klymax); one of four women profiled on TNT's 1995 documentary about female Harley riders; has an MA in Physical Education.
Chicago area radio personality; host and executive producer of Open Road Radio (ORR).
Gloria Tramontin Struck
Member of the Motor Maids since 1946; daughter of the founder of Tramontin Harley-Davidson in NJ
Joann Begey Bortles
Fulltime custom bike painter/artist and writer/photographer; has written six how-to paint books and has been a contributor to VTwin, Easyriders, The Horse, Ironworks, American Iron and Cycle Source.
Holds multiple national land speed records at Bonneville; co-owner of Klock Werks Kustom Cycle in SD.
Lauralee "Freedom" Conklin
Motorcycle nomad and adventuress; school of hard knocks graduate; former owner/operator of Dancing Buffalo Ranch in FL.
Founder/president of the East Coast Biker Chicks motorcycle club which has more than 150 members scattered all over New England; professional poker player and culinary chef.
Co-owner of the Eagles Nest motorcycle shop in Niagara Falls ON; has appeared in 3 motorcycle related TV shows on History Channel, Biker TV & Cogeco.
Employed as a manager at family owned Destination Daytona Harley-Davidson; Destination Daytona HD is the world’s largest Harley dealer.
Marilyn Elmore Bragg
Motorcycle journalist, freelance travel writer and blogger; worked at FL Harley dealer in the late 70s; has Journalism and English degree.
First female officer of the Jackpine Gypsies, originators of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally; works in sales for Cowboy Harley in Austin TX.
Morticia "Banshee" LaDucati
Computer programmer; grew up in an outlaw motorcycle club family environment; operates a successful computer business.
Avant Garde Motorcycle Rally Consultant; Past Director Sturgis Rally for the City of Sturgis; Past Executive Director for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.
Author of "The Chrome Cowgirl's Guide to Motorcycle Life" and "Biker Lady: Living and Riding Free"; musician with her own biker band Motorodeo; has appeared in 8 women biker themed TV shows.
An RN and founder of Accident Scene Management; author of A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist; married to one of the most well known motorcycle freedom fighters in the USA.