This past week we’ve met lady riders from Oregon, Wisconsin, Indiana, back to Wisconsin. For our next Profile of a Female Motorcyclist Meet Caroline we are off to Kanata, Ontario, Canada! You can find her on Twitter @CarolineLewy and I just found out she has a couple of blogs too! Maritime Adventure 2011 and Rocky Mountain High on our Harley’s 2012.
Profile of a Female Motorcyclist Meet Caroline
How long have you been riding a motorcycle? Just completed my 2nd year.
How did you learn to ride? My husband, Jim, got his motorcycle license the year before me and I automatically became a passenger. We travelled on his/our bike, a 2009 Harley Dyna Super glide that first year to Lake Placid, NY, Pittsburg, PA, New York City, NY and all around Ontario.
It was so fun with our friends (who we learned to ride with), but I saw more ladies riding along side their husbands and wondered if I could do that too! Plus, my tailbone was killing me on those long road trips
The next summer, August 2010, I took the motorcycle safety course with my girlfriend and bought my bike, rode the rest of the summer until the snow flew!!
What was your first motorcycle? A 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster SuperLow
How many have you owned? Only this one.
Why did you want to ride a motorcycle? I Love adventure, trying new things and have always wanted to travel small town Canada and small town USA … alongside Jim! We have always been outdoor enthusiasts, whitewater kayaking, camping, and hockey!
Tell us about your riding. Mostly pleasure, vacation and to work sometimes.
What advice do you have for women who ride or want to ride a motorcycle? To have to ride everyday at first to build confidence and familiarize yourself with your bike and local roads. Having a mentor is a great idea.
What is the longest trip that you’ve taken on your cycle? This summer to Colorado, 7500 km (4660 miles) round trip.
Do you belong to any motorcycle groups? I was a HOG Member when I first purchased my bike.
Do you have a favorite riding story? Well, riding to Key West, Florida, to Tennessee, (the Tail of the Dragon) and Mount Evans, Colorado. We met so many nice people along the way!!
What do you do when you’re not riding? Work as a hairdresser in my own Beauty Salon, love to bake, ski, knit and walk.
Ladies, whether you are looking to start riding solo, a casual motorcyclist, a seasoned rider, or enjoying riding pillion you are all welcome to join in the Helmet or Heels community. I would love to share your story of motorcycling no matter where you are on the journey. It will inspire other women along the way.