The Motolady's Book of Women Who Ride - by Alicia Mariah Elfving (Hardcover)

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Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 184

Format: Hardcover

Genre: Transportation

Sub-Genre: Motorcycles

Publisher: Motorbooks International

Book theme: History

Author: Alicia Mariah Elfving

Language: English

Street Date: May 25, 2021
TCIN: 82263909
UPC: 9780760367506
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-4719
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



Alicia Mariah Elfving, founder of TheMotoLady.com and the Women's Motorcycle Show, dishes profiles of more than 70 women past and present who ride and wrench as well as anyone, and in the process have proven every bit as indispensable to maintaining and growing a positive motorcycling culture.



Book Synopsis



Written and curated by Alicia Mariah Elfving, founder of TheMotoLady.com and the Women's Motorcycle Show, and arguably the most notable advocate for women in the motorcycling hobby, The MotoLady's Book of Women Who Ride subverts all the tired women-and-motorcycle tropes, offering the true stories of the women past and present who ride and wrench as well as anyone, proving every bit as indispensable to maintaining and growing a positive motorcycling culture.

Historically, depictions of women in motorcycle culture tend to objectify--from the outlaw motorcycle club "biker babe" to cheesecake photography to posturing celebrities with motorcycles as props. The truth is much different. From the early days of motorcycle culture more than 100 years ago, women have played a central role in making the motorcycle a legitimate form of transportation, recreation, and motorsport.

Elfving presents more than 70 figures in the motorcycle world, from the Americas to Europe and even the Middle East and South Asia--stunt riders, racers, builders, customizers, organizers, and more. Elfving links today's women motorcyclists with those of the past and illustrates the freedom represented by two wheels, and how motorcycles allow women to transcend cultural expectations confidently. You'll meet riders such as:

  • Sofi Tsingos, who raises money for charities by building and auctioning motorcycles.
  • Safety ambassador Brittany Morrow, who found her calling after surviving a high-speed crash with no gear.
  • The Van Buren sisters, who in 1916 were among the first motorcyclists to ride coast to coast and the first women to ride to the summit of Pikes Peak.
  • The late Jessi Combs, an iconic TV personality, metal fabricator, and land-speed record holder.


Overwhelmingly positive, Elfving instills confidence and can-do rather than providing an echo chamber of common complaints among women in motorcycling. In addition, The MotoLady's Book of Women Who Ride is illustrated throughout with contemporary and historical photos of the author's subjects, comprising a beautiful as well as inspiring package.



About the Author



Alicia Mariah Elfving is the founder of TheMotoLady.com, the world's leading websites for women who ride, as well as the world's first Women's Motorcycle Show. Those who appreciate women riders will find a massive amount of media here for daily distraction: motorcycles in art and design, motorcycle fashion and gear, and profiles of pioneering women motorcyclists are just some of the topics covered. Alicia also roams roadways far and wide looking for experiences and personalities to capture with her words and photographs. She splits her time between Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles.

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