Profile of a Female Motorcyclist: Meet SonjaM


Many people expect that when couples both ride it was the husband who initiated the riding. Not with our next lady rider! This woman coaxed her hubby to ride! I’m pleased to introduce you to SonjaM from Vancouver, Canada. Do add Find Me on the Road to your blog roll! It is filled with beautiful photography, stories of her adventures, and don’t forget to take a look at the list of all the two-wheelers she has owned!

SonjaM, 1992

How long have you been riding a motorcycle? Riding my own on and off for almost twenty years.

How did you learn to ride? Mandatory rider’s safety course in Germany a.k.a. endless hours of torture.

What was your first motorcycle? Yamaha Virago 250

How many have you owned? Eleven of all kinds

Why did you want to ride a motorcycle? If my brother can do it, I can do it, too. And I always liked to travel light.

Tell us about your riding. Year-round commuting on a Vespa and pleasure riding a Harley.

What advice do you have for women who ride or want to ride a motorcycle? Let nobody talk you into ‘the best bike for you.

What is the longest trip that you’ve taken on your cycle? I have been on many trips all over Europe, Western Canada, and Northwest USA, the longest being roughly 2,500 miles.

Do you belong to any motorcycle groups? I belong to a local female riding club called Free Wheelin’.

Do you have a favorite riding story? My biggest success was coaxing my husband into riding. First I had attempted to start him out on a maxi scooter, which I ended up driving it myself. Fortunately, he did come to terms with two wheels, and now has his first riding year under his belt, on a Vespa no less.

What do you do when you’re not riding? I shop for a living. And I like hiking, cooking and reading.

SonjaM, motorcyclist and blogger

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7 responses to “Profile of a Female Motorcyclist: Meet SonjaM

  1. Yes! Happy to hear I’m not to only one who got my male partner into it!

  2. Hooray. I have met and visited with SonjaM on several occasions and I have to say she is one special lady. I’ve even had the pleasure of riding with her.

    She is just one of those people that your life will be richer because you have the chance to meet and chat a spell.

  3. Yes it would be great to meet everyone. In a perfect world we’d all live close by and would get to ride together often.

  4. Do we need to have a female riders convention? Meet in the center of the US? 🙂

  5. Reblogged this on buellbunny and commented:
    How do I create a profile of me????

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