What’d ADV Camp Really Do For Me?

By Beth Dolos. I recently purchased a 2014 BMW F800GS and did not know the first thing about riding a big bike off road (let alone a big one). I felt I needed some professional instruction instead of just tips and pointers from fellow [...]

How to Prepare for a Backcountry Adventure Ride

So, you’ve got an off-road capable motorcycle, some camping gear and the inspiring visions of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s Long Way Round motivating you to set off on an adventure motorcycle trip of your own. But where in the massive universe of “farkles”(short [...]

Bike Evolution: Choosing Your Perfect Bike

By Egle Gerulaityte. Choosing a bike is a very individual decision; choosing an adventure bike, even more so. And what happens when you outgrow your first motorcycle? We spoke to three female riders with different levels of experience and expectations, and tried to figure [...]

Growing Outside my Comfort Zone: My ADV Camp Story

By Laura Reeve. I flew into Seattle-Tacoma Airport with butterflies in my stomach, grabbed an Uber to Puyallup, and picked up my rented F700GS from TourUSA. With the whole day to get to the PSSOR ADV Camp near McLeary, Washington, I rode northward, crossed [...]

How Will I Use My Second Chance?

By Shalmarie Wilson. Shal is the Project Manager at SheADV. Where does her passionate commitment come from?  January 27, 2011 was a life-changing day for me.  I was just leaving work after getting all geared up for the cold ride home, when I was struck [...]

Accidental Blessing

by Cristina Henriquez. On September 1st I had an “accident”. The facts of the event are fuzzy in my head. I don’t remember much of it except for a few things. It was day one of a five-day trip, which would have taken us [...]

How Much Is Your Freedom Worth?

By Egle Gerulaityte. When I feel inspired, I’m usually a very curious fur ball of dreads: I’d always talk to other riders while waiting for the ferry, having coffee at a gas station, or taking photos of the Transfagarasan road; after all, the beauty [...]

Its Not About the Length of Your Legs

By Egle Gerulaityte. This article was shared with SheADV from WomenADVRiders. Alexandra ‘Ola’ Trzaskowska (36) is probably one of the toughest women bikers I’ve ever met: she rides in the most extreme corners of the world, knows Central Asia like it’s her backyard, and [...]

Riding the Dalton Highway

By Heather Lea. Here's an excerpt from a Two Part series shared with SheADV from Heather and Dave's blog, Riding Full Circle. On Aug. 15, 2016 Dave and I brought Frankenbike home from the bike-ospital. We had it for about three minutes when I noticed [...]