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The Resource The motolady's book of women who ride : motorcycle heroes, trailblazers & record-breakers, Alicia Mariah Elfving

The motolady's book of women who ride : motorcycle heroes, trailblazers & record-breakers, Alicia Mariah Elfving

Label
The motolady's book of women who ride : motorcycle heroes, trailblazers & record-breakers
Title
The motolady's book of women who ride
Title remainder
motorcycle heroes, trailblazers & record-breakers
Statement of responsibility
Alicia Mariah Elfving
Title variation
Motorcycle heroes, trailblazers & record-breakers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, MotoLadies 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 75 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. Tana Roller, who founded the women's motorcycle group A Quest Called Tribe to promote and grow the hobby among women. 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. England's Theresa Wallach, a racer and long-distance rider who also served as a dispatch rider for the British Army. African American Bessie Stringfield, who made eight solo cross-country trips during the 1930s and 1940s. Overwhelmingly positive, Elfving instills confidence and can-do rather than providing an echo chamber of common complaints among women in motorcycling. In addition, MotoLadies is illustrated throughout with contemporary and historical photos of the author's subjects, comprising a beautiful as well as inspiring package
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elfving, Alicia Mariah
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women motorcyclists
  • Motorcyclists
  • Women motorcyclists
  • Motorcycling
Label
The motolady's book of women who ride : motorcycle heroes, trailblazers & record-breakers, Alicia Mariah Elfving
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- History makers -- Adventurers -- Racers & stunters -- Creators -- About the author -- Photo credits & acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
on1242819610
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780760367506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1242819610
Label
The motolady's book of women who ride : motorcycle heroes, trailblazers & record-breakers, Alicia Mariah Elfving
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- History makers -- Adventurers -- Racers & stunters -- Creators -- About the author -- Photo credits & acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
on1242819610
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780760367506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1242819610

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