Fall 2021 Update
Goodbye sweet summer and thank you for the great memories as we embark on a new season filled with new adventures ahead! Traveling to see different sights and experiencing new cultures is something we have sorely missed. A bright spot was a recent trip to visit Bocas del Toro – an ecotourism destination In Panama where you can experience both the Atlantic and Pacific Oeans at the same time!
We LOVED connecting with old and new friends at the Sonoma Raceway for the IMS Outdoors in July! It was an honor to see our Lauren Bag take home the Best Off-The- Bike Product Award from Women Riders Now, Congratulations to our fellow makers who were recognized for developing products made for and by women, and much love to the women who voted to confirm that the Lauren is still WHAT ACTIVE WOMEN ON THE GO WANT!
WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG?
Our first customer story features Kim, a college student from Seattle majoring in accounting. When she’s not working, studying, or walking her dog, Kim makes sure that she uses what little spare time she has to get out for a ride when the weather is nice. We caught up with her after a recent road trip with her gal pals and the compact but super versatile Valerie Bag. It’s been Kim’s constant companion on and off her Kawasaki Ninja 650!
“I grew up in Michigan but spent 12 years in Hawaii, where I was a scuba instructor and a chef. I also took my first Motorcycle Safety Course while in Hawaii. I grew up as a passenger on a motorcycle and always dreamed of having my own bike one day. It wasn’t until I moved to the mainland (Seattle) that I purchased my first motorcycle. I was 49 years old at the time and my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. This summer, I joined a group of women in Portland, OR and we all rode our motorcycles together to Hill City, SD. Since my return, I also have gone camping with my bike, and have already made camping plans for next month and next year! I just purchased a second, much larger motorcycle. I have an extreme case of wanderlust and now I literally have the vehicle to get out there and wander.”
“My Valerie Bag goes everywhere with me. When I am riding, she sits in my tank bag. If I stop someplace for food or pictures, I take her with me. She carries all my important items, like my phone, money, lip balm, credit cards, and my National Parks Pass. I love how versatile she is. I can carry her as a wristlet or a cross-body bag. She is so cute and stylish that I always get compliments from other ladies I ride with. I consider myself a MotoChic ambassador. My other 2 MotoChic purchases are the cell phone lanyard and the long sleeve “(Moto)Angels” t-shirt. The t-shirt is soft and comfortable and is the perfect layer for cool summer mornings when you start your ride early and end up in high heat later in the day. Valerie puts up with a lot of use and abuse from me and she never complains. I hope to someday add to my MotoChic collection with the Lauren“
WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG?
“I’ve ridden off and on my whole life with family and friends. The last couple of years we’ve really gotten into it. My husband and I both ride Ducati Scramblers. Our sons also ride and restore old bikes.”
“We live in a small town, Pacific Grove, where a group of friends started a riding group called the Iron Monarchs. We ride all over. We ride the coast near home quite a bit and we love to ride through the vineyards in Paso Robles. Our latest big adventure was a ride from Clovis to Mono Hot Springs. We packed all of our gear (mine in my Lauren Sport bag) and hit the road. It was a great adventure and we put ourselves and our Scramblers to the test. Turned out to be a great trip!”
“In my bag I carry water, sunglasses, battery charger, hat, extra jacket, wallet, portable speaker and sunscreen. I love my bag! It’s cute, extremely functional, and all of the details are so appreciated. It’s clear that a lot of time and thought were put in to the design.”
We love to hear from our community and encourage you to reach out to us so we can keep featuring the women that inspire us to live life to the fullest, in MotoChic style! xo