Season 6 Episode 5 Segment 3
The Future of Motorcycling Part 2
First we spoke with Payton, a 16 year old dirt biker at the Calgary Motorcycle Show. Payton would love to have a street bike but his Mom has said no.
He loves the KTM sports bike and says he will save his money and take the safety course before buying one.
Payton wants to graduate and become a welder. He started welding last year and just loves it!
Next we spoke with Filipa Borges Rechlo. A 35 year old female rider from Lloydminster AB. Filipa works up in the Yukon as a welder.
Filipa grew up in Ontario where riding was huge No one in the family rides, although, she knows it's in her blood.
The industry struggles with getting more women and younger riders. Filipa says women and younger people need to get more comfortable with riding and enjoy it more. The industry is catering to women by making smaller bikes. We should all be more encouraging and let them know that they can do it.
Women riding groups are a big help for getting the female riders together and overcoming the fear!
If you are blessed enough to live where you can be riding today, please remember to ride like everyone around you is blind and can not see you.
Belt Drive Betty
Editor & Rider