When Brittany was 20 years old, she was involved in a life-threatening accident as a passenger on a motorcycle. She wrote a first-hand account of her experience on the first anniversary of the crash. Brittany’s story went viral and has since been re-published on over 200 occasions. Due to the overwhelming response to her experience, Brittany has dedicated her life to inspiring others to push beyond pain and fear to live a courageous life full of adventure.
Brittany partnered with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation in 2008 to create a web based campaign, RocktheGear, urging all riders to consider the habitual use of motorcycle safety apparel. She received three Grants from the National Agenda for Motorcycle Safety in direct response to her efforts.
Since 2008, Brittany has created a community surrounding her story and the concept of “Surthriving” – a combination of surviving and thriving after a devastating injury, whether physical or mental. She has become a household name in the motorcycling community and has amassed many accomplishments over the 13 years since her injuries.
Rider and Racer
Brittany purchased her first motorcycle just 9 months after her life-changing accident. She took several motorcycle training courses, including an introduction to racing, in her first year as a rider. She has ridden 13 years on the street with zero crashes – an accomplishment she attributes to preparation, training, mindset, and a little luck.
Brittany’s first motorcycle, a 2006 Yamaha R6S, was originally customized in conjunction with Paul Boyden Customs. The pink and black zebra concept became infamous when it won the Yamaha 2WheelTuner Boz Bros amateur build contest at the RedBull MotoGP in Indianapolis in 2008. The R6S, Breezy, was Brittany’s primary street bike for 12 years. In 2018, Breezy was converted to a full race bike when Brittany earned her racing license with Sandia Motorcycle Roadracing, Inc. She currently races with the AMA Sanctioned racing organization in her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Professional Motorcycle Instructor
In 2009, Brittany became an MSF RiderCoach and is certified to facilitate the Basic RiderCourse, Experienced RiderCourse (BRC2), the Advanced RiderCourse and the Military Sportbike RiderCourse. She trained riders at military bases in Southern California full time and served as site administrator at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach through 2014. In 2016, Brittany was certified as an Instructor for Total Control Training and facilitated the CMSP Motorcycle Training Course in the state of California through 2017.
Brittany currently offers private motorcycle training in Albuquerque, NM, and travels the world as a professional rider and safety expert.
Brittany is the current Director of the Women’s Sportbike Rally. She manages the two 3-day events each year, one in California and the other in Tennessee. The organization caters to women sportbike riders and hosts nearly 200 attendees every year.
Brittany is also the event manager of the annual Zach Buob Memorial Weekend Fundraiser and has served alongside Zach’s family since 2015. In addition to managing these annual events, Brittany has been a workshop facilitator for countless motorcycle events across the planet.
Motivational Keynote Speaker
Brittany was on staff with the International Motorcycle Shows (now AIMExpo) as special guest speaker for the 2010-2011 season. She has also presented her story at over 40 motorcycle safety quorums, conferences, expos, rallies, safety stand-downs, and events for over 12 years.
Brittany is recognized as an International Keynote Speaker for her participation in the annual Shiny Side Up Bike Fest Tour in New Zealand.
Writer and Photographer
Brittany’s journalism and photojournalism includes motivational storytelling, travel features, product reviews, how-to articles, and event coverage. She is a contributor to WomanRider, WebBikeWorld, BestBeginnnerMotorcycles, WomenRidersNow and the Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Blog, as well as creating content for her own personal blog, BeeBehindBars.
Brittany previously served as staff writer for Modern Moto Magazine, a bi-monthly motorcycle fashion-focused periodical geared towards women, and Sportbikes Inc. Magazine. She has made published contributions to SuperStreetbike Magazine, RoadBike Magazine, Roadrunner Magazine, Backroads Magazine, StuntRide.com Magazine, and CycleSpace.com.
Brittany coordinates and manages the Annual Zach Buob Memorial Weekend Fundraiser to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation and San Jose Community College. She has worked alongside the Buob family to bring awareness to the devastating effects of road rage since 2015.
Brittany created the Survivor Project in 2012. She raised money for donation to breast cancer survivor charities by planning a 4700 mile solo ride through 12 states in 12 days. During the tour, she revisited her crash site and finished the route that nearly ended her life seven years earlier. She successfully completed her journey while promoting awareness and documenting her travels on her blog.
Other fundraising projects Brittany has worked on include creating a handmade RIDE ribbon fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research and participating in the Conga III and IV, an annual fundraising ride/rally organized by the late (and dearly missed) Flo Fuhr.
Brittany was elected into office with AMA Sanctioned Sandia Motorcycle Roadracing, Inc. in 2018. She currently serves as the Secretary and Treasurer of the organization, where she also races and coordinates all PR and social media for the club.
- Author of Viral Article “Extreme Roadrash”
- Published Print+Digital Motorsports Journalist
- Motorcycle Safety Presenter
- Dealernews Magazine Special Edition Cover
- Founder of Rock the Gear
- Motorcycle Safety Apparel Expert
- Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach
- Guest Editor for Roadbike Magazine
- Creator of Viral Video “How to Avoid Skinning Yourself Alive”
- International Motorcycle Shows Special Presenter
- Charity Fundraising Organizer
- Survivor Ride Project Creator
- US Military Motorcycle Safety Instructor
- Brand Specialist for ICON Motosports
- Captain of All-Women 24-Hour Endurance Racing Team
- Internationally Renowned Keynote Speaker
- Participant in the Sister’s Centennial Ride
- Women’s Sportbike Rally Director
- Revved-Up Women Inaugural Event Workshop Presenter and Fashion Show Coordinator
- Winner of America’s Moto Rally, Advanced Division
- Total Control Instructor
- 2017 Graduation Commencement Address Speaker
- Four-Time Presenter with Shiny Side Up Tour / New Zealand
- AMA Sanctioned Racing License Holder
- Secretary and Treasurer of AMA Sanctioned Racing Organization
- 2020 Suffragists Ride Route Leader