My submission for the contest:
First the video:
I started riding 12 years ago, I’m what could be called a late bloomer…. It’s not too common to have women start riding in their late 30s. It was something I had wanted to try for years, but there was too many obstacles until then. Even though I started later in life, I jumped into the deep end and haven’t looked back. Learning to ride has been one of the best things I’ve done in my life. I have a love of all motorcycles, it doesn’t matter what brand or the type of riding someone does, just so long as they ride! I would love to see more women engaging in the sport. For me it was a confidence booster, and it has enabled me to meet some of the most amazing people over the past years.
I’ve gotten to attend a number of Rallies across the country and in Canada. It has allowed me to meet a huge number of riders and introduced me to some great riding in areas I might not have gone to otherwise. I try to support organizations like the AMA, NMOHVA, and RMAR these are groups that give back to help keep us able to ride.
It was an easy decision for me become a RiderCoach for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) for the state of New Mexico in 2007. It was how I learned to ride. I try to coach between 7-12 classes per year, the number of the classes really depends mostly on weather and if the classes fill. I also coached for Rider’s Edge for a number of years.
I also work with the Sandia Motorcycle Roadracing Inc. (SMRI) as a track day instructor I was their New Rider Director for a few years. I’m work with them still to offer Sunset Safety Clinics to give riders another opportunity for bettering their riding after the BRC that MSF offers. Every track day I work with large groups of riders. (There isn’t as many women riders as I would like but I’m slowly working and helping more come out and try it.) I also have helped instruct for a number of other track day organizations. I also volunteer my time to instruct a number of Women only track days.
I’ve assisted Nick Inetasch with his Sunset Clinic in CO, and worked as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS). In 2014 I became a YCRS certified instructor, I’ve worked a great deal with all of their instructors, participated in the schools as a student and instructor.
In 2017 I started to work as an instructor for West 38 Moto, they are an off road school with a focus on riding the large adventure bikes. Also with W38M, I will be working with them doing tours. Like the Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDRs) in NM, CO, and Baja.
I’ve assisted other riders with achieving their goals; this past Oct I worked as pit support for two local racer who went to Baja to do the Baja Rally. I met a number of competitors from different countries.
It is very satisfying to influence new riders and see those riders’ months later, still riding. I still love to hear stories of how the help I gave them has positively affected a rider when I get to see them again. I have always enjoyed mentoring others and spreading the passion. So it has taken me to the path of being an instructor for a few organizations. I believe in training, the more the better. Going to as many different schools as I can has lead me to great opportunities’ to pass the knowledge on to others. Just about every organization I’ve taught for believes that having women instructors helps bring more women to the sport. I tend to agree, I have brought a number of women to the track and to dirt riding who didn’t believe they could do it until after I worked with them.
I can provide your company with excellent advertising opportunities, while on the track or off. Just a few of the things I can do for my sponsors. (I am also always open for ideas on how to better serve my sponsors.):
*Proudly display your company’s name and logo on my bike, truck, and trailer.
*Display banners with sponsors names and logos in the pits at the races.
*Distribution of product samples or information.
*Association with new riders, professional riders and motorcycle safety professionals.
*Provide a link to your site on the websites.
*Each time I am on the grid for a race my name and sponsors are announced.
*Sponsors are listed in the clubs program with the racers names.
*Send updates, newsletters and/or signed photos of us racing displaying your company’s logo.
*Post on my Social Media photos and short videos, of my activities.
*Act in a professional and businesslike manner that is respectable to the sponsor at all times.
*Promote sponsor’s name, mission statement, website, etc at every conversational opportunity.
I would love the opportunity to help promote a company such as yours that give back to the community. Thank you for considering my application.
Personal Website: www.diomederacing.com
Road Racing World: http://www.roadracingworld.
Hookit Sponsership site: http://www.hookit.com/members/