I get most of my motorcycle inspiration from Social Media, mainly Instagram and Reddit, where I follow some pretty badass people. Here are some of my favorites that will hopefully get you to get out and ride as well!
@daniellevee – If you’re into café racers, you’ve probably seen Peggy circling around the internet. Danielle Vichinsky is the Honda owner from Nashville, TN. Her background in graphic design is probably the reason why her page is so well put together, showing off her adventures on and off her motorcycle.
@womensmotoexhibit – Run by Lanakila (@fevvvvaa), this page is all about women riding motorcycles. She photographs women around the world and organizes events such as The Dream Roll and The Wild Ones.
@actuallyitsaxel and @adri_law – Speaking of The Women’s Moto Exhibit, you can’t mention Lana without mentioning Becky and Adri. Becky is a Vancouver livin’, motorcycle ridin’, beer drinkin’ tomboy while Adri is the LA livin’, Harley ridin’ photographer with a 50’s rockabilly style. Together they are a crazy bunch that have travelled the world doing what they do best, ride motorcycles. These girls are best friend #goals.
@TheLitas – Jessica Haggett (@jessicahaggett) created the Litas to bring female riders all around the world together. The Litas consist of 100 branches and each branch has it’s own IG page. This page is actually how I met most of my girl friends who ride. We opened up a small branch in the South Bay and eventually combined branches to become The Litas Bay Area. One of my favorite branches to follow are the Litas in Las Vegas.
@LeticiaCline – Leticia Cline is a Kentuckian who lives in Florida riding around with the Iron Lillies. She’s a business woman, mother, racer, model, and Harley Rider. She’s has so much experience in the industry, partnering with major brands to do gear and motorcycle reviews.
@amandaschik – Another up-and-coming star in the community is Amanda Schik. She’s from Canada, but lived in San Francisco and now calls Los Angeles home. She’s on a Triumph Street Twin, and has been captured riding solo among the desert on her 4 corners trip. I first found her when she had 1-2k followers and have seen her rise in social media and gain over 10k followers in just a few months.
@speedydonahue – Sean Donahue is another San Francisco rider and photographer with a unique and distinct style. His filters and color correction make his photography stand out and his page is so seamless. Some of my favorite motorcycle shots were taken from him!
Other notable mentions are Café Racers of Instagram and Sportstergram. But not to worry, if you ride a specific model of motorcycle, there is probably a dedicated page out there for you to drool over.
These accounts all have thousands of followers each and gather hundreds of likes and comments, so it’s no surprise that I take to Reddit (r/motorcycles, r/Harley, r/motoLA, r/twoxriders, etc.) to get any questions answered. Here you have average Joe’s coming together to talk about motorcycles and have productive discussions (well…as productive as you can get on the internet). You can go into certain subreddits and ask detailed questions about why your bike won’t start, or you can ask general “how many miles have you put on your bike” questions. It’s a much more personal experience getting involved in Reddit than liking someone’s picture on Instagram, and I get inspired every day by reading posts on there.
I’m very thankful that so many people share their stories and pictures on Social Media, because it gets me motivated and inspired to ride more and more every day.
What blogs or pages do you follow for inspiration?