Let me introduce myself. I’m Ronda Brown, aka ‘Rolling with Ronda.’ I am the proud winner of a nationwide contest held by Law Tigers, a national motorcycle attorney firm located in Phoenix, AZ to represent women riders everywhere and become their 2018 Ambassador. Over 60 women applied and Law Tigers narrowed it down to six finalists, then let the country decide the winner by an online vote. Needless to say, I couldn’t have been more thrilled to win and be the first female rider representative for Law Tigers.
Law Tigers’ ambassador sponsorship requires me to attend four bike events and posting twice a week on social media. I feel the best way to honor my award as ambassador and share my adventures is to ride across the United States; therefore, I am embarking on a ride across the 48 continental states this year using this opportunity to support and bring recognition to women riders and promote motorcycle awareness and safety. I will also be documenting my adventures daily on my Facebook site, ‘Rolling with Ronda.’ Not only will I be traveling across the country, my goal is to ride 60,000 – 75,000 miles this year.
They say life is a journey, and that certainly is my mantra. Growing up as a country girl in Upstate New York, I began riding dirt bikes at age 11. Later, living in Florida at age 18, I began rolling on my first road bike. But as life would have it, I was steered down a different road and away from the biker life for many years to raise a family with sons, a step-daughter, and SEVEN (not all at the same time) foster children. Over those years, there were many career changes but, somehow, I managed to return to college for an art educators degree when my youngest son went to college. Two years later, I became a full-time high school art teacher and life was good. I thought this would be my course in life for many years until retirement but, once again, life changes took me on a different path. After surviving two major life crises, I was determined to ride again and I did start riding about 6 years ago.
Being a big goal setter with big dreams, I quickly learned that even with the best-laid plans, you have to be flexible, as life has a way of changing things up. One of my favorite quotes is by Bon Jovi, “Plan your life, but do it in pencil!”
Today as “Rolling with Ronda” and social ambassador for Law Tigers, I am busy touring the country on two wheels. I will also be a speaker at this year’s Phoenix Rising Women’s Moto Summit as well as a member of the focus group panel discussion. “I am honored to represent women riders and invite you to consider my workshop, ‘Shifting Gears’ which promises to be motivating and inspiring. I have met so many wonderful people on this journey and can’t wait to meet all the women attending this event and look forward to sharing my experiences with you.”
Phoenix Rising Women’s Moto Summit
Workshop Presenter: Shifting Gears