Today for my 31 Days of Women in Motorcycling series the spotlight is on Genevieve Schmitt, founder and editor of WomenRidersNow.com. The online magazine launched on February 1, 2006 with a mission to provide the most up-to-date news and information about the lifestyle side of motorcycling - including both women and men riders. While there is a heavy emphasis on women and their achievements, the site is set up so all riders can enjoy it. On a personal note, I love writing for the magazine, and have reviewed both motorcycles and gear for Genevieve.
In addition to publishing WomenRidersNow.com, Genevieve writes a monthly column in American Iron, the #1 selling motorcycle magazine on the newsstand, and Dealernews, the leading powersports trade industry magazine.
Genevieve has also appeared on "ATV Magazine Television," in the fall of 2004, a weekly show on the Outdoor Life Network, as the lifestyle correspondent covering ATV travel stories, product reviews and interesting stories about ATV users.
In 2000, Genevieve founded Woman Rider magazine, and since then, has made it her mission to educate the industry on the importance of the female riding demographic. Genevieve was also the first and only woman to report from the seat of a motorcycle when she was a host on the weekly show "Bike Week" airing on Speedvision (now Speed Channel) from 1997-2003. She toured the country reporting on the lifestyle side of motorcycling.
Genevieve is the world's leading spokesperson on the topic of women and motorcycling. She often gets called upon to deliver inspirational speeches and emcee events, and is asked to offer her expert opinion in articles and in TV showson motorcycling. Because of her journalism work raising awareness of female motorcyclists, Genevieve was inducted into the Sturgis Hall of Fame in Sturgis, South Dakota, in 2001.
And just for fun, visit the Genevieve Schmitt home page to find even more about her. You'll be impressed!
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