Originally from the East Coast, Jocelin has been enjoying motorcycling for well over 30 years, back when women riders were few and far between.  She purchased her first motorcycle, a Kawasaki KDX80 with money from her paper route when she was 12 years old and she never rolled off the throttle since. 

  Jocelin did some East Coast club racing that led her to pro status and eventually on to California where she currently resides, to pursue her AMA 250GP racing career. She has worn many hats in the motorcycle world including Crew chief and lead mechanic for a pro race team, parts department and general manager at motorcycle shops and even helped Alpinestars develop a women's race glove and off road boots.

  Jocelin owned and operated a riding school for 7 years, teaching kids and adults how to ride. She worked to help develop and market the electric motorcycle and was featured riding the Zero electric bike on a TV show, "Ride to Adventure". 

  She has owned many motorcycles from Yamaha RZ350's to the KTM RC8 1190.  Jocelin lives for Adventure, having toured  Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland and Austria by motorcycle.  She has led various multi-day tours in California, Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. 

  Jocelin currently has a packed stable of 13 motorcycles, including her latest favorite; 2016 BMW 1200GSA.  Jocelin spends much of her time running her own business, along with her 8 employees, but when she's not working,  She enjoys all types of motorcycling including trail riding, street riding, supermoto, dual sport, motorcross and of course adventure riding. 

"We can't add years to our life," says Jocelin, "but we can certainly add life to our years!"

I grew up a little confused, not sure how to be tough and still be a lady. I was not sure if I wanted to be the Tom Boy making bow-and-arrows out of sticks, scraping my knees climbing trees, and playing with matchbox cars, or dressing up like a fairy princess in ponytails and bows. Once I turned 12 I figured it all out. I discovered motorcycles and realized you can play like a boy and still look like a lady.  I'm not really sure what it was that turned me on to motorcycles. I think I was at a phase in my life where I liked anything that went fast and anything my parents said I should not and could not have.

I bought my first motorcycle (KDX85) with my paper route money against my parents will.  I paid a kid at school $10 a week all year until I had the bike paid for, then I took the school bus to his house where he taught me how to ride (kind of).  The next day his folks dropped it at the end of my driveway.  Anxiously looking out the 2nd story window I heard my mother shriek and say "It's fluorescent green!?", then I knew I was good.  I rode that bike every chance I got, that is, when it was not chained and locked to the garage floor for


At 16 I was an independent stubborn brat, moved out on my own and got a Ninja 250 street bike, which grew into a Ninja 750 (3 of them) and then I got really sick and caught an awful fever...love sick that is, motorcycle love, and motorcycle fever.  I wanted to race, so I did. I spent a year club road racing and made  pro status one year later, to the day.  Road racing to me was one of the greatest things I have ever done.  It seemed like such a crazy, far fetched goal. It was like watching Nascar or pro baseball and thinking you could never be there doing that, but then, you are there and you can hardly believe yourself.  I have always believed in following your dreams.

Of course being the only female in the 250GP (at the time) and living in a small town caused a lot of ruckus.  Things went crazy, interviews, TV, 6:00 news, newspaper, magazines and radio shows. I got so swept up in the tornado of events, I sold my business, sold my house left my family and friends and fled snowy Maine to "Sunny California" to live the racers life.  I felt like I was at a motorcycles anonymous meeting..."are motorcycles getting in the way of your job?" YES "do you wake up and first think if motorcycles?" YES "are you losing friends because of motorcycles?" YES "must you ride before you can sleep?" YES! YES!  ...Of course two of the finest

ingredients in the recipe of racing, is DANGER and RISK.  Well, a horrible crash at Daytona and another near death head on into the wall at Willow Springs pretty much ended road racing for me. 

My walls of independence were broken down when I needed the help of friends for the months I spent in a wheelchair.  I found new passion in teaching kids to ride, so I started a dirt riding school. This was an important part of my life because it taught me about caring for others.  I began to be a little less selfish and self-absorbed and realized giving to others felt so much better then anything you could possibly give to yourself.  The school took off and I was no longer just teaching kids, but people all ages, and I was having a blast.

Later, I opened up a motorcycle accessory shop for a guy who had some money to spend and I guess being exposed to all those motorcycle enthusiasts, I caught the racing bug again.  I continued to run the shop, teach the school, ride a lot and race a little. This time it was anything on two wheels with a motor.  Of course I crashed some more, adding more metal to keep my bones company.  I competed in  Flat Track, TT, Motocross, Hare scrambles and Supermoto.  This time I was riding for fun and I did not let it completely consume my life.  Somewhere, I found a balance.  

Today, I ride for fun.  I've traveled Europe on motorcycles, I've led Adventure rides to Cplorado, New Mexico and all over the US.  I ride dirt, supermoto, flat track, street sport and adventure.  I have had the wonderful opportunity to ride or race with some of the greats such as, Roland Sands, Jeremy McGrath, Chad Reed and the legend himself, Malcolm Smith.

Life isn't always beautiful, but it sure is a beautiful ride!