WORKSHOP IS FREE BUT PLEASE RSVP SO WE CAN PREP FOR SEATING.
Meet Porsche Taylor, founder of Black Girls Ride and Ambassador for Polaris and Indian, as she leads you on a ride on the outskirts of our beloved city. Meet at 9am at Red Hills Powersports, our local dealership for Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Polaris, Royal Enfield, Vanderhall, and more, KSU at 9:30. The ride will end back at the dealership, but stick around, as Porsche will be presenting a workshop on how best to prepare for long distance riding.
***Disclaimer: Please ride at your own risk and follow all applicable laws. Tallahassee Bike Fest, Red Hills Powersports, Black Girls Ride, and REVER assume no responsibility for riders' safety on rides.
In 2003, Porsche developed a passion for motorcycles and the biker lifestyle and grew to love the thrill of the ride. She has become an accomplished motorcycle rider, with dozens of cross-country trips and thousands of miles in her rearview. As a rider with a background in historical research, she became curious about other women of color who blazed a trail in motorsports and how they evolved in the new millennium. Recognizing the need for representation of women of color in motorsports, Porsche became the Founder and Publisher of Black Girls Ride Magazine (BGR) on January 1, 2011. BGR is an inclusive celebration of all women who live to ride, with profiles of professional racers and riders. Since its inception, BGR has become a trusted source for new product launches, reviews, and women’s rider fashion. As BGR celebrates 11 years, they have grown from a magazine into a lifestyle movement with an emotional connection to riders worldwide. Porsche has taken the BGR movement further by implementing national rider education events, including the Beautiful Bikers Conference and the annual Black Girls Ride to Essence Fest Weekend.
In addition to her duties at BGR, Porsche serves as an ambassador for Polaris and their company of brands, including Indian Motorcycle, Polaris Slingshot, and Polaris Adventure. Chances are, you’ve seen her in commercials, videos, and TV appearances. She can often be found riding from coast to coast on another epic journey, fulfilling her purpose and passion. Her ultimate goal is to live unapologetically and always inspire women to ride outside their comfort zone.