For The Ride…For the friendships.

READ THE ORIGINAL STORY AT FOR THE RIDE The Miss-Fires formed in October 2013 after a simple dinner ride made up of a few women. Being happy, active co-ed riders already they didn’t know where it would lead when they took that first scoot, but before dessert, they knew they were on to something. Photographer, ToddContinue reading “For The Ride…For the friendships.”

Stories of Bike – Discovery

The Stories of Bike episode has been released featuring me, Kristen Reed. Come experience NYC from my perspective on my 2013 Bonneville, from hanging out with the Miss-Fires, to band rehearsal with The Rosewood Girl, to riding in the annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. It’s a beautifully made video by Cam Elkins and Brian Stansfield. Thanks to everyoneContinue reading “Stories of Bike – Discovery”

New England Trials Clinic (NETA) Trails Cross training Clinic

Chantal and I…stealing a lil kid’s bicycle? Sometimes you just need to take a day off and get out of town. So, last Sunday me and some friends from NYC Vin Moto and The Miss-Fires loaded up the trucks and headed up to lovely, lush Connecticut and the Meridan Motorcycle Club…. Me. ready to ride? TheContinue reading “New England Trials Clinic (NETA) Trails Cross training Clinic”

Women bikers are on a roll…and have been for a while!

Christine at Coney Island 2015 For Miss-Fire member Christine, belonging to a women’s club is no new idea. She recently shared with us an article published in the Daily News on May 13th, 1990. Below is her story and the article. Enjoy a bit of NY motorbiking history! – The Miss-Fires My name is ChristineContinue reading “Women bikers are on a roll…and have been for a while!”

Bikes. Babes. Bands!

Open the season in style! Julia Haltigan, Kat Thomsen of Your Ex-Girlfriends, and Kris Reed of The Rosewood Girl are all members of The Miss-Fires, as is Mercury Lounge Manager, Amanda Haase. Badass does not begin to describe these ladies, their bands. Spread the word, Buy your tickets today, and we’ll see you at theContinue reading “Bikes. Babes. Bands!”

Adventures in riding ice

Photo by Ryan Handt Photography Winter in New York is always hard for motorcyclists. As ice and snow cover the streets, we put our bikes in storage, and spend hours reminiscing about summer, longing for spring, and cursing the Instagram feeds of our friends in warmer climates. This year has been particularly long and hard,Continue reading “Adventures in riding ice”

GO FAST, TURN LEFT!!

WTF is Flat track motorcycle racing, and Why the F do i do it?? Flat track racing is about 100 years old. It started with motorcycles pulling bicycles (fixed gear, of course) onto an oval wooden track for velodrome races. When the bicycles were up to speed, the motorcycle would pull off, and the raceContinue reading “GO FAST, TURN LEFT!!”

My Bike: Kristin and her 1969 Triumph Tiger

The 3rd Miss-Fire installment in Filmmaker and friend James Jones series called “My Bike”. This one featuring our girl Kristen! Check out the other Miss-Fires pieces in this series: Leslie, and Corinna.

The Badass Women Changing Brooklyn’s Motorcycle Scene

The Badass Women Changing Brooklyn’s Motorcycle Scene Story by Ilana Kaplan, Jan 27, 2015 READ THE STORY ON REFINERY29 Even if you’ve never been on a motorcycle, there’s something about spending time with The Miss-Fires that convinces you to leave all of your concerns about riding behind and just throw on a helmet. With this (predominantly)Continue reading “The Badass Women Changing Brooklyn’s Motorcycle Scene”