HOW DID YOU GET INTO MOTORCYCLING?
I am living in a beautiful country El Salvador, full of sun and perfect conditions for have a good riding, however, motorcycling was not so popular among the girls, so Motorcycling was a hobby or sport only for males. Despite the fact our country is so so beautiful but is very dangerous too. We are ranked among the more dangerous country in the world and travel alone or even walk on the street represent a imminent danger for anybody and for the ladies worst. So go to the university, take a coffee with your friend, go to your work, was a real problem for transportation. You may ask? Why not public transportation, well is easy to respond, we are really tried to be harassed by males in the auto buses and also to be assaulted by the gangs or other kind of criminals. At that time the situation was worst, public transportation strikes, some radical groups burned he auto buses and I couldn’t afford to buy a car, my family at this time has not the resources for buy me a car. I discover in the motorcycling a “secure” way to travel to my work, my university and came back home safe!. Motorbikes has given me the freedom and the way of don’t limit my dreams. But is not only my history, at that time many other girls was in the same situation like myself and the role of the woman in motorcycling start to grow and grow since 2013.
The security on the street is not the perfect one for a safe ride but is much better that the other scenario. We start to meet other ladies on the road and we started to be friends and show solidarity. Now the people on the street is surprised to watch us riding. We love to inspire other ladies in my country and we would like to help them to teach them how to ride and also to have a legal permission a safe helmet etc. We are starting and we have a lot for to do... Now we are in love with bikes and we start to ride for tourism, sharing more time with new friends in our club ( Shevar bikers ) and we started to follow woman in motorcycling FIM to know other histories of success, we are fans of Laia Sanz course en I liked Valentino a Lot. Motorcycling helped to me to make my dreams come true!
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE/POSITION IN MOTORCYCLING?
Shevar´s Bikers founder, and passionate about motorcycling. Shevar´s Bikers is a brand new club founded by 5 Salvadoran ladies who discover in motorcycling a way of make their dreams come true, a way of feel safe, and a way to feel free of sexual and male harassment and violence.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE/ENJOY IN MOTORCYCLING?
Now I´m enjoying tourism and we have discovered my countryside, I love to share my experience with friends and enjoy freedom of ride my bike.
WHAT IS YOUR OBJECTIVE, YOUR GOAL?
Develop the club, inspiring other ladies in my country and obtain more support for the government for the security. Through the club we want to be a source of information an support for motorcycling. We received some guidelines from the ex president of the Salvadoran Federation and we want to continuing developing our club. Me and my shevar biker´s friends, we want to show people that for us motorcycling has been seeing opportunities.
DO YOU HAVE A ROLE MODEL/MENTOR THAT ENCOURAGED YOU?
My Father supports me at the beginning, and my fiancé who encourage me to find a safe transportation. I would like to share a link of a video that we produce on a university project. With this video we want to share our club and all the advantages we have when you ride a bike. https://youtu.be/ZgmGSf5usos
Making off: https://youtu.be/2yJmwxq5gvA
WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND MOTORCYCLING?
First of all ride safe, use a proper helmet and take classes is very important before you go into street. Use a proper equipment and if you see some colleague in the street be friendly and help. Respect the transit laws and respect the speed limit. Ride safe!