Motorcycle Grandma


Gloria Struck is a 90-year-old great-grandmother who may be the oldest active female motorcycle enthusiast in the world.

She doesn’t just ride around the block; she rides from New Jersey to Sturgis, South Dakota; from New Jersey to Daytona Beach, Florida. And those are trips she makes annually!

And she’s not content to ride on the back. The 5-foot, 125-pound dynamite handles her own 700-pound Harley Davidson just fine.

Gloria explains why she will never, ever trailer her bike. She also talks to Growing Bolder about how her riding inspires people of all ages, including others who would never consider riding a bike. She offers words of advice for those who tend to sit around in their older years — get out there and get active!

She describes her family’s 100-year-old love affair with motorcycles and how she’s overcome discrimination against female riders over the years.

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