On September 25, 2005, Brittany was involved in a life changing accident as a passenger on a GSXR 750. She wrote a first-hand account of her experience on the first anniversary of the crash. The article went viral and has since been re-published on over 200 occasions. Due to the overwhelming response to her story, Brittany has dedicated her life to the promotion of motorcycle safety, the use of safety apparel and the education of riders regarding these important aspects of the sport. She partnered with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation in 2008 to create a web based campaign, RocktheGear.org, urging all riders to “Rock the Gear.”
Brittany rides a 2006 Yamaha R6S, 2009 Triumph Street Triple R and a 2004 Honda CRF 230F. Her Yamaha, “Breezy”, was customized in conjunction with Paul Boyden Customs and won the 2WheelTuner Boz Bros amateur build contest at the RedBull MotoGP in Indianapolis in 2008. The Triumph, “Buzz”, is currently a work-in-progress, with much of the custom work attributed to KevTek Custom Cycles. Her Honda is mostly stock and carries the name “Dizzy” because she crashes it often.
Professional Motorcycle Safety Instructor
In 2009, Brittany became an MSF RiderCoach and is certified to facilitate the Basic RiderCourse, Experienced RiderCourse (BRC2), the Advanced RiderCourse and the Military Sportbike RiderCourse. She trained riders at military bases in Southern California full time and served as site administrator at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach through 2014. In 2016, she was certified as an Instructor for Total Control Training and now facilitates the CMSP Motorcycle Training Course in the state of California.
Brittany is the current Director of the Women’s Sportbike Rally as well as a workshop facilitator for many female-focused motorcycle events across the USA. She has previously served on staff with the International Motorcycle Shows and was a special guest presenter at over 40 motorcycle safety quorums, conferences, expos, rallies, safety stand-downs, and events for the past 10 years. Brittany is also recognized as an International Keynote Speaker for the annual Shiny Side Up Bike Fest in New Zealand.
Brittany is a staff writer for Modern Moto Magazine, a bi-monthly motorcycle fashion-focused periodical geared towards women. She has made published contributions to SuperStreetbike Magazine, Sportbikes Inc. Magazine, RoadBike Magazine, Roadrunner Magazine, Backroads Magazine, StuntRide.com Magazine, and WomenRidersNow.com.
Brittany created the Survivor Project in 2012. She raised money for donation to breast cancer survivor charities by planning a 4700 mile solo ride through 12 states in 12 days. During the tour, she revisited her crash site and finished the route that nearly ended her life seven years earlier. She successfully completed her journey while promoting awareness and documenting her travels on her blog, Briter2Morrow. Other projects Brittany has worked on include the handmade RIDE ribbon fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research and participating in the Conga III and IV, an annual fundraising ride/rally organized by the late (and dearly missed) Flo Fuhr.