Simon and Lisa Thomas
Simon & Lisa are considered by many to be the world’s foremost Adventure Motorcyclists, with more ‘real-world’ experience than anyone on the road today! They have ridden their way into a life that most of us can only imagine.
Since setting out on their journey in 2003, the duo has amassed an insane 480,000 miles on their ride, through 78 countries on six continents. Along the way they’ve traversed 27 deserts, survived a broken neck in the Amazon jungle, cheated death and are still traveling today. It’s easy to say that Lisa & Simon helped define what we now call “Adventure Riding”. As explorers, writers, photographers and public speakers, this pair inspire adventure. Follow them on www.2ridetheworld.com
Sam is the renowned author of four motorcycle travel books which take the reader traveling across the 6 continents which made up his journey around the world.
He has written articles for every major Travel, Touring and Adventure Magazine in the world. Sam has also been a regular guest on many of the most prestigious motorcycle talk shows across the globe.
As a regular presenter and teacher at the Annual Overland Expo, Sam is sure to add some spice to the Timonium Motorcycle Show’s Presentation Schedule.
Solo Adventure rider, Steph Jeavons, has been traveling the world since 2014. She is about to become the first Brit to lap the globe touching all 7 continents – and all on a 250cc motorcycle named, Rhonda the Honda! Steph and Rhonda have now ridden further than any 250cc has gone before, taking them through the deserts of Iran, the Chaos of India, the heights of the Himalayas and even the icebergs of Antarctica.
Steph takes time out to talk to us as she tackles her last leg through Africa. She will share some of her more recent experiences of meeting the Himba tribes in Angola, camping alone in the Namib desert, and having an extremely close encounter with some rather inquisitive elephants in Botswana!
Come wish her well and help her celebrate as she heads for home after 4 years alone on the road through 50 countries and all 7 continents.
Alisa Clickenger is a world traveler, professional journalist and also organizes tours. Having fallen in love with the roads less traveled, the last 10 years Alisa has been riding all over the globe, accumulating more than 100,000 ADV miles in the last decade.
Alisa has been featured in various mainstream and women’s magazines as well as local newspapers as a woman pursuing a life of adventure and living outside the box. In 2016, Alisa organized the highly successful Sisters’ Centennial Ride, and continuing her Centennial Ride brand has just announced plans for another epic cross-country female-focused ride in 2020.
Always an advocate for women and motorcycling, Alisa shares her passion for motorcycling through her writing, public speaking, and two-wheeled events with her female-focused motorcycle tours.
Ayres Adventures – John Jesson
Ayres Adventures is the world’s leading premium motorcycle touring company providing tours for riders looking for their “bucket list” experience.
Travel to the North Pole, explore Antarctica or an impressive list of destinations in-between…they’re the only motorcycle company offering tours on all 7 continents…providing exceptional riding, scenery and premium accommodations.
Tours are operated utilizing low-mileage, late model BMW’s on pre-selected routes, ensuring a maximum riding experience of a region. Tours are often complimented with free days and depending on the tour, extra excursions might include boat trips, helicopter rides, hot air balloon rides and visits to museums, animal reserves and more.
Their continued success comes from their attention to detail when planning tours and the professionalism and enthusiasm of their high caliber tour leaders.
Beach’s Motorcycle Adventures
Beach’s Motorcycle Adventures is the oldest motorcycle touring company in the world. Running their first European tour in 1972, the company is now led by Rob Beach, the 2nd generation.
The unique combination of amazing roads, foods and scenery in the European Alps makes it one of the most magical places in the world to ride a motorcycle! Rob shares his extensive knowledge of the Alps and touring in general.
The Beach family does not envision their tours as a large pack of motorcycles riding down the road. They strive to make the adventure enjoyable for each type of person – whether interested in riding, shopping, scenery, etc. Drawing from his experience, he guides riders to the destinations that best suits their needs.
Stop by and find out how Beach’s Motorcycle Adventures can turn your dreams into memories of a lifetime!
Edelweiss Bike Travel
Edelweiss Bike Travel has provided the world with the finest choices of motorcycle and scooter touring around the globe since 1980. Today the various offers include 12 different touring categories from adventure to luxurious vacations, varying in length and difficulty.
The tours are on all rideable continents, from Iceland to the End of the World; from East to West. Edelweiss is the only touring operator worldwide to be the official travel partner of several motorcycle manufacturers: BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson and Triumph Motorcycles.
Most famous is Edelweiss for the guided World Tour: in several months you can circumnavigate the Earth in 8 sections. Besides guided motorcycle vacations Edelweiss Bike Travel offers trainings, custom tours, self-guided touring packages or motorcycle rentals in the Alps. New since 2017 are E-Bike Tours through Europe. https://www.edelweissbike.com/en/
Silversteed Motorcycle Adventures is a new adventure touring company started by two friends with a passion for adventure riding and beautiful Costa Rica.
Combining those two passions, they have developed premier adventure riding tours for Costa Rica and its neighbor to the south, Panama. Pristine beaches, majestic volcanoes, and incredible motorcycle riding await the adventure rider in the land of “Pure Life”.”
Rally For Rangers – Tom Medema
Tom Medema is co-founder of the Rally for Rangers Foundation, a non-profit organization with the mission of “protecting the world’s special places one motorcycle at a time.”
He is a career Park Ranger with nearly 30 years of experience protecting special places in the United States such as Yosemite, Mount Rainier, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Tom has participated in all 3 Rally for Rangers events in Mongolia, traveling over 4,000km while delivering 45 new Yamaha AG200s to 45 Park Rangers in six remote National Parks and protected areas.
His passion for environmental activism and adventure riding will again be on display in 2018 as Rally for Rangers launches two more rallies bringing new motorcycles to Park Rangers in Patagonia and Mongolia. Meet Tom at the Timonium Motorcycle Show all three days.