Lori PayneBMW RA Staff
Although starting to ride motorcycles, especially adventure motorcycles, as a female after the age of 50 is definitely not the norm, that’s when my journey began. I began riding a BMW R1200GS in 2011. In 2015, I discovered and joined the GS Giants, and began to develop relationships with riders all over the world. Some of my earliest friendships were with members of the RA, and I joined this group shortly thereafter.
I quickly became involved with the GS Giants and was asked to be the Club’s Treasurer. I have had the opportunity to attend numerous rallies, rides and events, and in 2018 I served as the GS Giants West Virginia Mountain Mayhem Rally Chair. In that capacity, I also worked with the members of the RA Board to coordinate the Adventure Track Competition that was held at the 2018 RA Canyons to Mountains Rally.
I wish to be a strong liaison between the RA and the GS Giants, a role I have already begun. I plan to continue to strengthen the relationship between these two clubs. Second, I have a strong network on the West Coast, and I would love the opportunity to work to not only expand the RA membership in that area, but also to facilitate RA events in that region.
As a small business owner, I have the time and energy it takes to make a meaningful contribution. I live in Moorpark, Californina and my other interests include travel (much of it motorcycle related), baking, and crafting.