Looking to add a little motorcycle to your SF vacation? Check out Native Moto Adventures.


Photo courtesy of Native Moto Adventures.

It turns out that not everyone gets to ride the roads that I take advantage of on a regular basis, and not everyone can break away for a multi-day moto ride. Enter Native Moto Adventures. I unofficially tagged along on the second part of a Native Moto Adventures ride a month or so ago, and the brief bit I spent with them was very positive. So much so that I plan on doing a more in-depth review in the very near future. Until then, the press release below will give you an idea as to what they are about.

For media inquiries contact:  Jennifer Lovaas jen@ridenative.com +1.415.728.2484

Flipping the Script: Native Moto Adventures challenges the male dominated motorcycle world with female-led tours.

The San Francisco tour company breathes new air into a traditionally male scene by introducing female-led adventure tours with a community twist.

[SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, December 5th, 2019] After years of experience leading group motorcycle rides around California, co-founders Jennifer Lovaas and Saf Elmansour launched Native Moto Adventures with the goal of fostering a gender-agnostic scene and encouraging more women to come out and ride.

Native Moto Adventures is one of the few touring companies in the world with a skilled woman leading a mixed group of riders. As a result, they are able to attract a more diverse crowd. The archetypical motorcycle tour guest is a 45 to 65-year-old affluent male of European descent.

Lovaas, 43, who is also an officer of Curve Unit, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the female riding community, says: “California is known for its progressive motorcycling scene, and we were keenly aware of the challenge of changing mentalities in a sport where only 10 to 15% of riders are women. 

“The female rider segment is also the fastest growing in the industry, and we couldn’t be more excited to contribute to that positive movement.”

Elmansour, 43, adds: “Because of the new perspectives, it is refreshing to experience a change in the typical group ride dynamics to one that’s less competitive and more social.”

Native Moto conducts talks and trainings aimed at encouraging female riders to grow their skills and broaden their riding horizons. Most recently, they organized a Ladies’ Night event In partnership with Scuderia, a San Francisco-based Ducati and KTM motorcycle dealer.

Chantal Alini, 23, procurement specialist for a Silicon Valley tech firm, attended their latest event. “I feel more comfortable riding alongside guys when I know there is a confident female leading the group. It’s inspiring to know there is a supportive community and an increasing number of accomplished female riders out there.”

Native Moto Adventures is determined to do things differently in a changing motorcycling scene. In addition to female-led tours, they were also the first to introduce one-day guided motorcycle tours in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Native Moto’s tours are led by Lovaas and Elmansour, and are available on www.ridenative.com, starting at $260. In addition to exploring the Bay Area’s scenic and less-traveled backroads, they ride to iconic Western destinations such as Death Valley, Yosemite, Pacific Coast Highway and Lake Tahoe.

Native Moto Adventures

Native Moto Adventures is an official partner to the San Francisco Travel Association. They curate and lead one-day motorcycle tours as well as multi-day adventures from San Francisco and around California. Native Moto offers a large choice of motorbike rental options for all budgets, from brands like BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, and Honda. Native Moto staff have years of tour leadership experience and over 100,000 miles of international moto touring in the US, Peru, Italy, Morocco, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Vietnam. They speak English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Arabic. Follow Native Moto Adventures @ridenative.

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