Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.95
  • Save: $2.00 (12%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Women, Motorcycles and th... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment: Fifty Inspirational Stories of Adventure and Self-Discovery Paperback – October 25, 2011

4.8 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$14.95
$9.82 $6.95

2016 Book Awards
Browse award-winning titles. See all 2016 winners
$14.95 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment: Fifty Inspirational Stories of Adventure and Self-Discovery
  • +
  • Breaking the Limit: One Woman's Motorcycle Journey Through North America
  • +
  • The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle: Life Lessons on the Road to Alaska
Total price: $51.84
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

"Even though this book focuses on motorcycling and empowerment, it is much more than that. It's about how individuals found a passion, and in that development of skills and experience, found truly meaningful life lessons that carried them forward past bad relationships, broken careers, and hard times."  D.Brent Miller, Sojourn Chronicles

"These women have found a real road to empowerment, inner strength, independence, and balance.
           
This book is an original and necessary vision, transcending the unique relationship between human being and machine and focuses on fifty stories of self-discovery through motorcycling." 
Iván Montes Gálvez, Editor, La Moto

"People take many paths to empowerment. For many the motorcycle is the catalyst for that change which then spills over into other areas of their lives. The women in this book illustrate that point beautifully in story after story. This book is a gift Liz Jansen has given the world."
Bud Miller, Commuting Motorcyclist


A wonderful collection of interviews that add a collective vision and colorful background to Liz's own story, not only about motorcycling - but also about livingTogether, the women's voices emphasize how we are each unique and must follow our own dreams - no matter how crazy they seem to others.  

Diana Bletter, The Best Chapter

If you do not ride, read the book. It is inspiring and very well written.You may just be inspired enough to learn how to ride yourself. If you are a male rider, read the book.You can place any story into it and the outcome would be the same.Race,gender,color don't define who we are.We as people define who and what we will be. Wilhemina Von Smythe

From the Back Cover

 "We're always at the beginning of some area in our lives. As a new rider, I've learned how powerful and magical an experience riding a motorcycle is. Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment captures how empowering it is to be humbled by, accept and embrace our limits and masterfully move past them. It's a perfect read for anyone who's ready to shake things up a bit." 
Colette Baron-Reid, Intuitive Counselor and Life Strategist, Best Selling Author of The Map, Messages From Spirit and Remembering the Future.

"Motorcycles take you out on the road. But sometimes they are the road-to new places within, and without. Here is a chorus of four dozen powerful voices (all individuals, all women, all transformed by embracing risk and joy through riding) singing the same song of truth." 
Melissa Holbrook Pierson, author of The Perfect Vehicle and The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing 

"Good motorcycling is a fine balance between precision and passion. Liz Jansen knows this, and has found that balance in this excellent book ("Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment"). Not only does she offer an explanation of a motorcycle's value by taking us on her own enlightening two-wheeled journey, but she provides understanding through sharing the experiences of dozens of women, from backgrounds as varied as the roads and trails they ride. Theirs are lives well lived, and their stories are metaphors for life itself."
Mark Richardson, Editor, Wheels, The Toronto Star, author of Zen and Now.
 
"You don't have to be a motorcyclist to appreciate the beautiful nuggets of wisdom shared by author Liz Jansen and the 49 female riders she interviewed for this book. Motorcycling may be the vehicle by which these women discovered their own life's path, but the theme of being our authentic self can resonate with each of us." 
Genevieve Schmitt, Founder/Editor, Women Riders Now

"It doesn't matter whether you're lying in a mud puddle or perched on a podium; there is an intangible bond between women and motorcycle riding that Jansen beautifully captures as she traces the journeys of a stellar cast. Her writing is like the women she brings to us: fierce, yet vulnerable."
Lorraine Sommerfeld, Writer, The Toronto Star
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle Edition for FREE. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.


Image
Interested in the Audiobook Edition?
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Trillium Wordworks (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0987758306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987758309
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #362,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By John Chancellor TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 5, 2013
Format: Paperback
I am generally not a big fan of books that center around multiple stories - even if those stories have a tight knit message. But as I was reading Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment by Liz Jansen, it became crystal clear that there was something magical in this collection of stories.

Ms. Jansen tells her own story as well as the stories of 49 other women. In each case, the story is one of transformation and the central fixture in the stories is motorcycles. So I started looking for the commonalities among all the stories.

There is a very wide range of women - their backgrounds cover the entire spectrum. They come from many different professions, different educational levels, different sizes, shapes and ages. Yet all seemed to attain some exceptional personal growth - and the commonality among them was the motorcycle. I begin to ask: what was it about motorcycling that enabled these women to experience such transformation?

The majority of these women had some problems in their lives - many were involved in unhealthy relationships, many suffered from low self-esteem, some had serious health issues, while others were lost - searching for meaning or purpose. And each one seemed to find the exactly what they needed to transform their lives.

The answer was not to be found in any one individual's story but in looking at all the stories collectively. Here is what I discovered. Learning to ride a bike almost always involved a lot of fear. Becoming a competent rider meant pushing through that fear. This is very huge in self-development. It was not a one-time occurrence - it was a process over time. In addition, they normally had to stand up for what they wanted and stop caving into what others suggested they do.
Read more ›
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I love reading books that share stories of people finding their way in life. They are always so interesting and up lifting. Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment captures fifty stories of women who overcome challenges, connect to their personal power, and grow in personal awareness, while venturing with their motorcycle. It is an easy and inspiring read.

The book emphasizes that there are no limits of one's potential. Everyone is capable of mastering motorcycling. It's fascinating to read the stories of those with cancer, spina bifida, amputation, divorce, and financial ruin who get on a bike and discover the road to a more empowering life.

Liz Jensen, the author, weaves her own story throughout the book in such a brilliant way. It's an amazing tale of overcoming gender and cultural barriers, personal fears, divorce, and financial despair. Motorcycling kept her on the road to self-fulfillment. Everyone will relate to her story of overcoming fear based thinking and limiting beliefs.

Women motorcyclists will relate to the stories and the grand sense of community among women riders. But it may be best for those women who harbor a secret desire to master motorcycling but it's still just wishful thinking. If that's you then read the book and discover the stories of women overcoming their fears and taking control of the bike, the ride and their life. However, anyone woman can benefit from reading this book. It will stir hope for the future.

Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment will inspire and motivate the reader to ride and discover the seeds of personal power and leadership.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I enjoyed reading this book about Women bike riders. I have been part of Motorcycling for over 40 years, owned a Motorcycle for more than 20 years, raced for over 10 years, so of course it is always interesting reading about what other Women riders have done. I live in New Zealand and whilst I was racing, we would get Women who would come out and maybe do one or two races, then I wouldn;t see them again. I raced with Men, was never treated any different and I loved it. There were never any races set up just for Women. In your book, there were several Women who had done different types of racing and it was great to read about them and realise there were Women out there like me. I have a Ducati Monster 900 and still enjoy going out for a ride and again reading about the Women who do that too was great. I never thought about it being the Road to Empowerment - just that it was enjoyable and pretty special to be able to do
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Hi Liz. Just wanted to say Thank you for writing the Motorcycle Road to Empowerment. I found West Coast Roar's store by accident which was a gift in itself but your book practically leaped into my arms. I was heading to Victoria with my guy for an Old timers Hockey Tourney when we drove by the store and I yelled "STOP"! ;) I actually snuck back to Mill Bay to buy 3 more copies for deserving friends. Could have bought more as I am not lending mine out!;) Anyway, thank you. I'm 51. I live in Squamish BC on the Sea to Sky Hwy to Whistler but was born in Orillia and lived both North & South of there before moving West 11 years ago. Got my MC licence & a bike last year. Loving the new challenge, community & unlimited freedom & adventure. So inspiring to hear the stories of so many women like me & Canadian as well! Bravo. Just wanted to let you know your book does strike a chord with many women. You've captured the symbolic parallels of biking & life so well. Happy trails. Nancy PS. I used to fly airplanes and there are many parallels to flying a small aircraft, riding a motorcycle and the challenges we face in our lives.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment: Fifty Inspirational Stories of Adventure and Self-Discovery
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment: Fifty Inspirational Stories of Adventure and Self-Discovery