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5 Reasons Why Your Teenage Daughter Needs A Motorcycle. Now!

Henry Abel



I'm a 44 year old male that's lived in Bend for 12 years and Oregon for 20.

I work at a ski and mountain bike shop, and (often much to the surprise of people who know me) have a deep love for riding motorcycles. And for teaching others to ride motorcycles.

The longer, and more accurate title for this presentation is Five Indisputable Reasons Why Every Responsible Parent Should Immediately Buy Their Teenage Daughter A Motorcycle.

I've ridden and loved motorcycles since I was a 18 (my parents wouldn't let me get one until I was old enough to get kicked out of the house for owning one). I've been teaching motorcycle riding lessons and rider safety for 20 years. Because of this, i was asked by a distraught friend of mine to convince her 15 year old daughter that motorcycles were dangerous.

I really put some thought into this. I talked to her parents at length. I talked to their daughter at length. And as a result, I did come up with a few reasons why a motorcycle was not the best choice for her sole mode of transportation. But ultimately I could not deny the fact that we came up with a bunch of reasons why getting her a motorcycle was the most responsible choice that her mother could make.

It doesn't matter how you feel about motorcycles now. Once you hear my presentation you (and a theater full of people) will not be able to dispute that all of our teenage daughters need motorcycles. Right this moment!



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

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