Women Bikers Are Breaking Out Of The Back Seat

The motorcycle industry is revving up for a sea change as women gain confidence as riders and travelers thumbing the throttle cable of trikes.

The asphalt ribbon at Deals Gap snakes its way through the Tennessee-North Carolina border, skirting the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park through 11 miles of harrowing, hairpin turns. For unwary motorists, the short stretch of U.S. Highway 129 can be a nerve-splitting maze. But for bikers, it’s a paradise.

Motorcycle riders have flocked to Deals Gap for decades to test their skills on two wheels. And all of that traffic has earned the place a more familiar nickname— The Dragon. This summer, as Americans flocked to the nation’s highways to stretch their legs amidst a global pandemic, Brittany Morrow found herself drifting

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