Twenty-one years ago today, Joy was involved in a serious motorcycling accident that changed her life. While still recovering from serious injuries, Joy knew she needed to take her love for riding in a new direction. “My body was still broken, but my mind wanted to go, go, go. So, I got on the computer and went, went, went. I wanted to create something that would help riders learn how to manage motorcycling hazards and reduce the risk of riding, while at the same time, learn to have more fun motorcycling.”
My name is Joy Medved, I am the founder of Joy of Motorcycling®. Those of you who have followed me for the past 10-20 years, know that Joy of Motorcycling® has been a major part of my life since 2000. I started the organization to help riders improve their knowledge and understanding of the art and science of riding motorcycles, and, of course, to help riders learn how to have more fun motorcycling!
The key to anticipating animal antics and avoiding those potentially painful up-close-and-personal encounters, is to learn as much as we can about the different environments we ride in, and the different animals who live there. With this information in our knowledge toolbox, we will already have a good idea what to expect and how to react, when – not if – the situation arises.