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Shekelia Bussey Went From Navy Instructor to the First Black Woman to Open a Motorcycle Academy in Virginia

This Black woman is making history one motorcycle ride at a time! According to 10 Wavy News , Shekelia Bussey is the operator and owner of Moto Mob Riding Academy in Franklin, Virginia — this makes the academy the first-of-its-kind owned by a Black woman in the state. Bussey first started riding motorcycles in 2007 following a class at Harley Davidson in Portsmouth, Virginia, and ultimately had the opportunity to journey cross country twice. In 2017, she quit her government contracting position to become a motorcycle instructor for the United States Navy. “[I’ve traveled] about 16,000 miles, solo, by myself. Motorcycling to me…it’s my passion. It is what drives me forward,” said Bussey in an interview. “Very few people get to get up every day and do what they love to do, but I’m one of them. This has been a labor of love for me.” During her time as an instructor, she acquired a fleet of 17 motorcycles which ultimately led her to branch out on her own to teach classes. She now...

Mar 16, 2021