Joan is a Vermont farm girl who first experienced the wind in her face on top of a horse. Her Mom participated in the annual
4th of July parades and inspired Joan to do more with her life. But it was Joan's Dad who filled her head with stories of
traveling on his Indian motorcycle that had her contemplating a different ride. And it wasn't long before she switched her
horse in for a dual sport Suzuki 125. Joan became an amateur competitor in motocross.
Motorcycling swiftly became her passion. As an adult, Joan worked on legislation to bring Motorcycle Rider Education
to Vermont in the early 90s. She also became a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Instructor in 1992 and was active in the
Vermont Commissioners Motorcycle Training Advisory Committee, where she first met Judy Mirro.
Joan's foremost achievement was starting J&J Motorcycle Safety Course in 1992 with her first husband Joe Long (who
passed away from brain cancer). J&J was the first (and only) independent motorcycle rider education program in Vermont.
Joan has written safety articles for "Asphalt Angels Magazine" in 1999. She was named in the Marquis Who's Who
of the East, that same year for her motorcycling accomplishments.
Joan joined the Women's Riding School in 1999 as an instructor and was not able to return until 2007 because of her many
other motorcycling commitments.
Joan, now a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach Trainer, is the WRS Infield Drill Coordinator and runs the emergency
braking and tight-u-turn exercises to great reception.
Joan is also a Vermont Motorcycle Awareness Program Facilitator. Running a 5-hour classroom awareness course for motorcycle
Joan has recently become a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Dirt Bike School (DBS) RiderCoach. J&J will begin their
first DBS courses.
Joan is a member of the Cycle Conservation Club of Vermont, which deals with responsible environmental awareness for dual
When Joan is not riding, she can be found hanging with her grand kids, upholstering furniture, or fly-fishing.
Joan's primary goal is to "save lives" of those who ride - one student at a time - through motorcycle rider
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