BellsRides

Motorcycle and RV Travel and Adventure

Meet Bells Rides

 

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bells Rides.

Hi Bells, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I am an avid motorcycle rider and have been riding since I was nine years old.

After retiring in April 2021, my husband and I sold our small ranch in Placerville, California, and became full-time RVers. We travel full time in our forty-foot RV with an enclosed trailer attached to haul our motorcycles. As we travel, I document our adventures, both with the RV and the motorcycles on my YouTube channel, “Bells Rides Moto”.

So far, in the last six months, we have crossed the United States three times. This year, we are slowing down a bit, staying locations of interest longer to explore the area more in-depth before moving on to the next.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Selling your home and moving is always a challenge, but when you lived in one place for twenty-five years, it’s an even bigger hurdle. With the full-time RVing, there have been a couple of obstacles to overcome.

During the first month, I was a crew member and rider of “The World Record Poker Run” to beat the Guinness Record for the longest motorcycle poker run. The plan was for my husband to follow in the RV for my support vehicle and sleeping accommodations. On the second day of the eight-day challenge, my husband got a flat tire.

Normally, it wouldn’t have been an issue, but with Covid, the supply chain affected his ability to get another tire. Ultimately, caused me to leave without him and try to get hotel reservations along the way,

We’ve been impressed with Bells Rides, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
What I’m most proud of is a charity motorcycle ride (The Blue Ride) I host every year during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Each year we honor a fallen law enforcement officer, 100% of the proceeds raised donated to non-profit organizations.

During the 2022 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the 3rd Annual Blue Ride, we are honoring El Dorado County Deputy Austin Ramsey (EOW October 14, 2021). Deputy Ramsey was a U.S. Army Ranger and a combat Veteran who silently suffered from PTSD. The proceeds of this year’s Blue Ride will go to Operation Good To Go, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans who suffer from PTSD or who are homeless.

I also have a web-based “Motorcycle and RV Gear” store, www.bellsrides.com.  The products on my website I have either used personally or have done research with other users of the product.

Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
On my website www.bellsrides.com, you can choose from shopping at my online store for Motorcycle and RV gear to custom t-shirts  https://bells-swag.creator-spring.com/listing/blue-ride-2022?product=1121

or purchase the blue ride tickets https://bellsrides.com/https-bellsrides-com-product-bellsrides-stickers/blue-ride-tickets-2021-taraosullivan/ 

or simply donate to the blue charity. You can also sign up to receive my blog post and vlog updates.

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Bells Rides Moto

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