Women in the Wind -
Milwaukee Chapter
Member Profiles - Learn a little bit more about us!



MMaMariann - Charter Member since June 1986

Bike:  Triumph Rocket III Roadster Trike
Dream Bike:  Either a newer BMW, Gold Wing or Roadstar
Best Motorcycle Ride:  Runs to the Wall; WITW Nationals in Edmonton; and any ride with WITW friends although we seem to talk the most about the trips that have been challenging.
Anything else exciting:  I started riding myself due to fear I had on a trip to Sturgis on the back of a hard tail HD with no front or back fender, no windshield and no instructions on how to be a passenger.  Starting Milwaukee Chapter of WITW really gave me the boost I needed to have adventures on the bike.

Marj - Charter Member since June 1986

Bike:  1971 Triumph Bonneville
Dream Bike:  New Triumph Bonneville
Anything else exciting:  Just waiting to be able to afford a bike with electric start; I love photographing bikes especially at RockerBox.

Joni - Member since April 1987 
Bike:  Indian Chief
Dream Bike:  A new Indian Chief
Best Motorcycle Ride:  Trip to Sturgis with Marj on a rigid frame Yamaha & $75 in my pocket!
Anything else exciting:  Mike & I riding through Tornado on our way to Sturgis; the 'memorable' headlight ride at nationals in Lima, OH.


Laura - Member since March 1990

Bike:  Low rider Harley 2001

Best Motorcycle Ride:  riding the Florida keys on a hot steaming day;  first time crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on my motorcycle;  riding the Rocky mountains.

Anything else exciting:  Meeting friends and other motorcycle people from all over the world during the Harley 100.  I have a blast that week.

Sue - Member since March 1990
Bike:  "Stunning" Big Blue Squrl – a 2013 Spyder RT
Dream Bike:  New HD Trike
Best Ride:  All rides are great, but Rolling Thunder’s “Run to the Wall” rides are special.
Anything else exciting:  Being a member of the Milwaukee Area Chapter is always exciting.
I am honored and humble to have these ladies as friends.
Peggy W. - Member since October 1991
Bike:  Honda Goldwing Trike
Dream Bike:  Goldwing with matching trailer and all the chrome and lights it could hold
Best Motorcycle Ride:  Great Smoky Mountains; Rocky Mountains and around Yellowstone.

Beth - Member since July 1992 
Bike:  Harley

Karen E. - Member since July 1994
Bike:  Spyder RT Limited

Dream Bike:  HD Heritage Softail Classic & HUGE heated garage w/all prev. bikes

Best Motorcycle Ride:  Seeing the USA (& Canada) with Laura.

Anything Else Exciting:  Life with Women in the Wind is exciting!

Jeri - Member since August 1996
Bike:  HD Ultra Classic Trike
Dream Bike:  A newer  HD Ultra Classic Trike
Anything else exciting:  I loved it in Cancun, Mexico even though I didn't get to ride.
Judy - Member since August 1999
Bike:  Harley
Karen S. - Member Since July 2000

Bike:  1996 Super Glide

Dream Bike:  Road King, and any of the larger bikes that are brands other than Harley too

Best Motorcycle Ride:  WITW ride to and during the New York Summer Nationals.  Adventures on the way there and “getting lost” while we were there. A ride with my husband to Atlanta GA (my first long ride) to see the Harley 100th in GA before it was in WI.  On the way back we saw Graceland and Jack Daniels tour.

Anything Else Exciting:

I really enjoy the diversity of the WITW members & also being an ABATE member.
Barb P. - Member since November 2001
Bike: 1999 Yamaha Royal Star, 2010 Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe
Dream Bike:  1956 Indian
Best Motorcycle Ride:  Entire Blue Ridge Parkway tied with Entire Route 66.
Anything else exciting:  Dream Trip:  Riding in New Zealand and Australia.
Dianne - Member since September 2002
Bike:  2004 Harley Deuce & 2007 Harley Fat Boy
Dream Bike:  Indian Chief Vintage
Best Ride:  Canada, the Dakotas, Tail of the Dragon.

Dawn - Member since August 2004 (previously 1987-1993)
Bike:  1986 BMW R65
Dream Bike:  Harley Softail Deluxe Black & White
Best Ride:  Knoxville, TN, Atlanta, GA, which included the Dragon and stopping in Helen, AR.

Tori - Member since November 2009
Bike:  2007 Honda Gold Wing 1800
Best Motorcycle Ride:  2015 trip out west including the WITW Canadian National Rally.
Anything else exciting:  I’m a cruiser-girl at heart.
Trish - Member since November 2009
Bike:  2005 Honda Gold Wing 1800, 2006 Honda Silver Wing, 2005 Yamaha Majesty (scooter)
Dream Bikes:  Fully restored 1975-1977 CB400F Honda Super Sport, Honda Valkyrie Rune
Best Motorcycle Ride: Alaska Highway.
Barb B. - Member since September 2010
Bike:  2006 Dyna Super Glide
Dream Bike:  Something European – Triumph, maybe a BMW 
Best Ride:  Any ride that doesn't involve cold, rain, wind or extreme heat or breakdowns.

Barb Peterson
2010 Stratoliner Delux – Yamaha
1999 Royal Star - Yamaha
Best Bike you have ever owned
My Royal Star
Bike you would purchase if you won the lottery
1956 Indian

Best Motorcycle Ride 
Kay - (Transfer) Member since March 2013 (previously 1999-2009)
Bike:  BMW

Dee - (Transfer) Member since September 2014
Bike:  Harley Road King

Peggy Z. - (Transfer) Member since March 2015 (previously 1992-2002)
Bike:  Spyder RT

Bonnie W. - Member since May 2017
Bike:  2017 Harley Tri-Glide
Best Ride:  Hasn’t happened yet, but my dream is to ride through Death Valley.
Anything else exciting:
I’m so honored to be a part of WITW. I have told people that I’ve found my tribe.