Famed Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner has transgendered into Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, and she took her her new show, “I Am Cait” on the road to ride dirtbikes with our new motorcycle racer friend Shelina Moreda and her “Girlz MotoCamp” in Petaluma, Calif. Cait and several of her friends tore up the track in the episode that aired this past Sunday night on the E! Network (which we assume you can find on your Hulu, Nook or Nintendo reading device). None of the MO crew were invited, even though a few of us were kind enough to let Shelina blow past us at a recent Laguna Seca trackday where she was instructing.
According to Moreda, Jenner, who is already a streetbike rider, quickly adapted to dirt bikes. “Given Caitlyn’s past as a gold medal Olympian in the decathlon, she’s obviously a well-rounded athlete,” Moreda said. “She showed great skills on our bikes. Having Cait and her friends at our MotoCamp was a lot of fun. They are all awesome people, and I hope to have them back again. My instructors and I really enjoyed riding with them.”
Jenner brought her friends along to Girlz MotoCamp so they could “do some things that weren’t ‘typically female’, because girls can do those things, too.” Jenner’s friend Blossom Brown said, “I loved Girlz MotoCamp. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to strengthen their riding skills. Shelina was so helpful and encouraging, and everyone who works with her at the camp is patient, understanding, and gives off so much positive energy. I got a major boost in self-confidence when I was at the MotoCamp, and it not only helped me overcome the fear I had about riding a dirt bike, it also made me realize that I have the inner strength to a lot more things in life than I ever gave myself credit for.”
In addition to her Girlz MotoCamp, Shelina Moreda road-races professionally at the National level in the United States, as well as internationally in Qatar and Japan (most recently at the Suzuka 4-Hour Endurance Race), and she has also raced and instructed racing schools in Europe. She rides everything from streetbikes to supermoto machines to dirtbikes to electric ones. She spent the past couple of years in AMA Pro Racing’s Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series, and was the first female to race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on a motorcycle.
As for MO, our founder became a transgender woman nearly 15 years before Jenner, and we still don’t have our own TV show.