I remember the day my father brought home our family’s first ATV. It was a Suzuki 350 c.c. and I was terrified of it. It had a manual transmission and I spent several frustrating hours trying to learn how to shift the gears smoothly. After I figured it out, however, I was hooked on ATVing.
A couple of years later, my father bought two personal watercraft and it didn’t take me long to develop an interest in them as well. Since then, I’ve explored trails and lakes throughout the East and West Kootenay regions of B.C. and in the province of Alberta. I have also ridden a personal watercraft in the states of Montana, Arizona and Utah. My passion for motorsports is something I am pleased to share with my husband, who is also an experienced dirt biker and motorcyclist.
As a writer for RidersWest, I get to speak with top riders in the industry, learn about new products on the market and hear great riding stories from readers.
If you have a story that you’d like to share, know of an outstanding rider who should be recognized or would just like to talk about motorsports, please email me.
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Articles by Kirsten Armleder:
Visit Waskesiu Lake and you’ll be won over by its crystal clear water and serene setting.by Kirsten Armleder
Glenn Lyth, a motorcyclist from Calgary, Alberta, was the inspiration behind One Broken Biker, a charitable organization that helps riders like him triumph over tragedy.by Kirsten Armleder
The 2017 UTV Takeover in Coos Bay, Oregon, went down in a big way—with Al McBeth of Abbotsford, B.C., (unofficially) breaking another world record.by Kirsten Armleder
Even if we love our work, the demands of everyday life can get a person feeling much like a corralled horse. When this happens to Roger Rhodes, the solution is simple: get on his motorcycle and ride.by Kirsten Armleder
A recap and photo gallery from the Okanagan’s biggest and most exclusive side-by-side poker run.by Kirsten Armleder
Looking for a new lid? The CKX Titan - Summer Edition has arrived. This new helmet offers a break from tradition with its motocross-style look and features inspired by modular helmets.by Kirsten Armleder
Argo celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a very special Limited Edition Avenger Hunt Master R.by Kirsten Armleder
Make your side-by-side safer and up the rad factor with these must-have accessories.by Kirsten Armleder
Upload your ATV, side-by-side, motorcycle or watercraft photo(s) for the chance to win a CKX Titan - Summer Edition helmet.by Kirsten Armleder
A new Motorscan tool that works with your smartphone to diagnose and read error codes thrown by your Harley-Davidson.by Kirsten Armleder