About Tamela Rich

“I need to get away…”Tamela Rich at Colorado National Monument

Who among us hasn’t said it?

I learned to love the open road as a child with a bi-coastal family who couldn’t afford airfare for five. We spent many hot summers in the family’s Vista Cruiser station wagon, and although I am not naming dates, it was back in the days when Route 66 was still fully maintained, and air conditioning was a major feature in billboard advertising.

Today you’ll find me exploring highways and byways by motorcycle. That’s where I encounter people, places, and adventures to inspire my life and work.

I SPEAK to businesses and community organizations about facing fear and harnessing that energy for personal growth. I’ve survived punishing weather, distracted drivers, a stolen wallet, running out of gas, and having trouble finding a safe place to sleep at night.

I LEAD TOURS for motorcyclists in the United States and abroad. I also develop custom itineraries for those who want to tour without a guide. Get in touch for custom touring services.


Hit The Road: A Woman's Guide to Solo Motorcycle Touring by Tamela RichI WROTE Hit the Road: A Woman’s Guide to Solo Motorcycle Touring in 2018—digital and print.  

Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer,”  and its companion guide won three awards, and are currently out of print.

I WRITE and EDIT books, web copy, and content for clients, as well as for myself.

I author column in OTL magazine called Out of the Saddle With Tamela Rich You can also find my work on KOA’s blog (Kampgrounds of America) and the print and online magazine, BMW Owners News. 

I OFFER advice to travelers on television too.  If you represent a destination that you think might be of interest to my audience, please get in touch.

MY MOTTO: Pack Light. Travel Slow. Connect Deep.


  1. Tamela – I ride too, I have a Zero (electric) bike that’s all torque/all the time . It’s a wonderful way to get outside ….

    I’m a career CEO in the public Market banking industry and have spent the last decade managing failed bank holding companies (fallout from the 2008 financial crisis). I think it’s time to memorialize some of my experiences in banking …. and am searching for the right partner as “ghost writer.”.

    My name is Ken Tepper, I can be reached as below;

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