ABOUT THE RIDER
Amanda Zito was born and raised in Western Montana and spent her childhood on her family’s ranch. She moved to Portland, Oregon in 2010 to attend the Pacific Northwest College of Art where she earned a BFA in Illustration and finished her Tattoo Apprenticeship. She spends her free time driving as far away from the city as humanly possible and pining for home.
She started riding in 2012, after moving to Portland. She decided that if she couldn't ride her horses regularly anymore, a motorcycle was the natural next step. Not to mention her habit of running away from the city was getting a little expensive in just a car.
She currently owns six beautiful motorcycles; Lazarus, a 1980 Suzuki 850gl, Hephaestus a 2005 Honda Shadow Spirit 750, Paul Bunyan a project 1972 Honda CB175, Briareos Hecatonchires a 2016 Honda CB500xa, Astraeus a 2016 Triumph Tiger 800xc, and a Batavus Moped named Daedalus .
Go check out her latest adventure; A 3,600 mile trip encompassing Montana’s back roads, Ghost Towns and many Natural Landmarks, dubbed “As the Magpie Flies: The Pilgrimage” June & July 2016.