Mother of 10...
and all around Badass Biker Chick..
In her 40’s, Shantell Williams decided to learn how to ride a Harley.
Eight months later, she rode her Harley across the 48 contiguous States Of America to bring attention to Bessie Stringfield, the WWII Black, Female, Army Dispatch Rider that traveled the 48 States 8 times, encountering racism, sexism, and danger around every corner.
At the end of her journey, Harley Davidson inducted Bessie into their Hall of Fame and created an Award in Shantell’s honor, The Shantell Williams Mileage Award and is given to the rider that rode the farthest to attend Harley’s yearly Urban Bike Night on the anniversary of Bessie’s induction.
In association with Harley Davidson, this summer, Shantell is going to do it again...only faster. And this time, she’s riding into the record books. With the spirit of Bessie Stringfield, and her faithful Muppet-like version of herself, Minnie-Me, with her on every ride, Shantell will not only travel through America tasting the lives and flavors of the tapestry that is The United States—Food, Roadside Attractions, Historic Places, Karaoke, feativals and parties—but she will introduce America to Bessie by traveling the land she traveled, taste the life she lived, and face the dangers she faced. Shantell will witness what has changed in 80 years...and what remains the same.
“Shut Up and Ride” is a tribute to Bessie Stringfield and testimony of the Power of Women that are told, “You can’t...”
It’s a celebration of all thing motorcycle, a celebration of Life, and a celebration of America.
Producing and Directing partners since 2002, Gary Wood, and Justin Escue have produced such projects and "Saving Star Wars", "Open Micr's", "Two Wheels - N - Heelz" and currently have in development, the story of Carl Fisher, the genius behind the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and it's first 500 mile race, along with the building of Miami Beach Florida, the Lincoln and Dixie Highways, and Montauk Island in New York. Also in development is "The Massacre at Fall Creek", based about the first time in American History, white men were, tried, convicted, and hung for killing Native Americans.
Do you have questions or comments about our show? Do you have and event we can attend during our ride? we will get back to you soon.
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