Sunshine Beer, Director of Idaho’s motorcycle safety program – Idaho STAR, is an avid rider and advocate for motorcycle safety and rider education in numerous arenas. Sunshine is an active member of Idaho’s State Highway Safety Plan motorcycle safety committee, serves on the Idaho Traffic Safety Commission, is the Chairman of the national association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA), and is a member of the Idaho Coalition for Motorcycle Safety and the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF).
Sunshine is the co-creator of several rider training courses, including the cornering clinic offered at the Women’s Summit this year. She has developed and delivered leadership and professional development workshops, training seminars, and presentations on motorcycle skills and safety for a wide range of audiences both at the local and national levels and has been teaching riding skills for over 15 years.
Sunshine has logged hundreds of thousands of miles on various makes and models of motorcycles over the past 20 years. Her current bikes include a 2016 BMW R1200GS, a Kawasaki Z1000R, and a 1994 Dyna Lowrider. She has ridden in all 50 states in the US as well as in the Alps of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. Her favorite rides are the twisty technical ones.
Sunshine’s mission is to lead others to knowledge, encourage thought and action, inspire excellence, change the world, and save lives – one motorcycle rider at a time. She is excited to continue working toward her mission by helping more women build confidence and skill in cornering at the Women’s Summit.