Mary McGee, who learned to ride a motorcycle on a 200cc Triumph Tiger Cub in 1957, was one of the first women motocrossers and road racers in the United States.
She started her off-road career by riding a 1962 250cc Honda Scrambler in an AMA District 37 enduro. She began riding Baja events in 1967 and, in 1975, rode solo in the Baja 500. Also in the 1970s she competed with three men on a team in a 24-hour road race aboard a 650cc Suzuki.
For her contributions to motorcycling, McGee has been inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. She supports the Hall of Fame and would like you to join her.
“Today, our sport is more inclusive than ever, and I’m honored that I was able to play a part in that progress,” she says in a letter to AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame supporters. “I’m confident that motorcycle racing will continue to grow and welcome racers from all backgrounds.
“One way we can help that growth is by celebrating our heritage,” she says. “We do that by honoring the great men and women in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Their stories of perseverance, fortitude, conquest, talent and ingenuity inspire new motorcyclists to test limits, break barriers and blaze new trails.
“So I’m asking you today: Please consider making a tax-deductible financial contribution to the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, the 501(c)(3) that raises money to support the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame,” she says. “Your donation is not just an investment in the past. It’s an investment in the future of motorcycling in America.”
The Hall of Fame works to preserve motorcycling’s history, educate the public and honor the great men and women of motorcycling through generous tax-deductible gifts from individual motorcyclists. It’s easy to support the mission. Just go to fs4.formsite.com/AMARacing/form21/index.html.