LEGENDS AND HEROES HONOREE - TAMPA SX FEBRUARY 2020
About Nancy Sabater-Schlag-
• 2011 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year
• 2012 Founder of Dirt Bike Girl Adventures.com
• 2018 Toyota Supercross Makeup 2 Mud (Seattle SX)
• 2018 AMA East Hare Scramble Women’s Novice Champion
• 2019 – Current, Trail Pros Sprint Cross Country Series Co-Founder
Nancy was named "2011 Motorcyclist of the Year" by the American Motorcyclist Association for her impact on motorcycling and for her work in fighting the CPSIA "Lead Law." This "Lead Law" would have banned the sale of motorcycles and ATV's manufactured for children that were twelve years old or less and would have slowly ended motorcycling as we know it. Without the appropriately sized machines, children would have to ride equipment that did not fit them properly, putting them in unnecessary danger.
Gathering as much information as possible and working tirelessly with dealers, racers, and the government, the "Moto Patriot" fought the law, and in 2011 the law became exempt for OHVs. If it weren't for the work of the AMA Government Relations Department, Nancy feels that the bill would have passed, and countless kids would be unable to enjoy the sport of motorcycling.
In 2014 Nancy explored her passion for writing by penning a column for the youth online magazine, MX Antix. The column, called "The Moto Patriot," was a location for her to share her thoughts on the sport and promote motorcycle advocacy – from topics like safety to choosing a race series. Although she no longer writes the column, she is writing a book about women in motorcycling – with a twist. You'll have to wait to read!
An off-road rider and racer herself, Nancy started DirtBikeGirlAdventures.com. This website features interviews with female racers of all levels, and inspirational stories and information written to help and encourage the growth of females in the sport.
"There are so many wonderful and talented ladies in the sport, and I am thrilled to be able to share their stories" Dirt Bike Girl Adventures has turned into a community that continues to grow. DBGA is the go-to for great information and happenings, for those new to the sport as well as seasoned participants. Product reviews help the ladies and encourage conversation about the direction of the industry, catering to their growing demographic. It also features an occasional "Girl Only" ride and a basic introduction to dirt biking.
Today, Nancy and her husband, former professional motocross racer and off-road champion Billy Schlag, run the Trail Pros Sprint Cross Country Series. Started in 2019, the SXCS is the nation's first three moto-format championship motorcycle series. The series combines sprint cross, grand prix, and cross country formats and obstacles to encourage a wide range of racers and potential cross over opportunities. The series, built by racers for racers on professionally built courses, saw an excellent first season and hopes to grow in 2020.