Born and raised in Chicago, Sarah Lahalih began riding motorcycles at the age of 17. In 2001, Sarah opened Motorcycle Riding's Cool (www.motorcyclelearning.com), the
first private motorcycle program in Illinois. Since opening, the school has been featured in several news stories including: WGN, 190 North, Fox News, ABC News, NBC News and CBS News, CLTV, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Journal, Chicago Learning Guide. She has also been featured in Chicago Magazine and Today's Chicago Woman.
In 2008 Sarah opened Chicago Motorcycle Rental, (www.chimotorental.com), the first motorcycle rental company in Illinois to offer foreign brand motorcycles.
In 2007 Sarah began contract work with the United States military. She travels to military bases all over the country to train personnel in motorcycle safety. Her work includes, curriculum development, training new riders, polishing existing riders, and certifying new instructors.
Sarah has attended several two-wheeled education courses ranging from motorcycle Accident Scene Management to Road Racing. These motorcycle courses help to
expand her knowledge and sharpen her riding skills. Sarah is always preaching that she feels, "as an instructor, it is important to be knowledgeable in all types of riding." Sarah is a graduate of the following motorcycle schools: American Supercamp, Jason Pridmore's Star School, Freddie Spencer High Performance Riding School, BMW Enduro Park off- road school, Kevin Schwantz Suzuki School, California Superbike School, Suzuki Supermoto School, Lee Parks ARC, Reg Pridmore's CLASS, AHRMA, etc. Sarah is also a Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified Rider Coach, Rider Coach Trainer, and Dirt Bike Coach.
Sarah holds a AMA, AHRMA and CCS race license. Currently Sarah is the only female to be competing in the Thruxton Cup race series. This August, she will return to the historic Bonneville Salt Flats to attempt a land speed record.
Since international travel is also one of Sarah's passions, she has traveled to all 7 continents and ridden motorcycles on almost all of them.
She serves on the Illinois Motorcycle Safety Council and is working closely with the City of Chicago on motorcycle/scooter specific parking initiatives, as well as
an anti-congestion and clean air campaign.
Sarah's current fleet of personal motorcycles and scooters includes: Triumph Tiger 800xc, Triumph Speed Triple R, Triumph Thruxton, BMW F650 Dakar,
BMW R100GS PD, Suzuki SV 650, Aprillia RS250, Honda CB175 Cafe Racer, Honda 125GP, Sachs Madass 80cc scooter.
Outside of motorcycling Sarah's stays active in several sports, such as Rock Climbing and Mountaineering, Running and Boxing. Sarah is a
former Chicago Golden Gloves Boxing Champ (1993-1998).