What’s your name?
Where are you from?
Who is(are) your rider(s)?
I am the wife of Taylor Burley and we have two little ones: Braytyn who is 4 and rides a PW 50 in the 50cc Shaft Drive Class and Brecken who is 3, who will start riding a PW this year. We are also pregnant with our third Boy!
How long have you been a moto mom?
I have been a moto mom for the past year. My son, Braytyn, started racing on his 4th birthday last year and has loved every minute of it! Before that, I have been a moto wife to my husband Taylor for about ten years now. We met when he was 16 and I have been to every race since.
Were you into motorcycles before becoming a moto mom?
I was! Like I said, I became a moto wife long before becoming a moto mom, but either way, being both is an absolute blessing to me!
Describe a typical race weekend for you.
A typical race weekend for me is of course getting the race rig all set up and ready to go. I purchase and pack all the food, clothes, activities, etc...My husband fills the toy hauler end of the rig, he's the mastermind behind all the bikes, golf cart, toolboxes, canopies and their organization back there! From there we head to the track all together, get set up and have some family and friend time! We always park with the greatest of friends whether it be from the 25+ Class or the 50cc Class! Race weekends are a real thrill. Practice day is just as stressful as race day...I am running from one practice, that being Taylor in the pro practices, and then running to the 50 track for Braytyn's practices. I would consider it an all-day job, just as I would race day. Race day is a lot different; we try to keep everyone calm and relaxed so that no one is nervous or feels pressure at the gate. Everyone gets in a good meal (or snack for that matter) and off we go. We are always there together for everyone's gate drops. Most race days, Taylor is on the big track two times in the morning and two times in the afternoon, with Braytyn on the 50 track at lunchtime. No matter what the day brings, we are always all together as a family and that’s all that matters to us. We have the best race weekends!
What’s your family’s favorite meal at the track?
Our family's favorite meal at the track has to be something high in protein and carbs to use as fuel for the next day of practicing or racing. Maybe something such as Million Dollar Spaghetti or could be something like Steak and Potato Foil Packs!
Do you have any pre-race rituals or superstitions while spectating?
I wouldn't say we have pre-race rituals, although my husband always prays before every moto as he is sitting at the gate. As far as superstitions while watching, when any of my boys race, I try not to have any and just have to stay positive. I always go to the gate with whoever is racing, always.
Most nerve-wracking moment watching your kid(s) race/ride?
The most nerve-wracking moment when I watch Braytyn race is the start. I get so much anxiety with the motors revving up and them all about to go, especially with a full gate of kids. I always want him to be safe and come back to me in the end.
Favorite part about being at the track?
My favorite part about being at the track is family time. I cherish every single moment at the track between playing with friends, bbq-ing, racing and everything in between. There are always memories made!
Favorite and least favorite part about traveling to the races?
My favorite part about traveling is the places our family gets to see. We have traveled a ton! We have been to California, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee and everything in between. We are hoping to one day get to the east coast! My least favorite part about traveling is the drive time! Most places we travel take forever to get to!
Craziest travel story?
Our craziest travel story has to be Loretta's 2017. We were on our way there from Colorado in our old Class A RV, also pulling a 25-foot trailer, so we had a big load. We had absolutely no problems until we were right at halfway there, which was Kansas City, MO. Our RV lost all turbo power and come to find out, the turbo failed and blew. Because of the type of fix this was and us being so far away from home, we had to stay in a tiny hotel for not one...not two....but six days! That’s right, SIX! Safe to say we didn't make it to Loretta's that year. Also, to make things worse, we left Kansas City on day six of waiting to turn around and go back home, just to have the new turbo have another problem twenty miles outside of town! It was the epitome of bad luck. It ended up taking us 4-5 extra hours to get home because we had no turbo-diesel power, and if anyone with one of those knows, that means under 20 miles per hour! It was the worst trip ever!
The most important lesson motocross teaches at a young age.
I think that the most important lesson that motocross teaches at a young age to my kids is patience and kindness. When Braytyn first started on his PW, he was slow and I mean slow. He was scared to death of crashing so always followed people, but no matter what, he was always happy with his placement, didn't matter if it was first or last. His patience and kindness have led him to some amazing friendships between his little moto friends and being humble about anyone winning has always made him the rider it has today. I am sure his little brothers will feed off that energy as well!
What’s your secret to getting all the dirt stains out of riding gear?
My secret? Hmmmm. I'd have to say Oxy Clean and Cold Water. Oxy clean is a godsend and cold water can pretty much get any stain out of gear for us!
Proudest moment of your career as a moto mom thus far?
I'd say that thus far, my proudest moment since being a moto mom would have to be the smile that motocross brings to everyone's faces. No one leaves a race without a smile unless of course, someone is crying because they don't want to leave!
What’s your favorite track?
Our favorite track would have to be a Milestone in California. Sadly, they are permanently closed now, but it is the first track that Taylor and Braytyn got to ride together.
Who is your favorite pro racer?
Besides my husband 😉 Hands down, Ken Roczen!
What is your favorite genre of music?
I love country and pop. I have always been an 80's and 90's music lover!
What is your favorite movie/tv show?
I love anything like 911, Chicago Med, and medical shows. I also love reality TV.
What is in your red solo cup?
Water! I have never been a drinker, like ever. Soda used to be my jam, but since I started my health journey a few years ago, soda is awful to me now. I mainly stick to water.
Any advice for the moto moms of the future?
Advice? I would say don't put too much pressure on your kids. I see way too many parents these days that put so much pressure on their kids that the love for motocross slowly fades over time for them. I have seen some parents completely drain the fun out of motocross for their children and their kids end up hating it. Make it the most fun they will ever have while learning valuable lessons during the ride. 🙂