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In popular – but illegal – Baltimore dirt bike scene, female rider makes waves
In popular – but illegal – Baltimore dirt bike scene, female rider makes waves

The 85-cc engine of the Honda dirt bike belches as the bareheaded rider accelerates down Fayette Street through West Baltimore. With a bicep tattoo of a 12 O'Clock Boy — a rider holding a wheelie, straight up — the biker leans forward, pulls on the handlebars, lifts the front tire high in the air, and keeps the pose steady as the bike glides out of view. The rider's name is Keyria Doughty. Around here, she's known as the "Wheelie Queen." This 12 O'Clock Boy is a girl. Doughty, 20, is one of only a few females to break into dirt bike riding on the streets of Baltimore, the homegrown, male-dominated subculture that's gaining in popularity...

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