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Columbia mom empowers women through motorcycle racing
Columbia mom empowers women through motorcycle racing

She’s a mother of three, a Girl Scout leader and a college administrator with a Ph.D., but her hobby is taking an unusual sport by storm.  In her spare time, Columbia resident Amanda Knapp, 36, changes from her dress clothes to her jumpsuit, donning a helmet and jumping on her dirt bike to compete against the best of the best on the East Coast and making the cover of American Motorcyclist magazine.  “Most people didn’t know that I rode until I came into work one day with a broken toe and I had to give an explanation,” Knapp says. “Most people can’t believe I know anything about the sport, let alone ride.” She started when she was a...

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