Shut Up and Ride With Shantell


“Shut Up and Ride” with Shantell Williams.

It's your chance to help produce a TV Series! Every dollar counts. All money contributed here will help:

--Pay the Crew of Camera Operators, Sound Techs, and more. 
--Rent equipment that we don't have.
--Feed the crew and Shantell!
--Pay for lodging throughout the country for much needed rest after 12-15 hours of travel and shooting. 
--Pay for fuel for Shantell's bike and the production van. 
--Much, much more!


This trip will be history-making, both in terms of setting a new record for solo motorcycle ride across the 48 States, but....we are working in association with the US Army in hopes to bring official recognition to Bessie Stringfield for her service to American during World War II. See the description of the show below.

The time has come...


Donate want you can, there are no limits. Donations of:

$10 or more will get your name in the End Credits as part of The Fundraising Team!

$25 or more will also get you a personalized Thank You email from Shantell and the Producers. 

$50 or more will get you, in addition to the above, an exclusive 8x10 or 11x17 digital poster of  "Shut Up and Ride"  Season 1, starring Shantell,  produced exclusively for you, our $50 contributors, ready to print and frame, or pin to your wall. 

$100 or more will get you all of the above, plus an 11x17, hand-signed poster of  "Shut Up and Ride"  Season 1, starring Shantell,  produced exclusively for you, our $100 contributors, mailed directly to you and ready to frame or hang. 

$250 or more, you will get all of the above, plus a Certificate of Contribution to the Production of "Shut Up and Ride",  signed by Shantell and the Producers, mailed directly to you and ready for framing. 

$500 or more, you will get all of the above, plus a signed full-sized One Sheet size poster (the size you see at movie theaters), hand signed by Shantell and the Producers thanking you for your contribution. You will also receiving an invitation to meet Shantell when she comes to your State. 

NOTE: We have special gifts and rewards, plus inclusions in the series, and End Credits, logos and links on our website and social media pages for business or individuals contributing $1000 or more to the production fund. Please message us for details on rewards specifically tailored to you or your business, including you and/or your business featured on-camera as part of the 10 episode series. 

Join the Adventure. Join the History.  Join THE FUN!




Mother of 10





Badass Biker Chick

In her 40’s, Shantell Williams decided to learn how to ride a Harley.

Eight months later, she rode her Harley across the 48 contiguous States Of America to bring attention to Bessie Stringfield, the WWII Black, Female,  Army Dispatch Rider that traveled the 48 States eight times–encountering racism, sexism, and danger around every corner.

Shantell traveled the 48 States as Bessie did...alone, but with the aid and encouragement of The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company. She made the ride in 27 days and at the end of her journey, Harley Davidson inducted Bessie into their Hall of Fame. They also created an Award in Shantell’s honor, The Shantell Williams Mileage Award and is given to the rider that rides the farthest to attend Harley’s yearly Urban Bike Night on the anniversary of Bessie’s induction. 

This summer, Shantell is going to do it again...only faster. And this time, she’s riding into the record books. With the spirit of Bessie Stringfield, and her faithful Muppet-like version of herself, Minnie-Me, with her on every ride, Shantell will not only travel through America tasting the lives and flavors of the tapestry that is The United States—Food, Roadside Attractions, Historic Places, Karaoke, festivals and parties—but she will introduce America to Bessie by traveling the lands she traveled, taste the life she lived, and face the dangers she faced. Shantell will witness what has changed in 80 years...and what remains the same. Only the road ahead knows what surprises await her.

“Shut Up and Ride” is a tribute to Bessie Stringfield and testimony to the Power of Women that are told, “You can’t...”

It’s a celebration of all things motorcycle, a celebration of Life, and a celebration of America. 


Official Facebook Page of the TV Series 


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