Amanda Zito was born and raised in Western Montana and spent her childhood on her family’s ranch. She moved to Portland, Oregon in 2010 to attend the Pacific Northwest College of Art where she earned a BFA in Illustration and finished her Tattoo Apprenticeship. She spends her free time driving as far away from the city as humanly possible and pining for home.
She started riding in 2012, after moving to Portland. She decided that if she couldn't ride her horses regularly anymore, a motorcycle was the natural next step. Not to mention her habit of running away from the city was getting a little expensive in just a car.
She currently owns five beautiful motorcycles; Lazarus, a 1980 Suzuki 850gl, Hephaestus a 2005 Honda Shadow Spirit 750, Paul Bunyan a project 1972 Honda CB175, Briareos Hecatonchires a 2016 Honda CB500xa, and a Batavus Moped named Icarus .
She makes regular content weekly on Youtube, check it out As the Magpie Flies
To keep up with her latest motorcycle adventures follow her on instagram @blindthsitle
She documented her 6,000 mile trip encompassing Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana’s back roads, Ghost Towns and many Natural Landmarks, dubbed “As the Magpie Flies: The Pilgrimage” June & July 2016.
Most recently she’s also completed an 8,000 Mile Loop of the United States Called “Flight of the Magpie”
Shop Moto Camp Nerd < With that link Amanda get's paid commission on sales. AKA affiliate link. Use code MAGPIE to get 10% off your order.