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She Overcame Depression & Anxiety ​​​​​​​To Become The First Woman
​​​​​​​To Travel Around Africa Solo On A Bicycle & Motorcycle

The Journey of Jo Rust: An Adventurer, Motivational Speaker, Author,
​​​​​​​Professional Off-Road Motorcycle Instructor, Tour Promoter, & Brand Ambassador


“Get out of the pool of fear and take a swim in the ocean of possibility.” - Jo Rust

Meet Jo Rust, Johannesburg-born Jo Rust is one of the world’s most prominent women in adventure travel. Jo is no stranger when it comes to traveling roads less traveled. She holds many records, including the fastest female cyclist to ride from Johannesburg to Cape Town—solo. Jo was the first person to cycle around South Africa—solo. And she was the first woman in history to travel throughout Africa by motorcycle—alone. That journey lasted longer than a year and had Jo logging more than 45,000 kilometers through 28 countries, including some of the toughest on the African continent.

​​​​​​​Jo has a passion for adventure, exploration, exercising power over the mind, and often going where others dare not. Jo continually pushes the envelope to overcome the impossible. 

This Lively Discussion Will Cover These Topics

  • The Journey From Cyclist to Motorcyclist | How an unfortunate theft changed Jo's life forever.

  • Winning the Battle Against Anxiety & Depression  | How perspective helped Jo find opportunity and possibility.

  • Battle of Bikes, Brands, & Ambassadors | Why Jo defected and crossed to the otherside from BMW to KTM. 

  • Off-Road Training & The Minds & Actions of Students Who Are Men | With an ego-filled motorcyclists, how do men AND women related to Jo on the training course.

  • Touring Africa—What You Must Do & What You Can Avoid | Jo Rust adventures takes people from all over the world to all over Africa. We get her hot tips.

  • Answer Your Questions | Our interactive webcast and chat room let's you get close and ask the tough questions.

  • Allan Karl, Host of Journeys Webcast

    Bestselling author of "FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, Connection," motorcycle adventurer, television host, keynote speaker, and award winning photographer.

  • Jo Rust, adventurer, motivational speaker, author, web developer, tour guide, and a professional off-road motorcycle instructor.

    Jo is principal of Jo Rust Adventurers, a South Africa-based firm offering motorcycle training and adventure tours in Africa and around the world. Jo is also a sought-after motivational speaker who shares lessons learned through her experience of overcoming chronic anxiety and depression and then pursuing her wildest dreams.

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