Dawna Beresford


Growing up it was "Little D" and when racing was "Daring Dawna". Now I don’t really have one!

Where I live:  

East Bay, CA....head towards the corn!


November 2nd

Curve Unit Status:  


Bikes I own:  

Two 2021 Aprilia RS660s (one for the street and one for the track), and a Honda CRF 230 for the dirt.

What got me into riding:  

I was a former professional Hydro-Cross racer. Now that I’m not riding the water every weekend, it was time for a new hobby.

Why I ride:  

It quiets my head and helps me relax.

Why I ride with Curve Unit:  

Because the girls are amazing - like family.

Favorite place to ride:  

Alone at night, anywhere.

Other interests outside of riding:  

Anything with water, camping, hiking, writing poetry, and reading.

Fun fact about me:  

I’m a stroke survivor and at one point was told I may never walk or talk normal again. But I like to prove people wrong. Some may wish I’d stop talking - but sorry, I’m an only child and I talk a lot (but don’t mean to)! I was 2nd in the world for the Pro Women’s Runabout and 5th in the world for Expert Men’s Limited for top places. I raced for over 20 years holding state, regional, and national titles. And I’ve been in a commercial and on a game show!

One of my useless talents is:  

Tying a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue.

My walkup song:  

“I’m a Bitch” by Meredith Brooks

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