Annis Wilcoxson, center, dons a leather jacket in preparation for her motorcycle journey. (Photo courtesy of Boonesboro Trail Senior Living.)

What do you see when you are told to imagine a motorcyclist? Tattooed arms? Big, bushy beard? An affinity for not using turn signals?

By any stretch of the imagination, 86-year-old Annis Wilcoxson probably isn’t who you’d expect. But after a long hiatus from the open road, the Boonesboro Trail Senior Living resident was able to ride again thanks to the Live a Dream program. 

“We were so thrilled to make this come together for Annis. I describe her as 86 years young. She is a great example of ‘age is just a number,’ ” said Wendy Chandler, life enrichment director at the Trilogy Health Services personal care and memory care community located in Winchester, KY. “It was a great day for everyone who came to ride alongside her, one we won’t soon forget.”

After hearing her story on social media, almost 100 bikers from Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania joined up for Wilcoxson’s ride. She also officially was “patched” into the Jokers Motorcycle Club as an honorary member and was presented a leather vest, aka “a cut,” with special patches just for her ride.

After an epic motorcycle ride, nobody would be surprised if an 86-year-old would want to take a long rest. But this “Easy Rider” was no queasy rider. Wilcoxson already was preparing for round two when she arrived back at the community.

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