An MTF Tribute to our friend         
Ardys Kellerman       

Ardys Kellerman
3/16/1932 ~ 6/24/2013

Ardys Kellerman lost her life in a traffic accident in Alabama on Monday, June 24.

This a copy of the newpaper article about the accident:

    LEEDS, Alabama - An 81-year-old Texas woman who was a legend in the world of BMW motorcycles died after a motorcycle crash Monday in Leeds.

    The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the woman as Ardys Campbell Kellerman, of Lexington. Kellerman, nicknamed "Queenie," and "Queen of the Road" was one of the first female BMW riders in North America to cover one million miles, according to the website of Texas motorcycle shop Lone Star.

    The crash happened at 3:22 p.m. at U.S. 78 and Rex Lake Road. Authorities said Kellerman was driving her motorcycle and pulled out of the convenience store at the intersection, which is near Barber Motor Sports. As she pulled onto U.S. 78, she was struck by an oncoming passenger car driven by an 82-year-old male.

    Kellerman was airlifted to UAB Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m.

    According to published reports, Kellerman rode her BMW on countless cross country trips, competed in numerous competitions, and was beloved in motorcycle circles. "She died doing what she loved,'' said her grandson, Paul Clement.

Original Story can be found here:


Ardys achieved her goal of riding one million miles
on BMW motorcycles in August, 2011.


As a tribute to Ardys,
Greg & Pat Blewett created and gave away the below sticker to MTF and IBA members.

Riders have placed these stickers on their bikes in her memory.

A few select comments from Ardys' MTF Friends:

Note: there were so many comments there's no way we could capture them all here.
We invite you to read all of them on the forum in the following threads on the forum:
  • Ardys Kellerman

  • Ardys' memorial service

  • Message Thread from 2006 about Ardys

    • Favorite Pictures of Ardys
      click on each photo for full size version



      Rest In Peace Ardys