Mountain Moxie 2017 Presented by Moto Girl Cafe & Tom McGrath's Motorcycle Law Group

Mountian Moxie 2016


Moto Girl Café along with our title sponsor, Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group, presents the largest women’s weekend motorcycling conference on the US East Coast for the second year on May 5, 6, & 7th, 2017! Mountain Moxie is a 3-day event dedicated to women who love motorcycling and the men that ride with them. The inaugural event is being held at the Switzerland Inn in the Blue Ridge Little switzerland innMountains of North Carolina. Mountain Moxie features presentations by female leaders in motorcycling in all aspects of the sport including international travel, long distance riding, Iron Butt adventures, safety, insurance, law and bike maintenance. Meet and hang out with these cool women and make long-time friends with women who have international and national reputations as leaders in motorcycling! All presentations will be held during morning and evening meals in the relaxing, quaint environment of the Switzerland Inn. As a bonus, wine/beer and cheese receptions on Friday and Saturday evenings will allow participants to meet other riders and the speakers up close and personal.

Weekend days can be spent riding in small groups with distributed route maps to guide groups through the local mountain twisties and Blue Ridge Parkway- featuring the famous Diamondback route!

Vendors and sponsors will be set up throughout the weekend in the hotel lobby and parking lot featuring motorcycling gear and services. Breakout sessions will be available for special activities such as bike maintenance. Very cool items will be raffled off throughout the weekend and each participant will go home with an event t-shirt and goodie bag- full of motorcycling swag!

MotoMark1 Maximum Control Demonstration- Friday, May 5th at 11am. The MotoMark1 instructors will demonstrate low speed precision maneuvers displaying a proper technique of head, eyes, clutch and throttle control begining combined with show proper bike placement and quick transitions from one turn to the next. Those that choose to attend the demonstration will also receive a coupon incentive for 10% off any future MotoMark1 course such as Maximum Control Levels 1 or 2, or our Police Motorcycle Officer Course. (Incentives cannot be combined with other discount programs).

MotoMark1 Stayin Safe Mini Training Tour- Saturday, May 6th, 11am. What is the best way to enjoy the twisting mountain roads of Little Switzerland, NC? Sign up for real-world, real-time advanced skills coaching from America’s premier on-road training program. On Saturday, May 6th , the pros from MotoMark1 will be conducting exclusive half-day versions of the signature on-street advanced rider Stayin’ Safe training tours. Using the area’s challenging roads as a classroom, expert MotoMark1 Stayin’ Safe coaches will help riders maximize the fun—and safety—of riding mountain roads. Instructors provide constructive input real-time while en route via radio commentary and lead discussions during roadside “chalk talk” lessons. Even the most experienced riders can enhance their ability to read the road, select optimum corner entry speed and lane position and, most important, eliminate those dreaded “uh oh!” moments. The cost is $200 per rider for three hours of training. As an added incentive, $100 of the mini-session fee can be applied toward a future full-length 2 or 3 day Stayin Safe Training Tour by MotoMark1. Register for the Stayin Safe Mini Training Tour on our registration page. Only 10 spots are available. You can find more information at or by calling MotoMark1 at 919-637-0947.

Mountain Moxie is presented by Moto Girl Café, LLC- a business dedicated to women and motorcycling. Founder Robin Dail, an avid motorcyclist, participates in all aspects of motorcycling and features women through interviews and articles on the Moto Girl Café website and on social media. Moto Girl Café also has an online store with unique items for the passions of women who ride.


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Registration of $150 per person includes 3 breakfasts (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), 2 dinners (Friday & Saturday), 2 unlimited wine/beer/cheese receptions (Friday & Saturday), all presentations during the event, local route maps, event TShirt, and goodie bag. Once registered on the online site, you will receive a confirmation and we will have your information. Please check in at conference check in, in the hotel lobby either Thursday, May 4th 5pm-9pm or Friday, May 5th 7am-11am. You’ll receive an armband for all events which needs to be worn throughout the weekend to enter events. Presentations are during am and pm meals and you need a ticket to attend. Registration ends April 25th, 2017. Limited onsite registration the days of the event and if event is sold out, there will be no onsite registration. Registration is limited to 150 maximum participants. Guests should also register so they can attend meals and receptions.

The event hotel is The Switzerland Inn, Little Switzerland, NC. Please make hotel reservations by calling (828) 765-2153 Monday-Friday 9am-12 during the winter, and longer hours during the spring. Tell the desk clerk you are with Mountain Moxie and they will give you a $30 a night discount on room rates.

If the event hotel is full, there are overflow hotels nearby: Big Lynn Lodge, Little Switzerland, NC (800) 654-5232, Skyline Village Inn (828) 765-9394. Le Petite Chalet, 38 Orchard Lane, Little Switzerland, NC (888)828-1654. There are camping options: Bear Den Cabins and Campground at the Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 324.8, Spruce Pine, NC.,


We are so excited to announce Mountain Moxie 2017 presented by Moto Girl Cafe and Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group, May 5-7th, 2017 at the Switzerland Inn, Little Switzerland, NC! We have an incredibly exciting line up this year! Laura Buitron, Wendy Crockett, and Danell Lynn will be our headliners!

Laura Buitron

Laura BuitronLaura Buitron is CHICKAMOTORUNNER on Instagram and FB. She is an enthusiastic native of Spain, accomplished motorcyclist, Yacht Master, remote EMT and has a Master’s degree in ecology from Brazil! Laura has ridden a Buell Blast-around Florida, BMW F650GS 32k miles around Florida, East coast US, and coast to coast the USA; a BMW F650GS for 15k miles in Europe from Spain and up to Artic Circle; a BMW R1200 GSA through the USA; and on her own bike, aBMW F850GSA- 32k miles in the US, Canada, Central America, and South America. Follow Laura on FB and Instagram and get ready to hear some amazing motorcycle adventures at Mountain Moxie!

Wendy Crockett

Wendy CrockettWendy Crockett, of Kernville, California went to the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and has worked for various shops & dealerships around the country, and has owned her own shop since 2004. Visit the shop’s website at Wendy is factory certified by Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki and a number of smaller marquis. She has also worked at a custom builder/Harley shop and has about 17 years of experience working on them. As quite an accomplished motorcyclist, Wendy has completed many big endurance riding events. She has ridden in three 11-day, 11,000-mile Iron Butt Rallies and Wendy is currently the top female rider having finished 3rd in the 2013 rally. Wendy has just finished in 2nd place in a 32-hour rally a few weeks ago, out of a field of about 50 riders and has a great story to tell about that challenging event!

Danell Lynn

Danell LynnDanell Lynn is an author, adventurer and Guinness World Record holder in motorcycling. She is the first solo-woman ever to break the world record for Longest Journey by Motorcycle in a Single country (BlackTie2BlackTop), where she took 1 year to ride in all 50 states and Canada. She currently holds that record with 48,600 miles. Danell was the sole female rider in The Ride of My Life – Cambodia Documentary and is the female rider for upcoming TV Show ExpeditionElectric. She continues to do humanitarian work throughout the globe with her foundations Threading Hope and Highwire. She is the author of Philanthropic Wanderlust.

Mark Brown

Mark Brown was a North Carolina State Highway Patrolman for over 25 years and was the training coordinator within the Special Operations Motor Unit. As the lead police motor instructor for all North Carolina State Highway motorcycle training, he provided training and oversight for the certification of hundreds of law enforcement motor officers in some of the most rigorous testing in the world on many types of police motorcycles. Mark began the only BikeSafe program in the US through the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Mark will talk about motorcycling safety and MotoMark1.

Liz Sorrell

Liz Sorrell with the Motorcycle Law group will be offering a seminar on your rights on the open road. You will gain valuable tips, tricks and secrets that every motorcycle rider needs to know. Liz leads her clients through the landmines of poor police investigations and traps set by the insurance companies on a daily basis. You will learn valuable information on how to protect yourself before an accident happens, what not to do at the scene of an accident and what phone call you should never take or make. Liz provides this information along with personal anecdotes from real life stories. She throws in some interesting trivia and facts and promises to deliver a seminar you will be glad you attended.

Laura Smith

Laura’s been a street rider for 20 years, starting on a Suzuki GS450L and working her way up to her latest obsession – a 2008 BMW R1200GS. She’s currently preparing for her first Iron Butt ride to join the ranks of some of the world’s toughest riders. In 2015, she and her husband, Scott, launched their women’s motorcycle apparel company, Worse for Wear. They design, manufacture, eat, sleep and breathe safe, sexy riding gear for women at their workshop in Richmond, Virginia. Stop by their shop sometime for a tour! Laura’s talk will feature a tour of the latest happenings at Worse for Wear. Discover how they spent 2016 designing, making and obsessing over everything related to women’s riding gear. Learn more about the process and why quality riding gear is important for saving your ass when you make that “unplanned exit” from your motorcycle..

Beth Lavinder & Robin Dail

Robin Dail started riding motorcycles in 2012 and soon became hooked on the sport, becoming active in the motorcycling community in the Triangle region of NC. In 2014, she created Moto Girl Café in order to connect with and create a community of women to share their love and passion for motorcycling. In May 2015, Robin held the first Mountain Moxie conference in the Blue Ridge Mountains, an inclusive gathering geared towards women who ride. When Robin is not riding her Triumph Tiger, Daytona or Bonneville, she is a nursing professor at Duke University.

Beth Lavinder returned to motorcycles in 2014 after a 29-year hiatus from riding to find an entirely different sport than she experienced as a college student in the mid-80s. Protective gear, skills classes, and other women were a revelation to her and she jumped in wholeheartedly, logging around 15,000 miles a year on her Bonneville. When Beth is not riding the back roads through farmland out near Saxapahaw where she lives, she designs green custom homes for the design-build company she runs with her husband and travels the world teaching hoopdance.

Robin and Beth decided to give themselves 5 days to circumnavigate Iceland when Beth saw the opportunity to make an extended layover in the land of fire and ice after accepting an invitation to teach hoopdance at a movement conference in Holland. Who knew that a round plastic prop used for play and dance would lead to riding Ring Road on two wheels! Robin and Beth’s adventures challenged and pushed them beyond previously known limits and they returned home having learned a lot about themselves as a motorcyclists, women, and adventurers. Trials, tribulations, and triumphs marked their journey and they look forward to sharing the life lessons learned along Ring Road.

Registration opens November 12th! Make your plans to attend now!



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Vendors may set up in the hotel lobby or parking lot. There are a limited number of vendor spots and they are available on a first come first serve basis. Vendor spots will be reserved when payment of $75 is made by paypal to

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