July 6 - August 3, 2016
The Wild One’s tour celebrates the courage and spirit of women motorcyclists’, inspiring others to explore without boundaries. This July, The Women's Moto Exhibit will ride on motorcycles through the Alps; starting in Austria, moving through Switzerland and ending in Italy. The journey will begin in Salzburg, Austria, travel through the breathtaking Grossglockner High Alpine, to Austria largest National Park, Hohe Tauern, through the hundreds of tight switchbacks of the Stelvio Pass. They will continue to the witch shaped mountain of The Matterhorn, ride in the skies of the Dolomites in Northern Italy and end their journey riding along the famous Romantic Road in the forest and mountains of Bavaria. Not only will the ladies visit historic landmarks and events, they will also meet and connect with communities of women motorcyclists along the way. Their goal is to inspire and share stories. Lanakila MacNaughton, photographer of The Women’s Moto Exhibit, will document the journey and share it with the world in real time. Lanakila’s work has been published in many media outlets, including Oprah Magazine, People, Huffington Post, and Elle Online. Her work has been seen as representing this new generation of women riders. The trip is Lanakila’s foray into European territory.
Email: Womensmotoexhibit@gmail.com for updated schedule
Adri Law, Los Angeles
Nearly three years ago was the first time I had ever been on a motorcycle. From then on I continued to ride on the back of friends bikes, taking photos and loving the feeling, but it always left me wanting more...
I remember so clearly the moment I saw two girls riding Sportsters through my neighborhood and realized that was IT. I learned how to ride and before I knew it had my very own gorgeous Candy Apple Red 1970 Honda CB350, her name was Ruby! She was the perfect first bike, and though temperamental, she was pretty alright at keeping up. A few months went by and I quickly outgrew my beloved 350. I needed something that could take me further, go just a bit faster, and quite frankly something that was a little more reliable. So here I am today with my trusty '99 1200 Sportster, which I'm on just about everyday. Although I've only been riding a short amount of time, I have formed amazing friendships, put in some good hours/miles, ridden through breath taking places, and I can't believe it's just the beginning !
Becky Goebel, Vancouver B.C.
My name is Becky Goebel and I’m 25 years old. I’m from the middle of the flatlands in Canada and I’ve been addicted to driving and riding things since I was a little brat. Growing up with a big biker family made it natural for me to get into bikes and extreme sports. When I was 17, I moved to Whistler, BC and got heavy into the snowboard community, focusing mostly on riding terrain park stuff like jumps and rails. I was a shredder for how old I was and really wanted to go big in the sport but found myself winding up in the hospital one too many times. 3 concussions, 2 broken arms, a broken ankle and to top it off, a severely crushed internal organ & my career was over. I spent a couple months in Southeast Asia then decided to move to Vancouver and get my Business Degree. It wasn’t until half way through school where I started seeing my motorcycle being more than just a form or getting to and from school. I screwed around on it in the trails, did stupid tricks for a camera and lane split around the freeways in California. I got addicted to riding my motorcycle and finally figured out that it was the snowboarding void that was being filled. Feeling that adrenaline and getting into your head, being alone in the middle of no where and looking around thinking “damn, this thing just got me here.” It’s all pretty similar. Motorcycling has taken me some rad places and introduced me to some cool people which is how I got into co-hosting the Dream Roll with Lanakila MacNaughton, starting my job at a women driven company called Born A Bad Seed, as well traveling around the world supporting cool companies and riding badass bikes. Not too sure where this stuff is going to take me next but whether it’s bikes, boards or business, I promise you’ll be seeing me around for the next little bit!
Liz Horton, Denver CO
I didn't grow up with or around motorcycles, so my first experiences came much later in life. I have, needless to say, always found myself uncontrollably drawn to them, the motorcycle lifestyle and the people who ride. I grew up in a family where travel and adventure were valued as much as anything... So it was really just a matter of time before I realized how to travel and have adventures in my own way. It wasn't until I moved back home to Colorado after living in Brooklyn, NY for five years, that I realized it was time. I signed up for a motorcycle safety and license enforcement class, and never looked back... My first bike, and still my finicky love, is my '83 Yamaha XS650 hardtail chopper. Keeping true to the style with nothing on it besides what you need to get down the road. Tulsa is a kickstart only that lacks gauges, mirrors, turn signals, or otherwise creature comforts. To me, she's perfect.
For me, riding is so many things; it's meditation and a way for me to escape and connect with myself, it's this incredible sense of family and connection with the best community on the planet, it's fun forever with my best friends, it's getting lost and loving it, it's seeing the world without boundaries and it's beautiful. This will forever be my life and my passion and I am forever grateful everyday that I can be on two wheels.
Lanakila MacNaughton, Portland OR
Lanakila is the photographer and founder of The Women's Moto Exhibit. Lana has spent the last 4 years traveling around the world documenting the wave of women riders. Lana and WME has been featured in Oprah Magazine, People and Elle. Lana also shot the 2016 Harley Davidson campaign last summer called "The Highway Runaways". Lana is producing and creative directing this summers The Wild Ones. Lana shoots on a 70 year old Hasselblad camera and rides a 74 Shovelhead and an 01 Sportster. Her favorite kind of riding is long distance.
We have various ride meet up locations along our route where you can come ride and hangout with WO crew for several days. Anyone who comes along will need to coordinate their own lodging, food and bike arrangements. We plan to share your stories, take photos and get to know you on the duration of our meet up. Send us an email on which meet up you would like to join us!
July 10-13 : Grossglockner High Alpine, National Park Hohe Tauern, Stelvio Pass
July 14 : Bernina Pass, Maloja Pass, Splugen Pass,
July 15-18: The Jungfrau Region, Interlaken, Eiger, Mönch, Lake Geneva and Matterhorn
July 19-24: Lake Lugano to Furkapass, Grimselpass and Sustenpass, Lake Como
7: 30 am : Meet at Café Tomaselli , Alter Markt 9, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
8:00 am: Take off to Grossglockner High Alpine Rd and ride for the rest of the day
5:00 pm: Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg)
7:00 am: Meet at Residenzpl, Residenzpl. 5020 Salzburg, Austria
7:30 am : Ride to National Park Hohe Tauern, Austria's oldest national park!
5:00 pm :Stay the night in National Park Hohe Tauern
9:00 am : Meet at Am Waldrand 137, 5741 Neukirchen/Großvenediger, Austria
10:30 am : Leave to Trafoi BZ, Italy
5:00 pm : Stay the night in Trafoi BZ
6:30 am : Meet at Hotel Madatsch Stilfserjochstrasse 31, Trafoi
7:00 am : Ride to Stelvio Pass and take photos for a couple hours
10:00 am : Ride to Bernina Pass, Maloja Pass and Splugen Pass
5:00 pm: Spend the night in Splugen Switzerland
7:00 am: Meet at Hotel Hotel-Restaurant Piz Tambo
Susten 3, 7435 Splügen, Switzerland
8:00 am: Ride to Lake Lucerne
12:00-4 pm: Lunch or explore lake Lucerne
Unicum Lucerne : Ruetligasse 4, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
4:30 pm: Wild Ones take off to Bern Switzerland.
One of the most easily accessible of these villages is Interlaken in the heart of the Bernese Oberland region. It’s the perfect place to base yourself for exploring the surrounding Alps and lakes and attracts a big backpacker crowd. It is situated between two lakes, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and completely surrounded by some of the Alps highest peaks, Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. Known as the second most popular place for traveling thrill seekers around the world, Interlaken offers the opportunity to throw yourself off cliffs or planes, thrash through rapids or glide over the spectacular mountain scenery. The Wild Ones crew will be staying in Bern Switzerland for this duration of the tour.
This will be a day of hiking and exploring off the bikes on The Matterhorn
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10:00 am: Ride to the Matterhorn, explore get lunch, hike, take pictures.
6:00pm : Dinner
7:00 pm: Spend the night at the Zermatt
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9:00 am: Ride to Bern
6 pm : Dinner
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10:30 - Rest of Day: Explore Bern
Lake Lugano to Verzacsa
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11:00 - Rest of day : Ride to Valle Maggia or Valle Verzacsa to swim!
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12:00: Arrive in Milan
12:30 : Find a place to eat
12:30 - rest of day: Explore Milan
7:00 am: Ride to Renon Italy
12:00 am: Explore Renon, Bolanzo and Soprabolzano.
7:30 am: Ride Half of the "Classical Tour" of the Dolomites
Ride the second half of "Classical Tour"