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Champion Women Motorcycle Racer and more at Revved-Up Women Texas Motorcycle Exposition

Published on March 10, 2017 under Blog
Champion Women Motorcycle Racer and more at Revved-Up Women Texas Motorcycle Exposition

(San Antonio, TX) – Join nationally-known women motorcyclists at Revved-Up Women—Texas Motorcycle Expo April 28-30, at Retama Park, near San Antonio, TX. Attendees will enjoy guided rides, workshops and panel discussions by recognized leaders in the motorcycle industry, beginner and advanced rider classes, a fashion show, and a free Sunday brunch.

“It’s a combination rally, conference and tradeshow for experienced and new riders,” said Teresa Kelly, spokesperson for the inaugural family-friendly event. “It’s also unique in that it will offer women and girls who have never ridden a bike before the chance to experience this amazing sport safely and enjoyably.”

Among the highlights will be two panel discussions among leading motorcycle media, industry executives and riders about whether brands are meeting the needs of women, and if not, how they might improve. Moderated by Genevieve Schmitt, editor and publisher of Women Riders Now and considered a leading voice in women’s motorcycling, the panel includes women executives from Polaris, Harley-Davidson, BMW, and motorcycle media.

Champion motorcycle racer Shelina Moreda and her professional She’z Moto coaches will be on hand to provide “Kickstart” motorcycle riding introduction and advanced courses for ages 10 and up. Most recently she won the women’s championship in Qatar and scored a podium finish in China in the (men’s) Superbike race.
More than 16 workshops will include presentations by:

  •  Brittany Morrow, international Rock the Gear safety expert
  • Genevieve Schmitt, editor and publisher of Women Riders Now
  • Krystal Hess, owner of Ricochet Custom and founder of Motorcycle Missions
  • Jen Dalton, The Litas international motorcycle group

Fiesta Circle for Life Ride
The first 100 people to register for the expo will get free ticket to participate in Fiesta San Antonio’s Circle for Life escorted motorcycle ride fundraiser to raise awareness of the need for organ donations. The 85-mile ride on April 29 begins in Bourne, TX, and ends at Retama Park. Major event sponsor Edwards Motorcycle Law is underwriting the free ride passes with a $5,000 donation to the charity, and will also be providing a free fiesta lunch for all expo ticket holders who participate in the ride.

“We hope to make this an annual event to promote safe motorcycle riding as something the whole family can participate in and enjoy,” said Billy Edwards, of the Edwards Law Firm, which has offices in Corpus Christi and San Antonio.
The Cody Bryan Band will play on Friday night, and LC Rocks will play on Saturday night.
For vendor and sponsor information call 512-695-4626 or visit the expo website.

The last sunlight of day streams across a lonely field of Texas wildflowers - this time red firewheels. On a stretch of dirt road north of Llano in the Hill Country, scenes like this were everywhere in May. The hard part was picking a location for the moment of sunset.

The last sunlight of day streams across a lonely field of Texas wildflowers – this time red firewheels. On a stretch of dirt road north of Llano in the Hill Country, scenes like this were everywhere in May. The hard part was picking a location for the moment of sunset.

Motorcycle Mechanics, Bike Fit, Industry Issues on Tap at Revved-Up Women Expo San Antonio

Want to know how to keep your motorcycle running in top condition? How your helmet should fit? What are the best beginner bikes for women? These topics and more will be among 16 workshops offered at Revved-Up Women Texas Motorcycle Expo April 28-30, at Retama Park near San Antonio.

“One in four motorcyclists on the road today is a woman. The Expo is designed to address their unique needs and questions using experts from the world of women’s’ motorcycling,” said Teresa Kelly, Revved-Up Women spokesperson.
Among the highlights will be two panel discussions among leading motorcycle media, industry executives and riders about what’s working and what’s not when it comes to brands marketing to women. Moderated by Genevieve Schmitt, editor and publisher of Women Riders Now and considered a leading voice in women’s motorcycling, the panel includes women executives from Polaris, Harley-Davidson, BMW, and motorcycle media.

“We know from talking to women that access to gear to try on and dealer knowledge about how women’s’ gear should fit is an issue. Heavy marketing to women who then aren’t properly trained before they ride is another. Open dialogue about these and other issues adds to the healthy growth of women’s motorcycling,” Kelly said.

Other workshops and presenters include:

  •  “How Not to Skin Yourself Alive” – Brittany Morrow, crash victim, motorcycle gear and fit specialist and founder of Rock the Gear safety initiative.
  •  “Motorcycle Mechanics 101 and Beyond” – Krystal Hess, owner, Ricochet Custom and founder of Motorcycle Missions.
  •  “How to Choose the Best Bike for You” – Bike fit and safety experts with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
  •  “Paying it Forward” – Learn how motorcycles and motorcyclists are addressing the issues of PTSD in veterans and first responders, military sexual trauma and organ donor awareness.
  •  “Benefits of Joining a Women’s Riding Groups” – Jen Dalton, chapter co-founder of The Litas, the largest women’s motorcycle group in the world, will moderate a panel discussion among Texas rider groups.
  • Best Duel-sports Rides of Your Life – Richard Gibbens, author and owner of The Texas Aadventure Company, describes rides in the Texas Hill Country, Big Bend, Mexico and Arkansas.

She’z Moto “KickStart Training” for beginner, experienced and advanced riders will be offered for the first time in Texas at Revved-Up Women. The program, developed by champion international racer Shelina Moreda, uses dirt bikes to introduce first-timers to the sport in a way that addresses qualms many women have about riding, and can improve the skills of riders of any age. The 90-minute sessions include bikes and gear for women and children as young as ten, if they know how to ride a bicycle.
For more information, visit www.Revved-UpWomen.com, or call the event hotline at (512) 695-4626

CONTACT: Teresa Kelly, public relations director Revved-Up Women, 512-328-4276, teresapkelly@msn.com