Babes Ride Out // GoPro

Huge thanks to GoPro for spreading the enthusiasm we all have for motorcycling and our event Babes Ride Out. We can’t wait for Babes Ride Out 3, Oct 23-25th in Joshua Tree, CA. Registration will start in June. Stay tuned for all details & follow @babesrideout on instagram.

“Babes Ride Out founders Ashmore Ellis and Anya Violet wanted to create an environment where women can come together to share their cross country journeys, triumphs, close calls and disasters on the bike. GoPro Production Artists Tina Marchman and Annemarie Hennes joined these five hundred ladies in Joshua Tree for this women’s only event. See what happens when they hit the open road”

Babes in the Dirt

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BABES RIDE OUT 3 is not until October 23rd. Let’s go ride some DIRT in the meantime! Saturday April 25th at Hungry Valley SVRA in Gorman, California we have rented the Honey Valley group camp site in the park. There will be 50 vehicle passes waiting that the north entrance under Babes Ride Out. There is max capacity in the group site of 50 vehicles so please carpool if possible! First come first serve! If the vehicle passes run out before you get there you will have to pay to camp somewhere else in the park but you can still come hang! This weekend is about off-roading, camping, and good times with friends! Babes Ride Out will be providing the campground location ONLY so BYOE (bring your own everything) Think Babes in Borrego but with toilets. We have the site from sunrise on Saturday the 25th to 11am on Sunday the 26th. Hungry Valley has a wide variety of tracks and trails that are fun for both beginners and experienced riders.

http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1192

HUNGRY VALLEY NORTH ENTRANCE MAP

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Also Dirty Girls Project will be hosting a beginner level intro class and a couple of group rides for ladies who are new to dirt. Amber Willat is an experienced dirt rider and can give ya a couple pointers on how to get used to the difference between riding on the street and riding in the dirt (it is very different but So much fun!).

  • Intro to Dirt vs. Street  Riding – 11am
  • Beginner level trail ride – 12pm
  • Beginner level trail ride – 3pm

See the full blog post with details on Dirty Girls Project below.

Don’t have a dirt bike but want to learn???? No problem! You can rent a bike from Gorman Motorsport Rentals! Ask for Glory 805-620-2620

They have a wide variety of dirt bikes and gear to rent and they drop it all off right at our campsite. Glory can help you choose the right bike for your size and style of riding! They are offering 15% off for Babes Ride Out so reserve you bike as soon as possible before they run out!

MAKE SURE YOUR BIKE HAS A RED STICKER AND IS UP TO DATE WITH REGISTRATION! FINES ARE NOT CHEAP! GO TO: http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1192 FOR MORE INFO

What to Bring:

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  • camping gear
  • riding gear and bike
  • food
  • drinks
  • please bring some firewood to contribute

All the info you need for this fun weekend in the dirt should be in this blog post so please read thoroughly before contacting us with any questions. If we missed something please feel free to e-mail us at babesrideout@gmail.com

We are so excited to see you babes there!!! BRAAAAAAAAAP!!!!!

 

 

Dirty Girls Project at Babes in the Dirt

Meet Amber Willat of Dirty Girls Project.

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Hey super babes of the first annual Babes in the Dirt. If you have little experience on a dirt bike or if this is your first time ever on a dirt bike, no worries, Dirty Girls Project will be there to help you ease into the braaaaaap-life.

Amber Willat of Dirty Girls Project is excited to work with the great (lightening bolts strike down) Anya Universe (thunder claps and rattles the earth) of Babes Ride Out and host an Intro to Dirt Bike riding class and two intro trail rides.

Intro to Dirt vs. Street Riding – 11am

Beginner level trail ride – 12pm

Beginner level trail ride – 3pm

About Dirty Girls Project we are a new media platform devoted to the promotion of empowered, badass women of all ages.  We create original content, synergistic partnerships and produce collaborations (both digital and physical) around topics such as art, adventure, fashion.

We will have a booth set up with stickers, pins and shirts.

Come say hi!

See you out there!

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Babes Ride Out Tee’s//Lookbook

Thank god for talented friends like Teresa Nunez @nunezphotography, Tammy @tamararaye , and Christin  @nevermoore for helping us shoot our shirt line that will benefit #babesrideout3 and also help Diamond’s recovery fund 100%. To take buy one of these amazing shirts, click HERE , and enjoy!_MG_1803_2 3768542 _MG_1895_2      10

Introducing Babes Ride Out’s Artists Series // Meet Alex Matus

From Babes Ride Out, we have met so many talented artists that it only made sense that we partner to do an Artist Series where we pick an artist to commission a shirt design. For our first ever artist, we chose Alex Matus aka @doc_matus, whose bold lines and attention to details make her iconic motorcycle day dreams come true.  Her love for Judas Priest, gypsy lifestyle , and her go with the flow attitude was all we needed to say “LETS DO IT”. Proceeds from the artist series shirts will go back into making Babes Ride Out 3 even better and also a portion will be donated to Diamond’s Relief Fund until we hit our $10,000 goal for her. To buy one of the limited edition shirts, click HERE

Meet Alex Matus ….

B.R.O.: Where are you from?

A.M.:  Grew up all around Northern California.

 

B.R.O.: Where do you live now?

A.M.:  Right now I’m livin’ the van life on the road.  So, wherever the van is parked, there I be!

 

B.R.O.: How would you describe your art?

A.M.:  It looks like something you’d find on a denim vest or gracing the side of a van.

 

B.R.O.: What are your biggest artistic influences?

A.M.:  My first and most influential artistic inspirations were Japanese Ukiyoe (woodblock print) artists such as Kuniyoshi, Yoshitoshi, and Hokusai, and anime that I watched a lot as a kid.  (I have an extensive nerdly background). It is the reason I put large red suns in almost everything I make and why it has that flat, graphic look.  I also draw heavily from 60’s and 70’s era artists like Frank Frazetta, Dave Mann, Ed Newton, every Heavy Metal shirt I’ve ever seen, and classic illustrators and painters like Alphonse Mucha, N.C. Wyeth, Arthur Rackham, and Harry Clarke.  This list goes on forever!

 

B.R.O.: What inspires you?

A.M.:   Heavy metal, tattooing, printmaking,personal narratives, bikes, vanning, Native American artwork, Psych rock, rock climbing, the desert, cacti, natural landscapes, the folks I meet on my travels, and the long winding road.

 

B.R.O.: What are your favorite hobbies besides drawing and tattooing?

A.M.:  I’ve been rock climbing for over ten years now and it is probably the biggest reason I started living the dirtbag lifestyle.  I’m also a singer, mostly in the van, but I’ve sat in with a band or two.

 

B.R.O.: What are some of your favorite bands?

A.M.:  Well, Judas Priest is my religion but some others that made the top list are: Black Sabbath, ZZ Top, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Scorpions, Witchfinder General, Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Wicked Lady, Sleep, Acid King, Coven, Diamond Head, Flower Travelin’ Band, Venom, Mercyful Fate, High on Fire, Heart, Church of Misery, Mountain, St. Vitus, Dio, Danava, Electric Wizard, Lucifer’s Friend, Pentagram, Orchid, Thin Lizzy……I could talk about music forever…

 

B.R.O.: Do you have any quotes, song lyrics or poems that you feel define you?

A.M.:  “Rock hard!  Ride free!  All day!  All night!” — Judas Priest

 

B.R.O.: Where is one of your favorite places that you have traveled?

A.M.:  I loved Tuscon.  The Sonoran desert was one of the most beautiful and inspiring landscapes I have ever seen and the tattooers there were amazing.   I also had a blast in Austin, Texas.  I got to tattoo all day and headbang all night, and that town has the most mind-numbingly awesome food.  I also cannot say enough about my two second homes, Salt Lake City, and Denver.  The people I met there are my family and probably party harder than anyone in the nation.

 

B.R.O.: What destination is at the top of your “must visit” list?

A.M.:  Barcelona!  Amazing tattooers, climbing, beautiful architecture, and all the cured meat I can eat??  Take me there now!

 

B.R.O.: How did you find out about Babes Ride Out?

A.M.:  From a lot of the babes I know that rode out!

 

B.R.O.: What do you love about the moto culture?

A.M.:  I love the community of folks that ride.  They are some of the kindest and most giving folks I have ever met.  Always ready to help you stay safe on the road and move you on down the line.

 

B.R.O.: What is your dream bike?

A.M.: If I ever get a garage,  a mid 70’s Panhead.  It’s about all I draw and I’m obsessed.

 

B.R.O.: How would you describe the feeling of being on a motorcycle?

A.M.:  Ripping Freedom

@doc_matus

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