Babes Ride Out in Marie Claire’s Dec Issue and Online

We are incredibly grateful to be included in the Women of Influence Issue by Editor in Chief Anne Fulenwider and Senior Editor Whitney Joiner from Marie Claire magazine. Seeing this in print was nothing short of exhilarating and we cannot thank you, the ladies and gents, who believe in Babes Ride Out as much as we do for this experience. This event would be nothing without you.

Pick up a copy in any Barnes and Noble, grocery stores, Target, Walmart, etc or click HERE to see the shorter online version

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Babes Ride Out is Riding EDR! VIVA LA MEXICO! May 18th – June 1st 2015

We are please to announce we are helping to sponsor Biltwell’s El Diablo Run which is a Mexican moto adventure down to San Felipe and Ensenada May 18th – June 1st 2015.

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Here is all the info you need to know off the EDR website about lodging and location via Biltwell. Make sure to check out the site if you want to see how much fun it is:

Thursday, May 28:

Ride to San Felipe, Baja

Friday, May 29:
Hang out, drink beer, fix bikes

Saturday, May 30:
Ride from San Felipe to Ensenada

Sunday, May 31:
Hang out, avoid jail, awards presentation

Monday, June 1:
Split lanes and take names all the way home

Here’s your lodging details:
SAN FELIPE / THURSDAY / FRIDAY / May 28 / 29
There are a handful of palapas now open for paid reservations at Kiki’s Campo.
Kiki also has a dozen or so brand new hotel rooms behind the camp, at the north end of the Circle of Death track.
You can contact him directly for either reservations, and should do so soon because things are starting to fill up already.
Email him at: kikimr.baja@hotmail.com 
Ruben’s camp next door is ready to go and free palapas will be given on a first-come-first-served basis. Biltwell covered the cost of these palapas, so they are free to riders. If you miss out on one, you can also camp on the beach (best spot anyway) for free, and park your bike in either camp. There will be plenty of cheap beer, tacos and “entertainment” at Ruben’s Camp both nights, as well as good deals on breakfast and coffee in the morning. This is not a family-friendly environment, you have been warned. 
An alternative, La Palapa RV camp on the south side of Ruben’s will have palapas for rent, but they are not free (probably about $30 per night and you can fit about 4 people in each one). The boss lady here is not able to take reservations in advance, but the campground is large and there are plenty of spots, so it’s just about guaranteed that you wont get skunked. Should be plenty of palapas for everyone.
The Route:
For riders following our route from Temecula, there is a new gas station on the south side of HWY 8 about 66 miles out of Santa Ysabel, so we don’t need to fill small tanks from pickups like last time.
The road south of the Mexicali border to San Felipe has no significant changes and is in the best condition we’ve ever seen. No construction at this time. Still has some potholes and is typical Mexico, but no surprises so far.
ENSENADA / SATURDAY / SUNDAY May 30 / June 1
Everyone is staying at the Villa Marina hotel, which is the largest, pinkest building in Ensenada. If you get lost, head towards the coast and the giant Mexican flag. Near that flag, the VM is the only twelve-story building in town.
You absolutely need to make your reservations well in advance. Juan Carlos at Baja Voyager handles dozens of race teams for the Baja 1000, is a professional guide for factory Toyota and has fixed the Ensenada side of the El Diablo Run for years. Go to his website to contact him here for your reservations: bajavoyager.com/contact.html
The Villa Marina has a nice pool and secure bike parking. We’ve arranged good deals on food and booze here and there will be two bars set up: one in the parking lot and one by the pool. The VM is not the Ritz, but it is very accommodating and we’ve got the whole thing locked down so it’ll pretty much be a big party the whole time.
The Route:
From San Felipe to Ensenada, it is as rough as it has even been. Plenty of potholes that will totally ruin your day. Remember those surprise speed bumps? Yep, still there, but they’ve moved them and they are unmarked just to test your skills. Slow down. There was no construction on this stretch today, but who knows what will be in store for us in May? This route is only a little over 150 miles, but it can take a while depending on circumstances. Just chill out and enjoy it and you will have a much better time than if you decide to haul ass. More than a few crashes have happened along this part of the ride and most of them have been a result of riding too fast. Don’t forget to pull off to the left in Valle De Trinidad if you are going to need gas along the way. There is also gas in Ojos Negros, but it’s around 100 miles from SF, so if you are a tiny tank nerd like us, you better stop in Trinidad to top off.
The Ensenada to USA Border has good and bad news. There was a landslide that caved in part of the toll road. But, they fixed it. Then it caved in again. So, there are some detours onto the free road. The free road is a little slower and slightly longer, but scenic and skips one toll, so that’s a bonus. This may be fixed by spring, but either way, just head north out of Ensenada and follow detour signs to TJ/San Diego. It’s nearly impossible to get lost and there is gas along the way. The really good news is the border crossing has been upgraded and moves WAY faster now. What used to take three hours on a Sunday afternoon in a truck today took about an hour. On a bike, you should split lanes and be through it in a few minutes. The road conditions on this route were very twisty with fun elevation changes but not nearly as rough as the route from San Felipe. Slow truck traffic is the main obstacle.
We will have more info on Bike Games, Coctagon, Circle of Death, day trips, awards and sponsors later in the week.

BABES RIDE OUT X DAY OF THE SHRED

Saturday pretty much ruled! Got to ride with a bunch of the babes to Day of The Shred at the Observatory in Santa Ana. I met up with the Long Beach crew at the Pike on 4th street. It was a rainy morning but the clouds cleared just in time for the meet up. It just so happens that my hangover from Halloween night cleared just in time for the meet up too. It was a quick ride to Santa Ana but we decided to take the coast for a bit before heading inland. The road was dry by now and the air was fresh from the rain. As we pulled into the Observatory the orange cones parted like the red sea and we were directed to our up-front parking spot right next to the Rolling Heavy Van line up. As we headed inside, it wasn’t long before we met up with the LA and OC crew of babes. So rad to see some of the babes who I had just met for the first time only a month ago at Babes in Joshua Tree. The Babes of the Shred collab tee’s were a dead giveaway and so I pretty much would just run up and hug anyone who was wearing them. The line up was jam packed with epicness: Red Fang, Weedeater, Windhand, Ancestors, Elder, Bongripper, ASG, The Shrine, Radio Moscow, Arctic, Danava, Graves at Sea, Hot Lunch, All Them Witches, Glitter Wizard, -(16)-, Goya, Greenbeard & Trapped with Burning Machinery. Got to see some old favorites and discover some new bands I hadn’t heard of before. Between bands, the babes and I would navigate our way through the sea of long hairs and beards to the VIP area. There was all the beer you could drink, snacks and Tequila mixers. I was introduced to Dama Tequila. I normally steer clear of tequila but the dude who was serving it insisted, he said it was made for the female palette…..I don’t know what that means but this shit was damn good! One drink really wasn’t enough but I have a firm “1 drink only” rule that I strictly enforce when I’m going to ride later. While in the VIP area we spent most of our time talking about fun rides we had been on and which roads we want to hit next. I was on a good roll trying to get all the babes to ride dirt with me. That might have been because I decided to ride my 1977 Yamaha DT400 dualsport to the event… it just felt right considering the occasion. The only thing about riding that thing around town is that I constantly want to BRAAAP-off onto sidewalk ramps, dirt alleys and sometimes someone’s pristine lawn. It’s the smell of two-stroke, I swear it just does something to you! Back to the show….The performances were pretty much mind blow after mind blow! I think that might have been the most amount of guitar shredding I have ever seen in one place…… Yes, yes for sure it was!! Thank you so much to Thief for letting us be a part of this rad event!!!! Thank you to Obey and David D’Andrea for collaborating with us on the Babes of The Shred Tee. And thanks to all the babes for riding out again! It was so good to see you all!

_Anya

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Babes in Joshua Tree : The Re-Cap

Multiple moving parts and months of planning go into Babes Ride Out not to mention the work during the event weekend setting up, maintaining, and breaking down.  Pure exhaustion took over my body once I hit my bed on Sunday after the event and not until a week after was I able to even comprehend what actually happened at Babes Ride Out 2014. Finally, here is a re-cap of events that took place at Babes Ride Out’s 2014 event #BABESINJOSHUATREE.

Thursday was our first day on site to start setting up what we had been planning for months. Our helping team consisted of Jessica Fife, Michelle Clabby, and Jenny Smith (if you see those girls, thank them… they put in hours of work to get this event set up and we couldn’t have done it without them) We set up the sponsor row section for Biltwell, Ole Smoky Moonshine, PBR, Iron Resin, and Stance Socks. Food truck sections were laid for Mad House Pies and Pie for the People. Porto potties lined up, hand wash stations were filled, fire pits arranged, and stage was set up by moving railway pilings into place.  Babe City was constructed in 8 hours and it was beautiful (or at least we thought so).

Friday was spent hitting Home Depot and Walmart for last minute supplies, hanging banners, icing beers and prepping sound system. Once 3 pm rolled around bikes started filing in and they didn’t stop coming in until after midnight. All sorts of bikes were parking in the designated 2 wheel section. Pans, shovels, baggers, enduros, etc  were all there. Ladies were lined up at the Ole Smoky Moonshine booth and helping themselves to the PBR and the kegs. Stance Socks had a tent up and were giving all the ladies free socks. Women were meeting for the first time in real life after they had been Instagram friends for months/years.  Music was blasting as more and more riders entered the campsite.

Saturday a.m breakfast burritos and ice coffee started to get served by 7 am by Mad House Pies.  Ladies were able to join a 170 mile group ride that left at 9 am or go off on their own with new/old friends to explore Joshua Tree.  We had over 100 ladies join the 9 am ride which went up to Idyllwild and dropped back into Palm desert.  The Biltwell team van was in the hills ready to load and assist any ladies who ran into trouble efficiently and safely (Thank you so much Mike and Bill). The ride is beautiful with elevation gain and a change of scenery every 50 miles. It was a great break from the heat for those who rode it. Once back at camp, dinner got under way and the bands arrived.  We kicked off the raffle first and gave away hand painted tanks by Lowbrow Customs and custom painted helmets by Biltwell. Our raffle had over $6,000 worth of prizes given out to attendees. One lucky winner won a $1,000 card from REV’IT. After the first raffle wave, LA Witch went on followed by Death Valley Girls.  We ended the night with the 2nd part of the raffle and then let the playlist rip so girls could dance it up.

Next morning we got up early to break down while it was still cool. All the ladies did an amazing job picking up their trash and helping us get everything broken down and loaded. Some ladies continued their trips and headed north and east.

This event was a huge success because of the enthusiasm and attitudes of those who attended. Thank you to Biltwell, Ole Smoky, PBR, Stance, Chop Cult, and Iron and Resin.  Thank you to Deus and Trophy Motorcycles for giving the girls safety checks and allowing girls to kick off their rides from your location . Thank you to all the contributors who donated to the raffle and re-posted the instagram flyer. Thank you to all the ladies who spent the time and money to attend this event. Thank you to the dudes.. yes the dudes who were just as supportive of this event as the ladies were. We have something pretty special here and BRO 2015 is already in the works…

 

XO Ashmore