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Babes in the Dirt 4 Has Moved Location to Quail Canyon MX Park | Still Within the Same SVRA , Different Address, Way More Space, and Real Toilets!

EventsAshmore Ellis

We are blown away by the support from all the ladies who have donated to keep Babes in the Dirt 4 going. We can't thank you enough for helping us make this event better for all who attend. Because of you, we are so excited to announce that Babes in the Dirt 4 just got a major upgrade! We will now be having the event at the Quail Canyon Event Space and Motocross Track within Hungry Valley SVRA. It's much easier to get to, has far more room, we’ve rented the entire place out, and added heaps of amenities for maximum good times. The new location is still in the park but you can only get to it by following directions to this addressQUAIL CANYON EVENT SPACE 36000 Quail Canyon Road, Lebec, CA 93243

Ok, so what does this mean exactly? MORE AMENITIES! Here is the GOOD stuff that is going to make this event better for you! 

  • We can now fit every single person, truck, trailer, RV in one space! Event is still 21+ and ladies only. The vehicle fee is still $10 per vehicle (that includes truck+dirt bike trailer / RV / toy hauler) paid at kiosk CASH ONLY
  • We hired an ambulance to be on site
  • Flushing toilets (Thank GOD!)
  • Sinks with running water to brush teeth / wash face | Please note there is NO DRINKING water on site
  • Fire pits to say warm
  • Amazing roofed and walled pavilion to stay even warmer
  • 100 acres of private land to moto on, that's right we went B I G to give you more un-obstructed space! 
  • Excellent beginner loops inside the event space
  • Access to entire park for those of you seeking adventure 
  • Elevated off-loading ramp to back into and unload your moto easily
  • Private MX track for intermediate riders / not for beginners
  • Private beginner track 
  • Private security
  • Food truck on site (cash only)
  • Coffee truck on site (cash only)
  • Karaoke showdown in hanger Sat night
  • Meet and great social Friday night
  • There is more, you'll just have to wait and see! 

If you have any questions, please email We are happy to assist in any way we can. 

 QUAIL CANYON EVENT SPACE 36000 Quail Canyon Road, Lebec, CA 93243

 Click  HERE  to get directions to Quail Canyon MX Park. Click the RED marker below to get directions to the event from where you are coming from. 

Click HERE to get directions to Quail Canyon MX Park. Click the RED marker below to get directions to the event from where you are coming from. 

Babes in the Dirt 4

Become a Better Rider | Only 13 Spots Left for the Ladies Only Socal Supermoto School | May 19th 2018!

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Babes Ride Out is proud to partner with Socal Supermoto to help promote their advanced skill learning good times having ladies only track school!  The class is one full day and you'll get to experience expert coaching and tons of track time. Read on, sign up, and let's ride! Only 13 spots left and they will fill up F-A-S-T! 

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Our Supermoto School days are designed to introduce the average street/dirt rider to the insanely fun world of supermoto trackdays. You will become a better rider, and you will have an absolute blast. The track is located at Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside CA.

So Cal Supermoto School includes for $279.99:

  • Training: basic supermoto riding techniques, safety, track prep, track etiquette.
  • Supermoto bike set up for the track (on busier days we share/rotate through the bikes, don't worry, more track time than you can handle!)
  • All track fees
  • T-shirt or hat
  • Professional track-side photography of your sessions.
  • Lunch

Gear Requirements:

There are some gear options available at So Cal Supermoto for free but not everysize is represented. So Cal Supermoto suggests that if you are not average size to bring your own gear including: Full gear, textile or leather including knee, hip, back, elbow, and shoulder protection, supportive full ankle boots, dot full face helmet, gloves, water. 

  • boots
  • armor (knee, hip, elbow, shoulder, back )
  • helmet
  • goggles or shield
  • full leather suit if you got it, otherwise protective pants and jacket

How do I sign up for Babes Ride Supermotos on

1. Go to

2. Click calendar

3. Select Saturday May 19, 2018 8:15 AM, Babes Ride Supermotos!!!! and click BOOK IT!


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Tamara Raye Wilson Cheats on her 2008 Triumph Scrambler with the all new 2018 Triumph Street Scrambler

REVIEWSAnya Violet

Having seen Tamara glued to her 2008 Triumph Scrambler for the past several years at many B.R.O. events, we were so curious to hear what she thought after getting to experience the all new Triumph Street Scrambler. The grin on her face said it all! Read on to hear more about Tamara's experience on the old vs. the new Scrambler model. 

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Splendiferously Scrambled

Words & Detail Photos: Tamara Raye Wilson

Riding Photos: Kingdom Creative

Suffice it to say that I’m a motorcycle polygamist, through and through. I love all my bikes for different reasons - for their varied strengths, styles and adventure potential. And while I try not to pick favorites, one has always risen above the rest - my 2008 Triumph Scrambler. My bond with this bike runs so deep that I cannot even fathom camping, road trips, or a daily commute without it. So when Triumph America afforded me the opportunity to take the brand new 2018 Street Scrambler for a spin, I jumped at the chance to see first hand what had changed in the ten years since my own Modern Classic rolled off the assembly line. 

The ride, scheduled to take place in Carlsbad, was actually organized to introduce our group to the new Bonneville Speedmaster. I walked by a tidy line of UK license plates hugging the curb when I arrived at the sunny seashore, and admired more than a dozen pristine identical Speedmasters. This re-imagined cruiser has the distinguished style characteristics of its T120 cousin, with a look all of its own. The forward riding position, beach bars, and low rider seat height give it a signatory California-cool attitude. But as I strolled along slowly like a kid in a candy store, I stopped abruptly at a lone Street Scrambler tucked away at the end of the row. Feeling an irresistible gravitational pull towards the Scrambler, I screamed with zero hesitation (and zero tact), “HEY GUYS, CAN I RIDE THIS ONE?!” My enthusiasm must have been convincing...

Moments later I was proudly perched atop the Scrambler, and we were twisting up the tight turns of Palomar Mountain. I immediately noticed a correction in the one major flaw its predecessors are known for - an awkwardly high center of gravity. The 2018 model has been perfectly proportioned with a weight distribution that allows the rider to effortlessly it flick around on the tarmac. Triumph describes the riding position of this motorcycle as ‘commanding’, and I wholeheartedly agree. 

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At 454 pounds (dry), this bike sports a whopping 3 pounds more than my 2008, but handles like a much lighter and sportier model. Triumph has wisely outfitted the stock Street Scrambler with Metzeler Tourance tires, a service-proven selection that can reasonably handle both on and off-road conditions. This model is almost an inch and a half shorter than previous incarnations, although it may still keep inseam-challenged ladies on their tippy-toes with a relatively tall seat height of 31.1 inches. 

The performance of this machine has also been meticulously addressed, quelling any worries I had of keeping up with the 1200cc Speedmasters on our ride. The Street Scrambler spools up in a jiffy, boasting a max torque of 59 ft-lbs at 2,850rpm. The overall maximum power of this model has largely been consistent from year to year with a BHP in the mid-to-high 50’s, but the added ‘oomph’ in torque is clear and apparent off the line. Needless to say, I had no problem catching up to the big twin cruisers on the long winding back roads of our route through Julian. When you’re racing towards a pit stop for Apple Mountain Berry Pie at the Julian Pie Company, speed counts!!! 

From sea-level to high elevations, and back again, the Street Scrambler provided a thrilling ride that had me grinning from ear to ear. The neutral positioning and favorable ergonomics of the bike delivered control and maneuverability that translated in a very versatile way to many types of riding - be it bopping along down a dirt trail or putting down some serious miles on a long road trip. Truth be told, I even felt a bit guilty for cheating on my trusty 2008 air-cooled Scrambler with the newer, younger model. Don’t be jealous, ol’ girl, but there may be a new member of the family in the garage sooner than later!  

To learn more about the Triumph Street Scrambler Click HERE

To find a dealer and test ride the Triumph Street Scrambler Click HERE

Sena Has 20 Years of Experience Encouraging Riders to "Go Out into the World"

SponsorsAshmore Ellis

We've been riding connected for several years now but never got the whole story on the origins of Sena Bluetooth devices. Sena's origins started much like any of our favorite success stories, they wanted to make something BETTER. 

Sena started in 1998 as an industrial Bluetooth company and has held the title for world's best bluetooth device ever since. However, our CEO rides motorcycles and got fed up with motorcycle Bluetooth systems so figured with Sena he could make something better. Enter the SMH10 (Sena Motorcycle Headset) created in 2010, which shot Sena straight into the powersports industry. 

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There has been no looking back since and Sena has even expanded into the cycling market as well and to custom made Bluetooth helmets. 

20 years of Bluetooth later, Sena is an international company with headquarters based in Southern California, with offices spread from Germany to Korea and distributors everywhere between. Fun fact it is pronounced more like  "Say Nay" actually from two Korean words meaning to go out into the world. The US seems to be the only region with strong E in "sEEna". 

Babes Ride Out is thrilled to partner with Sena Bluetooth devices for Babes Ride Out 3! Make sure to head over to the Moto F.A.M raffle table to see their goods and buy some tickets. It's good karma :) 


Roll Call! Meet East Coast Rider and Babes Ride Out Alumni Christine Pizzo and See Why Her Next Bike is Going to be a Triumph Thruxton

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Monday through Friday Christine Pizzo (aka @cloobird) from Boston, MA is a Director of Design at Intrepid, a digital product development shop (they build apps and websites). When she is not running a team of 32 designers and apprentices, she is riding motorcycles and having fun with her posse of friends including the Boston Moto Babes and The Litas Boston. Christine, a well spoken seeker of thrills, joined up at Babes Ride Out in Joshua Tree and took a detour from her normal bike to try something new, a Triumph Bonneville, and it was love at first ride. Read on to find out more about Christine, her riding history, the amazing things she got to experience and people she has met due to riding, and why her next bike is going to be a Triumph. 

 Christine Pizzo by @missjacquierae

Christine Pizzo by @missjacquierae

 How long have you been riding motorcycles?

This year will be my 4th “season”, since we can’t ride all year round in New England I eek out a road life existence from April until a few random good days in early December.

Why do you ride motorcycles?

Is there one answer? I constantly get asked how I got started riding, maybe it’s the being a tiny perky blonde thing, that perplexes people. After my dad having one and being on the back of friends for years, for fun I started perusing Craigslist. Then the perfect bike popped out at me and I thought, “Well, I’ve done dumber things with $1000”; and the rest was history.

There isn’t a time I’m on the bike that I don’t get amazed and a bit baffled that I ride motorcycles. Saying that, “I ride motorcycles”, is surreal. I feel proud and brave and I’ll smile cheesily inside my helmet on the way to work, because I’m doing something most people consider crazy and yet it’s amazing to me. This lifestyle, for it’s not a hobby, never fails to shock and impress me.

 Christine about to take a desert rip on a new Triumph (nothing is better) @maddytalias

Christine about to take a desert rip on a new Triumph (nothing is better) @maddytalias

There is nothing like leaning into a curve on a gorgeous stretch of road, knowing you are the only thing controlling a machine a hairs width of a slip towards disaster. It’s exhilarating, and maybe I’ve discovered my inner adrenaline junkie.

Run us through the list of bikes you have had in your past.

1.      Started with a 2006 white Honda Rebel, found on Craigslist for $1K from another girl rider.

2.      Upgraded to a 2016 Harley Street 500, so I could do long rides and highways.

3.      About to buy in April by dream bike, a Triumph Thruxton, probably white.

 Trying different bikes to see what works is important. As we grow as riders, sometimes what we start with isn't what we grow into. Photo by obsidian_photo.

Trying different bikes to see what works is important. As we grow as riders, sometimes what we start with isn't what we grow into. Photo by obsidian_photo.

What made you choose your model over the other Triumph Models?

I rode a new T-100 Bonneville to BRO West 5 as a rental. A. to test if I loved the way they rode as much as I love the way they look. A bunch of New England ladies have Bonnevilles and rave about them, I wanted to test the best and also one I felt comfortable I could be confident driving the same day no practice. B. No way would I desire or have the time off to drive across country alone, ha.

I called into Vegas Eaglerider the same day Babes Ride Out posted on FB about having discount codes for certain rental dealers. Spoke to Dave and as I was the first reservation, I got to choose which bike… of course I went for the brand new 2017, the pumpkin model (fitting for October).

 Lined up and ready! Photo by @maddytalias

Lined up and ready! Photo by @maddytalias

Can you go into detail on how it felt to ride it and your experience riding this amazing machine?

I’ve said this to so many people and I mean it: In thirty minutes I felt like I had ridden the Bonne for years. It’s unbelievably smooth, with great getup and beautifully responsive. I had high expectations from other ladies raving, but I was impressed. It’s kind of like the difference of your first ‘good enough’ car you get when you’re 16 versus the first car you buy when you have a well paying job.

The riding position, longer seat, upright controls all were huge factors in creating a good fit for me on a long ride. I felt confident in controlling the weight and may have zoomed a few times a bit faster than limits allowed.

I’m really big into how my bike looks, but after East my hips hurt so bad from the wide tank of my Harley and long drive… I realized my riding position and comfort is a big flipping deal. It’s the main reason I wanted to test something new for BRO West, and I’ve been crushing on Thruxtons for too long. Riding the Bonneville, even though not a Thruxton, convinced me 100% on what my next bike will be; and I can’t wait for my shopping spree.

 The best experiences create the best of friends 

The best experiences create the best of friends 

What has been your favorite adventure you have taken on a moto?

Honestly, joining the Litas and Boston Moto Babes, and even hanging with the Boston Café Racer guys has fundamentally changed my life and riding experience. Every memorable adventure comes with others attached. I’ve made unexpected friends in an instant because they do the same crazy thing the rest of the world things we shouldn’t.

There were so many moments for BRO West, but a particular one stands out. On the way back to Vegas, we were going over a stretch in the flats, perfect weather, stunning landscape and Stevie Knicks’ Landslide in my helmet. It was pure blank bliss, just zooming and realizing how good the weekend was and life can be when you take a leap to do something scary. That calm scene flits through my brain almost daily, especially in situations I need to zone out or take a breather. Something to remember and serenely smile.

I also have a soft spot for the Harley Davidson sponsored Salem Witch Ride every Halloween. Hundreds of bikers of all brands in hilarious costumes, riding through a veritable parade of neighborhood onlookers. Last year about 30+ of us dressed up as Mad Max – and we will for the next few years. Think more leather than usual, a sea of studs, chains and fur along with gnarly makeup. Add on feathered helmets and rusted metal bike additions and banners waving to herald our passing. I’ve never had more pictures taken of me in a singular day – paparazzi status.

Do you have any fun road trips planned?

This year I aim to take a moto camping trip, in addition to BRO – one self-planned. Ideal would be upper Maine, such as Camden and the White Mountains. Charming tiny New England towns, beautiful seaside views and then up into the windy mountains and forests.

Tell us about your experience at Babes Ride Out? 

I’ve been to two BRO events now, both East & West in 2017. East was so fun, the brand new and exciting amazingness that is a bunch of badass ladies riding bikes. When I learned West was on my birthday, it felt like a given that I had to go.

I decided to head over to West alone, getting out of my comfort bubble in hopes of meeting new ladies… and hands down did that pay off. When I was planning my trip a BRO Blog article posted groups leaving from major cities and their routes—but they were all leaving Thursday, whereas I could only swing Friday. I contacted the Vegas group anyways, in hopes to double check the pit-stops and gas stations—riding by myself in the desert seemed daunting. But in true moto spirit, the Sin City Moto Girls and @outgoing68, hooked me up with a Friday crew, who not only graciously let me tag along, but switched their meetup location to grab me at the rental shop. Tears, all the feels. As we were leaving, another babe shows up at the rental to get the last Bonneville because her bike died barely outside the city, so our crew grew. Serendipitous timing. Along the way to BRO we scooped 4 other single strays and I couldn’t help but gleefully appreciate how the moto lifestyle is really arms wide open.

The ride there –in the crazy wind—set the tone for the whole weekend. I won my first raffle EVER, a dope @dietryingTX patch. Convinced @mommacatavalon to wake up at 7am on my birthday to join the Triumph photoshoot and then celebrated with ice-cream near Pioneertown. And then before I hopped on the plane home after turning in my rental, new bestie @missjacquierae trustingly let me ride her Ducati through a 50’s era picturesque first tour of Red Rock.

I fundamentally believe everything is what you make it. If you’ve been to a bunch of events, it might feel the same, but if you push yourself to do something in a new way—such as going alone—it changes everything. Too many stories, too many good memories and grateful smiles… personally, I want to go to every BRO or any lady driven moto event. Nothing compares.

 Want to test ride a Triumph? Click HERE to find a dealer near you

Want the specs on the Thruxton? Click HERE

Want to join us at Babes Ride Out East Coast 3? Click HERE

Artist Series | Lauren "LoWreck" Recchia

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

Meet Lauren "LoWreck" Recchia, the mastermind behind the Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 event flyer. She has been creating art since before she could walk and has a love for motorcycles that we can totally relate to. Make sure to give Lauren a high five when you see her at Babes Ride Out East Coast 3! She will be riding out with the Boston Moto Babes. 

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Where are you from originally?

I’m a Masshole through and through. Born in Concord MA, I lived half my young life in Billerica (Ricca Kehd) then half in Westford. I went to college in Tucson AZ, and couldn’t fly home fast enough after 5 years to my East Coast family. I’m too fiery and fast-paced to exist out west or anywhere in-between. I do love love love the beauty, harshness, and stillness of the desert though, and make sure I visit frequently.

Where do you live now?

Salem, MA… Witch City… aka the best place to live in MA. Heh heh. Really though, it’s a wonderful community full of artists, musicians, creepies, crazies, and witches! There is also soooo much to do socially, and it’s affordable to live here (esp compared to the insane real estate prices of Boston these days). Plus you have like 100 beaches within a 20 min drive/ride! My husband and I bought a house here with a giant music space in the basement and adopted a derpy loving greyhound named Crypsie (#crypsiewreckler) in 2012 and haven’t looked back. 

What first got you into art?

Being born, I think? I’ve been making art since as long as I can remember. My Mom is an artist and my Dad was a musician, so the creative blood flows through me. I remember going with my Mom to all her plein air painting trips with my little kiddo paint set in tow trying my hardest to make my piece look as amazing as hers. 

How would you describe your style?

I have messed around with soooo many styles and media over the years it’s crazy. In school I did a lot of super hyper-realistic charcoal and graphite drawings as well as really meticulous pen and ink (stippling and cross-hatching for hours on end). I played around with paints too, but I never really connected with the looseness of any paint medium. I also did a lot of screen printing and 3D art with fabrics and clay and metal sculpture.

 Then I was a professional graphic artist for about 10 years so digital design took over my life. Once I made the move into brand and marketing by day, I needed to keep the creative juices flowing so I ended up settling heavy into fairly detailed (I’m slightly less OCD than I used to be haha) pen and ink illustration with lots of digital texturing and coloring. I found a niche (that pays) in doing pet portraits, then I keep my personal work on the creepy macabre side of life. I also still do graphic design work on the side quite a bit. 

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?

Like my personal style, my artistic inspiration is all over the map too. My mom is #1, of course, and my good friend Jac Lahav is an amazing painter and mixed media artist out of Brooklyn, NY and Lyme, CT whose work is mind-blowing!

But mostly I tend to admire artists that do something so insanely detailed that I know I could never pull off, although I try. I also love slightly looser, really visceral and bold art. A few of my faves are (in no particular order): Alfonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, David Christiana, Derek Hess, John Dyer Baizley, Paula Scher, Ralph Steadman, Robert Crumb, Stephen Gammell, Dave McKean, Georgia O’Keefe, oh I could go on……

What do you do when you’re not making art?

Too many things. My head is always on the verge of exploding, but I don’t think I can live any other way. I will let Hunter S Thompson put it into context for you: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

That said, the key things I spend my time on now are: creating art, jewelry, and essential oil products with The Chaos Factor, drumming and kicking ass with Petty Morals (and whatever various musical side project I’m on at any given time), lifting heavy weights with my sexy husband, doing yoga with my awesome pal Chrissy of Rebel Yell Yoga, riding moto and non-moto bikes, hiking, camping, BBQing, partying, punching, climbing, yelling and other generally loud crazy monkey-type things.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

I believe the first I heard of it was the Joshua Tree event in 2015? I’ve had my license since 2013 but didn’t have the time or money to buy a bike until Feb 2016. I wanted to get a solid season of riding under my belt before riding with a huge group to an event, so I missed the debut East Coast event in 2016. I didn’t really have the time or interest to go all the way across the country that October, so BRO East Coast II last year was my first event and OMG I AM IN LOVE. :) 

It was really the best time ever, and such camaraderie with so many amazingly nice and interesting women in the most BEAUTIFUL setting. I tend to hang more with dudes, and don’t do well in huge crowds, but that event just transcended both inhibitions. Can’t WAIT for this June! 

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?

My first bike, and my current steed, is a 1999 Honda Shadow and her name is Red Rocket. I’m getting an amazing custom tank paint job from Adam O’Day this winter and I CANNOT WAIT to show her off this spring! Currently, my two dream bikes are the Indian Scout Bobber and the Triumph Speedmaster. We will see where my finances are at when my old lady dies (if she ever does… she’s a trooper!).

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

Locally (as in, on the North Shore of MA), we have a great coed group of awesome responsible and fun as shit people to ride with, so there is never a day in the good weather months where you can’t find at least a small crew to rip up the coast or soar through the farmlands with. We are very lucky. Having a husband who rides is also key as I would probably never see him for half the year if we weren’t spending time on our bikes together… plus wrenching on our Hondas in the shed is a good way to pass the rainy at-home hours.

As far as the local ladies who ride, let me just say “wow”... I am so glad I found the great friends that I have in the Boston Moto Babes. The crew keeps growing, and everyone is so sweet (but don’t think they won’t cut you!). We also set up winter-time hangouts too to keep the momentum going all year! Love these ladies! 


Babes Ride Out East Coast
Babes Ride Out East Coast
Lauren Recchia