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Jasmine Rose and her Triumph Bonnevile T120

PeopleAnya Violet

We first met Jasmine Rose when she hopped across the pond to ride Babes Ride Out UK with us.  Clearly she has got a thing for all things British because she just got her self a brand new Triumph Bonneville T120 from Thousand Oaks Powersports ! Only days after riding off the lot she hit the road for a summer road trip. Currently en route to Yellowstone via Valley of Fire, Salt Lake City, and the Grand Tetons! Read about Jasmine and why she chose the Triumph Bonneville T120!

Photo by Jessica Hagget

Photo by Jessica Hagget

How long have you been riding motorcycles?

I learned to ride about a year and a half ago.  As many others before me have experienced, learning to ride a motorcycle has changed my life dramatically. In the time that I have been on two wheels, I completely changed my career and  met my best friends. My life currently revolves around  motorcycles- I work for Harley-Davidson, the majority of my closest friends ride, and I no longer own a car.

Why do you ride?

Riding eases my anxiety, puts a smile on my face, and gets me everywhere I need to go. My bike is my main of transportation, so I ride to get groceries, go to shows, and grab dinner with friends. I ride to donuts. I ride to National Parks. I ride because it seems to be part of my DNA. My father has always had bikes. Unfortunately, it did not ever occur to him to share that with his eldest daughter as I grew up.  We never had a close relationship, because he literally only ever talks about motorcycles. I didn’t understand it before, but I sure do now. It's the one thing we can bond over.

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

Previous to the T120, my first motorcycle was a Yamaha Bolt C-Spec. She was a lovely shade of British Racing Green.

What first attracted you to the new Triumph T120?

Styling, performance, function.  I love the classic elements that this model drew from the 1959 Bonneville. Also, how could I say no to the perfect combination of black and white and gold? I love that the gold stripes on my tank are hand painted.

How did you know it was the bike for you?
My affinity for British culture extends to their motorcycles. I had always been drawn to the Bonneville, especially. Last summer before BRO4, I took my Yamaha in for service at Thousand Oaks Power sports. The guys at T.O.P. prepped some Triumphs for me to test ride upon my request. That was my first experience with the T120. I also test road the Thruxton 1200. Such a beautiful bike  (that British Racing Green!) and fun to ride, but I knew that the riding position was not something I could sustain for prolonged periods. My bike is my daily commuter, and I like long rides and road trips. The Bonneville T120 felt right, is much easier to handle than my Bolt, and the 1200cc engine is the perfect step up from my 950cc. No more lagging behind my friends on their 1200 Sportsters and Dynas! Also, I have a long inseam and prefer to sit taller on my bike, which is one reason why, despite my working for Harley-Davidson, I chose a Triumph over a Harley.

Tell us what it is like to ride?

Riding a motorcycle might just be the closest thing to riding a witches’ broom as one might find. 

“Before, I was not a witch. But now I am one.”

What made you choose the T120 over the other Triumph Models?

I test rode the Thruxton 1200, the new Scrambler and the Bonneville T120. The larger engine is preferable for how much and how far I ride, as well as keeping up with those I ride with most. The Scrambler was really fun, but the extra power of the T120 is ideal for me.

What has been you favorite adventure you have taken on your new T120

The adventure is happening as I type! I purchased this bike just in time to break it in a trip to  Yellowstone National Park with some of the best and most badass women I know. We just rode through the Logan Canyon, bubbling creek on one side and pine-covered canyons on the other. Today we did Utah to Idaho to Wyoming and back into Idaho.

Do you have any fun road trips planned?

Currently en route to Yellowstone via Valley of Fire, Salt Lake City, and the Grand Tetons! Can you believe how beautiful North America is?!

Tell us about your experience at Babes Ride Out?

BRO UK was my first Babes Ride Out experience. I was fortunate to attend 2 BRO events in 2016, and let me tell you- it is beyond anything one can describe.  Joshua Tree is gorgeous and conveniently located for us here in Los Angeles, but BRO UK takes the cake. Meeting the VC London girls, along with loads of new friends from the UK and friends from the US- and then riding from London to Wales with these girls… I would do it over and over again. I am in love with the United Kingdom, with their history, their landscape, their literature, their music, and their tea time . Two wheels across cobblestone streets, round roundabouts, twisting on narrow country lanes, skirting herds of sheep, crossing centuries old bridges, searching for crumbling castles, and  turning corners into a galloping band of silvery wild horses. Simply put, you just had to be there.

Some of the London girls came out to BRO4, and it was the perfect reunion. Such vastly different landscapes, and such incredibly different women from all over, but the instant camaraderie is magical. We connect in a way that no other hobby or special interest has ever done for me. Those who ride have a particular instinct for risk and adventure and individuality, and Babes Ride Out has brought all of us together in one incredibly fun camping event.

To learn more about the Triumph T120 click HERE

To find a Triumph dealer in your area click HERE

 

Babes Ride Out 5 Ticket Sales are Live!

EventsAshmore Ellis

It's time...Babes Ride Out has once again rented out the entire 40 acres of Joshua Tree Lake Campground this year to produce our largest event yet, Babes Ride Out 5. Join us Oct 19- 22nd 2017 for 4 days and 3 nights in beautiful Joshua Tree California for the world’s largest ladies only riding event and motorcycle campout. ALL bike types are welcome. 

Flyer art by Caitlin Mattisson @caitlinmattisson

Flyer art by Caitlin Mattisson @caitlinmattisson

**Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets can be transferred by the buyer up until Oct 17th. Babes Ride Out is not responsible for transferring tickets. Please read FAQ at bottom of page before purchasing. Event is rain or shine**

Babes Ride Out 5 Ticket Price Includes:

  • 4 days and 3 nights of tent camping (Bring your own setup)
  • FREE VANS GIFT BAGS to the first 500 registered motorcyclists
  • 1 Event patch
  • Biltwell route maps that will take you on some of the most beautiful roads you have ever seen
  • Free 805 Beer until it runs out 
  • Free Sailor Jerry with mix drinks until it runs out 
  • FREE drinkable water all weekend thanks to our “Hydration Stations”
  • Karaoke Party on Thurs hosted by Hot Rides SF 
  • Biltwell Brodeo Fri night, mechanical bull riding contest
  • Incredible bands on Saturday night
  • LIVE performance by Dorothy
  • DJ dance party Friday night
  • 1 Raffle ticket to some insane prizes with the chance to purchase as many tickets as you want
  • Moto games with prizes
  • Tons of giveaways from our sponsors 
  • Bathrooms and toilet paper galore 
  • Tons of shaded area
  • Carpeted hang out  zones with outdoor furniture
  • Showers and “Cool Down” stations
  • Access to multiple food trucks with food for purchase (please check blogs closer to event to see menus)
  • THE BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE and so much more! 

Babes Ride Out 5 is proudly sponsored by Triumph MotorcyclesProgressiveBiltwellATWYLDSTANCESailor Jerry, and 805 Beer

With support from Red Wing Heritage, Stetson, Vans Girls & House of Vans, SENA, Lowbrow Customs, Moto F.A.M, RVCA, and more.

FAQs

Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable?

Sorry! We are not able to refund any tickets, we have to pay for you to attend whether you do or don’t. You, the buyer, can transfer the ticket up until Oct 17th. Babes Ride Out is not responsible for transferring your ticket. The name on the ticket must match the new registrant so please check with them to ensure they received the ticket after you transfer it. Can’t figure out how to transfer? Click HERE, we promise it’s very easy to do.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You must be 21+ to attend (sorry, permits) and no pets! If you have a service dog, please contact us at info@babesrideout.com

I see ticket prices went up a few bucks this year, what gives?

Correct! Every year we learn something new and this past year we realized we needed many things to ensure everyone is properly taken care of. Here are just a few: This year we added a professional security team to ensure everyone has the best possible time while staying safe on site. This 24 hour security is ran through the entire event and there to protect you, the property, but won’t be a bummer (we promise). The site rental fee went up exponentially since we have to rent the entire 40 acre space for a full week to set up, have the event, break down, and then clean up the event (yikes!). We added Dorothy to rock ya faces off this year which is amazing (yew!), we are bringing in a recycling team to help organize and sort trash to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible, permits costs go up as we grow, EVERYONE gets a free patch that attends, and we have to add more everything (toilet paper, cleanings, staff, lighting, etc). We want to remain transparent with all of our guests on this year’s raised cost of $5 per ticket to the event. As you can see, you definitely will get your $’s worth and we pride ourselves on producing this event as cost effectively as we can. If you have any questions or concerns on how your ticket funds are used, we are more than happy to answer them for you. Email us info@babesrideout.com .

Can I take photos, video, do social media takeovers for a magazine, brand, blog etc? 

That is AWESOME and we’d love to hear more! Babes Ride Out is a private event and we do the best we can not to distract our guests so they can have the best time possible. If you want to shoot the event in any way for a media source, a brand, or other non-personal use, please email press@babesrideout.com for permission as no commercial photography or video of any kind is allowed unless approved by BRO. Images for your own use are 100% awesome and appreciated! No need to ask if it’s for yourself and/or personal social media, we only ask that you be respectful to the other attendees :) 

What is up with food & water?

We will have multiple food options, espresso/coffee drinks, and a full bar on site for purchase via food trucks and other food and beverage vendors. We have FREE all you can drink water and hydration stations as well. 

What are my transport/parking options at the event?

Motorcycles will be in one section and cars, trucks, trailers, & RVs in another. No vehicles will be allowed to enter motorcycle parking for safety reasons but you can easily walk over camping gear if you are hauling it for a friend. Camping and parking for all vehicles will be first come first serve. There will be dedicated staff to lead you into the area once you arrive and show you were to set up. 

What ticket type do I buy? Looks kinda confusing!

NO problem! We can break this down easily for you :) 

Motorcyclist Ticket - This IS a ticket to the event. This ticket is for those who plan on riding their own moto to the event. Hell yeah! 

Non Motorcyclist Ticket- This IS a ticket to the event. This ticket is for those who are not operating a moto and will be a passenger on a moto, in a car, truck, or in a RV. 

Car / Truck Parking Fee - This is NOT a ticket to the event. Each car or truck must purchase this parking pass for their 4 wheel vehicle to park on the property during the event. Make sure that you and all of your passengers have either a Motorcyclist Ticket or Non Motorcyclist Ticket to the event as these are not sold at the door. 

Truck & Trailer Parking Fee - This is NOT a ticket to the event. Each truck or car that will be towing a trailer needs to purchase this parking pass for vehicle and trailer to park on the property during the event. Make sure that you and all of your passengers have either a Motorcyclist Ticket or Non Motorcyclist Ticket to the event as these are not sold at the door. 

RV and Toy Hauler Parking Fee (electrical & water hookups included) - This is NOT a ticket to the event. Each RV or Toy hauler needs to purchase this pass to bring their RV and Toy Hauler on site. We can accommodate up to 40 ft per RV/Toy Hauler. If you need room, please email info@babesrideout.com.  Electrical and water hooks ups will be available to you. If you do not need the hook ups, the price does not change. Make sure that you and all of your passengers have either a Motorcyclist Ticket or Non Motorcyclist Ticket to the event as these are not sold at the door. 

Please email info@babesrideout.com if you have any questions. We do encourage you to ride your own moto to the event to save in costs but understand that is not always an option. 

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring everything you need to be comfortable camping under the stars! We will have a suggested packing list posting soon. Feel free to bring your own food for cooking, alcohol, whatever you like! 

Please do not bring people who did not buy a ticket, boyfriends, husbands, animals, kids, signs/banners, eazy ups (sorry! it obstructs the natural beauty of the camp and it is far too windy), fireworks, items to vend, handouts like stickers, buttons, flyers as we end up spending hours picking up these items off the desert floor. Leave no trace :) Our security will be on patrol so please be kind when they ask you to put these items away or ask you and your uninvited "friend" to leave. Sadly these rules are in place for a reason but will be enforced to ensure EVERYONE has a great time! 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

info@babesrideout.com 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We will have you on our guest list so no need to waste paper. However, if you feel better about printing it, you can :) We will recycle it on site. 

What is the refund policy?

Sorry to keep preaching on this one but 100% NO REFUNDS as this is a self-funded event.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Sorry, the name on the ticket MUST match the person attending. You can buy a ticket for a friend but make sure the ticket is in their name and use their email (not yours) when doing so. HOWEVER, if you bought a ticket for a friend under your name and not theirs, they can still get in, but you’d need to arrive together. No nicknames on tickets, we have 0 idea who “Speedy Susanna” is but she does sound cool. 

More info on where to stay, where to fly into, and all about our co/ed after party hosted by the Saguaro in Palm Springs coming soon! 

The Sierra Stake Out July 21-23rd | A Riding and Camping Event for All Motorcyclists

EventsAshmore Ellis

Some of the best riding I have ever encountered was up in the Sierra Nevada area. A few years ago I tagged along with the Biltwell crew for a 5 day crisscross adventure that took up through mountains, rivers, lakes, endless roads with hardly any cars. We went through Angeles Crest, Ojai, up Big Sur, across to Bass Lake, up through Tahoe, and headed to Beldon Town to meet some friends who do a run up there. Once we hit Beldon, we started back south to hit Mammoth then Kernville before we went home. That trip will be forever a monumental adventure for me.  Lately, I’ve been getting pretty good at paper work and planning thanks to Babes Ride Out so when the opportunity came up to produce a coed riding & camping event with my husband Mike, I jumped at it. To everyone who has a project on the side and still works full time, I think we can all agree that these side projects start to turn into the only thing you can think about, you live and breathe it because you care so much. You throw all your effort into it because you know it’s something bigger than you and that is what Anya and I do daily with Babes Ride Out, and what Mike and I are doing for the Sierra Stake Out. We’ve found the perfect location off the old 49’s trail, have done extensive route planning and pre routing to ensure the roads are top notch, booked incredible entertainment, delicious food,  lots of coffee (even expresso), make sure drinkable water is available, added plenty of adult beverages thanks to 805 Beer and Sailor Jerry, to create a true ridingevent that you can enjoy with friends and family in the most beautiful setting in the world.  So grab your best friend, your crew, your boyfriend, husband, dad, mom, whoever likes to ride motorcycles and camp and join us at the Sierra Stake Out July 21-23rd. Hope to see you there – Ashmore Ellis Co Founder Babes Ride Out

Tickets can be found HERE, more info on the event can be found HERE. The first 250 motorcyclist that show up get a free custom SSO Lowbrow Customs water bottle when they arrive (we've got about 75 left so grab ya tix!)

Art by Aaron Mason of Old Rose Tattoo, Temecula CA

Art by Aaron Mason of Old Rose Tattoo, Temecula CA

Scroll the images to see what you’ll be encountering

About the Sierra Stake Out

Welcome to Northern California Gold Country. Home of pine forests, raging rivers, clear lakes, and some of the best riding in the world. The Sierra Stake Out is a 3 day 2 night motorcycle campout taking place July 21-23rd 2017. Located at the private Cisco Grove Campground just 70 miles east of Sacramento, this event serves as a prime kick off spot to explore the Sierra Nevadas.

Head over to pristine Lake Tahoe, pay homage to the Donner Party where they met their demise in 1846, cross some epic bridges, or hang back and cool off in our private river fed watering hole. Our campground provides tons of shade, dozens of places to charge equipment, fresh spring water, and even some real bathrooms to accommodate our guests. The grounds feature a fully stocked camp store and a gas station is conveniently located nearby for quick fuel ups before or after your ride for the day. The Sierra Stake Out will also feature live entertainment, a bike show, food truck, raffle, adult beverages, and a fully stocked espresso and coffee bar with items for purchase if you need a little pick me up. Grab your friends, pack up your gear, and join us on July 21-23rd for a weekend of moto camping and adventure in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS 21+

Your $50 Ticket Price Includes:

  • 2 nights of camping
  • Bathroom and shower access
  • 1 raffle ticket
  • Route maps for various day rides
  • 2 nights of music and live entertainment | MC’s by the glorious Dumptruck!
  • Spring fed potable water
  • All you can drink 805 beer and Sailor Jerry (while supplies last)
  • One hell of a weekend

Our Campsite Offerings:

  • Dozens of charging stations for your battery powered gear
  • Grills and pits for those wishing to BBQ
  • Private river and watering hole
  • Fully stocked camp store (beer, snacks, bug spray, charcoal (literally everything!) for purchase)
  • Food truck on site with breakfast and dinner for purchase
  • Additional bar with all the mix drinks for purchase
  • Espresso drinks and coffee for purchase
  • Gas station at exit for easy refueling (ATM access) 
  • Gorgeous views of the Sierras
  • Fire pits sprinkled around the venue
  • Lots of shade and hangout zones

FREE Sierra Stake Out water bottle (made in the great USA) for the first 250 registered motorcyclist! 

Meet Autumn Harrison and her Triumph Street Twin

PeopleAnya Violet

We met Autumn at Babes Ride Out East Coast 2 this year. She shared her story of coming to BRO EC 1 last year on her 1972 Honda 350 and upgrading this year to a brand new 2017 Triumph Street Twin! Read on to hear more about  her and how, after riding from Washington DC to Narrowsburg, NY, she realized she had made the perfect bike choice. 

How long have you been riding motorcycles?

I’ve been riding for 3 years.

Why do you ride?

The short answer is because someone told me that I couldn’t. And even if I could, I shouldn't because I am the mother of young girls. To my mind, that seemed like the best reason in the world to pursue the challenge. I wanted to be proof that a life well lived was one that didn’t avoid the things that scare us. 

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

I learned to ride on a 1972 Honda 350 four that I bought off eBay three months before I took the riders course. I loved her and thought I would have time to wrench but the reality is that when I have do have time, I want to ride. So I bought a brand spanking new 2017 Triumph Street Twin.

What first attracted you to the new Triumph Street Twin?

The first thing that caught my eye was that the bike has such lovely classic lines. The thing I loved most about my vintage bike was the riding stance. The Street Twin has a very similar upright stance and as an average stature woman it was reassuring to be able to flat foot it at stops.

How did you know it was the bike for you?

I rode everything. I begged rides from friends and sat on all the bikes I could. When I got serious about buying something new I went to the dealership and rode every model. I rode a bunch  of other makes as well. But the Street Twin was by and far the best fit and most comfortable ride.

Tell us what it is like to ride?

Riding a motorcycle is the closest thing I have felt to flying. I crave the singular focus that riding demands. When I’m riding I can’t do anything except ride. As a mother with a career, I feel I'm often doing two things simultaneously and that's not possible on the back of a motorcycle. I love that my senses are completely engaged by feel of the wind, the smell of magnolias in bloom, the growl of the engine.

What made you choose the Street Twin over the other Triumph Models?

Riding stance and maneuverability. The Street Twin was very comfortable and felt easy to turn and corner.

What has been you favorite adventure you have taken on your new Street Twin?

It was so much fun coming back to Babes Ride Out on my new bike. I made the trip from Washington DC last year on my vintage Honda and I felt outmatched engine wise on the roads. The ride was much more enjoyable this year.

Do you have any fun road trips planned?

I've organized my local women's riding group to be in our local Fourth of July parade and my daughters are going to ride with me, does that count? I’m thinking about riding down to New Orleans, my home town, for Halloween this year. But I really want to celebrate my 50th birthday in two years by riding out to BRO in Joshua Tree.

Tell us about your experience at Babes Ride Out East Coast II?

I have had two great weekends at Babes Ride Out. The camaraderie I’ve felt with other women, is fantastic. These are all women who took that challenge to ride and keep riding. Its like we all share the secret of a short cut to happiness. 

Find out more about the Triumph Street Twin HERE

Find a Triumph dealership near you HERE

Babes Ride Out & Atwyld Are Heading to Born Free June 24-25th

EventsAshmore Ellis

We are excited to be one of the vendors this year at Born Free 2017 and even more excited to share a booth with our friends at Atwyld. We will be vending all new goods and of course tickets to Babes Ride Out 5! Atwyld will be there with their entire collection of women's moto gear. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Other Pre events we will hanging out at are: 

June 22nd "The Stampede" Dirt Track Racing @Costa Mesa Speedway. More info HERE

June 23rd People's Champ @ Cook's Corner. View the bikes and vote HERE

 

 

Meet Walter from Kickstart Cycle Supply

Ashmore Ellis

I first met Walter in CA the soon heading out to the east coast to ride the Gypsy Run in the lower Catskills in 2013. The ride was incredible and I met a handful of ladies I am still friends with today. Some say Walt is best friends with Bon Jovi, others claim they have seen him choke a bear with one hand, in any case, Walt is a legend and even though he looks tough, this guy is the biggest sweetheart there is. We've been lucky enough to call him a friend every since and he has been a huge supporter of Babes Ride Out East Coast. Walt will be up by the camp store Sunday morning from 7 AM - 11 AM to check tire pressure, provide tools, and help ensure your bike is road worthy for the ride home. Make sure to stop by if want to get your bike looked at by a professional.