Babes Ride Out

Explore Desert to Mountain Landscapes on Babes Ride Out 5's Palms to Pines Route (176 Mile Roundtrip)

Riding RoutesAshmore Ellis

Babes Ride Out is a true riding event which means when the sun comes up, grab a coffee, some breakfast at camp, and get outta there and explore some of the best riding in Southern California. We aren't joking when we say the camp clears out during the day. If you stay behind, you are blowing it! Stop by the Mojave Land Trust booth , pick up your Biltwell route map, and make sure to download these directions before you go. 

 

PALMS TO PINES

  • 176 Miles round trip (4 hours riding total)
  • Download directions HERE
  • Mountain town with amazing restaurants and  gas stops
  • Cooler temps with an altitude of 5,413
  • Visit the town square for ice cream
  • Route takes you over world famous Pacific Crest Trail 
  • Incredible panoramic views and pine lined roads. 
  • Twists and turns galore! 
  • Great place to eat lunch! Live music at the Lumberyard Mill
  • Cafe Aroma has incredible espresso and lunch menu 
Climbing over 5,000 ft you'll experience cool temperatures and the smell of pines. 

Climbing over 5,000 ft you'll experience cool temperatures and the smell of pines. 

Do you like roller coasters? So do we...

Do you like roller coasters? So do we...

Back to back switchbacks are pretty common on this route. Two lanes mean SLOW DOWN, hold your line, and keep a safe distance between each rider. Take your time on this route. 

Back to back switchbacks are pretty common on this route. Two lanes mean SLOW DOWN, hold your line, and keep a safe distance between each rider. Take your time on this route. 

Make sure to stop at the look out before you rip the 74 switchbacks down to Palm Desert. It's a hell of a good time!!

Make sure to stop at the look out before you rip the 74 switchbacks down to Palm Desert. It's a hell of a good time!!

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I mean..... come on!!!!! One of our favorite sections of the Palms to Pines Ride. 

I mean..... come on!!!!! One of our favorite sections of the Palms to Pines Ride. 

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Before you ride please note:

  • IF YOUR GPS TAKES YOU ON DIRT ROADS TURN AROUND!!! The link above has correct directions :) 
  • You are riding at your own risk so please make sure you view the route & mark your gas stops based on tank size, check the local weather where you are going, check for last minute road closures,  and have the skill set to ride comfortably. 
  • For tips and tricks about riding in a group read the blog we wrote for Progressive MC HERE

1,200 Miles of Backroads on the Triumph Street Scrambler

SponsorsAnya Violet
Jacket and Jeans: Atwyld | Helmet: Biltwell | Boots: Redwing | Sena 10C Bluetooth | Goggles: Equilibrialist Duffle: Port LBC

Jacket and Jeans: Atwyld | Helmet: Biltwell | Boots: Redwing | Sena 10C Bluetooth | Goggles: Equilibrialist Duffle: Port LBC

This year my mom turned 60 years old. There is only 1 way to celebrate that kind of birthday…. 1,200 miles on two wheels. Leading up to the trip I had been riding the Triumph Street Scrambler demo bike and I was already in love. The bike was perfect around town and ripping around my local favorite spots. I was excited to see how he handled on a longer road trip.

Our trip started by meeting up for lunch in Carpinteria. We had planned on heading out to Death Valley from there but a full-on wind storm made us change course. We decided to ride one of our favorite roads, Highway 33, through Ojai and connect to Hudson Ranch Rd. Hudson Ranch Rd is one of my favorites, particularly because there is very little traffic and it is full of perfect turns and wide open views.

My mom was on her Honda Pan-European sport touring bike and me on the Triumph Street Scrambler. She was pretty jealous watching me taking turns and easily maneuvering in and out of turn-offs and parking lots. Her bike had a couple hundred pounds on the Scrambler so you can imagine the difference.

After staying the night somewhere off the grape vine we pulled out our Butler Maps (I got her for her birthday) to see if there was any interesting roads nearby that we hadn’t tried yet. We found Lake Hughes Rd which connected to the 5 fwy in Castaic. It looked like just the fun kind of twisties we both love to ride. It took us right by Lake Hughes and over the mountain range into a fun little canyon road.

The plan was to end up in Yuma, Arizona to visit my Grandpa (her dad). We thought we would head toward Barstow and then take the back way into Joshua Tree via hwy 247. This is the way that my mom and her crew normally come to Babes Ride Out so it was super fun to get to ride it together. The views were amazing but the wind was blowing quite a bit that day. The Scrambler handled so well and even the wind didn’t bother me that much.

Once we got to Joshua Tree I told my mom that I had never actually rode my bike all the way through the park. I am normally so busy planning for the events when I am out there that I don’t always take the extra time that I should. Needless to say, we had to check it off the list. OH MAN is it stunning!!!! From one end to the other just so amazing! From rocky boulder fields, to Joshua Tree forests, to yucca fields and Ocotillo bushes. This National park is like a piece of another planet. We stopped at a few little pull-offs and every time we did, the Scrambler stole the show. So many people stopped to ask what kind of bike it was and some older Triumph fans wanted to know what year it was since it still has such a classic look. The site of an older gentlemen scoping out the lack of carburetor just never gets old. It has became a running joke over time between my mom and I, how many Scrambler fans would we meet at each gas stop. I think we landed at a grand total of 12 throughout the trip. Not bad!

The road out of the park drops you on Box Canyon Rd which is the creepiest most awesome “the hills have eyes” kind of road ever. We both dug it so much that we had to pull over and snap some photos.

After a quick stop for tacos in the funky little farm town of Mecca we hit the 111 hwy and back into the wind. Riding by the Salton Sea made me all kinds of inspired. I had read so much history about how it used to be such a posh place to hang out and now it is just this stagnant sea with run-down old buildings. Again, so creepy and rad all at the same time.

Grandpa on his KTM 600 in Colorado Grand Mesa back in the day. 

Grandpa on his KTM 600 in Colorado Grand Mesa back in the day. 

Heading into Yuma you just about hit the border and the Scrambler kept asking me if we could just cross on over and find some dirt roads that lead down to Baja. Sorry Scrambler, next time! To  Grandpa’s house we went. After a great visit with him, filled mostly with old stories of all the motorcycles he’s had over the years, and a good night’s sleep, I was excited to finally take my mom to Borrego Springs where it all started.  Yep the very first Babes Ride Out event ever back in 2013 took place in Borrego California.

I showed my mom all the amazing statues that are out in the middle of the desert in Borrego before we had lunch at Carlee's and motored up the epic Montezuma Valley Rd then dropping onto the 79 and eventually the 371 the took us to the Palms to Pines highway into Idyllwild. The 371 has one of the most epic views and my mom had never been on that road so I loved to share it with her. As the palms turned into pines I made sure to pull over at one of my favorite spots near Lake Hemet to grab a photo.

I feel so fortunate to be able to ride motorcycles with my mom! She is the one that got me into it in the first place and being able to share adventures like this with her is priceless! After Idyllwild we stayed the night and then took the Ortega Highway over to Silverado Canyon and back to Long Beach. After the trip was all said and done we had gone over 1,200 miles. I could not have been happier to have taken that trip on the Triumph Street Scrambler. It was the perfect road trip bike on one of the best road trips ever!

For more info on the Triumph Street Scrambler click HERE

To find a Dealer in your area and test ride one click HERE

Jacket and Jeans: Atwyld | Helmet: Biltwell | Boots: Redwing | Sena 10C Bluetooth | Goggles: Equilibrialist Duffle: Port LBC

Jacket and Jeans: Atwyld | Helmet: Biltwell | Boots: Redwing | Sena 10C Bluetooth | Goggles: Equilibrialist Duffle: Port LBC

Las Vegas | Meet-up and Ride to Babes Ride Out 5

EventsAnya Violet

Looking for a group to ride out with to Babes Ride Out 5? Look no further! We will have rides leaving from Orange County, L.A., Arizona, Las Vegas and more.  For tips and tricks about riding in a group read the blog we wrote for Progressive MC HERE

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When:

Thursday 10/19/17

Arrive at: 8am

Kickstands up at: 9am

Where:

Name: EuroCycle Las Vegas

Address: 5031 Wagon Trail AveLas Vegas,  NV89118

Provided:

Coffee:  YES

Breakfast:  SNACK STYLE

Free tire pressure checks:  YES

Route:

Click HERE

Details:

Suggested rider ability: Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested engine size requirements to keep up with pack: 700cc & up

Lane splitting: Yes, If neccessary

Speed limit:   Up 10 mph over limit or flow as needed

Gas stops:  Yes, 3. 4 if needed. Stateline, Cima & Amboy. Longest leg is Cima to Amboy. 78 miles.  Twenty palms

Notes:

arrive at EUROCYCLE LAS VEGAS with a full tank of gas.

Lead Rider Contact:

Name:  Kara Crisp

Email :  pump688@yahoo.com

Instagram handle: @pump_688

Phone Number :  702-401-6794

 

 

BRO 5 Artist Series | Taylor Patton

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

Babes Ride Out Artist Series highlights the talented people in our community. Every artist donates their time and creativity to create a custom piece for the BRO5 Raffle. We are so happy to be able to support Moto F.A.M. through the proceeds of the raffle each year. Moto FAM raises funds for riders that have been hurt in a motorcycle related accident, or the family of a fallen rider. Thank you so much to Vans for contributing the skate decks for the Artist Series this year!

Meet Taylor Patton!

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Where are you from originally?

Im originally from a super small town in the interior of British Columbia Canada. The population is less than 200. Its tiny but I love it so much. 

 Where do you live now?

I currently live in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia Canada but I am going back to the west coast of BC in the fall. 

What first got you into art?

Honestly, I don't even remember. I loved colouring books and then I started to try and draw the images in the colouring books rather than colour them. I just found it so cool to be able to draw something from your head or just to be able to look at something and draw it.

How would you describe your style?

Oh man haha this makes me laugh because so many people refer to me as a "chameleon" because Im always changing style wise. I don't really have a set style, I just like using whatever is inspiring me at the moment to create art. I don't really want to just stick to one style.

What inspires you? Any particular artist?

I find a lot of my inspiration comes from tattoos and just tattoo culture and style in general, there are just so many great tattoo artist on instagram and everywhere now a days. I also get inspired by the 60's-70's era I just love everything about it. I could go on forever about everything that inspires me because I find so many things cool and inspiring haha.

What is your favourite medium?

I would have to say my favourite medium is just thick white paper and a sharpie.

When did you first hear about babes ride out?

I think I found it just cruising around instagram one day. The motorcycle community has inspired me a lot, especially women riders because they are so bad ass and always seem like the coolest, most down to earth chicks.

I don't have any connections to the motorcycle community other than I hope I can learn to ride one day! Its one of my goals.

What are you contributing to the raffle and what inspired you to create it?

Im doing a custom skate deck for the raffle I cant wait! What inspired me for the deck was traditional tattoo flash style, like sailor jerry sort of deal. I aimed of doing a twist of that with badass pinup motorcycle girls.

Thanks so much!

Real Deal Bike Show at Babes Ride Out 5

SponsorsAnya Violet

One of our favorite things about Babes Ride Out is watching all the bikes roll in! We love to see how each rider makes their bike their own. Custom modification and styling is as diverse as the women who attend the event. It’s time to line them up! RealDeal will be hosting a Bike Show on site at BRO5. Read on for all the info! We cannot wait to see your masterpiece!

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With more and more babes becoming hands-on and customizing their own motorcycles, we fully believe that those skills and bikes should be shown off! We are pleased to announce the RealDeal Bike Show at BRO5! Friday night from 5-7 PM we will line up your masterpieces in the vendor compound for all to see and hear about up close and personal. There will be 5 classes to enter to win custom made trophies that all attendees will have a chance to help create during the RealDeal Workshoppes Thursday and Friday. Between Best Chopper, Best Vintage, Best Metric, Real Deal’s Choice, and People’s Choice, surely there is a place for your motorcycle in the show! Sign ups and detailed information will be available at the RealDeal desert studio. Winners will be announced on stage at 7:30PM Friday night. 

It is RealDeal's mission to make the trades sexy again; to show babes it’s ok to pick up tools and get their hands dirty. To create and build anything they dream up. To follow the epic journeys to where their passions and craft will take them. To grow confidence through skills and hands-on experience. To create comfortable working environments with no judgements, intimidation or stereotypes. To tell the stories of the women who already live a RealDeal lifestyle, in hopes to inspire more into a RealDeal way of living. So please, enter your bike!

DIY Boot Care | Red Wing Heritage Womens Iron Rangers

REVIEWSAnya Violet

I Have been on many adventures in my Red Wing Heritage Womens Iron Ranger Boots. From trips to the desert to, DIY projects, campouts and very long days,  these boots have been my go-to boot for everything. Each chunk of dirt left on them has a story to tell but it was time to get them looking like new again. Check out my DIY boot care step by step. It took no more than 10 minutes and my Iron Rangers all ready to get dirty again. 

1. After a days work remodeling my home 2. Gas station stops on my way back from a camp trip 3. Desert adventure in Johnson Valley 4. Lacing up after a long day of riding in the dirt 5. Painting the walls in my new house 6. Nothing like waking up at sunrise when you're camping 7. Camping near the river in Oregon after watching the solar eclipse 8. A day at Giant Rock with Friends 9. All day on my feet vending Atwyld up in Washington

1. After a days work remodeling my home 2. Gas station stops on my way back from a camp trip 3. Desert adventure in Johnson Valley 4. Lacing up after a long day of riding in the dirt 5. Painting the walls in my new house 6. Nothing like waking up at sunrise when you're camping 7. Camping near the river in Oregon after watching the solar eclipse 8. A day at Giant Rock with Friends 9. All day on my feet vending Atwyld up in Washington

After many adventures in my Red Wing Heritage Womens Iron Ranger boots it was time for a cleaning to get them looking fresh again. 

BEFORE- many trips to the desert, campouts, DIY projects and long days on these boots

BEFORE- many trips to the desert, campouts, DIY projects and long days on these boots

Red Wing Care Kit to the rescue! Check it out HERE

Red Wing Care Kit to the rescue! Check it out HERE

Remove the laces

Remove the laces

Brush off all the excess dirt with the brush and a little hot water with a rag if needed

Brush off all the excess dirt with the brush and a little hot water with a rag if needed

Next is the leather cleaner

Next is the leather cleaner

Boot on the right is cleaned boot on the left is next

Boot on the right is cleaned boot on the left is next

Boot Cream is next

Boot Cream is next

Give the boots a good rub down with the boot cream and let it dry

Give the boots a good rub down with the boot cream and let it dry

once the boot cream is dry, buff it off with the brush

once the boot cream is dry, buff it off with the brush

Leather Protector is last

Leather Protector is last

All clean! As good as new!!!

All clean! As good as new!!!