Babes Ride Out

Presenting Vans Girls x BRO East Coast 2 Artist Series Skate Decks

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

This year for Babes Ride Out East Coast 2, Vans Girls is proud to introduce the House Of Vans artist series. Vans Girls have partnered with designer, Jenna of Vichcraft, and tattoo artist, Minka Sicklinger to raffle off two custom skateboard decks.

Minka Sicklinger

Minka Sicklinger is an artist who was born in The Netherlands, grew up in Australia and lived many places in between before finding her way to America, where she is now based. She collects treasures which inform and inspire the iconic symbolism and patterning of her work that finds its way onto paper, metal, flesh, and fabric. Through her art she seeks to find ritual and ceremony in the routine and practices of everyday existence.

@minkasicklinger

Jenna Blazevich

Vichcraft is the independent and collaborative, multi-disciplinary studio of Jenna Blazevich. With a focus on visual storytelling, she strives to craft charmingly unique brand and product experiences. Combining hand-craft processes and tactile mediums with a digital design skill-set, Vichcraft strives to work right around the line between art and design to visually translate intersectional feminist ideas.

@vichcraft

BRO East Coast Raffle Contributor | Retrofit Cycleworks

PeopleAnya Violet

Company Name: Retrofit

Website: www.Retrofitcycleworks.com (!!!)

Instagram: @retrofitcycleworks

Where are you located? Newton, NJ

What have you guys been working on for the past year?

Jeez, I can’t believe it’s been a year already! We’ve been hard at work with some of our own personal projects, some customer projects, and we now have our official website up! Over the past year I transformed mx XS650 to go flat track racing at the Appalachian Moto Jam last October. We finished the restoration on my dad’s CB750 sidecar bike. We redid all the mechanicals, all new wiring, upgraded the brakes while leaving the original paint. We also just got my dad’s panhead back on the road. We made one of this most challenging sissybars to date, the Scorpion Bar. This was a custom sissybar made for Ian, who won a free sissybar from us at Strange Days. The love of my life Kate just got her motorcycle license and we’re scrambling to get her CB360 on the road. The day before she took her test her it blew a head gasket so we’re doing an entire top end rebuild. I’ve got a CB750 swingarm chopper I’ve been slowly chipping away at that I’m building to hopefully run cross country with next year. And lastly we’re reviving Virginia’s very own wedding present BMW K75S for this year’s BRO!

We heard your team has a few bikes in the Fuel Cleveland show this year. Can you tell us a little about those bikes?

Yes! We’re super stoked we got not one, but two bikes going to Fuel this year. One is the Strange Days 3 giveaway bike, a 1972 XS650 survivor chopper we restored. The other is my dad’s panhead we just finished up. I submitted his bike for the show on his behalf. He had no idea and it was a total surprise to him. This will be the first major show any of his bikes have ever been in. The panhead is rather special because this is a bike he’s had in his head since he was 16. It just took him 50 years to finally get the chance build it. 

You contributed 2 stainless steel sissy bars to BRO last year, one of them being a custom order. What did you end up working on for her? 

Apparently the girl who won the BRO bar also won the certificate for the custom one. Not sure how that worked out, but it’s actually a bittersweet story. I won’t name names, but the story goes just before the event this girl inherited an evo sportster from her uncle who passed away. She was unsure about keeping the bike or what do with it. She saw the raffle sissybar was for an evo sportster and thought if she won the bar it was meant to be to keep her uncle’s bike. As fate would have it I guess her uncle wanted her to keep the bike! Since she didn’t need two sissybars we allowed her to exchange the certificate for some sportster parts to help get her uncle’s bike back on the road and more comfortable for her to ride.

What are you guys building to giveaway at this year’s event?

We are building a custom stainless sissybar made from hex material for an evo sporty. We’ve have an awesome design planned but that you’ll just have to see when it’s finished!

What makes you interested in supporting an event like Babes Ride Out?

I love supporting grassroots events that are local. Even though the original Babes Ride Out is a west coast event, it’s awesome that it's has laid claim to a great area of riding in our own back yard and we want to continue to support it!

Babes Ride Out East Coast 2 Schedule of Events

EventsAshmore Ellis
Photo By Yve Assad

Photo By Yve Assad

1 Week from today  gates will open to our second annual Babes Ride Out East Coast campout! We cannot wait to watch you ladies roll in! Make sure your bike is all tuned up, check and double check the weather and get ready to ride! We have outlined the weekend festivities so you can come ready for an incredible weekend!

Friday 6/2/17
12pm- GATES OPEN (no early birds please)
5pm-10pm- Good Mood Food will be serving food for purchase
8:30 pm- Welcome meeting & announcements
8:45pm-11pm- Karaoke with Hot Rides SF
11pm- Quiet Time

Saturday 6/3/17
7am-10am- Breakfast and coffee at the pavilion for purchase
8am-10am- Route recommendations with staff crew (we will be in barn, ask us anything!)
10am-5pm- ENJOY THE RIDE
5pm-7pm- Triumph moto games on the grass. 
5pm-10pm- Good Mood Food will be serving food for purchase
7pm-7:45pm- Raffle & Atwyld Iron Butt award
7:45pm-8:45pm- Daisycutter
9pm-10pm- The Defibulators
10pm-11pm- Hot Rides Dance Party

Sunday 6/3/17
Have a fun ride home! 

Adventure to Trona Pinnacles | Shot on the SENA 10C

Anya Violet

As motorcyclists, we get to experience the world in a unique way. Feeling the temperature change as you leave the coast and head into the desert and watching the terrain change with every mile.  Hop on board my Triumph Street Scrambler adventure to Trona Pinnacles with Corinne Lan Franco! Shot on my Sena 10C!

shot on the 10C

shot on the 10C

I have always been a no frills kind of rider. I keep it pretty minimal when it comes to gadgets and accessories. I just don't like to have to fuss with things and just enjoy the ride. However, when I was introduced to the SENA 10C I thought I would give it a try. 

The 10C is both a video camera and a bluetooth communication device rolled into one. It is so easy to install in any helmet that I transition it back and forth between my street and dirt bike helmet, no problem. With a touch of the button you can switch between listening to music from you Iphone or chatting with your road dog. The camera has multiple settings so you can record your entire ride and fill up the whole memory card or you can just grab 1 minute clips of the best parts of the road. I have taken my 10C on adventures on and off-road and on 1200 miles road trips. I will be the first to admit that this gadget just makes the trip more fun!

Triumph X Babes Ride Out East Coast 2

SponsorsAnya Violet

Babes Ride Out East Coast 2 is less than 2 weeks away! We are so excited to have Triumph Motorcycles on site to join in the fun!

Make sure you get back to camp on Saturday in time for the Triumph Moto games! Nothing like a little competition amongst friends, right!? The, ever popular, slow race will be back as well as the technical course so practice your skills ladies this is going to be fun to watch!

Photo by Yve Assad

Photo by Yve Assad

photo by Yve Assad

photo by Yve Assad

Photo by Yve Assad

Photo by Yve Assad

A couple of lucky ladies will be taking home one of the 2 amazing jackets that Triumph has donated to this years raffle! Score!!!

Ladies Beauford Jacket

Ladies Beauford Jacket

Ladies Cara Jacket

Ladies Cara Jacket

If you haven't had a chance to really check out Triumphs new fleet of machines then now is the time! The Bonneville Bobber, Street Cup and Bonneville T100 will be on display throughout the weekend. Make sure you stop by and drool!

Bonneville Bobber

Street Cup

Bonneville T100

Atwyld | Built for the Modern Women Who Rides

SponsorsAnya Violet
Photo by Mike Pham

Photo by Mike Pham

Atwyld is a womens motorcycle apparel brand designed for the modern woman who rides. For too long there has been a gap in the market when it comes to versatile motorcycle apparel for women that both looks good and functions on and off the bike. 

The 3 of us founders have been riding motorcycles for most of our lives. Some from as young as 7 years old. As the community of female riders around us started growing we noticed that very few people (men and women) wore clothing with protective features.  It's really no question why. There was very little to choose from. Atwyld was created because we saw a void  and put our heads together to try and fill it with a collection of motorcycle apparel that looks good, feels good and is manufactured by the best craftsmen we could find. Atwyld is not just a passenger but in integral part of your riding experience. 

We are thrilled to be a past of Babes Ride Out East Coast 2! This will be our first time showcasing our collection in New York. We will have the full assortment on display for ladies to try on and check out the details!