Babes Ride Out

BRO5 Artist Series | Neith Miller

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 Atwyld for contributing the military jacket for the Artist Series this year!

Meet Neith Miller!

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Hey everyone, I am Neith Z Miller. I am a tattooer and visual artist born and raised in the mountains of Prescott AZ, working at Divinity Tattoo Prescott.

I have been making art in one form or another as long as I can remember but tattooing has been my dream since I was 8 years old. I moved to California to apprentice under the artist who inspired me in my youth and completed my apprenticeship in February of 2014.

The inspiration of this art form for me is the power it gives us to transform and claim our bodies. It is ancient and has been ritualisticly practiced in almost every culture on the planet. Through out history it has been considered medicinal, magical, and sacred. I am honored to be a part of this human tradition.

Outside of tattooing some of my favorite mediums are oils, acrilic, pen and ink, and recently engraving bone.

I found out about BRO a couple years ago from a close friend of mine, the same friend that got me into riding. I have only been riding for a couple of months but I am hooked. I currently ride a SYM wolf Classic 150.

My submission for the Moto Fam raffle is the ATWYLD military jacket. I chose a big prehistoric cat skull embellished with succulents. I wanted to create a design that made whoever wins it to feel like the bad ass that she is!!

I take commissions so if you like what you see or are interested in getting tattooed get in touch!

IG: @neithzmiller

facebook.com/neith.tattoo

Divinitytattooprescott.com

facebook.com/DivinityTattooPrescott

Explore Joshua Tree Park During Babes Ride Out 5's Joshua Tree Loop (60 Miles Roundtrip)

Ashmore 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. 

Photo by Jenny Linquist 

Photo by Jenny Linquist 

One of the most scenic and MUST see routes is the Joshua Tree Loop which takes you down long slightly curved roads through the park. Heads up, there is a $12 fee per motorcycle to enter the park but it's good for a full week. You could easily spend an entire day in the park so make sure to pull over in their designated parking areas and look at the map. Jumbo Rocks, Skull Rock, and the Chollo Cactus Gardens are a must see! 

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Joshua Tree Park Loop

  • 60 miles round trip (1.5 hours on bike due to speed limits and all those views!)
  • Download directions HERE
  • $12 per moto, pass good for 7 days. 
  • Take a look before you ride, Joshua Tree National Park offers a ton of information via their website. Click HERE
  • STAY ON THE PAVED ROADS. This park has a very delicate eco system and one step can ruin a protective living layer called Cryptobiotic crust. Otherwise known as “desert glue" that helps trap the limited rainfall which helps the fauna stay alive. Please do not take your motorcycle off any unpaved paths or areas to take photos. There are tons of areas that are dedicated to this as well as spots to pull off any play on the rocks, hike around, etc. Please respect ALL park rules while visiting <3 Learn more HERE
  • This is one hell of a park rich in history of mining and exploration
  • Cholla Cactus Gardens, Skull Rock, Jumbo Rocks, and more are worth a look
  • Incredible panoramic views of the desert and rocks
  • Slow sweeping turns, a very chill ride for those looking to relax
  • Stop by the Saloon for one hell of a burger and blackened Mahi tacos (TRUST ME!)
  • Vegan or vegetarian? Makes sure to eat at Natural Sisters or Crossroads. They are literally the best!
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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. 

Biltwell BRODEO at Babes Ride Out 5 | Get Ready to Get Bucked Up

SponsorsAshmore Ellis

Biltwell has gone all out this year to bring in some good times to all you ladies at Babes Ride Out 5! Introducing the Biltwell Brodeo, a mechanical bull riding contest happening Friday evening. Make sure to get back to camp in time to get some practice rides in before the competition starts. The lovely Tiffany Lynn will be hosting and this is open to ALL ladies!  Read below to get all the details!

Blitters getting BUCKED UPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!

Blitters getting BUCKED UPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!

WHEN: FRIDAY OCT 20th 2017 at BABES RIDE OUT 5

BROUGHT TO YOU BY: BILTWELL

HOSTED BY: TIFFANY LYNN

Registration and practice from 4:00 – 6:00 pm 

Competition for longest 2 handed from 6:00 – 7:15 pm 

Winner of best 2 handed is disqualified from competing in best single handed

Competition for longest 1 handed from 7:15 – 8:00 pm

Awards directly following competition by Jen Hallett

o   Biltwell BRODEO 2016  Champion – Dos Manos (longest 2 handed award)

o   Biltwell BRODEO 2016 Champion – Uno Mano (longest 1 handed award)

o   Biltwell BRODEO 2016 – Carnage Award (doesn't need explanation) 

Rules of the Competition

1. Must sign a waiver before riding the bull

2. Practice will be on a first come first serve basis. Line up if you are interested and practice as much as you want until competition begins

3. Once competition begins, you can ride the bull as many times as you want. Riding the bull will be on a first come first server basis. Ex., get back in line as soon as you get tossed off the bull if you want to get in as many rides as possible.

4. To compete, you do not need to join practice. You can sign a waiver after competition starts and get in line to ride the bull.

5. Awards for longest 2 handed and 1 handed ride will be given out based off of the most time spent on the bull.

6. Timing will start when the air horn sounds and end when the first part of the rider’s body touches the ground

7. If you have the longest 2 handed ride, you will be disqualified from winning the best one handed ride. Sorry, just trying to keep a pro from snatching up all the awards :) 

Don't worry, you won't need to memorize the above :) A large sign with the schedule of events and  printed “rules sheets” will be on hand. 

BRO5 Artist Series | Katie Beasley

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 Biltwell for contributing the helmets for the Artist Series this year!

Meet Katie Beasley!

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Hey-O! I’m Katie Beasley, originally from Portland, Oregon and still living in Portland, Oregon. Portland is filled with creative people, but I never would have been one of them, myself, unless my childhood best friend, Taylor (www.taylorpartee.com) forced me to draw with her, rather than watch tv or play video games. Now I’m a Graphic Designer and Lettering artist, so stoked that I get to create everyday for a living.

My favorite things to mess with are letters. I love to draw letterforms, play with how they can interact with each other, or how they can be jostled, shifted or warped. Drawing with ink and paper is an awesome way for me to step away from the computer, and make things with my hands.

I’m madly inspired by those around me that are making rad works themselves, and always look to my stepdad for creative advice and wisdom. Collaboration, communication and critique spark inspiration on the daily.

I’m really excited to customize a Vintage White Biltwell Gringo helmet for the raffle this year. I’m going to throw some typographic flair on it for the babes out there.

Locals 101 | Meet Sarah Tabbush Owner of Pioneertown General Store and Joshua Tree Local

People, Roll CallAshmore Ellis

Joshua Tree is filled with tons of small businesses owned and operated by the kindest people you will ever find. These locals know the area like the back of their hand, welcome us with open arms, and are thrilled to invite all 2,000 of you ladies coming to Babes Ride Out 5 to stop by and say hello. Meet Sarah Tabbush, owner of the Pioneertown General Store (located behind Pappy and Harriets) Sarah has generously donated a ton of items to the Moto F.A.M raffle for Babes Ride Out 5 and will be working at her store all weekend. Stop in, say hello, and pick up hand made one of a kind souvenirs. As a bonus, Sarah has offered a 10% discount to ALL Babes Ride Out ladies who stop by. 

Located behind Pappy and Harriets! If you do the Pioneer Loop, this is the spot to stop!

Located behind Pappy and Harriets! If you do the Pioneer Loop, this is the spot to stop!

Name: Sarah Tabbush
Location: Pioneertown
Business | Job: Owner/Manager, Pioneertown General Store
Website: www.pioneertowngeneralstore.com
Social Handle: instagram: @pioneertowngeneralstore and @sarahtabbs
Facebook: facebook.com/pioneertowngeneralstore

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Tell us about yourself and how you ended up in Joshua Tree:

I grew up in Los Angeles and spent most of my life bouncing around from city to city trying to find the perfect place to call home. But when I finally came back to the desert where we used to vacation as a kid, I realized this place was perfect. It had all the wonderful elements of every city I’d ever loved. The desert, and especially Pioneertown, has the friendliness of the south, the beauty of the southwest, and a certain outlaw attitude that really resonated with me. This would be where I’d finally be able to settle down and “retire.”


How has your desert surroundings changed your lifestyle?

I slowed down a ton. The most important things to me now are preserving nature, spending time with my growing group of friends and investing in our small community. I start every day with a quiet cup of coffee on the patio with my dog Thelma. I finish most days watching the sunset in the same spot sipping tequila. The pace of my days are set by the sun and who’s having a BBQ.

Tell us how your business came to be.

I’ve always been passionate about bringing people together through community.  I’ve always done some type of volunteer community outreach and my last corporate job was in a marketing role for TOMS shoes. More and more it started to feel like I could better serve this purpose in a smaller capacity right here in the desert. I wanted to provide a place for all of the amazing creators in our community to sell their goods- I wanted to directly help build our local desert economy. I also wanted to have a space where people could come and feel comfortable hanging out- you wouldn’t just come to pick out a few things, you’d want to hear the stories of the people behind the products that I sell and stay a while. Beverages, a turntable and a comfortable seating area were important elements of the store design!
What is a day in the life like when you run your own business? Most days you’ll find me in the shop with my dog Thelma (nicknames include wild child, dingo… you’ve been warned). I’m usually chatting with locals and visitors aged 13-75 over a cup of coffee or a beer. My favorite moments are when  someone new comes by the shop and they’re greeted by old-timers who tell stories about the old days of Pioneertown when Hells Angels and horses all rode together on our dirt roads. 

Vintage, hand made goods, and all sorts of treasure.

Vintage, hand made goods, and all sorts of treasure.

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What are you currently working on?

I’m always looking to support more females doing amazing things. I have more than 15 handmade products by local women and friends of the community and I’m always looking for more. I have product made by men too, but not as many…  It just so happens that the desert attracts some badass women and I love that!

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What is something you cherish about Joshua Tree?

There is a spirit of community, kindness and creativity that I’ve never seen elsewhere. You have to be pretty tough to make it out here. The weather is hot and dry in the summer and cold in the winter (it even snows in Pioneertown at 4500 ft altitude). We have tarantulas, scorpions, bears, rattlesnakes. Not to mention trying to make a living! We really rely on one another to survive.  I’m extremely grateful to be a part of this community. 

What are you donating to the raffle?

I’ll be donating a few handmade items from some of my favorite ladies creating badass things:
Handmade leather motorcycle wallet by Joshua Tree local Maya Vega  Golden Hour Leather
Handcrafted Mojave Bush Balm Chapstick by Pioneertown local Sarah Witt , Motorcycle Bell by Jennifer Ilalaole  CobraCult Jewelry, Desert sunset chainstitch embroidered patch from Die Trying TX Tarot Deck by Joshua Tree local Mary Evans Spirit Speak Love’ Strawberry Rose Oxymel by Joshua Tree local herbalist Rachel Burgos Snakeroot Apothecary.

Any recommendations for ladies traveling to Joshua Tree for Babes Ride Out 5?

Try to avoid the sandy spots on the dirt roads if you’re on a street bike! And if you find yourself there anyway… the old-timers always taught me to just keep on the throttle and ploy through like you’re driving a boat.  But slow and easy dragging your boots works too! 
And do the Pioneertown ride! Not only is my store on the route… but it’s my favorite ride. 10% discount for all BRO ladies at the Pioneertown General Store, too! Here are some other great spots to shop in the area:

  • The Bloomin’ Gypsy Homegrown for plants, flowers and other treasures
  • Hoof and the Horn: Men’s and women’s western and bohemian style clothing and more 
  • The End: Magical curated vintage and designer clothing shop featuring local art, jewelry and textiles 
  • Funky and Darn Near New: Colorful vintage clothing store featuring local artists and more
  • Black Luck Vintage: Vintage, vinyl, clothing and handmade art
  • Pioneer Crossing, Tamma’s Magic Mercantile and The Mother Lode for antiques and other desert finds
     
Sarah and her angel, Thelma <3 

Sarah and her angel, Thelma <3 

ATWYLD | Two Wheels Jacket

REVIEWSAnya Violet

Allow us to introduce you to our favorite new riding jacket from ATWYLD! The Two Wheels Jacket is made from the strongest denim in the universe but is cut in a super casual workwear style shape that is so comfortable to ride in. Atwyld will have their full collection of womens riding apparel on display at Babes Ride Out 5!!! Read on to learn more about this style and make sure and try it on at BRO5!

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Lets face it…. sometimes it is just too hot for a leather jacket. ATWYLD makes one of the best dang women’s leather moto jacket out there, yet we have to admit that it is not always the ideal thing to ride in. Hot weather requires lightweight and breathable garments but that still offer the abrasion resistance that a leather jacket would. Say hello to the Two Wheels jacket! Made of CE level 1 abrasion resistant Dyneema Denim that withstands up to a 4.5 second slide. Dyneema is 15 times stronger than steel making it the strongest fiber in the world yet floats on water and is cool to the touch. The Two Wheels jacket was designed to look and feel like your everyday favorite work wear inspired jacket, featuring pockets galore and a two-way zipper offering great adjustability depending on the shape of the wearer. Encased elastic at the waist and sleeve cuff minimize wind flow resulting in the billowing effect we all love so much. This jacket looks amazing on and off the bike and features the best technology available for single layer abrasion resistant fabrics. Simply through a flannel or fleece underneath if the weather starts to change while you're on the road. 

Check out their video " Elevate and Accelerate "

The Details!

Head to www.atwyld.com for more info or follow them at @atwyld