Babes Ride Out

BRO5 | Artist Series | Lacey Frazier

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 Lacey Frazier!

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Where are you from originally?

• I am originally from a small town in Florida!

Where do you live now?

• I’ve lived in San Diego for about 5 years now!

What first got you into art?

• I’ve been making art since I was a kid. I think some major driving factors in my life were,

my grandma, who is an amazing painter. My teachers in school also did an awesome job in encouraging me to take my art further.

How would you describe your style?

• Messy and dark, a little chaotic! Haha

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

• Ugh I love this question! I am inspired by so many things around me, nature mostly,women, anatomy, old world things, creatures, bugs....etc.. I love James Jean, he is my most favorite surrealist of this time. Brom, Frazetta, Sin Eater Illustrations, honestly there are so many more..

What is your favorite medium?

• Honestly oil paints are my absolute favorite, but I also equally enjoy pen and ink and watercolor, those are my top 3!

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

• I first heard about Babes Ride Out from my friend Leah, she randomly hit me up one day in 2015 and was like hey want to go moto camping?! I had a Yamaha FZ-07 and had been riding less than a year, of course I said yes! That year I ended up meeting a ton of new friends and the rest is history!

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

• Well one of my best friends taught me how to ride and I started out just meeting his friends and then I came to babes in 2015 and started expanding my circle of moto friends!

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

• I do! I’ve been riding for almost 3 years, I just traded in my first bike for a 2017 883 Sportster this past March! Annnnd I love her. (her name is Xena)

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

• Hahaha hmm, I just consulted my moto group and they are telling me I’m a Ducati scrambler! I do love Ducatis’, and seriously wanted a 796 Monster back in the day.

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there?

• Yes! Many times, I love it there, the town, the desert, there is something calming and peaceful about the area. I love riding through the park and watching the animals and sur-roundings. I think my most favorite thing about Joshua Tree is absolutely the night sky!

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

·      I have had the privilege of painting a jacket this year, I’ve wanted to paint a jacket for Babes since I first found about the raffle!

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

• Well it started much like all my other projects start, with a couple sketches and revisions. I knew I wanted to do something that was me, and I am pretty excited about the finished product. It’s hard to describe really, I just start doodling and things come out! And this is where I landed!

Meet Joy Lewis in the Progressive Darkroom

SponsorsAnya Violet

Have you met Joy Lewis?

We first met Joy in the town of Idylwild with about 150 other female riders. We got to know her when a small group of us did a day ride up Angeles Crest to grab lunch. It didn’t take long to fall victim to her positive energy and beaming smile. We really got to know Joy racing along side her in the dirt…for the record, she’s fast, real fast and ripping neck n neck along side her has been some of the most thrilling racing I have experienced! Not only is she one of the most generally pleasant people to be around, she is someone that is constantly pushing herself as a motorcyclist and as a human being in general.

Joy has been one of our favorite riding buddies for many years now and she will be on site at Babes Ride Out 5 with Progressive MC. Joy has many miles under her belt and knows her way around a flat track better than most. Her garage is packed with an assortment of pristine vintage motos that would make your grandpa want re-live his heyday. She has traveled the globe on two wheels and we can't wait to enjoy the desert with her this week!

Make sure and tag your photos #progressivedarkroom to have them printed and up in the booth when you arrive at BRO5!

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Babes Ride Out 5 Official Schedule

EventsAnya Violet

Babes, we cannot believe that BRO5 is this week. The time has come. We have compiled all the info for the event in one blog so you can easily make sure you are ready to ride!

photo by Yve Assad

photo by Yve Assad

  • Need to rent a bike last minute? Check HERE
  • Looking for a group to ride out with? Click HERE
  • Tips on riding in a group. Click HERE
  • What to pack? Click HERE
  • Safety checklist. Click HERE

Thursday

12- Gates open (please do not show up early unless you want to sit in the sun and wait). 

12pm-7pm S&S Cycle garage open for a quick fix

12pm-9pm- Moto FAM raffle open. Everyone gets 1 free ticket and able to buy as many additional tickets as they's like. 

12pm-10pm Babes Ride Out merch booth is slinging tees, tanks, hats, beanies, posters, socks, and more! Click HERE to see a small assortment! Make sure to say hello to Ashmore's mom "Hurricane Robin" and her aunt "Tropical Storm Connie". Bring cash please!

12pm-10pm Progressive Dark Room is printing all the images that are tagged #progressiveDarkRoom and hanging them in their tent! Make sure to use that tag to get yours printed for keeps! 

3pm-8pm-805 Beer Happy Hour(s)

3pm-11pm- BRO Tattoo room open- to meet the artists click HERE to see the flash click HERE. As always, first come first serve and tattoos start at $20. 

4pm-10pm-Food Truck dinners and snacks for purchase. See full menu HERE

4pm-10pm- Atwyld gallery and photo booth open

4pm-10pm- Red Wing Heritage Womens booth open! Come check out their new line of boots!

4pm-10pm REAL DEAL learning stations open. Come see how easy it is to create! There will be sign ups for classes so make sure to beeline it to their booth if you want to partake. 

7:30pm-9:30pm- Sailor Jerry Cocktail Hour

7:00 - 9:30 Hot Rides Karaoke

9:30- Larkin Poe

Friday

7am-10am-Breakfast for purchase. See full menu HERE

8am-10am & 2pm-9pm-Moto FAM raffle open

8am-10am and 4pm-8pm S&S Cycle garage open for a quick fix

8am-10 am & 4pm-10pm-Babes Ride Out merch booth is slinging tees, tanks, hats, beanies, posters, socks, and more! Click HERE to see a small assortment! Bring cash please <3 

9am- Grab a Biltwell route map from The Mojave Desert Land Trust booth and choose your own adventure for the day

4pm-10pm-Food Truck dinners and snacks for purchase. See full menu HERE

3pm-11pm- BRO Tattoo room open- to meet the artists click HERE to see the flash click HERE

4pm-10pm- Atwyld Gallery and photo booth open

4pm-10pm- Red Wing Heritage Womens booth open! Come check out their new line of boots!

4-10pm Progressive Dark Room is printing all the images from your adventures and hanging them in their tent! Make sure to use #ProgressiveDarkRoom to get yours printed for keeps! 

4pm-10pm REAL DEAL learning stations open. Come see how easy it is to create! There will be sign ups for classes so make sure to beeline it to their booth if you want to partake. 

5pm-10pm Free 805 until it runs out (YEW!) 

6pm-11:30pm-DJ La Flaca Lee and DJ Ry Toast

4pm-8pm-Biltwell Brodeo! Get BUCKED UPPPP!!! Learn more about how it's going to go down by clicking HERE

5pm-7:30pm-I am the Real Deal Bike Show. Click the link to see categories!

7:30pm-9:30pm- Sailor Jerry Cocktail Hour  

8pm- Bike Show winners announced

8:30pm- Iron Butt Award

9pm-Live Performance by Fly Girls LA

9pm-11pm- Dance Party

8pm-11:30pm-Astronomy Show. $5 cover at the Star Theatre

Saturday

7am-10am-Breakfast for purchase. See full menu HERE

8am-10am and 4pm-8pm S&S Cycle garage open for a quick fix

8am-10am & 2pm-6pm-Moto FAM raffle open

8am-10 am & 4pm-10pm-Babes Ride Out merch booth is slinging tees, tanks, hats, beanies, posters, socks, and more! Click HERE to see a small assortment!

9am- Grab a Biltwell route map from The Mojave Desert Land Trust booth and choose your own adventure for the day. 

4pm-10pm-Food Truck dinners and snacks for purchase. See full menu HERE

3pm-11pm- BRO Tattoo room open- to meet the artists click HERE to see the flash click HERE

4pm-10pm- Atwyld gallery and photo booth open

4pm-10pm- Red Wing Heritage Womens booth open! Come check out their new line of boots!

4pm-10pm REAL DEAL learning stations open. Come see how easy it is to create! There will be sign ups for classes so make sure to beeline it to their booth if you want to partake. 

4pm-10pm Progressive Dark Room is printing all the images you tag #ProgressiveDarkRoom during your adventures! 

5pm-7pm-Triumph Moto Games

5pm-10pm Free 805 until it runs out (YEW!) 

6pm- Raffle is closed, good luck ladies! 

7pm-7:45pm- Raffle! Make sure you have your tickets and are at the stage or you'll miss out!

7:30pm-9:30pm- Sailor Jerry Cocktail Hour

7:45pm-8:45pm-The Velveteers

8pm-11:30pm-Astronomy Show $5 cover at the Star Theatre 

9pm-10:30pm-Dorothy

10:30pm-12am- Dance party (if you are still standing). 

Sunday

7am-10am-Breakfast for purchase. See full menu HERE

7am-10am-S&S Cycle mechanics garage open to kick the tires and top off your oil before you blast off!

8am-10am Babes Ride Out merch booth open for any last minute souvenirs. 

10am: Pack up and head to the BRO5 after party at The Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs for a Pool Party!

More activities on site you should click on and read about:

Babes Ride Out Food Truck Selection and Menus

EventsAnya Violet

We have a ton of delicious food options for you on site at BRO5 this year! We've got breakfast burritos, vegan options, gluten free options, BBQ, pizza, cold pressed juice, popsicle, delicious thai, smoothies,of course COFFEE, espresso and so much more!!!! Some of the food vendors accept credit card but some do not so bring cash! The restaraunts in town can get really crowded on the weekends so we recommend grabbing your meals on site so you can spend more time riding. 

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Jetboil Cooking System | A Necessity for Motorcyclists Who Ride, Camp, and Repeat

Sponsors, DIY TipsAshmore Ellis

Motorcycle camping for days at a time, riding from national park to national park is one of our absolute favorite things to do.  Traveling on a bike means you are limited to what can fit on your moto, and space is reserved for the essentials. One of our all time favorite and most used items is a Jetboil. These small camp stoves can boil water within a few seconds which makes dinner so much easier and a quick cup of coffee possible. A lot of us have dietary restrictions, some of us NEED that hot cup of coffee when we wake up, and since a lot of national parks do not allow fires, this unit is perfect if you need to heat up that gas station Chef Boyardee or that can of soup you picked up at the last gas stop.  In the spirit of wandering countless miles and always starting with a hot beverage and ending with a warm meal, we have partnered with Jetboil to gives away some of their MiniMo Cooking Systems at the Moto FAM raffle. 

We've got some amazing food trucks heading to Babes Ride Out 5 but we know some of you are traveling multiple days or some of you rather make your own food at camp. Here are just a few roadside recipes make with a Jetboil that we LOVE! There are a ton of ways you can use this unit to make meals and beverages while motorcycling so get creative, test them out, and let us know you if have a good one you'd like to share. 

Packs down perfectly for easy transport. 

Packs down perfectly for easy transport. 

Pizza In A Pot

From: Trail Cooking Website (www.trailcooking.com)
"Italian inspired couscous tossed with meat and cheese."
Sounds yummy to us!

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup of couscous
  • 1 Tbsp sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp diced dried bell peppers
  • 1 Tsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 Tsp dried garlic, powder or diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (1 packet)
  • 4 oz shelf stable pre-sliced pepperoni slices (see notes)
  • 2 oz mozzarella cheese (see notes)

Directions:

  • Add 1 cup of water to your cooking system and bring to a boil
  • Turn off the stove and add in the dry ingredients, oil and pepperoni.  Stir well, put the lid on tightly and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Dice the cheese, fold in and let sit for a minute.

Notes:

  • Shelf stable pepperoni is often sold next to the deli meats in grocery stores but doesn't need to be kept cold until opened.
  • For the mozzarella cheese, use 2 pieces of string cheese. It is fine to carry for a couple days, it will get soft but is edible.

Jetboil Mac & Cheese

Everyone needs a little comfort food - even on the trail. Here's a quick, light and easy way to enjoy your macaroni & cheese. 

Ingredients: One box of Mac and Cheese

Directions:

  • For one serving, boil 2 cups of water and add 2 packages of noodles.
  • Keep an eye on the noodles and stir often so they don't stick, allowing them to simmer until soft.
  • Put your Jetboil lid on and drain some of the water (no all as you need some to make the sauce)
  • Add cheese packets and stir.  Mmmmmmm!

30 Second Hot Chocolate

When hot chocolate takes 30 seconds to make, you might start drinking a lot more of it. We won't hold it against you if you buy the packets of Swiss Miss or Carnation, but here's a good recipe if you're a diehard do-it-yourselfer.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/3 cup instant nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: instant coffee

Directions:

  • To one cup hot water, add 1/3 cup dry mix (about four to six heaping tablespoons) and stir well. Add a little instant coffee for mocha. Life is good.

Mmm S'mores Cocktail | Love at First Sip!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp cocoa
  • 3 Tbsp dry milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 oz chocolate liqueur (Kahlua or Amaretto)
  • 2 Tbsp mini marshmallows

Directions:

  • Add 1 cup hot water to the cocoa mix, stir in the liquor and top with marshmallows.
  • Note: A packet of hot cocoa mix can be substituted for the cocoa and milk powders.

S&S Cycle On Site Mechanic Coming to Babes Ride Out 5

DIY Tips, SponsorsAshmore Ellis

"We're pretty excited to partner with Babes Ride Out and support the growth of the women rider movement. BRO has grown from a grass roots collection of passionate riders to become the largest ladies only event of its kind. S&S Cycle will be on site to provide tech support and basic mechanical guidance. Look for our own Savannah Rose and her hardtail Sporty as well as a stocked up Sprinter van" - David Zemla , VP of Marketing at S&S Cycle

Knowing your bike is running in tip top shape is important when you are traveling hundreds of miles to get to Babes Ride Out 5. Even though we always strongly encourage ladies to have their bikes checked out before they hit the road, the inevitable happens. A tire looks a little too worn, you've burned more oil than you thought, your headlight goes out, tire pressure reduces, things shake loose, and all sorts of other things may get the better of you. We are so excited to announce that S&S Cycle will have a garage setup that will be on site in a little section just off Sunfair, the main road leading into Babes Ride Out. They will be stocked with tools, oil, and a human who can help you continue to ride safely. Look for the giant S&S easy up and van, pull in, and get your bikes checked out for free thanks to the crew of S&S Cycle. 

Look for Savannah on her chopper scoot. Savannah has been coming to Babes Ride Out since it's inception (2013). 

Look for Savannah on her chopper scoot. Savannah has been coming to Babes Ride Out since it's inception (2013).