Babes Ride Out

The Catskill Mountains | The Tonic of Wilderness

EventsAshmore Ellis

Author: Kelly McCaughey

This June, Babes Ride Out returns to the Catskill Mountains in New York for our second East Coast all-ladies motorcycling and camping event, where the mountains, forests and roads will become our home for three days and two nights.
 
The Catskills as a destination were born of the need for the “tonic of wilderness”. As the backyard playground to New York City, the Catskills became the ultimate escape from the bustle and industry of the city. “America’s first great vacationland” filled with grand mountains, vast forests and pristine waters.

Kaaterskill Falls | One of our routes from camp. You can park your moto and hike in to cool down at these beautiful falls. Justa quick rip from camp. 

Kaaterskill Falls | One of our routes from camp. You can park your moto and hike in to cool down at these beautiful falls. Justa quick rip from camp. 

The Catskills played an essential role in forming the first distinctively American archetype of Frontiersmen, tempting all those enticed by the undiscovered and unclaimed wild. Over the years, The Catskills has attracted tycoons and gangsters, preachers and outlaws, artists, musicians, spiritualists, outcasts and rebels. 

People flocking to Woodstock. Now these roads are basically empty.

People flocking to Woodstock. Now these roads are basically empty.

WOODSTOCK "Get it Girl"

WOODSTOCK "Get it Girl"

Motorcycling is part of the Lower Catskills culture. The endless green and hills make this area one of the most beautiful riding destinations. 

Motorcycling is part of the Lower Catskills culture. The endless green and hills make this area one of the most beautiful riding destinations. 

Woodstock | One of the many destinations to visit while at Babes Ride Out EC | One of the most beautiful routes from camp. 

Woodstock | One of the many destinations to visit while at Babes Ride Out EC | One of the most beautiful routes from camp. 

Ride out on our planned routes and explore rustic towns like Phoenicia, Woodstock, and Bethel Woods, following those who came before you in search of something wild. Cruise along the winding Hawk’s Nest, taking in the majestic panoramic view over the Delaware River, or take your motorcycle to the breathtaking summit of High Point State Park. Explore the stunning beauty of Kaaterskill Falls, dive into the Peekamoose Blue Hole, or take a much-needed pit stop at the Phoenicia Diner, before returning to camp in the afternoon for an evening of games, music and fireside fun.

You won't want to miss the Hawks Nest. Virtually on the edge of a cliff, you can rip through this road on the way to and from camp. Towns are on either side for lunch and since its on the Delware river, you can also stop for a swim. 

You won't want to miss the Hawks Nest. Virtually on the edge of a cliff, you can rip through this road on the way to and from camp. Towns are on either side for lunch and since its on the Delware river, you can also stop for a swim. 

Most of all come explore. Feel small but powerful. Feel the stark solitude of the Catskills all in the company of hundreds of friendly moto babes. Grab your tickets HERE