Babes Ride Out

Husqvarna Bike Demos Info | Babes in the Dirt 3

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Husqvarna Motorcycles is happy to implement a new demo riding format for this year’s Babes in the Dirt! It will feature the option to attend a training course or go out on guided rides that are on marked courses; beginner, intermediate, advanced. We are so excited that the event has grown and are even more thrilled to get as many women on our motorcycles as possible!

Training Course: We will have approximately 9 motorcycles that will be used for the training course. There will be instruction and riding tips given during these hour long sessions that will create a comfortable mindset for those who have never ridden dirt, or want to learn better ways to handle the terrain they’ve already ridden on. Towards the end of the session, riders will be taken out to the beginner marked course for a fun ride!

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Demo Ride: Each of these courses will be marked out by the Husqvarna team prior to the demo times. We will have approximately 10 motorcycles to divvy -up between each course, with a main lead rider. This allows the group to stay together and be able to help give riding pointers or aid another rider if needed. These will also be formatted to be about an hour long per ride.”

DEMO SIGN UPS WILL BE RELEASED  SOON SO STAY TUNED!

Meet the Instructors

Andy Jefferson

Andy Jefferson of Victorville, CA began racing in 1976 and won his first professional purse race at De Anza Cycle Park in 1979. He raced as privateer on a Suzuki until an injury in 1981 and in October of 1981 he received a phone call from Mitch Payton of Pro Circuit Husqvarna offering him the opportunity of a full factory ride. This began Andy’s career on a Husqvarna racing all over Southern California chasing the CMC Series number 1 plate. He also raced selected nationals and supercrosses with his best finish in supercross at 17th place and earning a 10th place at Saddleback National 500cc Motocross overall. Andy retired from professional racing in 1985 due to injury. After 1985 he continued riding and remained relevant to the industry. In 2010 Andy took an after sales manager position with the re-branded Italian made Husky’s and followed the brand after the 2013 acquisition by KTM Group. He now currently serves as the Media Relations Manager for Husqvarna Motorcycles. This will be his third year at Babes In The Dirt, affectionately known as Andy’s favorite event of the year.  Vintage photos circa 1983

Ashley Fiolek

Ashley Fiolek began riding with her family as a young girl and started racing by the age of 7. Ashley won the 2004 Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National in the girl’s 9-13 class. 4 years later in 2008, she made her professional racing debut at the WMA Women’s Motocross Championship marking her first professional win at the WMA Pro Hangtown National. That year she went on to win three more of the six rounds earning her the overall title and record of youngest female to win the Championship in WMA history. She signed to American Honda Racing in 2009 making her the first-ever female to receive a full factory ride. Ashley is a 3x WMX National Motocross Champion, 2x ESPN X Games Gold medalist and the only woman to do both which she accomplished despite being born deaf. In the spring of 2015 Ashley founded her MX school to teach a new generation of riders and racers and share her inspiring story. Ashley is currently serving as a Husqvarna Brand Ambassador and will be attending Babes In The Dirt to offer support to beginner riders.

Mike Brown

Tennessee native, Mike Brown, is an American former professional motocross, supercross, and off road- racer with a number of championships in all disciplines. He started his racing career in 1985 and won his first professional race in 1994. He has been an Endurocross  X-Games competitor multiple times for which he won 3 gold medals and a silver as well as an AMA National Motocross Championship. He is also a playable character in the 2004 motocross video game MTX: Mototrax.

Mike retired from full time professional racing last year at 44 years old and is currently a Brand Ambassador for Husqvarna Motorcycles. In this role, Mike has been helpful and supportive of the brand’s internal efforts for women’s motorcycling by coaching many female staff members for their first time on a motorcycle. 

Meet the Bikes

FX-350

FC 250; lowered with Rekluse auto-clutch

TC 85; Rekluse auto-clutch

TC 65; Rekluse auto-clutch

DEMO SIGN UPS WILL BE RELEASED  SOON SO STAY TUNED!