Babes Ride Out

Explore Desert to Mountain Landscapes on Babes Ride Out 5's Palms to Pines Route (176 Mile Roundtrip)

Riding RoutesAshmore 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. 

 

PALMS TO PINES

  • 176 Miles round trip (4 hours riding total)
  • Download directions HERE
  • Mountain town with amazing restaurants and  gas stops
  • Cooler temps with an altitude of 5,413
  • Visit the town square for ice cream
  • Route takes you over world famous Pacific Crest Trail 
  • Incredible panoramic views and pine lined roads. 
  • Twists and turns galore! 
  • Great place to eat lunch! Live music at the Lumberyard Mill
  • Cafe Aroma has incredible espresso and lunch menu 
 Climbing over 5,000 ft you'll experience cool temperatures and the smell of pines. 

Climbing over 5,000 ft you'll experience cool temperatures and the smell of pines. 

 Do you like roller coasters? So do we...

Do you like roller coasters? So do we...

 Back to back switchbacks are pretty common on this route. Two lanes mean SLOW DOWN, hold your line, and keep a safe distance between each rider. Take your time on this route. 

Back to back switchbacks are pretty common on this route. Two lanes mean SLOW DOWN, hold your line, and keep a safe distance between each rider. Take your time on this route. 

 Make sure to stop at the look out before you rip the 74 switchbacks down to Palm Desert. It's a hell of a good time!!

Make sure to stop at the look out before you rip the 74 switchbacks down to Palm Desert. It's a hell of a good time!!

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 I mean..... come on!!!!! One of our favorite sections of the Palms to Pines Ride. 

I mean..... come on!!!!! One of our favorite sections of the Palms to Pines Ride. 

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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. 
  • For tips and tricks about riding in a group read the blog we wrote for Progressive MC HERE