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Triumph Moto Games at Babes Ride Out 6

EventsAnya Violet

One of our favorite activities at our events are the Triumph Moto Games! This year at Babes Ride Out 6 they will be better than ever! Games start at 5pm sharp on Saturday 10/20/18 in the lower lot! Sign up at www.triumphmotogames.com

 photo by Heidi Zumbrun

photo by Heidi Zumbrun

How slow can you go?

Racers line up a the starting line and when the flag goes up each racer has to go as slow as they can on their bike without putting a foot down. Whoever reaches the finish line last without putting a foot down wins!!!

Two-up Relay

each rider grabs a passenger. There are 2 cones on the course. The first cone has an egg on top of it and the 2nd cone does not. The riders have to weave between the cones while the passenger grabs the egg off the first cone and sets it on top of the 2nd cone without breaking it. First team to cross the finish line without cracking the egg wins.

 photo by Maddy Talias

photo by Maddy Talias

Barrel Race

Riders start with a metal barrel at their front tire. When the flag goes up you hit the throttle and the first rider across the finish line with the barrel and without touching the ground with your feet wins. The goal is to keep the barrel running straight so you don’t swerve off the course.

 photo by maddy talias

photo by maddy talias

 photo by heidi zumbrun

photo by heidi zumbrun







Astronomy Show & Star Party at Babes Ride Out 6

EventsAnya Violet

Joshua Tree is a dark sky community which makes it a perfect location for night sky viewing. For Babes Ride Out 6 we have invited back the Southern California Desert Video Astronomers to host  an evening of looking at the stars. They will have deep space telescopes available for viewing an amazing array of celestial bodies as well as be available to talk space with BRO6 attendees. AND the Orionid meteor shower will be putting on quite a show all weekend. This is  a must see experience and will take place from 7-11pm on Both Friday 10/19 and Saturday 10/20 of BRO6 weekend. Read on to hear more about the Astronomy Arts Theater and make sure and bring $5 for entrance. The $ goes to a great cause and allows the SCDVA to be able to educate the community about the universe. See you there!

 photo by Genevieve Davis

photo by Genevieve Davis

Welcome to the World famous "Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater" where we share the adventure of exploring our Cosmos through some of the most powerful astronomical equipment and technology available. 

JTAAT is the World's one and only live deep space astronomy theater where the images we capture live have been called "Hubble like "! 

Visitors will see Galaxies, Nebulae, Stars and Planets projected on to our giant 24 foot screen as we tour the night sky searching for deep space wonders. 

Our powerful visual telescopes will be available to bring images of amazement to everyone. If you have never seen the Rings of Saturn with your own eyes, get ready! 

We will tour the beautiful Joshua Tree night sky pointing out the constellations of the Zodiac and add stories of Mythology as we share the science and lore of the stars.

 photo by Genevieve Davis

photo by Genevieve Davis

Astronomy planned for this years Babe's Ride Out:

  • Visual telescopes to see Saturn, Mars and the Moon. Since the Moon will be at almost the Full Moon Phase we will be bringing Moon stories and Moon astronomy.

  • The 3D visual Deep Space Experience will be up and running as will the Virtual Reality Solar System Adventure.

  • Interactive Q&A Laser Sky Tour will happen twice each night.

  • Dark begins with two or three short films that will give telescopes a chance for alignment and for the crew to power up.

  • Fill in music will be from our library of proprietary in house music list.

 photo by Genevieve Davis

photo by Genevieve Davis

Babes in Borrego & The Original 50 | Meet Stacey Bookshier

PeopleAnya Violet

She found out about Babes in Borrego the day before the ride. After a quick cruise on our blog she decided she was IN! Stacey Bookshier rolled up to the meet-up spot at our first ever campout not knowing anyone. Her vintage moto didn’t let her down on those desert roads and she walked away from that weekend with new friends and a new annual tradition of attending all of our Joshua Tree campouts! Read on to hear more about Stacey and her experience that weekend.

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On October 5th 2013, 50 women rode out to an undisclosed location for a night of camping and camaraderie. What would follow could not have been predicted by anyone. The positivity, passion and enthusiasm for those 50 women has fueled the growth and exposure of a community that has meant so much to so many. We are highlighting each of those 50 women and sharing their stories over the past 5 years. 


 Stacey Bookshier


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  • ·       Stacey Brookshier

    ·       @staceybrookshier

    ·       San Diego, CA

    ·       Office Jerk

    How did you find out about Babes in Borrego and what made you want to be a part of it?

    I feel like I’m always the last to know and for Babes it was true. I didn’t really use social media when Babes was announced so I had no idea. I found out a day before the event from my friend Isaac who owned Trophy Motorcycles in San Diego. I checked out the blog and read “roll call” and I was in.

    When you arrived at the meet up, what was your first thoughts?

    When I arrived at the gas station there were only three other women there, Caroline, Lindsey and Rebecca. They offered to throw my hastily packed camping gear in their chase truck. I was stoked because I had this flat seat with all my gear strapped down with bungees threatening to fall off. As more women trickled in I was amazed how many people the post had reached.

    Did you know anyone there? Is going on an adventure solo like this something you do or was this a first time out of your element kind of thing?

    When I was younger I took solo car road trips but never to a meet up or an event.

     At the meet up I didn’t know anybody. I had texted two of my friends about it the day I found out. One knew about it, but it looked like they weren’t going to come. To my surprise they pulled up to the campsite that evening, and I have been to every Babes in Joshua tree with them since.

    To go to something like this and the destination be unknown is kind of crazy.  What did you think of riding with all those ladies and of the destination?

    My bike at the time was vintage and didn’t want to start when everybody was ready to pull away. I panicked and thought I was going to miss out. I eventually kicked it over, thankfully, and had a blast riding with everybody.

    What was that one night like for you? Tell us about your experience.

    I was so impressed with the amount of thought and love that Anya and Ashmore put into Babes in Borrego not knowing what the result would be. I am grateful for your efforts ladies. Everything just unfolded beautifully. There were so many personalities it was like a little buffet of meeting interesting, positive women.  Sitting around that fire and hearing the bits of everyone’s background made that dry lakebed an unexpected comfortable place to be.  It was my first night playing Cards Against Humanity and it was on a homemade deck that made me think they made the game up themselves.

    I didn’t pack a tent but luckily Rebecca and Lindsey let me crash theirs, I would have probably froze if not for them.

    Tell us about the ladies you met and have your friendships have evolved over the past 5 years.  Do you keep in touch?

    There are a few that I still get to see from time to time. I was really stoked to meet more women from San Diego, some I see more often than others. I met Sanna at the first Babes, (calling her out), she doesn’t remember me from then even though she drank my water. Sanna, I love you and I’m so happy we became good friends.

    How have you changed over the past 5 years?

    At the first Babes I was recently unemployed but found a job shortly after. My extremely talented and good-looking boyfriend of 6 years plays bass in The Distillers, it’s really humbling and exciting to see him play. We have a house just outside of Downtown San Diego, with our 3 dogs, where we are working to become more self-sufficient with our small vegetable garden.

    Have you gone on any more camping / riding trips since that 2013 ride? If so, where and with who?

    I realized at the first Babes that I had met Lindsey at Elusive Unicorn years before and we had both attended Slab City Riot. I’ve been to another large organized campout out since, other than Babes, but they’re too much party for me. I have been on a couple local camping trips, with women I met through Babes and their S.O.’s, to Borrego and Idyllwild.

    What is it like coming back to Babes Ride Out as it has grown?  

    It is dizzying to think of all the details that are put into these events. Growing from 50 to thousands of women is astonishing. I am in awe of the women who come from all over to be a part of this and grateful for the people it has brought into my life.

    What are your thoughts on the Moto community and industry as a whole?

    I guess you take the good with the bad. Motorcycle events are a lot more crowded than they were years ago, but with that more products and manufactured parts have become available. I love that there’s finally riding gear that don’t make women look like they’re about to get on the back of a road sofa.

     

 

Calling All New Riders & Solo Riders & Those Who Want to Welcome These Amazing Ladies : Mix, Mingle, Repeat With Free Public at Babes Ride Out 6

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Riding solo to Babes Ride Out 6 and want to meet some new friends? Just started riding and looking for a road dog? Or want to come high five and welcome the ladies who adventured out to Babes Ride Out 6? This is your chance! Free Public is stoked to bring you their “Mix, Mingle, Repeat” each night where we can all meet and greet ya! Extra points if you bring your own camp mug for use <3

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Park the bike for the day and enjoy a refreshing zing of wine with Free Public. Drink responsibly, motos and alcohol do not mix!

BRO6 Maker Market | Rowdy Cowlick

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

Babes Ride Out will be hosting our Makers Market at BRO 6 this year. The BRO Makers Market is a curated group of female makers that will be on site showcasing their talents and  providing a unique experience for attendees. Meet Hilary Corts; chainstitch artist

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Rowdy Cowlick is the brainchild of Hilary J. Corts. Originally from New York, Hilary spent the last ten years working as a photographer in the music industry and traveling the country with bands. After taking a winter in Mexico to focus on her new love for chainstitch embroidery, she moved to Los Angeles and created Rowdy Cowlick. Each Rowdy Cowlick piece is made on a hand-operated, non-digitized, vintage chainstitch embroidery machine. Hilary will have her machine on site offering custom monograms and exclusive flash pieces. Bring your own denim or customize a limited edition bandana or mechanic's patch!

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Pack Animal | Dare to Go Further

PeopleAnya Violet

Needless to say, here at Babes Ride Out, we are big fans of the moto road trip! Packing your bike with your camp essentials and taking down some miles is what we live for. Sometimes the perfect gear can help to inspire you to take off and hit the road even more! The talented Jenny Linquist and her Husband Mike have created some of our favorite moto luggage essentials! Style, Function, Durability and made right here in the USA! Read on to learn more about Pack Animal! They will be joining us as a part of the BRO6 Makers Market this year. Stay tuned to see what they have in store!

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Pack Animal is a motorcycle luggage and accessory company for both the daily rider and the road tripper. With waxed canvas and harness leather exteriors, waterproof vinyl-lined interiors, and solid brass hardware, Pack Animal bags are perfect for commuting into the office or long motorcycle trips across the country.

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Co-founders Mike and Jenny Linquist started out with the sole intention of making saddlebags for themselves to go on long trips on their vintage Hondas. After realizing there was a wide gap in the market for riders who want quality-made bags for their bikes without sacrificing quality aesthetic, they started Pack Animal to share their passion with the rest of the motorcycling community. Three years later, the company has a lineup of saddlebags, duffle bags, tool rolls, and backpacks in a range of colors shipping worldwide from their headquarters in Seattle, Washington. 

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Pack Animal is thrilled to be a part of Babes Ride Out 6! Stop by their booth in the Makers Marketplace to see their current line of bags and check out a few new products that are launching later this Fall. 

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