Babes Ride Out

Babes Ride Out 6 Packing List & Gear Guide

EventsAshmore Ellis

Coming to Babes Ride Out 6 in beautiful Joshua Tree, CA? We can't wait to have you join us for a weekend of riding and good times. Our private campsite is located 10 miles from the heart of town where you can easily find gas, a liquor stores, ATMS, a Walmart, grocery stores, little bars & grills, incredible places for lunch or snacks, and some locally owned shops. There is also a camp store on site that has literally everything you may have forgotten to bring as well. We've got world class food trucks on site (click HERE to see the menus) and all the FREE water you can drink thanks to our hydration stations! Even though the town has a lot to offer it's best to ALWAYS come prepared so if it's been a minute since you have been camping we have put together a quick list of must haves and things to consider.

•    Have your bike serviced BEFORE you come to the event. Make sure that baby is tuned up and roadworthy! You are responsible for your own bike to, from, and during the event. Go through the S&S Cycle check list and fix all the issues. Click HERE
•    Check your motorcycle insurance (does it have roadside assistance? get familiar with your options before you come) If not, add the $35 100 mile moto towing to your AAA package. It's good for a year and YES, I have had to use mine before and it's saved me a ton of cash. If you bike breaks down, this is like having a guardian angel. We are not responsible for towing your bike or getting you to the event or home after the event. 

•    SAFETY FIRST! hit up the Motorcycle Safety section on our website! It’s full of tips and reminders to help you stay safe on the road. Not sure you are ready for the ride, no worries! Babes Drive Out! You have nothing to prove and car passes can be purchased HERE! The most important thing is that you enjoy yourself!

Packing Suggestions

  • Tent (there are no trees for hammocks at the campgrounds). As tempting as it is to head over to Walmart and grab something cheap only to toss it after a use please re consider. Nothing bums out the staff more than sorting through discarded gear. We strongly suggest investing in a tent you’ll have for over a decade. My favorite is the Big Agnes Manzanares HV w/ mtnGLOW (aka LED lights build in).

    • Sleeping Pad - this thermal layer will keep you warm and give you a bit of extra comfort. We personally use Big Agnes Q-Core Deluxe
      •    Sleeping Bag + Camp pillow - quality is everything. If you live in Southern Ca, think about investing in a 30 degree style bag. I use the Big Agnes Fish Hawk 30. It’s light weight and packs down super small

      •    Eye mask and ear plugs. Trust us! You will never have a more blissful sleep!
      •    Headlamp- LED is the best way to go. You’ll need this especially going back and forth between camp & stage area + those late night Porto potty trips. Don’t forget we are in a dark sky community so it is…well…dark!
      •    Water bottle and camp mug - We are trying to leave 0 trace! Please bring your own camp mug and water bottle for mixed drinks, free water re-fills, and tasters!
      •    Wet wipes / face wipes - My go to is Burt’s Bees wipes. They will save your life if you remember to use them each night to wipe the desert dirt off
      •    EXTRA toilet paper. It's for your own good. 
      •    Extra fuel (check out Lowbrow Customs fuel canister at $19.95)
      •    Clothes for warm days and cool nights (HOT TIP! Waterproof compression sacks can fit everything you need and more at a fraction of the space). Toss in a bandanna too. The Mojave Desert’s dust is more toxic than you think if breathed in during heavy dust storms. Don't pack too much, clean underwear is key. Pants, shirts, etc can be worn over and over. 
      •    Zip ties
      •    A couple of sandwich bags in case it rains and you need to create a waterproof way of carrying your iphone.
      •    Multitool
      •    Tool kit / roll
      •    Swimsuit + micro fiber towel for showers (they dry super fast and pack down great!)
      •    Flip flops (super shitty ones for the shower)
      •    $$ always have cash on you no matter what. A lot of times banks will cut off your card as you nickel and dime your visa at the gas pump or a state park will require a small fee. 
      •    $$ for merch (wait until you see the exclusives we have for you!)
      •    $$ for food truck (click HERE to see the menus) for vegetarian, vegan, non gluten folks, and those of you who are "I can eat anything" style campers. 
      •    $$ for coffee and presses juices (chase a cappuccino with a green juice for maximum cleansing of the system)
      •    Camera or GoPro


    • •    Positive mental attitude. Be nice, say hello to your neighbor, and remember, ladies are here for ALL different reasons so respect each other :) 


  • •    Positive mental attitude. Be nice, say hello to your neighbor, and remember, ladies are here for ALL different reasons so respect each other :) 

A Looks into Ashmore’s “Camp Kit”


Toiletries: I typically go nuts at the Target mini's aisle. Tiny shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, lotion, razor, deodorant, Advil, hand sanitizer, tooth paste, compact toothbrush, chap stick are all a must. The desert is incredibly dry. Forget something? The camp store on site will have it! There are an over abundance of portos that are cleaned daily, real flushing toilets (hell yeah!), and showers on site. We got you girl! 

Packing Your Motorcycle Safely: Packing your moto safety is one of the most important things you will do. Reading this can save your life or someone else's. Please take the time and click HERE

Hot Tips

  • Keep a printout of directions and emergency #s on you

  • Hit dirt? TURN AROUND! All roads that lead to Babes Ride Out are paved so do not trust GPS if it tries to take you off-road.

  • Plan your gas stops (ALWAYS)

  • Give your travel plans to a family member

  • Bring a battery pack to charge phones. My moto has an adapter so I can charge while riding. See if that is an option for you, it changed my life! If not, look into OutdoorTech’s battery chargers. I always bring mine as a back up.

  • Call your bank and let them know you are traveling. When you nickel and dime the gas pump to fill up your moto, banks usually think it’s fraud and will cut your card off.

  • HYDRATE! Drink water at every single stop you make and stay hydrated at the event. I drink about a gallon of water a day while at BRO.

  • Create a icloud folder to share your trip among friends! These memories will last a lifetime

Weather: As always, check the weather before you roll to know if you will need rain gear during your journey to BRO6. Click HERE to see what the forecast is calling for at the campsite. You can pretty much guarantee that you will hit some wind on some part of your journey to the desert so make sure you are prepared. Click HERE to get some tips on how to ride in the wind and stay safe. If you need to get anything, we highly recommend going to backcountry.com or REI  they have it all and you still have time to order any supplies online before the event. Happy camping! - Ashmore