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A Guide to Riding the Catskills During Babes Ride Out East Coast 4

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Why is Babes Ride Out East Coast in the Catskills? Because the riding is EPIC! Every event we focus on is about getting out on your motorcycle and enjoying the day with some like minded people. If you stay behind at camp, you’ll be bored so start planning your rides and routes as there is so much to see!

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GROUP RIDES: While we as Babes Ride Out do not organized group rides due to it not being safe with so many different skill sets attending, we do encourage ladies to meet under the barn each morning at the merch & raffle booth zone to meet, greet, and link up for potential rides based on skill, bike size, and personal preference. Who you choose to ride with and what route is 100% up to you this weekend :) The great thing about the Catskills is there is endless beauty and twisting roads in every directions so you can’t really go wrong. Below, you’ll find a few suggestions but by no means is this “all there is”. As a motorcyclist, 1/2 the fun is planning your own route, checking for road closures, gas stops based on your tank size, seeking out neat tourist attractions etc.

MAPS & ADVICE ON BEING PREPARED: We will have route maps on site for the below but they are not overly complicated with .345 miles turn notifications etc. , they serve as more of a guide for those who have already downloaded the directions. This is YOUR adventure so go anywhere, see anything, and ride at your own pace! Below are just a few of our favorites , so take em or leave em’ , up to you! If none of these adventures suite your taste, feel free to research the area and find your own personal adventure. The Catskills are FULL of amazing history and folklore that will keep you busy all day long. 

We strongly suggest downloading directions to each spot (we've provided clickable links) as cell service usually is void in the mountains

Mountain Mayhem: 194 Miles Round Trip

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bfYyWpl1EcBjLDNtfuX-dAJkX7A&usp=sharing

Being the longest route, Mountain Mamas takes you into the Northern Catskills to see the local ski towns (and a whole lot more!) covered in lush summer colors. Leave early for this one, and spend some time in the small towns of Roscoe, Windham, Hunter, Phoenicia, Bethel Woods + more.

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Peace-Love-Motorcycles: 184 Miles Round Trip

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A historical tour of the Catskills, marking the site of Woodstock ’69, and heading north all the way up to the famed Kaaterskill Falls. This route cuts through ravines with twists and turns that we could ride for daze.

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Big Indian Rivers: 143 Miles Round Trip

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Each part of this route mirrors some of the Catskill waterways including the Pepacton Reservoir, the Esopus Creek and the West Branch Neversink River. Hitting Cherry Ridge Wild Forest, and Big Indian Wilderness - you’ll want some good tunes for this ride.

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The New Jersey Devil: 91 Miles Round Trip

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For riders coming on Enduros, or who just want a little fun in the dirt, this route brings you down to Old Mine Road, a historical highway along the Delaware River which is amazingly still in use. With dirt offshoots and abandoned farms, this area is one of New Jersey’s hidden secrets. Stay safe, avoid the potholes and don’t get arrested trespassing! Look for signs and be aware so you don’ stray onto private property.

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The Threesome: 84 Miles Round Trip

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As our shortest route, this map hits the most states! Heading through “Hawks Nest” in New York, then to the highest point in New Jersey, and back west to Milford, Pennsylvania for some small-town love.

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Other Destinations to Consider for a Quick Rip

  1. Bethel Woods: Site of Woodstock ’69 - Museum, Historical site (15 miles)

  2. Kaaterskill Falls, NY - Waterfall, short hike (88 miles)

  3. Raymondskill Falls, PA - Waterfall, short hike (32 miles)

  4. Opus 40 - Environmental Sculpture (85 miles)

  5. Storm King - Outdoor Sculpture Center (74 miles)

  6. High Point State Park (40 miles)

  7. 6 West - Biker bar & restaurant (23 miles)

  8. Pratt’s Rock - Landmark (90 miles)

    Towns

    1. Woodstock, New York (76 miles)

    2. Roscoe, New York: Roscoe diner (31 miles)

    3. Windham, New York (89 miles)

      1. Cave Mountain Brewery Company

    4. Hunter, New York (87 miles)

    5. Phoenicia, New York: Phoenicia Diner (69 miles)

    6. Milford, Pennsylvania (31 miles)

    7. Tannersville, NY (84 miles)

    8. Bethel, New York (16 miles) 

    Short Routes

    1. “Hawks Nest,” famed scenic highway for motorcyclists along the ridge of the Delaware River. If you hit this with no other cars around, you’ve found the golden moment to lean and take those turns.

    2. 23A, Glides through Kaaterskill State Forest along Schoharie Creek. Twists and turns that you dream of, including Kaaterskill Falls.

    3. Big Indian-Oliverea, carving along the Esopus and West Branch Neversink River.

    4. Old Mine Road, Historic highway in New Jersey along the Eastern bank of the Delaware River

    5. Route 209, Scenic drive in Pennsylvania along the Western bank of the Delaware River

So don’t forget to grab a Biltwell route guide from merch booth to keep on hand and enjoy the day!

  • Find your own riding buds based on your abilities (make friends ladies! That's why we're here!)

  • If riding in a group or riding with new people, have a riders meeting before you head out to go over safety, abilities, designate a sweep and a lead. 

  • Check for road closures etc BEFORE you ride to ensure route is not obstructed., closed, or ?

  • RIDE SAFE HAVE FUN!