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Mojave Desert Land Trust x Biltwell x Babes Ride Out Pin | A Commitment to Leave No Trace

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Our planet is precious. No matter where we go, we want to be conscious of the impact we have on the incredible natural landscapes we have the privilege of experiencing from the rider’s seat. One of our goals at Babes Ride Out 6 is to be more respectful of the ecosystems we enjoy. After all, we want future Babes to be able to ride around these desert lands for generations to come.

We have partnered with the Mojave Desert Land Trust to help reduce our footprint on the desert and everywhere we roam on two wheels or four. That is why we are excited to launch the official Mojave Desert Land Trust x Biltwell x Babes Ride Out pin. $5 from every pin sold will be donated to the Mojave Desert Land Trust to help them keep securing and protecting this beautiful place we call home. 

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Stop by the Mojave Land Trust Booth when you arrive at Babes Ride Out 6 to purchase this limited edition lapel pin and know you are truly making a difference.

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Visit the Park and Monuments Respectfully

One of the greatest joys of exploring on two wheels is capturing special moments to share with your family and friends. We want your loyal Instagram followers to see your stunning snapshots of that earth-splitting desert sunset or that adorable desert tortoise, but we also want these special landscapes and habitats to stay the way they were before we rode into town.

There are a few things to keep in mind when striking out to take pictures in fragile ecosystems. Our friends at the Mojave Desert Land Trust are experts on how artists (yes, Instagram artists count, too!) can consciously engage with the desert. Their Reading the Landscape program, guides artists through the process of creating in a way that ensures the desert will provide inspiration for generations to come.

 Going off road can create irreversible damage to the ecosystem. Here are MDLT’s tips for reducing your impact on the desert while still getting that perfect shot:

·         Stay on designated roads and trails. Avoid loose sand and soil – especially if you’re setting up a tripod! Designated areas are always a safe bet.

·         Take what you brought, including debris, chemicals, equipment, and liquids. Pack it in, pack it out!

·         Leave what you find, including rocks, vegetation, animals, bones, and historical trash.

·         Know who owns the land prior to your site visit, as well as how to access the land through legal routes and using an appropriate vehicle.

·         Identify and avoid on-site cultural resources, historic debris, and wildlife burrows. For example: A desert tortoise burrow entrance looks like the letter “D” lying on its side.

·         Respect the wildlife by giving them space. For close-up shots, make sure you have your zoom lens on hand.

·         Review the rules and regulations of the land management agency specific to your project. Obtain a commercial permit, when appropriate. If you intend to create art within Joshua Tree National Park’s boundaries, determine if your project requires a Special Use Permit. Commercial filming or photography requires a filming permit, but permits are not required for news crews or visitors photographing for personal use. All permit applications can be emailed to JOTR_Special_Use@NPS.Gov

·         Use Instagram as an educational platform for other photographers! If you see a photo on Instagram that is less-than-respectful of our desert ecosystem, politely let the user know. Our citizen Desert Defenders in Joshua Tree have used Instagram as a tool to educate visitors to great effect.

With these tips, you will be able to reduce your impact on the desert – and share its beauty with all your family, friends, and followers!

When you follow these simple rules, you are protecting all these beautiful creatures and their home :) 

Artist Series | Rachel Martin 

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

Babes Ride Out Artist Series highlights the talented people in our community. Every artist donates their time and creativity to create a custom piece for the BRO6 Raffle. We are so happy to be able to support Moto F.A.M. through the proceeds of the raffle each year. Moto FAM raises funds for riders that have been hurt in a motorcycle related accident, or the family of a fallen rider. Thank you so much to Atwyld for contributing the military jacket for the Artist Series this year! Meet Rachel!

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Name: 
Rachel Martin

Instagram Handle:
Personal: @mar1a_singer
Art page: @noturmoms_

Where are you from originally?
A little town north of Pittsburgh called Butler

Where do you live now?
A little college town further north of Pittsburgh called Slippery Rock

What first got you into art?
I’ve been into all things art since I was a little kid. My mom is a very creative person and my family is very creative and everyone has been very supportive in helping fuel my creative drive and hobbies. 

How would you describe your style?
In one word "Versatile". I tend to favor neotraditional/abstract/modernist but I’m not afraid to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. 

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?
My fiancé and daughter inspire me most. They push me to put myself and my work out there and to never give up. 
There are so many amazing artists out there pushing boundaries and dominating it’s hard to focus on just one. Each one brings their own style, uniqueness, and creativity to the table. 

What is your favorite medium?
Acrylic would have to be my favorite. I’ve recently tried out alcohol markers, pen and colored pencils and I’m loving it. 

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?
My fiancé. He’s a huge motorcycle enthusiast and said while on IG one day said check these ladies out they are badass

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?
I’m fairly new to the motorcycle community. I grew up in a classic car household, where it was always vintage cars, vintage/classic style, racing, building, and decorating. My fiancé gave me a big push into the community, so I traded my roll cage for the wind in my face and haven’t looked back. 

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?
I’m the operator and passenger of a 72 Sporty

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?
I’d be a soft tail bobber. 

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there?
I have not, but it’s on my bucket list. 

What will you be contributing to this years raffle? 
I will be painting an Atwyld jacket. And I am pumped!

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?
I’m going for more of a deeper meaning with my design. Something that shows strength and confidence, the action of leadership, and the individual’s solidarity within the community. 

Tattoo Flash | Babes Ride Out 6

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

Our talented Tattoo crew is back again this year with some amazing flash for you to choose from! Vicky Coleman, Christina Platis, Vanae Rivera, Goonies Ulloa, Candice Bauman, and Tiffany Lynn will be laying down ink all weekend at BRO6! Make sure and stop by the Tattoo Trailer! Art ranges from $25|$50|$100!

Click HERE to get to know more about each of these talented artists!

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Artist Series | Sara Zahedi

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

The Babes Ride Out Artist series showcases the art of talented people in our community. Each piece is donated to the Moto F.A.M. X Babes Ride Out raffle. Moto F.A.M.  is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping riders facing life changing injuries after a serious motorcycle accident. Meet Sara Zahedi ! She has hand painted an ATWYLD Jacket for BRO 6 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Sara!

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Name:

Sara Zahedi

Instagram Handle:

@dearsaraz

Where are you from originally?

I'm originally from Minneapolis, MN.

Where do you live now?

I am currently living in New York, NY

What first got you into art?

I guess art as a kid just never died for me. Art followed me through grade school, took me through college, and now I work as a Graphic Designer.

How would you describe your style?

I suppose Linework & Lettering  

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?

What isn’t inspiring? Inspiration kind of seems to be everywhere. I live in NYC which constantly gives you different things to look at day to day. It can be anything from a T-Shirt Graphic, a book cover on the train, store signage, etc. And if I'm not here I am usual traveling of some sort, which you can imagine also means new things to see and experience.  I just trying and soak up as much as I can wherever I can.

What is your favorite medium?

Possibly trying new mediums. I always have my computer, paper and pens to fall back on, but I really enjoy exploring new mediums. I've never painted on a jacket before, guess we’ll see how it goes.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

I came across BRO5 on Instagram last year and gave it a follow.

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

Just a rider, and a pretty new one at that. I started on dirtbike when I was younger but didnt get on the road until last year. Best decision ever.

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?

I am currently on my friends Ninja 250. Nothing like getting on the highway and let that puppy scream (literally haha)

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

I'm not 100% sure, but I have a soft spot for classics and another for enduros. So something that's fun to handle, but also able to keep up on some multi day moto camping trips.

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there?

Sadly not yet, but its it's on the list.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

This year I will be contributing a Jacket.

www.sarazahedi.com

Artist Series | Meet Elizabeth McGrane

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

Babes Ride Out Artist Series highlights the talented people in our community. Every artist donates their time and creativity to create a custom piece for the BRO6 Raffle. We are so happy to be able to support Moto F.A.M. through the proceeds of the raffle each year. Moto FAM raises funds for riders that have been hurt in a motorcycle related accident, or the family of a fallen rider. Thank you so much to Atwyld for contributing the military jacket for the Artist Series this year! Meet Elizabeth!

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Name:

Liz McGrane 

Instagram Handle:

@mylifeasliz/ @deadmatterpress

Where are you from originally?

Agoura Hills, CA

Where do you live now?

Portland, OR

What first got you into art?

I was always in art classes when I was really young and quickly learned to love screen-printing in middle school when helping print some band shirts. From there I kept printing gig-posters and shirts throughout high school. I went on to study printmaking at Pacific Northwest Collage of Art in Portland, OR. Now my partner and I run a printing press called Dead Matter Press.

How would you describe your style?

Light muted colors with starch black line work, a lot of repeating patterns and geometric design work.   

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?

I take a lot of design styles from old printed matter in my father’s collection of everything automobile, motorcycle, or airplane related. I love traditional wallpaper and textile designs that use repeating patterns and light muted colors as well. Growing up in California, I was very inspired by the old school skateboard, surf, and street art culture. I worked for Master Printer Paul Mullowney in San Francisco in 2014 and he really changed the way I made imagery and printed after that.  Now I look at a lot of Sister Corita Kent’s screen prints, Sol Lewitt and John Cage’s systems of making, and a number of old classic tattoo artists from all around the world.

What is your favorite medium?

Anything printmaking! I love processes that are done the same way now, as they were hundreds of years ago. I work mostly in letterpress using hand set type, hand carved woodblocks, and screen-printing.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

I started following Babes Ride Out 2 or 3 years ago and always wanted to go and hang out with so many awesome ladies. I’m very excited to be able to attend this year.

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

My father is a car guy and I grew up going to car shows and motorcycle races. My whole upbringing revolved around vehicles that go fast and look good.

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?

I have a 2002 Harley Sportster.

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

I love the style to build of first Harley’s ever built in the early 1900.

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there?

I use to camp in Joshua Tree in high school but haven’t been back since 2011. So many great memories with long time friends, cant wait to go back to make some new ones.

 What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

I am contributing a jacket that incorporates screen printing, woodblock prints with some hand embellishments

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

I wanted to make a classic style jacket with a new twist. Using some images inspired by old race posters, some cool background designs, and a few special touches.

 

Artist Series | Jessica Fife

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

The Babes Ride Out Artist series showcases the art of talented people in our community. Each piece is donated to the Moto F.A.M. X Babes Ride Out raffle. Moto F.A.M.  is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping riders facing life changing injuries after a serious motorcycle accident. Meet Jessica Fife ! She has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO6 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Jessica!

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Name: Jessica Fife

Instagram Handle: fife_moto_art & fife_art

Where are you from originally? Long Beach, CA

Where do you live now? Nashville, TN

What first got you into art? I have always drawn. I was the kid that got detention for doodling all over my papers and not paying attention. Going to art museums as a kid really ignited my passion for art.  

How would you describe your style? Figurative surrealism

What inspires you? God, friends, people I meet, nature and those moments that I am so grateful to be alive. Have any artists in particular been an influence on you? Frida Kahlo, Josh Keyes, Gail Potocki, Manet, Mark Maggori, so so many

What is your favorite medium? Oil Paint

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out? I met some girls that went to the first BRO. I was the coordinator for BRO2.

What is your connection to the motorcycle community? I have always had friends that ride. I started doing tanks and helmets about 6 years ago.  

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride? I do. I have a 74 Honda CB550. She’s Orange and named Lucile.

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be? A Triumph Bonneville with black glitter candy bodywork. 

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? Many times, my grandparents used to live there when I was a kid. What was your experience there? I love it there. The deep blue sky and deep yellows and oranges of the land and rocks. Mixed with the huge Joshua Trees jutting up everywhere. It’s magical.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle? A black full face Biltwell helmet. Tigers and flowers is all I’ll say.

Tell us about what inspired you to create it? I have always loved tigers and loved painting and drawing them. The ease that they walk around with such power and presence. Incredible animals. Partnered with flowers create a beautiful contrast.