Babes Ride Out

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Suggested Route Maps for Babes Ride Out 7 x Central Coast

Event InfoAnya Violet

Are you ready to ride? Babes Ride Out is a true riding event which means camp is empty during the day as you are expected to head out and explore the area on two wheels! We’ve curated riding routes from 72-129 miles that will take you through some of the most impeccable riding routes and site that the Central Coast has to offer. There are no organized group rides so if you are looking to tag along with some like minded ladies, post in our facebook event page dedicated to this event as your riding experience, gas tank size, and idea of fun will determine who you may want to link up with. Of course, these are not the only routes you can explore, feel free to google the area and see what fits you and your needs for the day. Anywhere you decide to ride will be epic!

The Central Coast is filled with some of the best motorcycle roads you can find. It was really hard to choose but we have put together 6 of our favorite routes including points of interest like Morro Rock, Ragged Point, Pozo Saloon, Hearst Castle, and Firestone Walker Brewery. But let’s be honest, its the roads in between that are what it is all about. We will have printed route maps on site courtesy of Biltwell but you’ll need and want to download the routes before hand to ensure you are 100% good to go. On Saturday morning, grab a Biltwell route map from the Ecoslo booth, enjoy some breakfast and coffee, then hit the road! Take a scroll to see which routes you want to ride this year.

DISCLAIMER: 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. We highly suggest to have a plan if and for some reason your motorcycle breaks down. Babes Ride Out does not have towing or road side assistance to aid you, so please sign up for the Russ Brown Bam Membership card to ensure you have a back up plan (its free).

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THE ROCK AND THE BEARS | 72 Miles Round Trip

Features:

  • Morro Rock

  • Montana De Oro State Park

Morro Rock is such a beautiful icon of the central coast. Few know that it is actually a dormant volcano, 1 of the 9 sisters that make up a string of peaks throughout SLO county. This route not only takes you on the fun curves that head to the coast and into the town of Morro Bay but also through the Valley of the Bears (Los Osos) and in to Montana De Oro State Park. Once you leave the rock and ride through the fishing village of Morro Bay you will ride next to the estuary and wildlife preserve. Ride through the tow of los Osos and you will find yourself with some amazing view of the bay and the rock before you enter the Eucalyptus forest. The road ends at Montana De Oro state beach and the best part is you get to ride the gorgeous Pecho Valley road again on your way back in to town. The smell of the Eucalyptus is so beautiful. Take a detour on your way home and hit Turri Rd! An awesomely remote road with rolling hills and fun turns that dumps you back out on to the most direct route back to camp.

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THE CASTLE | 104 Miles Round Trip

Features:   

  • Hearst Castle

  • San Simeon State Beach

  • Option to add Morro Rock

Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark that sits above San Simeon State Beach. Built by publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst 1919-1947.  It is absolutely breathtaking and the only place like it in the world. It also just so happens to a an incredible ride to get there. Over the rolling hills with nice wide twist and turns, hwy 46 drops you off on highway 1 which will take you along the coast to your destination. Don’t want to visit the Castle? Check out San Simeon state beach or keep going up the coast to see the Elephant Seals baking in the sun. The route back takes you through Morro Bay if you want to see the Rock and then on Hwy 41 back to camp.

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THE FAULT LINE | 120 Miles Round Trip

Features:  

  • Parkfield – Small town known as the Earthquake Capitol of the world

  • Amazing Backroads

Backroads only! If you are looking for some great seat time on some super fun backroads then this is the route for you. Steer clear of the freeways by taking this awesome route out to the Earthquake capitol of the world. Yep the tiny little town of Parkfield sits right on top of the San Andreas Fault and has the most recorded seismic activity of anywhere on the planet. There is a cool little café and a nice lawn for you to take a break and relax! There are some beautiful roads that take you to and from and allow you to open up the throttle a bit if you feel like it.

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FROM THE BREWERY TO THE BAY | 99 Miles Round trip

Features:  

  • 805 Brewery

  • Morro Bay

Travel some of our favorite twisty back roads to get to the 805 brewery. Hwy 229 is pretty much a roller coaster for two wheels so enjoy the ride. Take a tour or grab some lunch while you’re there. Please do not drink and ride! After your visit, head out to the coast via the scenic HWY 46. Pretty sure this road was built with motorcycles in mind! This will take you to the Pacific Coast highway where you can head south to visit Morro Rock. The route back to camp is gorgeous as you wind down hwy 41.

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RANCHERS ROUTE | 92 Miles Round Trip

Features:  

  • Pozo Saloon

  • Back Roads Galore

The perfect ride if you want to get on the beaten path to some remote back roads. Make sure you gas up before you hit this one and say goodbye to cell phone service!

The Central Coast is known for its cattle ranches! Start your trip with a spirited ride to the historic Pozo Saloon. Stop in and check this place out, yes Snoop Dog played there one time and so did Willy Nelson. We are not about taking the most direct route pretty much anywhere when on a bike so go ahead and take round about way through some of our favorite back roads. Avoid the freeways and head back to camp along ranch roads and through the hills.

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RAGGED POINT | 129 Miles Round Trip

Features:  

  • World famous Highway 1

  • Elephant Seals

  • San Simeon State Beach

  • Option to add Morro Rock (adds 10 miles)

One of the  most beautiful coastlines you will ever see! Nothing but fun winding roads and rolling hills take you to the coast. Head north and ride by Hearst Castle and basking elephant seals on the beach. Enjoy every mile of the western most freeway in America.  Stop at the lookout point at Ragged point before you head back down. Instead of taking the same route home hit hwy 41 for a thrilling ride through the beautiful canyon before heading back to camp.

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Babes Ride Out is Partnering with the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo

Event Info, Locals, SponsorsAshmore Ellis

ECOSLO is excited to take part in another powerful movement on the Central Coast and beyond! The Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo, known as ECOSLO, is a half-century old non-profit with a mission to educate, advocate, and act to protect and enhance the natural environment and human well-being of San Luis Obispo County. As the only Environmental Center in the County -- and the first, their small but mighty staff work all hours educating the public on local environmental issues, removing trash from our beautiful beaches, and motivating community members to think eco-consciously. Come October, ECOSLO will have hosted over 60 clean ups in 2019, extracting over 4,000 pounds of trash from entering our waterways, and protecting marine and terrestrial ecosystems. There’s no doubt that even the smallest changes in our habits as a human species can drastically change that number. 

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Along with our cleanups throughout SLO County, ECOSLO has an array of programs. Volunteer with us at one of the many SLO County Parks to take part in a Nature Project such as tree planting or picnic bench building. Or take a leisurely, educational hike with one of our volunteer docents throughout the City of SLO Open Space and learn about the local history, flora and fauna. ECOSLO is also one of the spear-headers when it comes to taking action in local advocacy initiatives as it concerns to land conservation, waste reduction and renewable energy.

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We’re proud to be representing and protecting San Luis Obispo County. It’s our home, and we hope you will treat it as your home when you are here as well. 

Babes Ride Out 7 x ECOSLO

There are many ways to be eco-conscious when venturing outdoors - even on motorcycle (stay tuned for our next blog update!), and that’s why ECOSLO was so excited to hear about Babes Ride Out exploring Santa Margarita and all that the Central Coast has to offer! There was an instant connection between the two organizations riding on the fact that they’re both led by fearless women - we knew it would be a great match. 

Chat with the ECOSLO Team at our booth on Friday and Saturday and learn about the magic of SLO County and the Central Coast, and purchase your very own Bamboo Utensil Kit to carry along for the ride! 

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M1GP Rider Clinics at Babes Ride Out 7

Events, Event InfoAnya Violet
BABES RIDE OUT

We are so thrilled to announce that M1GP will be joining us this year at Babes Ride Out 7! Join in their classes to learn motorcycle handling skills. Whether you have never been on a bike before or have been riding for years but are working to improve technique and skill; M1GP will make sure you walk away a more confident rider. Learning on a smaller bike can help with understanding body positioning and technique that translates to a full size bike. Guaranteed fun!!! Read on to learn more and click the link below to register for their majorly discounted classes.

M1GP Rider Clinics

Discover what you’ve been missing!

M1GP has created a program that has earned the trust of hundreds of riders, brand-new and experienced, with an honest and straightforward approach to motorcycle instruction on Mini Motorcycles.  With over 10-years of training our vision has been simple: help people to learn and build a solid foundation in a low-stress environment, with proven techniques.

Join M1GP Rider Clinics at Babes Ride out to build your foundation with drills that focus on refining your level of control with bike and body mechanics and how they optimally work together to increase your performance and confidence. Don’t underestimate what you can lean on a Mini Moto. Did we mention how much fun it is?! Come on out and ride!  

photos by Kevin Hipp



Babes Ride Out Takes You on a Cruise Through the Central Coast

Sponsors, Event InfoAshmore Ellis

We are thrilled to be hosting our ladies only motorcycle camp out, Babes Ride Out 7, in one of California's most premier riding destinations, the Central Coast. With routes that take you down sweeping back roads, pristine coastlines, and lead you back to our incredible new venue and camping space. We can’t wait for you to experience the best of what the Central Coast of California has to offer. Until then, take a ride with us and 805 Beer to see what's in store.



Welcome to the Central Coast

Event InfoAnya Violet
Photo by Colin Nearman for 805 Beer

Photo by Colin Nearman for 805 Beer

Welcome to the Central Coast! We are so excited for a new adventure. Let us tell you a little about this magical place and some of the unique things to experience in the area. The actual town that our event will be held in is called Santa Margarita, California. It is nestled in the heart of San Luis Obispo County which is part of the greater area known as the Central Coast.

Half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco, this area of California still has an un-touched charm about it and countless awesome roads to ride. The area is well known for its cattle ranches,  wineries and breweries but that does not even begin to tell the story of this amzing place. 

The event space is located right off of the 101 freeway making it super easy to find. When you arrive on site you will feel like you have set foot on an 18th century ranch. That’s because you have! Our new home is a 14,000 acre working cattle ranch complete with a mission era barn regarded as the first stone-and-mortar structure built in California. The Ranch is located right on the historic El Camino Real; a 600 mile mission trail connecting the states 21 missions. 

What makes this place so special? Well… in 30 minutes you can be on the beach, at the 805 brewery or down a perfectly windy road and arriving at a historic saloon/café. In 40 minutes you can be at a lavish castle or in the pismo beach sand dunes. In 1 hour you can be on your way to Big Sur and riding the world famous stretch of HWY 1. The area is so rich in so many ways! We will have some amazing routes curated for you!

Looking for some fun routes to get there from the South? Check out these options:

·     GRAPE VINE BACK ROADS

·     COAST TO CACHUMA PASS

·     ROUND ABOUT WAY

We have personally ridden each of these routes and they are all a blast and full of fun twisty back roads and beautiful scenery!

Coming from the North? We recommend riding the Coast Highway all the way down!

·     HIGHWAY 1

Headed out from the East? Take one of these two highways to enjoy the back roads in to camp!

·     HIGHWAY 58

·     HIGHWAY 41

What kind of cool stuff is there to see on the central coast? Oh man the list is long but we will highlight a few:

·     Morro Bay/ Morro Rock

·     Montana De Oro

·     805 Brewery

·     Pozo Saloon

·     Hearst Castle

·     Big Sur

·     Elfin Forrest

·     Pismo Beach/ Oceano Dunes

·     Franklin Hot Springs

·     Zip Lining

·     Bishops Peak Hike

·     Avila Beach

·     Lopez Lake

·     Surfing Cayucos

·     Nacimiento Lake

All of these will be featured in the months leading up to the event along with our curated day routes. 

Why did we move the event from Joshua Tree? We will forever love Joshua Tree and that beautiful place is not going anywhere. We were ready for a new adventure and could not resist the beautiful central coast!

What is different about the event? Same vibes just in a new location to start! We have plenty of room for camping with all the same amenities + more.  We are thrilled to bring in all the fun activities but in a gorgeous new setting with all new roads to ride. To learn more, cruise the ticket page.

Hotels Nearby if You Choose to Extend Your Trip or if Camping Isn’t Your Thing

Holiday Inn Atascadero

The Carlton Atascadero

Vino Inn Atascadero

Apple Farm San Luis Obispo

Madonna Inn San Luis Obispo

Campgrounds Nearby if You Choose to Extend Your Trip:

Lopez Lake

Santa Margarita Koa

Montana De Oro

San Simeon Campground

We will have a ton more info rolling at in the time leading up to the event so stay tuned! See you there!

Babes Ride Out East Coast 4 x All You Need to Know

Event InfoAshmore Ellis

We can’t wait to host you this weekend at Babes Ride Out East Coast 4! 99 % of info can be found on the Babes Ride Out East Coast 4 ticket page and on our website babesrideout.com. This event is rain or shine so come ready and check the local weather day of your ride as weather shifts quickly in the area.

 At this time, all ticket sales and transfers are closed and we’ve gone to print. If you missed out on registering or transferring a ticket to another guest, we are truly sorry! We go off our list, not printed tickets, as some ladies got crafty last year 😊  Thanks for respecting the process.

1. Gates are at Friday 11AM sharp, no early birds please!

2. You will need your ID stating you are over 21 and it must match the name we have on our printed registry to hand you the ticket(s) in your name.

3. When you arrive, you'll be flagged into registration. You will get a wrist band, bike band, and sign waiver before you enter the campgrounds. There are no assigned spots but we have plenty of room for everyone within our rented space. Cars will be in one section, motos in another (but not too far of course!)

4. If you feel uncomfortable for any reason, have bike issues, not confident in your ability on two wheels yet, please drive! We will have car passes on site for cash purchase for any registered ticket holder who is a motorcyclist & decides to drive instead of ride. No need to switch “ticket” type or email us with your change of plans.

RULES AND REGS

 HELMETS ON AT ALL TIMES. This is a rule that is not only ours, but the campsites as well. Anyone caught riding without a helmet on the property, hot dogging or doing burn outs will be asked to leave. Thank you sooo much for your cooperation here! NO DRINKING AND RIDING.

 WHAT YOU CAN BRING:

Feel free to bring your own food for cooking (but we have a delicious food truck on site), alcohol, whatever you like to help make your weekend more comfortable! The camp store sells wood and we will have group fires near the pavilion for you to enjoy.

 $$ CASH FOR

  • Food

  • Coffee

  • Babes Ride Out Merch

  • Tattoos

  • ·Maker’s Market items

*Cell service is spotty and there is no wifi

 The township of Narrowsburg is within walking distance and has gas, ATMS, grocery store, ice cream, restaurants, a really cool bar at the Narrowsburg Inn (HIGHLY recommend checking out, built in the 1840's, was a speakeasy & brothel during the prohibition....and haunted).

 The campsite has a fully stock camp store with everything you want, need, and may have forgotten to pack. 

 PLEASE DO NOT BRING: ladies who did not buy a ticket (wristbands will be checked this year every time you re-enter the grounds), boyfriends, husbands, animals, kids, weapons of any kind (firearms, hatchets, bow and arrows, slingshots, BB guns, or anything that can be used as a weapon), no signs/banners, no eazy ups (sorry! it obstructs the natural beauty of the camp) no fireworks, no items to vend or handouts like stickers, buttons, flyers as we end up spending hours picking up these up as 99% of it gets trashed. Leave no trace :) Our security will be on patrol so please be kind when they ask you to put these items away or ask you and your uninvited "friend" to leave. Sadly, these rules are in place for a reason but will be enforced to ensure EVERYONE has a great time! 

Need more info? Please re-visit the ticket page by clicking HERE as there are several helpful links such as “What to Pack”, “Schedule of Events”, “Food Truck Menu and Pricing” , “Best Riding Routes in the Area” and so much more. If you still have more questions, simply wait until you get on site as all those extra tiny details of what fauna is in the area, how strong is the coffee and more will be answered there :)

Ride safe ladies! Enjoy the journey and we will have an ice cold 805 beer waiting for you Friday night! - Babes Ride Out 

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