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Babes Ride Out 6 Packing List & Gear Guide

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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

Scramble On | A Weekend on the New Triumph Street Scrambler

REVIEWSAnya Violet
Photo by  Mike Pham  @Phamuelphoto for  ATWYLD

Photo by Mike Pham @Phamuelphoto for ATWYLD

Photo by  Mike Pham  @Phamuelphoto for  ATWYLD

Photo by Mike Pham @Phamuelphoto for ATWYLD

As a native Californian I am always a bit disappointed in myself when I find out that there is some really rad natural wonders that are just a short distance away that I’ve never seen. When some friends sent me photos of the Trona Pinnacles and suggested we go camping out there and shoot some photos for ATWYLD I started to get really excited because the trip aligned exactly with the date I had scheduled to pick up the new Triumph Street Scrambler for a test ride.

Scrambling on the 2017 Triump Scrambler 

Scrambling on the 2017 Triump Scrambler 

Prior to hopping on this bike I had read some reviews online and I had already spent some time on the Street Twin which I absolutely loved. Coming from a mostly dirt background I was excited to ride a Scrambler for the first time because on paper it is the perfect bike for me. After throwing my leg over it I was pleased to see that the seat height was much shorter than the older Scrambler models which always makes for a more confident ride. The Scrambler felt super light weight and maneuverable in the same way that the Street Twin felt which was one of my favorite things about the bike. In addition to coming in at only 454 pounds the center of mass on the bike feels much lower eliminating that top heavy feeling that can result in losing balance if you’re not careful or if you’re in some nasty terrain.

For someone like me, this is the ideal type of bike. I love nothing more than to feel 100% confident on a wide variety of roads. In Southern California you never know when the pavement will end. The Street Scrambler is sleek and compact in the same way that my Bonneville is but does feel much lighter and more powerful. I was initially a little disappointed to hear that is was 900cc’s and not 1200 like the new Bonnevilles but ride-by-wire fueling leaves nothing to be desired. A twist of the throttle and the power rolls on smooth. It is fast and delivers quite an exhilarating ride! It doesn't take long for you to realize why they call it a ‘High Torque’ engine.

Photo by Matt Lebrec @robodonald 

Photo by Matt Lebrec @robodonald 

As we left the pavement behind it was time to see how this bike really handles. Through gravel, sand, and even a couple of rocky hill climbs the control was there and the suspension made for a fairly smooth ride. Sometimes I forgot I wasn't on a dirt bike! All in all I felt that this is one of those bikes that truly is perfect for a rider like me who started on a dirt bike and transitioned to street but still needs a bit of BRAAAP, even in their street bikes. It gives you that same control and confidence that you feel on a smaller lighter bike but has the power that you need for a long road trip. The lower seat height and automatic brake system also make it a fun bike for experienced riders or beginners. I have to admit that the details like the USB charging socket under the seat made it a great camping bike as well. If you ask me, I say, Scramble On! Triumph nailed it! Contact your local dealership and take this baby for a rip, you won't be bummed. 

Get more info on the Triumph Street Scrambler HERE

For local test rides in your area click HERE

Photo by  Mike Pham  @Phamuelphoto for  ATWYLD

Photo by Mike Pham @Phamuelphoto for ATWYLD

- Anya Violet

Want more information on the Trona Pinnacles? Check them out HERE and plan a ride to see them.

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BABES RIDE OUT EAST COAST 2 EVENT IS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

EventsAshmore Ellis

Babes Ride Out East Coast June 2- 4th 2017 

Welcome to a 3 day 2 night riding event that will take you on some of the most beautiful routes in the lower Catskills! Please read all FAQ's below before purchasing any tickets as all tickets are NON TRANSFERABLE AND NON REFUNDABLE.  

Babes Ride Out East Coast 2 Ticket Price Includes:

  • 2 nights of tent camping along the beautiful Delaware River
  • Bathroom and shower access (plumbing!)
  • 1 raffle ticket
  • On site security to guarantee safety 
  • Event patch
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Bonfire
  • Games
  • Prizes
  • FREE 805 beer until it runs out (and it probably will, east coast ladies can drink)
  • FREE Sailor Jerry mixed drinks until it runs out
  • Maps of multiple riding route options through the lower Catskills
  • Amazing structure for inclement weather (event goes on rain or shine!)
  • Best time of your moto lovin' life! 

Full schedule, packing list, helpful links, and more to post and be emailed to each registered guests far in advance. Excited to share a weekend riding with all our EAST COAST ladies! 

Flyer art by: Sarah E Rice @sarahericeart      

Flyer art by: Sarah E Rice @sarahericeart

 

 

FAQs Specific to Babes Ride Out EC 2

Make sure to check out our FAQ for all Babes Ride Out Events by clicking HERE

What ticket do I need to purchase?!

Every single lady must have either a MOTORCYCLIST or NON MOTORCYCLIST ticket to the event. These are $75. If you are trailering or driving a car, you need to ALSO pick up CAR PASS which is $40 per 4 wheel vehicle. Tickets to the event must be purchased in advanced. If you end up having to drive, there will be car passes only available at the gate for purchase. If you are a passenger on a bike or in a car, you need a NON Motorcyclist ticket only.  

I am only coming for 1 night, do I get a discount?

Giiirrll you playin! We rented the entire site for 3 days and 2 nights. We can't afford to discount the space.

Do I get a specific camping spot assigned to me?

No spots are pre-assigned but you are guaranteed a space. Once you arrive, you will check in and then flagged into the moto area if on two wheels. Car campers will be in a separate area about 40 yards away but we do keep cars and bikes sperated for saefty reasons. We have rented the entire site for you to enjoy! There are tons of trees and lean to's on the property and we are right on the Delaware River. This site does not have power and water hook ups for RVS. 

What is up with food and water?

We will have food trucks on site and there is a camp store that is fully stocked! Feel free to bring your own coolers with food, water, booze etc. The wifi doesn't work so bring cash (ATMS are in town but not on site). There are grocery stores / restaurants etc in town less than half a mile away. Gas stations are within 1 mile and a liquor store within walking distance. Google the area and see what is available.

Can I bring my boyfriend or husband?

No, this is a ladies only event. Please check chopcult.com for all co/ed events <3

Can I bring my kids and pets?

Nope, the event is not kid / pet friendly :(

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Must be 21+ to attend and have valid ID to drink

What can't I bring to the event?

Weapons, signage, fireworks, pets, kids, a bad attitude

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Sorry, we are un-able to transfer tickets.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

NO ma'am! Just show up, you'll be on the list

What is the refund policy?

NO REFUNDS. Sorry, please do not ask. We have to pay for you whether you show up or not. All funds go back into the event so if you don't make it, know you made the event even better with your donation.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Your ticket must match your ID. If someone bought your ticket for you and did not put it in your name, you must show up together so the ticket holder can collect both tickets.