Coming to Babes Ride Out 5 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 (menus coming soon for even the most sensitive eaters) 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.
• Tent (there are no trees for hammocks at the campgrounds).
• Sleeping Pad
• Sleeping Bag
• Water bottle and camp mug (psst pre order ours and pick up at the event!! This is such a great way to reduce waste and are only $20 for the set (we have plenty of clean water for you to keep refilling with and proceeds go to the Mojave Land Trust. Click HERE to pre order and have the set waiting for you when you arrive).
• Wet wipes / face wipes
• EXTRA toilet paper. It's for your own good.
• Pillow (camp size)
• 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). 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.
• 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!)
• $$ for food truck (menus launching soon for vegetarian, vegan, non gluten folks, and those of you who are "I can eat anything" style campers.
• $$ for coffee and presses juices (chase a cappuccino with a green juice for maximum cleansing of the system)
• Camera or GoPro (tag your grams #ProgressiveDarkRoom to get your images printed on site for free)
• Positive mental attitude. Be nice, say hello to your neighbor, and remember, ladies are here for ALL different reasons so respect each other :)
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, chapstick are all a must. The desert is incredibly dry. Forget something? The campstore 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
- Keep a printout of directions and emergency #s on you
- 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!
- Call your bank and let them know you are traveling
- 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 amongst 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 BRO5. Click HERE to see what the forecast is calling for at the campsite. 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 these supplies online before the event. Happy camping! - Ashmore