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Babes in the Dirt 3 Event Schedule

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BABES IN THE DIRT 3 EVENT SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE: *Gates are at 12 PM sharp* THE GATE WILL BE LOCKED AND NO ONE CAN ENTER THE SITE UNTIL NOON. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY AND BLOCK THE ENTRANCE AS WE HAVE SPONSORS, TRUCKS, AND SITE CHECKS TO CONDUCT WITH THE STATE PARK. YOU WILL GET TICKETED BY THE PARK IF YOU BLOCK EVENT SPACE ENTRANCE. IF YOU ARRIVE EARLY, THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER PLACES WITHIN HUNGRY VALLEY FOR YOU TO PARK AND HANG.

The main event site holds 250 people and only has 50 vehicle passes. If you miss out on getting the pass at the front entrance, you’ll have to pay the park directly and park outside the gated event area. The fee is $10 per vehicle to stay the night or $5 for day pass which you will purchase at any park entrance. We have also reserved the Sterling Group site across the way for all overflow (it will be clearly marked). This area is walking distance to main event so you can walk or ride over easily. PLEASE carpool to help make room for all campers.

Bike rentals are SOLD OUT at this time but feel free to check in with Gorman Powersports to see if anyone has cancelled.

FOR ALL DETAILS ON THIS EVENT AND WHAT TO EXPECT CLICK HERE

HUSKY DEMO SCHEDULE HAS BEEN E-MAILED OUT SO IF YOU SIGNED UP PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL. If you missed out on sign ups and want to demo, check in at the Husqvarna booth on site to see if there are any cancellations or openings. 

There will be food available for purchase from the food truck, click HERE to see menu and prices. CASH ONLY. There are no grills on site. All burn units will be in use as fire pits. We kindly ask that each car/truck brings 1 bundle of firewood to contribute to the bonfire. There is no water or electricity anywhere in the park. Please make sure to bring enough water for the entire weekend and extra toilet paper (trust us). 

The weather can be unpredictable out there so make sure to check the weather and plan accordingly!

EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday April 28th

12 PM SHARP: Gates open to guests. Everyone MUST sign a waiver and get a wristband.

1:45PM: MANDATORY Riders Meeting at pavilion. (for those who have arrived)

2pm: Husky Demo

4pm: Husky Demo

6pm: Husky Demo

5 PM Food available for purchase

7 PM STANCE Smores

8 PM Karaoke Qualifiers  

10 PM Unwind, quiet campfire hangs,  time to rest up for the next day of riding

Saturday April 29th

7 AM Breakfast / coffee for purchase

9:30 am: MANDATORY Riders Meeting at pavilion. Intros to Fox / Husqvarna / Stance  / SEE SEE / Thousand Oak Powersports.

10am: Husky Demo

12pm: Husky Demo

2pm: Husky Demo

4pm: Husky Demo

6pm: Husky Demo

(Lunch & snacks for purchase all day)

5:00 Dinner for purchase

6:00 See See Motorcycle Games

8:00 Karaoke Round 2 | WINNER’S CIRCLE

10 PM Unwind, quiet campfire hangs.

Sunday April 30th

8am-10am: Husky open Demo’s

11am: Pack up and go home. See you next year!

Stance Moto is Coming to Babes in the Dirt 3

SponsorsAshmore Ellis

We are thrilled to announce Stance Moto will be at Babes in the Dirt 3. Feel the difference in performance and comfort with Stance's new line of women's moto socks. Once an overlooked piece of rider equipment, Stance changes your perception of moto socks with art and technology that hone in on the specific needs of an MX athlete and enthusiast. Stance's line of moto socks feature an elastic arch support and engineered compression to provide lasting fit and support. Each pair is knit with a custom blend of proprietary fibers that offer durability, superior moisture wicking, and breathability to help feet stay cool and dry during even the hottest of rides. 

Check out the line of women's moto socks HERE

Husqvarna Bike Demos Info | Babes in the Dirt 3

SponsorsAnya Violet

Husqvarna Motorcycles is happy to implement a new demo riding format for this year’s Babes in the Dirt! It will feature the option to attend a training course or go out on guided rides that are on marked courses; beginner, intermediate, advanced. We are so excited that the event has grown and are even more thrilled to get as many women on our motorcycles as possible!

Training Course: We will have approximately 9 motorcycles that will be used for the training course. There will be instruction and riding tips given during these hour long sessions that will create a comfortable mindset for those who have never ridden dirt, or want to learn better ways to handle the terrain they’ve already ridden on. Towards the end of the session, riders will be taken out to the beginner marked course for a fun ride!

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Demo Ride: Each of these courses will be marked out by the Husqvarna team prior to the demo times. We will have approximately 10 motorcycles to divvy -up between each course, with a main lead rider. This allows the group to stay together and be able to help give riding pointers or aid another rider if needed. These will also be formatted to be about an hour long per ride.”

DEMO SIGN UPS WILL BE RELEASED  SOON SO STAY TUNED!

Meet the Instructors

Andy Jefferson

Andy Jefferson of Victorville, CA began racing in 1976 and won his first professional purse race at De Anza Cycle Park in 1979. He raced as privateer on a Suzuki until an injury in 1981 and in October of 1981 he received a phone call from Mitch Payton of Pro Circuit Husqvarna offering him the opportunity of a full factory ride. This began Andy’s career on a Husqvarna racing all over Southern California chasing the CMC Series number 1 plate. He also raced selected nationals and supercrosses with his best finish in supercross at 17th place and earning a 10th place at Saddleback National 500cc Motocross overall. Andy retired from professional racing in 1985 due to injury. After 1985 he continued riding and remained relevant to the industry. In 2010 Andy took an after sales manager position with the re-branded Italian made Husky’s and followed the brand after the 2013 acquisition by KTM Group. He now currently serves as the Media Relations Manager for Husqvarna Motorcycles. This will be his third year at Babes In The Dirt, affectionately known as Andy’s favorite event of the year.  Vintage photos circa 1983

Ashley Fiolek

Ashley Fiolek began riding with her family as a young girl and started racing by the age of 7. Ashley won the 2004 Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National in the girl’s 9-13 class. 4 years later in 2008, she made her professional racing debut at the WMA Women’s Motocross Championship marking her first professional win at the WMA Pro Hangtown National. That year she went on to win three more of the six rounds earning her the overall title and record of youngest female to win the Championship in WMA history. She signed to American Honda Racing in 2009 making her the first-ever female to receive a full factory ride. Ashley is a 3x WMX National Motocross Champion, 2x ESPN X Games Gold medalist and the only woman to do both which she accomplished despite being born deaf. In the spring of 2015 Ashley founded her MX school to teach a new generation of riders and racers and share her inspiring story. Ashley is currently serving as a Husqvarna Brand Ambassador and will be attending Babes In The Dirt to offer support to beginner riders.

Mike Brown

Tennessee native, Mike Brown, is an American former professional motocross, supercross, and off road- racer with a number of championships in all disciplines. He started his racing career in 1985 and won his first professional race in 1994. He has been an Endurocross  X-Games competitor multiple times for which he won 3 gold medals and a silver as well as an AMA National Motocross Championship. He is also a playable character in the 2004 motocross video game MTX: Mototrax.

Mike retired from full time professional racing last year at 44 years old and is currently a Brand Ambassador for Husqvarna Motorcycles. In this role, Mike has been helpful and supportive of the brand’s internal efforts for women’s motorcycling by coaching many female staff members for their first time on a motorcycle. 

Meet the Bikes

FX-350

FC 250; lowered with Rekluse auto-clutch

TC 85; Rekluse auto-clutch

TC 65; Rekluse auto-clutch

DEMO SIGN UPS WILL BE RELEASED  SOON SO STAY TUNED!

See See Motorcycles | More Than Just a Destination

Ashmore Ellis

Words by Tori George-Drake

See See Motorcycles tasks ourselves year round to bring our fans more than just a place to meet up, drink coffee and purchase motorcycle gear.  We put a lot of effort into bringing a smile to their faces when it comes to two-wheeled festivities as well. With events ranging from the silly and controlled chaos of Dirt Quake USA to the ever growing and industry shifting One Motorcycle Show, both bringing factory designers, racers, moto enthusiasts and friends from all over the world in one place, it's hard not to smile if you've ever attended any of our events.

Flat trackin'

Flat trackin'

In between organizing and planning for these annual motorcycle festivities we like to keep ourselves busy by supporting local MX, Flat-track, and Road Race tracks. Keeping true to our ethos in keeping motorcycles fun, we attend racing, support new up and coming local racers and we race and although we take the sport of motorcycling very serious, we try not to take ourselves too seriously!  We’ve got a need for speed whether it be out on the trails, on the track or hot laps on mini bikes in the parking lot.  

Salem Races 

Salem Races 

If you know Thor Drake, founder of See See and The One Motorcycle Show, you know he can never stand still.  So why stop at just one See See Motor Coffee Cafe? No, not happening. The team put our heads down and worked hard to give Reno a shot…. Our second location landed in a rad old historical brick building smack dab in the middle of the art centric and thriving Mid-town and the old historic gambling culture of Downtown Reno. A lot of folks ask “but why The Biggest-Little-City in the world?”  All we can say is that Reno has that soul… that soul that Portland had 10-20 years ago, that soul of a city that is real, the food is real, the people are real, the outdoors and the riding are really real and well we just related to the city instantly. It doesn’t hurt that you can gamble or drink all night long if that’s your thing.  Reno is also home of Street Vibrations, an annual motorcycle festival that’s been held for over 25 years.  It’s a celebration music, metal and motorcycles and motorcycle riding in what Mark Twain once said is “the fairest picture the whole earth affords”  and See See will be partnering with Street Vibrations in adding a flat-track race for 50,000 spectators it’s a race and festival that will get some revival and is not to be missed!! Be sure to mark your calendars to visit the second See See and Reno Sept. 27th- Oct. 1st 2017! 

See See Motorcycles is also proud to announce it's newest addition in Portland, See See KTM of Portland. The Dealership is only blocks away from the cafe and is the very first KTM dealership within Portland city limits and well it’s been known that where there be the color orange, there be fun. If you’re in the Northwest we highly recommend grabbing a coffee from the cafe and strolling down Sandy blvd to check out all the new 2017 KTM models.

New KTM dealership in Portland, a few blocks from See See Motorcycles

New KTM dealership in Portland, a few blocks from See See Motorcycles

New KTM dealership in Portland, a few blocks from See See Motorcycles 

New KTM dealership in Portland, a few blocks from See See Motorcycles 

Team See See is so excited to get out to Babes in the DIrt April 28th and help put a smile on all your faces with the mini bike flat-track races we’ll be running for you throughout the weekend.  Whether you’re pro or your first time ever on a bike… it’s your chance to be a #seeseerider and sure to help make you grin….  Thinking about any of your own See See gear?  Head on over to seeseemotorcycles.com and use  THNX1MOTO  for an additional 20% off all gear!!

Team See See headed to Babes in the Dirt 3: 

  • Emily George
  • Nichole Vella
  • Paulina Morris
  • Tori George-Drake

See you soon!

BABES IN THE DIRT 3 April 28th - 30th at Hungry Valley SVRA

EventsAshmore Ellis
Art by Des Hildebrand

Art by Des Hildebrand

Let’s go ride some DIRT !!! We have rented the Honey Valley Group Camp Site at Hungry Valley SVRA April 28th-30th for a ladies only weekend in the dirt. THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT YOU MUST REGISTER! Make sure to read this entire blog to be well informed and be fully aware of what this event details. After you do a full read, click the red register button at the very bottom to get signed up. But first, let's get you in the know!

Who is Babes in the Dirt for?

This is a ladies only dirt bike & ATV campout for those who want to explore dirt and learn riding fundamentals. We cater to ladies who: 

  • Have only ridden street bikes and want to see what dirt is about.
  • Have never sat on a motorcycle. We HIGHLY recommend that new riders start on a dirt bike (so bring those "bike curious" friends with you that always say "I wanna try").  This is a great learning event and we will have workshops, basics, etc. 
  • Have a lot of experience as a dirt rider. We have some pro ladies coming out that you can hit the hillclimbs and black diamonds with. 

The Basics: Gates to the group site will open at 12pm sharp on Friday. There is max capacity in the group site of 50 vehicles so please carpool. The group site is first come first serve but if the vehicle passes run out before you get there, no problem, you will have to pay $10 at the park's kiosk to cover your camping and may have to park in the adjacent site but you can still come hang out and enjoy the event. They also have $5 day passes if you are not camping with us and just want to park and ride for the day. This weekend is about off-roading, camping, and good times with friends. Babes Ride Out will be providing the group campground ONLY so BYOE (bring your own everything) and please make sure to scroll down to see what will be on site and what won't be.  

Don’t have a dirt bike but want to learn???? No problem! You can rent a bike from Gorman Motorsport Rentals!  Ask for Glory 805-620-2620. They are ONLY open on weekends so please please be patient as they are family owned and you ladies always bring in a surge of calls <3 They have a wide variety of dirt bikes and gear to rent and they drop it all off right at our campsite. Glory can help you choose the right bike for your size and style of riding. Tell them you are attending Babes Ride Out and reserve your bike as soon as possible before they run out (and they ALWAYS run out). 

*We will have Husqvarna on site with a limited # of demo bikes (please stay tuned for more information on how to get on the list to give one a spin). These bikes will be on rotation so if you want to ride all day, please rent from Gorman Motorsports so you are guaranteed to have your own bike. 

Honey Valley Group Camp Site in Hungry Valley SVRA is nestled within the park. Please do not hesitate to ask the front kiosk, rangers, etc on how to locate the site, they are kinda pros. They will have maps of this area that also show all of the riding trails and their levels so get one when you arrive. Enter at the "North Entrance" because it's close to where Gorman Motorsports is, there is a gas station for water/snacks, a McDonald's is there, AND it's a straight shot from there to the group site. 

Please note, these are just a few FAQs that are dirt specific. To know all FAQ for all BRO events click HERE

What sticker does my bike need? Does my bike need a spark arrestor?

Red or green! and YES you will get ticketed if you do not have a spark arrestor. Please read all the rules and regs for your offroad vehicle by clicking this link 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Can my dog come?

All Babes Ride Out events are 21+ and no pets of any kind are allowed at the site. A girl got bit before so sadly, pooches must stay home :(  

A. Oh NOOOO!!! My friend wants to come but she did not RSVP, can she still come?

B. Oh damn, now she can't come but she RSVP'd! 

A. GIRL!!! You've had months to sign up even if you weren't coming! She/you needs to RSVP so we can plan enough food to be available for purchase. But if it's super last minute and she/you missed the RSVP window which will close 24 hours prior to the event, she/you can still come :) No need to blow up our email, facebook page, send smoke signals, etc. We promise we won't turn her/you away....this time :) 

B. We rather over plan than under plan so if you or your friend did RSVP and can't attend, it's ok and there is no need to contact us to let us know. We promise :) 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We have rented out the group site at Hungry Valley which can only fit 50 vehicles and 250 campers so please carpool! If the group site is full, you will need to pay for your own camping at the ranger kiosk ($10) when you enter and will need to park in the neighboring site and ride/ walk over. Don't worry! There is plenty of room in the park for you if the group site is full. If you are just coming for the day, the park charges $5 per car. 

How do I contact the park for additional information about the trails, weather, terrain, longitude and latitude, wind speed, composition report of the dirt substance?!

Public Information Inquiries: (916) 324-4442

Email: ohvinfo.ohv@parks.ca.gov 

Website: OHV Parks CA GOV

Link to view our campsite: Click HERE

Are there medics on site?

Every ranger is trained as a first responder. An ambulance is within 15-20 min away and there is an air vac close by. Please contact the park with any questions or concerns. All riders will ride at their own risk (916) 324-4442. 

What should I bring into the event?

  • Protective boots, helmet, goggles, and any motocross gear you own! You can also rent gear at Gorman Powersports. Trust us, this is important because you will "eat it" at some point during the day. Fox will be on site with some extra boots and helmets but there won't be enough for everyone so plan accordingly. 
  • WATER! Make sure to bring plenty of water as the site does not have it
  • Camping gear if you plan on staying the night (sleeping bag, headlamp, tent etc)
  • Warm clothes! Remember when it hailed? (LOL! but seriously WTF was that about?)
  • Snacks! (always)
  • Drinks (the fun kind!)
  • Cash for the coffee drinks and for food trucks (cards are not accepted due to non wifi)
  • Firewood! Please everyone bring 1 bundle to ensure we stay warm :) 
  • Battery pack to charge phone. There is NO power at this site at all. Reception is terrible too. 
  • Extra toilet paper
  • Extra gas for your moto

What can't I bring into the event?

  • Kids. This event is 21+
  • Dogs. Someone was bit last year and we can't risk it again. 
  • Easy Ups (sorry, far far too windy)
  • Marketing materials (flyers, stickers, banners etc unless you are sponsoring)
  • Your boyfriend / husband (he will have to find his own trails to braaap this weekend)

What amenities will be on site? 

  • A food truck with food for purchase (CASH ONLY)
  • A coffee truck with drinks for purchase (CASH ONLY)
  • Non flushing toilets (kinda like an outhouse but nicer) 
  • Huge pavilion for crap weather
  • Fire pits for bonfires. We do recommend you use the food truck as the weather is crazy windy at night and I for one have burned my food 2 years in a row.
  • Please remember there is no power at the site..like 0 

A detailed schedule will be released via EMAIL to those who have registered to attend the event closer to the event date. Info for group rides, learning demos, Husky demos, rules regs, on site fun stuff, food truck, coffee menu etc will roll out between now and March so please stay tuned to the blog and your email after you register <3

Ok, so now that you know 90% of what to expect, let's get you registered! 

This event remains free with the help of our generous sponsors Husqvarna Motorcycles, Fox Womens, Stance Socks,  Thousand Oaks Powersports, and See See Motorcycles.