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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



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 Tickets are Live!

EventsAshmore Ellis

Ready to celebrate 4 years together!? We are too! Join us for Babes Ride Out East Coast 4, a ladies only 3 day 2 night riding event and campout that takes you on some of the most beautiful routes in the lower Catskills. If you are ready to ride some green roller coasters and camp along the Delaware River in the beautiful town of Narrowsburg, NY read on! 

Flyer art by Jodi Drew

Flyer art by Jodi Drew

Please read all FAQ's below before purchasing any tickets as all tickets are NON REFUNDABLE but you can transfer your ticket to another guest ONLY when tickets are still on sale. After ticket sales end, you will not be able to transfer. Scroll down and please read FAQ on how to transfer tickets. 

 Ticket price includes:

  • 3 days and 2 nights of tent camping along the beautiful Delaware River

  • Real bathrooms and hot showers

  • Unlimited water to fill up your canteen 

  • 1 raffle ticket to the always amazing Moto F.A.M raffle (option to buy more for $1 each)

  • 2019 event patch

  • Karaoke contest (start practicing now) 

  • 90's THEME NIGHT and cover band Saturday night! Bring on the flannel (we know you have it!)

  • Motorcycle games with prizes galore 

  • Demos rides by Harley-Davidson (sign ups to follow!) 

  • Access to the Real Deal Workshop hosted by Jessi Combs

  • Bonfires each night 

  • FREE 805 beer until it runs out each night (and it probably will, east coast ladies can drink)

  • Maps of riding route options through the lower Catskills

  • Amazing structure for inclement weather (event goes on rain or shine but you'll stay dry)

  • 24 hour security & staff 

  • Roadside assistance via our friends at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys 

  • After hours party at the Narrowsburg Inn Sat night

  • Best time of your moto lovin' life connecting with new and old friends!

Brought to you by Harley-DavidsonBiltwellRuss Brown Motorcycle Attorneys , SENAI am the Real Deal, and 805 Beer, Atwyld

FAQs

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

What ticket do I need to purchase?! What are my driving options?

Every single lady must have GENERAL ADMISSION ticket to enter the property. If you are the driver of a car or truck you must also purchase a Car / Truck Parking Pass. We cannot accommodate RVS or Toyhaulers at this time but you can bring a motorcycle trailer of 10 ft or less behind your vehicle. Tickets to the event must be purchased in advance. If you end up having to drive, there will be car passes only available at the gate for purchase (cash only). We repeat: no tickets to the event will be sold at the gate, only parking passes to those who already have a general admission ticket.

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

Sorry! All tickets are for the full weekend. 

Do I get a specific camping spot assigned to me?

No spots are pre-assigned but you are guaranteed a space. The camp area is first come, first serve. There is plenty of amazing spots for everyone. Car campers will be in a separate area. 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.

What is up with food and water?

We will have a food truck 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 if you have special dietary needs. Gas stations are within 1 mile and a liquor store within walking distance. Google the area and see what is available.

I want to shoot, take video, do a social media takeover for this event for a brand, magazine, online editorial, etc Do I need permission? 

We’d love to hear more! Babes Ride Out is a private event and we do the best we can not to distract our guests so they can have the best time possible. If you want to shoot the event in any way for a media source, a brand, or other non-personal use, please email press@babesrideout.com for permission as no commercial photography or video of any kind is allowed unless approved by BRO. Images for your own use are 100% awesome and appreciated! No need to ask if it’s for yourself and/or personal social media, we only ask that you be respectful to the other attendees :) 

How do I connect with other ladies to ride out?

Click HERE and post away in our Babes Ride Out East Coast 4 Facebook event page.  It’s a great way to connect with ladies who are attending the event prior :)

What the heck do I bring?

No stress! We are putting together a super rad gear guide. Stay tuned as this will be emailed to you and posted on our social, website, etc. 

Am I part of the first 150 registered motorcyclists? When will I know? What if I don't show up?

We kindly ask anyone who is wondering to please have patience and refrain from emailing in asking as they will know when they arrive if they were part of the first 150 registered motorcyclists when sales opened. These bags are a gift from our sponsors to reward those who commit to coming  and arrive on their own motorcycle. If you do not show up, the bag goes to someone who does at the end of the event.

Can I bring my boyfriend or husband?

No, this is a ladies only event. Please check chopcult.com for all co/ed events or check out Sierra Stake Out or Blue Ridge Stake Out.

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, hand-outs for a brand or marketing materials of any kind. 

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.

How do I transfer my ticket to someone else?

You can transfer your ticket to another guest but you are solely responsible for doing so. Log in to your Eventbrite and click on your tickets. You will see options to edit your ticket information. You must type in the person's first name, last name, and email address and click to save and send new confirmation. If your buddy doesn't get the confirmation, they won't be on the list so please follow up and ensure they got the transfer. Click HERE for step by step. 

****No transfers can be made after ticket sales have ended****

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. 

Alright! Let’s get you registered! Click below to sign up!



Lucky Wheels DIY Garage at Babes Ride Out 6

SponsorsAnya Violet

Our friends at Lucky Wheels Garage will have their DIY garage set up at Babes Ride Out 6! Need a tool? They got ya covered! Need to check your tire pressure? No problem! Do it yourself at the Lucky Wheels booth!!!! Make sure your bike is roadworthy before you ride!

Photo by Monica Semergiu

Photo by Monica Semergiu

Lucky Wheels is based in LA and offer monthly memberships or day use options for their full service DIY garage! They host learning clinics and events all the time so make sure and follow them at @luckywheelsgarage on Instagram! Stop by while you’re in town to say HI!

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photo by Heidi Zumbrun

photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Babes in Borrego & The Original 50 | Meet Stacey Bookshier

PeopleAnya Violet

She found out about Babes in Borrego the day before the ride. After a quick cruise on our blog she decided she was IN! Stacey Bookshier rolled up to the meet-up spot at our first ever campout not knowing anyone. Her vintage moto didn’t let her down on those desert roads and she walked away from that weekend with new friends and a new annual tradition of attending all of our Joshua Tree campouts! Read on to hear more about Stacey and her experience that weekend.

babes ride out
babes ride out

On October 5th 2013, 50 women rode out to an undisclosed location for a night of camping and camaraderie. What would follow could not have been predicted by anyone. The positivity, passion and enthusiasm for those 50 women has fueled the growth and exposure of a community that has meant so much to so many. We are highlighting each of those 50 women and sharing their stories over the past 5 years. 


 Stacey Bookshier


babes ride out
  • ·       Stacey Brookshier

    ·       @staceybrookshier

    ·       San Diego, CA

    ·       Office Jerk

    How did you find out about Babes in Borrego and what made you want to be a part of it?

    I feel like I’m always the last to know and for Babes it was true. I didn’t really use social media when Babes was announced so I had no idea. I found out a day before the event from my friend Isaac who owned Trophy Motorcycles in San Diego. I checked out the blog and read “roll call” and I was in.

    When you arrived at the meet up, what was your first thoughts?

    When I arrived at the gas station there were only three other women there, Caroline, Lindsey and Rebecca. They offered to throw my hastily packed camping gear in their chase truck. I was stoked because I had this flat seat with all my gear strapped down with bungees threatening to fall off. As more women trickled in I was amazed how many people the post had reached.

    Did you know anyone there? Is going on an adventure solo like this something you do or was this a first time out of your element kind of thing?

    When I was younger I took solo car road trips but never to a meet up or an event.

     At the meet up I didn’t know anybody. I had texted two of my friends about it the day I found out. One knew about it, but it looked like they weren’t going to come. To my surprise they pulled up to the campsite that evening, and I have been to every Babes in Joshua tree with them since.

    To go to something like this and the destination be unknown is kind of crazy.  What did you think of riding with all those ladies and of the destination?

    My bike at the time was vintage and didn’t want to start when everybody was ready to pull away. I panicked and thought I was going to miss out. I eventually kicked it over, thankfully, and had a blast riding with everybody.

    What was that one night like for you? Tell us about your experience.

    I was so impressed with the amount of thought and love that Anya and Ashmore put into Babes in Borrego not knowing what the result would be. I am grateful for your efforts ladies. Everything just unfolded beautifully. There were so many personalities it was like a little buffet of meeting interesting, positive women.  Sitting around that fire and hearing the bits of everyone’s background made that dry lakebed an unexpected comfortable place to be.  It was my first night playing Cards Against Humanity and it was on a homemade deck that made me think they made the game up themselves.

    I didn’t pack a tent but luckily Rebecca and Lindsey let me crash theirs, I would have probably froze if not for them.

    Tell us about the ladies you met and have your friendships have evolved over the past 5 years.  Do you keep in touch?

    There are a few that I still get to see from time to time. I was really stoked to meet more women from San Diego, some I see more often than others. I met Sanna at the first Babes, (calling her out), she doesn’t remember me from then even though she drank my water. Sanna, I love you and I’m so happy we became good friends.

    How have you changed over the past 5 years?

    At the first Babes I was recently unemployed but found a job shortly after. My extremely talented and good-looking boyfriend of 6 years plays bass in The Distillers, it’s really humbling and exciting to see him play. We have a house just outside of Downtown San Diego, with our 3 dogs, where we are working to become more self-sufficient with our small vegetable garden.

    Have you gone on any more camping / riding trips since that 2013 ride? If so, where and with who?

    I realized at the first Babes that I had met Lindsey at Elusive Unicorn years before and we had both attended Slab City Riot. I’ve been to another large organized campout out since, other than Babes, but they’re too much party for me. I have been on a couple local camping trips, with women I met through Babes and their S.O.’s, to Borrego and Idyllwild.

    What is it like coming back to Babes Ride Out as it has grown?  

    It is dizzying to think of all the details that are put into these events. Growing from 50 to thousands of women is astonishing. I am in awe of the women who come from all over to be a part of this and grateful for the people it has brought into my life.

    What are your thoughts on the Moto community and industry as a whole?

    I guess you take the good with the bad. Motorcycle events are a lot more crowded than they were years ago, but with that more products and manufactured parts have become available. I love that there’s finally riding gear that don’t make women look like they’re about to get on the back of a road sofa.

     

 

Babes in Borrego & The Original 50 | Meet Beulah Mae

PeopleAnya Violet
Photo by Daniella Renee

Photo by Daniella Renee

babes ride out

On October 5th 2013, 50 women rode out to an undisclosed location for a night of camping and camaraderie. What would follow could not have been predicted by anyone. The positivity, passion and enthusiasm for those 50 women has fueled the growth and exposure of a community that has meant so much to so many. We are highlighting each of those 50 women and sharing their stories over the past 5 years. 


Beulah Mae


·       NAME - Beulah Mae

·       INSTAGRAM HANDLE - @bornmean

·       LOCATION - Lake Elsinore CA

·       OCCUPATION - housewife/hustler

How did you find out about Babes in Borrego and what made you want to be a part of it?

---- I saw one post on Facebook from my friend Sandra, I had been riding for just over 6 months and mostly by myself. I never really had the opportunity to meet and ride with other women like me. My husband didn't ride at the time and I was too intimidated to go to most events by myself. Everyone has their biker costumes on and you can't tell which women were riders until they got on their bikes and then it was too late because they were riding home. Not that I would have run up and said "Hey, let's be freinds!!!" This campout for sure felt like it was the place to do just that.

When you arrived at the meet up, what was your first thoughts?

--- I underestimated the scene before I got there, I was still in "mom" mode at the time and I actually had my husband follow me up with a dispenser full of ice water just in case you girls were thirsty.

Did you know anyone there? Is going on an adventure solo like this something you do or was this a first time out of your element kind of thing?

--- I did not know a single person. My friend Sandra who posted about it in the first place wasn't able to go and I just wasn't going to let that stop me. I was WAAAAYYYY out of my comfort zone. I showed up with a motorcycle and a smile. I wasn't on IG so I was just following along from the FB event and the emails you sent out. I think that was probably what convinced me, seeing the kind of women that were responding with those first blog posts, it was intimidating but inspiring. I had NO IDEA what to expect or what I was in for. I had never even been on a group ride before.

To go to something like this and the destination be unknown is kind of crazy.  What did you think of riding with all those ladies and of the destination?

--- There are a few moments that stick out. When we left the Starbucks parking lot, I just got in line and tried to stay in position. The first moment that felt like I was in the middle of some real biker shit was when we all pulled over to regroup after getting separated at the lights and a few women pulled out to block the traffic so we could all get going in one group. I felt protected by these strangers. (I just got a little verklempt, that just hit me really weird right now) The next super memorable moment was cresting the hill on S22 and heading down in to Borrego Springs, I think I've been on that road once before but not on my bike. It's a whole different experience, seeing the desert and the Salton Sea, it was pretty amazing. Those are the views I now cherish when I'm riding to new places, coming up over a hill and not knowing what is on the other side.  - I also remember the last gas stop before heading to camp and Ashmore was in front of me and her dude Mike "happened" to be  there (I'm really curious to know what he thinks of the event since he's seen it grow from Borrego) and Ashmore said to him "God babe, get out of here, you're so embarrassing!"

What was that one night like for you? Tell us about your experience.

--- I was familiar with the area, I camp with my family out in Truck Haven so I knew what I would be in for as far as the weather and what the camping conditions would be. I can't really remember who I started talking with first, we were all just sort of shooting the shit with whoever was standing next to you at the time. There was no template back then, not for me at least. Everyone I met seemed very genuine, down to earth and excited to be there. I made it down that sandy road in to camp, set up my tent and then was just kind of in awe watching everyone ride around, laughing, the sun was going down, I mean it was the most perfect weather you could ask for out there. I brought a couple bottle rockets with me so after it got dark and everyone was kind of gathered around the fire it seemed like a good time to shoot them off. After that Lindsey said she knew she had to talk to me because I came prepared. I was really happy she adopted me that night and I ended up riding home with that group of ladies she came with: Caroline, Britt and Ana and we had breakfast in Temecula the next morning, I think Rebecca had breakfast with us too but wasn't riding, she came in her truck.

Tell us about the ladies you met and have your friendships have evolved over the past 5 years.  Do you keep in touch?

--- Lindsey was probably the most important person I met that night, it turned out that she knew my husband from living in San Clemente and we had some mutual friends - it was just too weird to not remain friends. I don't see her often enough but I do try to keep in touch. I met a lot of other women afterwards, connecting through social media. We would ride together or see each other at events. I definitely have made very strong friendships with a few other ladies, some friendships fizzled out and other friendships are just a logistical issue of trying to find time to meet up, but I am always happy to spend the time that I get with them.

How have you changed over the past 5 years? (jobs, relationship, location, family, feel free to tell us as little or much as you want here).

--- Well the first big change was starting my IG account, and now I can't remember what came first the IG handle or the knuckle tattoos. Big changes.... When I wrote my first intro to you I was a carpooling mom of a couple of boy scouts and now I have one son who has been in the Navy for 2 years, and another son who just graduated high school and is heading in to the Army.  Since the campout I was lucky enough to be part of the group that started Belles On Bikes, the aim was to meet and connect other female riders the same way you guys did at Babes In Borrego, show up, make friends. I am now also co-hosting a podcast called Girl On A Moto with my friend Connie, just another way to be involved and also learn more about our moto community. I have only been riding for about 5 years now and still have a lot to learn, but I also feel like I have a lot to offer as far as supporting people in the community or encouraging people to get a bike and ride. I know for sure I have inspired my family, my mom got her M1 and a Honda Rebel and rides out to BRO with me, my oldest son got his M1 and we got to ride together a few times before he left for the Navy and my husband recently got a bike and we are looking forward to taking trips together once our last little birdie leaves the nest.

Have you gone on any more camping / riding trips since that 2013 ride? If so, where and with who?

--- Yup!! Plenty, and I've even planned a few campouts with Belles on Bikes. Our last campout we had 38 girls ride up to Palomar for a night of fun and games. I've been through Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona on my bike with a few girls I met in Borrego and through Belles. I went up the coast with my friend Joyce, we saw a concert in Santa Cruz and then camped in Sequoia. I went to Dream Roll last year. I've taken a solo trip to Big Sur, I've been to every Babes Ride Out event. In 5 years I've put over 50,000 miles on my bike.

What is it like coming back to Babes Ride Out as it has grown? 

--- I love it, it's close to home and all my friends are there. Every year the accommodations get nicer and the event is more thoughtful, it feels like every concern is met and then some. If you go to Babes and can't have a good time, I hate to break it to you, but you're an asshole, and if you're not an asshole then don't be afraid to have fun! That's why we're all there.

What are your thoughts on the Moto community and industry as a whole?

--- I don't know man,  my community is awesome. I try to avoid nonsense and be supportive and find people that are supportive of me. There are things in society that bother me in an equal way that there are things in parts of the moto community that just aren’t for me, so I try to avoid those situations. I don't go anywhere asking for trouble, riding my motorcycle is my happy place and I want to find and to spread as much happiness as I can in to my life and this hobby.