Babes Ride Out

See See Motorcycles

Babes in the Dirt 4 Registration is LIVE!

EventsAshmore Ellis

Ready to ride some dirt? We have rented the Honey Valley Group Camp Site at Hungry Valley SVRA April 27th-29th for a ladies only weekend of off road fun! You must be registered to attend this year and even though the event is still free, we strongly encourage a small donation when you register online to help us keep it going. Any amount is amazing but we do have some gifts to give those who give back based on donation.

  • Donate $10 - FREE Babes in the Dirt Patch
  • Donate $20 - FREE Babes in the Dirt Patch & Stance x Babes Ride Out Socks
  • Donate $35 - FREE Babes in the Dirt Patch, Stance x Babes Ride Out Socks, and Vans x BRO canvas tote.

Donations are non refundable and the gifts associated are not transferable & must be picked up in person at Babes in the Dirt 3 event. No exceptions <3. 

Art by @Desirae201&nbsp;

Art by @Desirae201 

Who it's 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. They do get full quick so stay tuned for sign ups! "How will I know when I can sign up?" - easy! Register for the event and you'll be the FIRST to know when that information is released. 

  • 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

Rain or shine, gates to the group site will open at 12pm sharp on Friday.The group site is first come first serve but if the limited vehicle passes for the site run out before you get there, no problem, you will have to pay $10 per vehicle at the park's kiosk to cover your camping and may have to park in the adjacent site once we are full but you can still come hang out and enjoy the event. The park also offers $5 day passes per vehicle if you are not camping with us and just want to park and ride for the day.  There is max camping capacity in the group site is 250 people. 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 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. 

FAQs

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

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? All our events are 21+ and ladies only.  IDs will be checked before you enter the site so make sure it matches the name you register with. Everyone MUST be pre registered to attend this year.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Due to space, camping in the group site is for cars and trucks. If you have a RV or towing a trailer, you'll be asked to park in the Sterling Campground across from where the main activities are. 

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 

Can I bring my pet into the event? No animals can be in the group site unless they are service dogs. This is not a pet friendly environment. 

How will I know when the Husqvarna registration,  classes, etc are open for registration? If you are registered to attend, you will get an email announcing it. If you aren't paying attention, you may miss it! We do not have a date for when the email will go out so please do not ask. 

I donated, can I get a refund? We are going to pretend you didn't ask that :) But for real, all donations go back into the overwhelming cost to make this event happen. We will have much better amenities thanks to ALL who donate. 

I donated but now I can't attend can I get my free stuff mailed to me? 

Sorry, we do not have the bandwidth to accommodate this request. Please remember, this is a true donation so please only donate if you want to support the event <3 

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 to enjoy when the bikes are shut down for the night).
  • Cash for the coffee drinks and for food trucks (cards are not accepted)
  • 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 :( 
  • 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 and cleaned twice a day)
  • Huge pavilion 
  • 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 
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Games 

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 April 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! 

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&nbsp;

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&nbsp;

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!

See See Motorcycles is Coming to Babes in the Dirt 3

Events, SponsorsAshmore Ellis

If you attended last year's Babes in the Dirt then you remember the ladies of See See Motorcycles hosting the mini bike races (how much fun was that?!) and creating one of the most fun moments as we watched a ton of ladies turn left for the first time in their lives. We are thrilled to announce that See See Motorcycles will be back at Babes in the Dirt 3 to bring you a new and improved mini bike race! But first, what is See See Motorcycles and how did it get its start? Take a deeper dive with Tori Drake and find out how a dream turned into reality by way of a few like minded friends in pursuit of having fun on two wheels (something we can totally relate to). 

Turn left, laugh, repeat! Ladies getting in some super fast racing at Babes in the Dirt last year

Turn left, laugh, repeat! Ladies getting in some super fast racing at Babes in the Dirt last year

"When See See Motor Coffee Co was asked to come back for another dose of Babes in the Dirt again we couldn't say no. With last years results bringing nothing but smiles we couldn't stay away.  Team See See will be back out there building up a track for the mini flat track races this year along with a full set of electric mini steads in tow" - Tori Drake 

See See started as a lifestyle first, then quickly grew into a communal space, and soon thereafter a brand & platform for many to follow in suit and to be inspired by. It has been a blast to see communities, like ours in Portland, grow together in other cities across the country and come together to learn more about what makes you smile on a motorbike. Hopefully our logo is starting to make some sense these days
haha.  

See See Motor Coffee and the show we throw each year (The One Motorcycle Show) was and always will be a grassroots movement created to keep motorcycling alive and well in the Pacific Northwest.  In an area where nine months out of the year it rains, it pours, and the old man definitely snores... See See wanted to create a community that could reach out to a network of people and riders that had never met or had a place to do so.

See See carries a ton of moto and lifestyle brands&nbsp;

See See carries a ton of moto and lifestyle brands 

We have a very unique setup here with our motorcycle centric space, we combine engines and espresso all under one roof. We love our regulars, and our first timers! If you've never been in, make sure to stop by and check us out in Portland OR and Reno NV.  

Best view from the cafe

Best view from the cafe

Proudly serving Stumptown Coffee and local pastries by Roman Candle Bakery. We are open 7 days a week.

The perfect cup of coffee does exist. See See proudly serves Stumptown Coffee, a local favorite!&nbsp;

The perfect cup of coffee does exist. See See proudly serves Stumptown Coffee, a local favorite! 

Cafe Hours located in PDX & Reno

Monday-Friday, 7AM-7PM
Saturday & Sunday, 8AM-6PM

We serve house made breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and locally crafted sausages. Our Hot Dog happy hour is from 4pm-6pm daily and includes a dog of your choice, chips and a beer...all for $6!

Words and images provided by Tori Drake 

 

Meet Emily George of See See Motorcycles and Co Host to Mini Bike Races at Babes in the Dirt 2

PeopleAshmore Ellis

Name: Emily George

I currently live, work, and play in the Pacific NW, where I grew up.  I moved around quite a bit when I was younger, so it’s nice to be back home with family, and working at See See Motorcycles

Emily Ripping on the Track

Emily Ripping on the Track

How did you get into riding?

I never really thought about getting into riding motorcycles, it just kind of happened because I never wanted to be on the back of one. A friend wanted to take me on a ride about 15 years ago and I refused.  Instead he spent the day teaching me how to shift and use the brakes (which I’m still not good at).  Till about the age of 16. My track record has been to crash everything with a motor or two wheels into a fence to stop… fortunately I haven’t done that with a street bike yet!

The PNW, NBD!&nbsp;

The PNW, NBD! 


Where is your favorite place to ride?

It’s hard to narrow it down to one, because I seem to love almost every ride for one reason or another.  When I lived in Utah, it was the trips through Moab and southern Utah.  In Arizona it was out to Tortilla Flats, and any night it was cool enough to ride.  There is seriously nothing like riding through the desert after a 110 degree day. It smells like your riding through the most amazing botanical garden. Back home here in the NW, its really any riding adventure with my friends and family! 

Two stroke or 4 stroke? 

God I love the sound, smell, and feel of two strokes, but my turd of a dog hates them with a passion, so I’ll side with him and say 4… he can be a bully if you don’t do what he says.

Race Face&nbsp;

Race Face 

Do you have a favorite bike? 

I really love my mom on her yellow Honda Rebel.  Other than that, I have to say my DR 650, cuz it’s mine and I saved up all my pennies to get it. 

Best riding adventure?
Not sure, but I’ll let you know when it happens.

It's Always 12 O'Clock Somewhere&nbsp;

It's Always 12 O'Clock Somewhere 


Do you prefer track riding or trail riding? Why?

Honestly I’d have to say track right now. There is something about going fast and being able to improve with every lap that feels really satisfying to me, plus it’s a bit more of an adrenalin rush when your on the track, no tree’s to hit, and very little brakes to use, which if you remember, I’m not too good at! 

What is it like to work for See See Motorcycles? Tell us about the brand and what your day to day is like. 

See See is a pretty amazing job, but we’re small, probably much smaller than people even think, so my job consist of many things.  I run the online store, manage and work the shop, book art shows for the café, do the buying, merchandising, invoicing, help coordinate events, email, email, oh and email. When I’m not doing office shenanigans, I get roped into other shenanigans… on bikes, that end up in weird, crazy videos!  I’ve had hot dogs thrown at me, tug o’ wars with my sis on bikes, and ridden three wheelers up the sides of shitters. (another faulty brake incident). 

See See Motorcycles Shoot

See See Motorcycles Shoot

How did you first hear about Babes Ride Out and what did you think?

It was either my sister or my good friend Erica that told me about it.  I’ve been super lucky to have my sister and other close girlfriends that I’ve always been able to ride with, but most gals have a hard time finding that.  I think “Babes Ride Out” is on the frontline of changing the way women ride, and venture out on motorcycles.  I’m super excited to see the event expand to different parts of the world!!! It gives ladies on a budget that can’t leave work and travel a chance to get in on the good time, and I think that’s fantastic! 

What do you have planned for us at Babes Ride Out 2?

We have an extra fun event planned! A non-serious mini flat track race will be held on Saturday evening during Babes in the Dirt. We’re hoping to get girls of all abilities or who have never tried racing to come out and give it the ol “go fast (or slow), turn left” thing. Obviously this will be just a small taste of what racing is all about but ultimately we would love it if more ladies joined us in the racing circuits around the country. Cool thing about FT racing is its just going in an oval at your own pace and learning to work around and with other riders competitively. It’s also a great way to advance your techniques and comfort levels but at your own speed and has helped both Emily and I gain a ton of experience in other types of riding not directly linked to flat track. It helps develop great moto skills that cross over. 

Emily in her Element&nbsp;

Emily in her Element 

Meet Tori George of Poler Stuff and Co Host to the Poler Stuff x See See Motorcycles Mini Bike Races at Babes Ride Out 2

Sponsors, People, Roll CallAshmore Ellis

"How do you feel about a mini bike race sponsored by Poler Stuff and See See Motorcycles at Babes in the Dirt 2?" asked the George sisters... The rest was history. Meet Tori George, a flat trackin', nature lovin', whirlwind of a woman who is coming down with her sister Emily George from See See (interview to follow) to present the See See Motorcycles x Poler Stuff Mini Bike Races at Babes in the Dirt 2! 

 

"We have an extra fun event planned! A non-serious mini flat track race will be held on Saturday evening during Babes in the Dirt. We’re hoping to get girls of all abilities or who have never tried racing to come out and give it the ol “go fast (or slow), turn left” thing. Obviously this will be just a small taste of what racing is all about but ultimately we would love it if more ladies joined us in the racing circuits around the country. Cool thing about FT racing is it's just going in an oval at your own pace and learning to work around and with other riders competitively. It’s also a great way to advance your techniques and comfort levels but at your own speed and has helped both Emily and I gain a ton of experience in other types of riding not directly linked to flat track. It helps develop great moto skills that cross over into street riding, dirt biking, and rollerblading" - Tori & Emily George

Name: Tori George

I live in the great Pacific Northwest in a small little city people call Portland. I currently work for the vibey company of camp stuff, Poler.  In my past time I like long walks on the rainy beach, jumping over puddles, fly fishin’ and just about all other things the NW has to offer. Yes I bicycle, yes I read books, yes I have a cat and love animals, oh and yes I love all kinds motorcyclin’.

Tori ripping over a jump&nbsp;

Tori ripping over a jump 


How did you get into riding?

Well, of course we all have dads, uncles and grandpas that ride motorcycles, fly planes and drive automobiles (which is true, I do)… but I really think that “going-fast and the need for speed” hit me when I was 11 and I saved $700 bucks up from odd jobs you can manage at age 11, and bought a 2-seater non-rollcage Manco go-kart… yep, I was that kid and I went EVERYWHERE in that thing, we even put airplane tires on it so I wouldn’t keep wearing through the dang things. Long story short, finally went from 4 wheels to 2 and bought myself a 1978 CB125s, and still have it today, although I’ve now added more bikes to the collection. 
 

Where is your favorite place to ride?

My favorite place to ride would vary with the machine of choosing. For dirtbiking I fancy eastern oregon, specifically the sand high desert trails of China Hat. For street, the excellent twisty turns of northeast Oregon. For flat track... Salem Indoor raceway, where the magic is in the dirt. 

Tori Flat Tracking at Dirt Quake&nbsp;

Tori Flat Tracking at Dirt Quake 


Two stroke of 4 stroke? 

Both, but there is something about that grunty 4 banger.

Do you have a favorite bike? 

hmmm.... Every bike I have owned, how about that? I’ve currently been stuck on my DRZ 400 Supermoto a lot. Quick little whip, fun and fast.

Best riding adventure?

We used to do this 3 day trip out to and through eastern Oregon every year called the Gold Rush Ride . About 60 people on bikes, all back twisty roads, must carry all your own gear, no chase trucks etc. Eastern Oregon has really great roads and amazing views. We rode hard, but partied harder. It was fun, fast and pretty carefree.

Do you prefer track riding or trail riding? Why?

I’ve ridden a little bit of everything and I dig it all. Track is great for getting your    competitive side out, and trail riding is just fun to challenge yourself with. Either way, it’s hard to have a bad time on a bike.

What is it like to work for Poler x See See Motorcycles? Tell us about the brand and what your day to day is like. 

Well my day job is Poler Outdoor Stuff, a fun outdoor brand based out of Portland OR that radiates tons of campvibes and inspires adventures! My hobby job and family is See See Motorcycles, Both take a lot of passion to be involved in, and I like that. My day consists of a lot of communication, creative marketing, production, photo styling, logistics and event coordination etc….I just prioritize and go for it each day! 

How did you first hear about Babes Ride Out and what did you think?

Emily and I threw a local ladies event that same year, small but it was good fun. We caught wind of Babes Ride Out and really wanted to make it down south but saw lots of great photos come from the event. It was really great to see like minded gals getting out and enjoying motorcycles!

Tori in her element&nbsp;

Tori in her element 


What does Poler x See See Motorcycles have planned in 2016 ?


Awe yes, tons but here’s just a few!  See See has teamed up with Sideburn Magazine again this year for the 3 annual Dirt Quake USA in Castle Rock WA coming up June 17-18th. If you haven’t heard about it look it up! Most fun you can pack into a 24 hour period.

 

Poler has a second flagship store opening up in May of this year in Laguna Beach along with fresh satellite offices and headquarters.

Both companies will be in attendance and are sponsors of Born Free this year bringing along the Poler x See See Royal Enfield we built and designed for The One Moto Show this past Feb. And of course Babes in the Dirt!  Thanks, and we can’t wait!