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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!

BRO East Coast 4 Maker | Jenna Blazevich of Vichcrafts

Artist Series, EventsAnya Violet

Babes Ride Out will be hosting our Makers Market at BRO East Coast 4 this year. The BRO Makers Market is a curated group of female makers that will be on site showcasing their talents and  providing a unique experience for attendees. Meet Jenna Blazevich of Vichcraft

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JENNA BLAZEVICH

FOUNDER & DESIGNER

Vichcraft is the independent and collaborative, multi-disciplinary studio of Jenna Blazevich.

With a focus on visual storytelling, she strives to craft charmingly unique brand experiences. Her agency experience has allowed for a portfolio ranging from small to large client projects. Vichcraft has a current focus on building small, meaningful brands, and partnering with their purpose-driven leaders to build an authentic visual identity. 

Combining hand craft processes and tactile mediums with a digital design skill-set, Jenna strives to work right around the line between art and design to build a collection of activist-driven products. Her background in textiles and pattern-making continues to inform her approach as a graphic designer and feminist artist.

Want to Demo a Brand New Harley-Davidson at Babes Ride Out East Coast 4?

EventsAshmore Ellis

We are thrilled to have Harley-Davidson on site offering demos at Babes Ride Out East Coast 4! Each demo ride will allow you to experience the bike you have chosen for a self guided 2 hr route via an easy to follow route suggestion card given to you by Harley-Davidson and give you plenty of open road to enjoy! Please read the following very carefully before signing up. Since there are limited demo bikes the demos will fill up fast.  Please scroll down to the FAQ to read how to be eligible to ride one and how you can get be "next in line" if the demos are full.

  • 1 demo per person, no exceptions (please do not sign up more than once or for your friends) or you'll be automatically booted from the system. 

  • You must have a ticket Babes Ride Out East Coast 4 already purchased to participate*

  • Must have government issued photo ID with a M1 license

  • Must sign a waiver release form (this will be completed on site before your demo ride)

  • Must wear proper riding gear. If you do not have these items or cannot borrow, please do not sign up as they are ALL mandatory before you get on their bikes. [DOT approved helmet, eye protection (shield or sunglasses), long pants, boots that cover the ankle]

  • Show up 30 minutes before your demo time slot at the Harley-Davidson booth

Forty-Eight®   Heavy-hitting style with fat tires and an iconic peanut tank. Designed with its signature bulldog stance and 1200cc of corner cranking torque.

Forty-Eight®

Heavy-hitting style with fat tires and an iconic peanut tank. Designed with its signature bulldog stance and 1200cc of corner cranking torque.

Forty-Eight® Special   1200cc Evolution® V-Twin engine. Quick handling. And throwback 70’s art on the tank to let everyone know it wasn’t born yesterday.

Forty-Eight® Special

1200cc Evolution® V-Twin engine. Quick handling. And throwback 70’s art on the tank to let everyone know it wasn’t born yesterday.

Iron 1200™   A modern take on what’s been putting big grins on the faces of Sportster® motorcycle riders for decades.

Iron 1200™

A modern take on what’s been putting big grins on the faces of Sportster® motorcycle riders for decades.

Superlow®   You’ll feel the confidence that comes from its low seat, well-balanced stance and low center of gravity. Easy handling, and comfort to go all day.

Superlow®

You’ll feel the confidence that comes from its low seat, well-balanced stance and low center of gravity. Easy handling, and comfort to go all day.

1200 Custom   You get the 1200cc Evolution® engine, chrome shorty dual exhaust, and bold graphics on the tank. And that’s just the start. Where it goes from there is up to you.

1200 Custom

You get the 1200cc Evolution® engine, chrome shorty dual exhaust, and bold graphics on the tank. And that’s just the start. Where it goes from there is up to you.

Deluxe   A bright, nostalgic boulevard cruiser that turns heads and rumbles with modern know-how and attitude.

Deluxe

A bright, nostalgic boulevard cruiser that turns heads and rumbles with modern know-how and attitude.

Heritage Classic 114   The dark style, modern edge and reinvigorated ride of the Heritage model take nostalgia ripping into a new place.

Heritage Classic 114

The dark style, modern edge and reinvigorated ride of the Heritage model take nostalgia ripping into a new place.

FXDR™ 114   The all-new FXDR™ 114 is a feast for the eyes with performance and attitude that’s off the leash. Fast on the straights. Agile in the corners. It'll blow away your senses.

FXDR™ 114

The all-new FXDR™ 114 is a feast for the eyes with performance and attitude that’s off the leash. Fast on the straights. Agile in the corners. It'll blow away your senses.

Fat Bob® 114   The Fat Bob® motorcycle features aggressive, unapologetic styling, mind-blowing performance and handling, premium finishes, and the massive torque of the Milwaukee-Eight® engine.

Fat Bob® 114

The Fat Bob® motorcycle features aggressive, unapologetic styling, mind-blowing performance and handling, premium finishes, and the massive torque of the Milwaukee-Eight® engine.

Electra Glide® Standard   A bare essentials bike with all the modern capabilities for the Touring purist. Built to make it your own.

Electra Glide® Standard

A bare essentials bike with all the modern capabilities for the Touring purist. Built to make it your own.

Road Glide® Special   Blacked-out and loaded with premium features. Fire up the thrill-inducing Milwaukee-Eight® 114 V-Twin engine and you’re in for one hell of a ride

Road Glide® Special

Blacked-out and loaded with premium features. Fire up the thrill-inducing Milwaukee-Eight® 114 V-Twin engine and you’re in for one hell of a ride

Roadster™   It’s a street-eating machine with tucked in, fast back style and 1200cc of corner-cranking torque.

Roadster™

It’s a street-eating machine with tucked in, fast back style and 1200cc of corner-cranking torque.

Iron 883   An original icon of the Harley-Davidson Dark Custom style. It sets the standard for the raw, stripped-down, blacked-out look. Now with fresh, new graphics.

Iron 883

An original icon of the Harley-Davidson Dark Custom style. It sets the standard for the raw, stripped-down, blacked-out look. Now with fresh, new graphics.

Sport Glide®   Devour endless miles of highway. Lean hard through twisting roads. Hit the night spots. Adventure is yours for the taking on the Sport Glide®.

Sport Glide®

Devour endless miles of highway. Lean hard through twisting roads. Hit the night spots. Adventure is yours for the taking on the Sport Glide®.

Fat Boy® 114   Now lighter than the previous generation Fat Boy, and slinging torque from a Milwaukee-Eight® 107 or 114. You’ll feel the difference the instant you crack the throttle.

Fat Boy® 114

Now lighter than the previous generation Fat Boy, and slinging torque from a Milwaukee-Eight® 107 or 114. You’ll feel the difference the instant you crack the throttle.

Low Rider®   With styling reminiscent of the original in the ’70s, the tradition of individualism carries on in the powerful Low Rider® motorcycle.

Low Rider®

With styling reminiscent of the original in the ’70s, the tradition of individualism carries on in the powerful Low Rider® motorcycle.

Breakout® 114   The Breakout is a muscular modern chopper with pure ‘stop you in your tracks’ attitude. Be seen. Be respected. And when the light turns green, be gone.

Breakout® 114

The Breakout is a muscular modern chopper with pure ‘stop you in your tracks’ attitude. Be seen. Be respected. And when the light turns green, be gone.

Street Bob®   The Street Bob® motorcycle gives you the two-fists-in-the-wind riding experience stripped down to the bare essence.

Street Bob®

The Street Bob® motorcycle gives you the two-fists-in-the-wind riding experience stripped down to the bare essence.

Street Glide® Special   The custom hot rod bagger look stops people in their tracks. Now powered up with the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine, you’ll leave them in your dust.

Street Glide® Special

The custom hot rod bagger look stops people in their tracks. Now powered up with the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine, you’ll leave them in your dust.

Road King® Special   There’s a dark side to our heritage. You’re looking at the king of it. You get top-of-the-line power and a blacked-out look that will stop traffic.

Road King® Special

There’s a dark side to our heritage. You’re looking at the king of it. You get top-of-the-line power and a blacked-out look that will stop traffic.

FAQs

Do I need a ticket to the event to demo?

Yes

Can I request a certain bike from the fleet?

Each bike per time slot is listed and you can click on the GET TO KNOW THE BIKES blog to get details on each one to see the model and specifics.

Can I sign up more than once or for my friend? Can I sign up twice or more?

No and no :) You cannot sign up other riders or more than once to keep it fair. If we catch anyone breaking the rule, their demo will be cancelled without warning. 

Can my friend ride on the back? Can I ride on the back?

No, one rider per bike :) 

Shoot! There are no more bikes or time slots available, what do I do?

If the demos are full, make sure to stop by the Harley-Davidson booth 30 min before each demo takes place fully geared and ready to go to see if a spot opens up. 

I don't have the gear listed, what are my options?

If you don't have the gear, you can't demo the bike. It's for your own safety.

 I signed up and can't come. What do I do?

No problem! Please cancel your demo slot immediately. This way the spot can go to someone on the wait list. It's very easy and very appreciated simply log in and cancel the free ticket. Click HERE for step by step instructions.

How do I know if any spots are available from cancellations?

A cancellation will auto populate an opening on the tickets page. If you snooze, ya lose (sorry!).

Are there ID or minimum age requirements?

Demos, just like the event, are 21+. 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email babesrideout@gmail.com

Artist Series | Emma Fern

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

The Babes Ride Out Artist series showcases the art of talented people in our community. Each piece is donated to the Moto F.A.M. X Babes Ride Out raffle. Moto F.A.M.  is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping riders facing life changing injuries after a serious motorcycle accident. Meet Emma Fern @badluckgoods ! She has hand painted an ATWYLD jacket for BRO East Coast 4 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Emma!

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Emma Fern

@badluckgoods

Where are you from originally? Where do you live now?

I was born and bred an Ohioan, but made the move from Cincinnati to Burlington, Vermont several years ago.

What first got you into art?

I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember! To me, art is how I communicate and connect with other human beings.

How would you describe your style?

Nostalgic. Maybe a little contemporary? I use old techniques/imagery and reimagine them. 

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?

 I get a lot of inspiration from my own history. Appalachian art & textiles are a big part of my life and my creations. I’m definitely inspired by the resurgence of “vintage” packaging and typography. There are so many great design companies out there that are making things reminiscent of another time. 

What is your favorite medium? 

Fabric. You can do almost anything with it, and the best part is you get to wear it afterwards! I’m a pattern maker by trade, so being able to combine that with my love of art is really a dream come true.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

 I first heard about Babes Ride Out West coast a few years ago when I was living down south. I was so thrilled to learn about the East coast event when I moved back up to VT!

What is your connection to the motorcycle community? 

Many of my friends ride and I’ve done work for Burlington’s local Litas chapter in the past. 

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride? 

Not at the moment! 

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be? 

I ain’t nothin’ fancy. Probably a Honda CL350. Not too fast. Not too built. But I’ll show you a good time!

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

 An ATWYLD jacket, patched with turmeric dyed canvas & embroidered with my 1876 Cornely machine

 Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

 I've been really inspired by the strength women have shown in this past year. We're living in a really frightening time for women's health and well-being, and it's so incredible to see everyone come together and support one another. Community over competition!

 

 

Sacha Braddock & her 2008 Harley Sportster 883XL | 1 Year in and a Lifetime to Go

PeopleAnya Violet

Sacha Braddock just had her 1 year moto anniversary! She didn’t grow up around bikes or have any friends that could introduce her to bikes but she found her way to a life on two wheels anyway. Through her experiences on her Harley-Davidson 883XL Sportster and her first ride to BRO6 she has found a great community of motorcyclists and a passion that will last a lifetime. Read on to get to know more about her.

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Sacha Braddock @Sacha_braddock

How long have you been riding motorcycles and how did you get started? 

Last week, March 14th, was my first bike anniversary. For as long as I can remember I've wanted a motorcycle, I was not raised around motorcycles nor did I have anyone in my family or friend circle to introduce me to them. When I was living in Houston I decided a scooter would be my training wheels to getting a motorcycle (silly me I should have just gotten a motorcycle), so I got my license for that 150cc scooter. Finally a year ago my friend was looking to sell his bike and it happened to be perfect timing financially and I was able to buy it cash.

Why do you ride motorcycles / What do you get out of riding motorcycles? 

Honestly growing up I wanted to ride because anytime I would see a woman on a bike I could see myself on that bike. Women who rode were bad ass and strong. Now that I finally have a motorcycle I see that these women are so much more than just bad ass and strong, and being a part of such a wonderful community of women riders, getting on my bike to sum it up is simply freeing. My job requires me to spend tons of time in my car and on airplanes that when the weekend comes my goal is to not get in a car and only ride my moto!

Run us through the list of bikes you have had in your past / currently own:

My 2008 Sportster 883XL is my first and only bike, for now.

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What first attracted you to Harley-Davidson? 

I will have to answer this question by saying what first attracted me to my particular Harley Davidson was how shiny and clean the chrome was. I always knew that I wanted a bike and when my friend rode what is now my motorcycle to the gym, I sat on it and fell in love. I began to do more research on the Sportster in particular and absolutely feel in love. Ergonomically it seems like the perfect fit for someone my height, it was just a fly looking bike that I knew I needed to have.

How did you know it was the bike for you? 

I remember asking my friend if I could cruise around the neighborhood one day after we worked out. Mind you I hadn't actually ridden a motorcycle since my safety course so the ride itself I am sure was funny to watch. For me that first ride, I just knew, this was my bike.

Tell us what it is like to ride your particular bike: 

To sum it up I would have to say powerful. Now I know my bike is an 883, but I went from an 150cc scooter to my sportser and to me it is powerful. Rolling the throttle makes you physically go faster but feeling that speed from the wind to my pipes, those 10 year old stock pipes still rip.

What made you choose your model over the other H-D models? 

I wish I had a compelling story, but in all reality all of the stars aligned and at the end was my Sportster. My friend was finally ready to sell his bike to me, I had just closed on my condo and I was able to buy this bike cash. Do not get me wrong there were plenty of bikes out there that I could have purchased but I wanted this Sportster and when everything just came together I knew this was my bike.

Any modifications? Tell us about them if so:

My bike only has a few modifications, I have Roland Sands adjustable levers because I have smaller hands. Keystone handlebars with Vans grips and I put an LED bulb in my headlight. I love the classic look of my Sportster so my next modification will be to upgrade my pipes and swap out all of my lights to LED. I need to be seen and heard!

What has been you favorite adventure you have taken on your bike? 

Babes Ride Out 6 through Joshua Tree through the park is hands down to date my favorite adventure. It was a dream come true that I didn't even know I had. Last year was my first Babes Ride out and I really didn't have much freeway experience so a few of my friends that I ride with every weekend, towed her out there for me. I am beyond grateful for those women at my camp at babes! Kim who was a Babes veteran guided us through Joshua Tree park, we cruised both sides of Pioneer town and all through 29 Palms. It was the best learning experience because I was surrounded by so many women who were helping me along the way.

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Do you have any fun road trips planned? 

This year I am riding to Babes Ride Out 7! Thankfully my local community of women that I ride with have really been awesome and taking me out on longer freeway rides getting me ready for Babes and all the future moto adventures to come!

Tell us about your experience at Babes Ride Out?

A fucking dream come true! Babes was just about 6 months after I bought my bike and I still didn't have the time or confidence to ride that distance on the freeway so the women I ride with in long beach rented a trailer and towed my bike out for me. Being that I didn't grow up camping, naturally I had my concerns, where was I going to shower, would there be hot water and were there bugs. Lucky for me my friend was a camping and Babes professional not only did they tow my bike but I was one of the last few to check in Thursday night any my tent was all set up! Friday morning is when it really hit me, walking to "town" passing all the bikes and tents, I think I said good morning to every single babe I passed with the biggest smile on my face. I remember thinking to myself "this must be what those folks who love Disneyland feel like". Babes was my Disneyland. I met the most amazing women who really guided me on my longest rides to date. Riding through Joshua Tree 15 deep was magical to say the least. I am not a mushy woman but I probably hugged and thanked women I just met because I was simply happy to be surrounded by them.

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Any advice for ladies who want to get started on two wheels?

Always ride your own ride. There is a whole community of women out there that you can ride with, when you are ready and even when you are not they are there. If you have no experience or decades of experience find that community, that group of riders that you have seen mashing down the freeway, they look badass and they where you were once. Have fun, I often think way too much about everything but with my bike I gear up and get out, I can ride 5 miles or 50 it doesn't matter as long as you ride. Most importantly always gear up, summer time comes, people are cruising down PCH with tank tops and Vans. It will be tempting to not wear all your gear all the time trust me. Fight that urge, there are so many companies out there with protective gear that is safe and looks great.

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Want to learn how to ride? Harley-Davidson has riding schools across the US! Click HERE to see where you can sign up and take a step to changing your life <3