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Babes Ride Out's Limited Edition Zine Volume 2 is Now Available

PhotographersAnya Violet

As thousands of women on motorcycle converge in the desert for the annual Babes Ride Out campout, the desert transforms into a playground. Some women have been riding for decades but have never been able to meet so many female riders in one place. Some have only been riding for a couple years and this is the farthest road trip they have taken on their machine. Women from all walks of life and on all different bikes come together for an unforgettable weekend that is just that..”unforgettable”. 

It brings us so much joy to be able to provide a destination for so many women to create their own adventure. Whether it's a scenic ride through the national park or sharing stories and cracking beers at camp, the weekend is filled with amazing moments and interesting people. In an effort to capture some part of that, we have partnered with 9 different photographers that are sharing the experience through their lens in our 2016 Zine: Heidi Zumbrun, Geneveive Davis, Lindsay Lohden, Jenny Linquist, Kristina Fender, Andrea Dosouto, Monica Semergiu, Cindy Dulong and Yve Assad. Over the next few weeks we will be introducing you to these talented women so stay tuned on the blog.

We have printed a limited run of the Babes Ride Out Volume 2 Zine and hand numbered each one. As you turn the pages you are pulled right back into the memories. One of our favorite things is transitioning between each photographer's section to see their unique style. Volume 2 is absolutely beautiful and we hope you enjoy it. You can pick one up by clicking HERE. 

-Anya and Ashmore

Route Maps | Babes Ride Out 4

Events, SponsorsAnya Violet

Our good friends over at Biltwell have put together some killer route options for your day rides at Babes Ride Out 4. Pick up the route maps at the Merch booth and tape them to your tank & follow the directions. Enjoy Babes!!!!

This ride is so close to the campsite that you can make this trip as long or as short as you would like. 

Joshua Tree National Park is out of this world! This is a must see! Joshua Tree's for miles, amazing rock formations and lots of easy hiking and walking trails for you to explore. There is a fee to enter the park and they do not prefer riding groups larger than about 8 but it is easy to meet up once you get into the park. 

3- 3.5 Hours round trip (without stops)

Watch the scenery change from desert to mountains and pull into Big Bear for a lakeside lunch. 

4-4.5 hours round trip (without stops)

One of our all time favorites! This route has it all. Lots of fun twisties, beautiful look outs and such a wide a variety of scenery that you can only find in California. Grab some lunch in Idyllwild! There is a reason why this route is called Palms to Pines. This route is 100% NOT for beginners!!!!

1- 1.5 hours roundtrip (without stops)

This is a great easy loop that doesn't take you too far from the campsite but you get to see some of the best that Joshua Tree has to offer. Check out Pioneertown and maybe you will catch the old western style shoot-out. Grab some lunch at Pappy and Harriets!

5-5.5 hours round trip (without stops)

This is definitely the longest of the route options but SO worth it. We recommend getting an early start for this one. This amazing art installation out in the desert will blow your mind! There is simply nothing like Salvation Mountain anywhere in the world.

Enjoy babes and ride safe!!! Lots of fun waiting for you back at camp!

Babes Ride Out X RVCA

SponsorsAnya Violet

BRO x RVCA:

RVCA aims to inspire and motivate independent, creative young women to pursue their passions, whatever they might be, and Babes Ride Out is the perfect partner for us to engage a new generation of adventure seeking women who have a passion for exploring the world on motorcycles. 

This year BRO and RVCA have collaborated to bring you a full collection of the softest tees, fleece and accessories, so that you can take a little piece of your BRO experience home with you. 

Once again, RVCA’s awesome denim jackets will serve as the canvases for 5 artists, and will be raffled off during the weekend to raise funds for MOTO Fam. Artists this year include RVCA advocates, Kylea Borges  Alex Matus and Andrea DoSouto, as well as Kaelin Cassidy and Stacey Krywinski.

Over the course of the weekend, be on the lookout for live installations by RVCA artists on the Joshua Tree festival grounds. Be inspired and also take advantage of the perfect backdrops for photos;)

We are so excited to  showcase all the new merch featuring artwork by some of our favorite artists including Alex Matus, Ornametal Conifer, Corinne Lan Franco and Jen Halett

 

ABOUT RVCA:

RVCA is the brainchild of company Founder and President, PM Tenore. Transcending the boundaries of traditional action sports apparel, RVCA is a design-driven lifestyle brand free from passing trends. Appearing as naturally on the shelves of boutiques as on those of a local skate shop, RVCA is brought together by a group of like-minded individuals from various subcultures, a collaboration of sorts, a lifestyle within itself.

PM Tenore's intention from the very beginning has been to create a platform for RVCA, which combines art, music, fashion and a modern lifestyle in an original way. At the forefront of this vision has been RVCA's Artist Network Program (ANP)-a venture established to showcase the talents of accomplished as well as unknown artists who inspire our generation and push the boundaries of creative excellence.

The Iron Maidens to Play Babes Ride Out 4

PeopleAnya Violet

Well..... we thought we might have a little fun this year. The Iron Maidens take the stage Friday night at Babes Ride Out 4!!!!

Formed in 2001, The Iron Maidens have quickly established themselves as one of southern California’s most popular tribute acts and are rapidly gaining international recognition. The band boasts excellent musicianship, lively stage presence, and a remarkable stage show with theatrical scenes interspersed throughout.

First and foremost on the agenda of The Iron Maidens is talent. These women are highly trained professionals with diversified musical backgrounds ranging from orchestral and musical theater to blues and rock. The band and its members have been the recipients of many awards including best tribute band, and best in category (guitar, bass, drums, voice) at events such as The Rock City News Awards, The LA Music Awards, and The All Access Magazine Award Show to name a few. The line-up is Kirsten “Bruce Chickinson” Rosenberg on vocals, Linda “Nikki McBURRain” McDonald on drums, Courtney “Adriana Smith” Cox and Nikki “Davina Murray” Stringfield on guitars, and Wanda "Steph Harris" Ortiz on bass. 

The Iron Maidens cover Iron Maiden material from all eras of the band’s career, encompassing the band’s biggest hits as well as fan favorites. The stage show includes appearances by Maiden mascot Eddie, the grimreaper, the devil and more.

The Velveteers to Play Babes Ride Out 4

PeopleAnya Violet

It wouldn't be BRO without killer entertainment. First up on the stage on Friday night is the Velveteers. The rock and roll duo is fairly new, but their sound is distinct—it’s loud, always on the edge of becoming uncontained, but that’s just good rock and roll right? The Velveteers go on Friday night at 8 pm and you won't want to miss it! 

 

BIO: The Velveteers are an American Rock outfit that is the epiphany of punk with the aggressive sound and grungy wisdom that transcends through the Siren like power of Demi Demitro's (front women/lead guitar) voice. Through the distorted guitar riffs and thunderous drums they lure their audience with vibes that come right out of a classic horror flick. 

www.facebook.com/TheVelveteers

Instagram: @TheVelveteers

Twitter: @TheVelveteers

thevelveteers.bandcamp.com

 

Artist Series | Stacey Krzywinski

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

Where are you from originally?

California born and bred baby! I’ve lived in Chicago and Virginia for a time but CA is the home I know and love. San Diego is currently home base with my lady love, although we do have our sights set on a future residency in Mexico or South America! 

How would you describe your art?

Hm I would probably describe it as an eclectic mix of Illustration, Tattoo Flash, Comic art, Realism, a little bit of Porn and some good ol’ Fashion. Whether it’s a hand painted jacket full of tattoo flash, or a 6’x4’ painting of a woman with a holstered gun wearing a strap on, or a framed piece with a brooding devil-horned girl staring you down, I think there’s always a similar thread running through it all to embrace the rebel in us.

Do you have a favorite medium or materials you like to use?

I have an obsession with Sharpie Paint Pens, so smooth and thick and lay permanent layers down fast and without the mess of cleaning brushes and oil paint. But if I have to paint, One Shot Sign Painters paint kills the game. I prefer to art it up on anything but canvas really, most especially leather and denim jackets, thrifted ceramic pieces, or if on a flat surface, Vellum, because I can layer the sheets to produce milky transparent layers of images and color.

What inspires you?

Beautiful and usually naked women (sporting devil horns of course), super traditional tattoo flash, science, nature-especially symbols like scorpions, coyotes, panthers, snakes and eagles, and duh motorcycles, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Sexuality, gender and their fluidity has always played a heavy hand in what I create, as someone who is gay and androgynous and constantly wondering what place I hold in the world. I love to push the boundaries of what is comfortable to hopefully allow people to push their own minds to open up a bit more to others differences, rather than shy away because it is considered “taboo” or awkward to acknowledge. Sexuality is fun kids! Don't let anyone tell you who to love or how to love yourself. There's already so many rules, we gotta give ourselves a break and enjoy the water. 

When were you introduced to Motorcycles?

I’ve always found them fascinating, even though I lacked having that cool biker uncle to take me on rides as a kid (well I did have a biker uncle but he met an untimely demise when I was a baby as he was involved in the not so nice kind of MC’s). I was finally properly introduced to the two wheeled beasts in high school in the form of dirt biking and was utterly taken in. Camping and riding every single weekend in Hollister, CA until all my muscles was jello and it was hard to tell mud from bike. Even the falls were a high. 

How do motorcycles and the community play a role in your life?

I’m absolutely in love with motorcycles and always in awe of the community, especially the women. To overcome so much stereotyping and break free of that to be a badass woman in a hyper-sexualized, male dominated industry is so refreshing, I look up to many of the women who bring us BRO as well as attend the event as heroes. Shout out to Anya and Ashmore for being the baddest of babes!!! I would love to become a bigger part of the community and am in the process of getting my moto license as well as always peeping craigslist for that perfect little bike.

Dream bike?

Always drooling over classic 70’s Harley Davidson Shovelheads. God those bikes are just the sexiest pieces of metal on wheels. 

What are your goals as an artist?

To change the world! Haha but mostly I’ve been on the slow march towards transitioning to tattooing for some time, and that goal is finally a little closer in sight. The past 6 months I’ve been hand poking myself and friends, even my regular tattoo artist let me bang out a little scorpion on his hand. It’s an amazing feeling and I'm kinda shocked by how natural and focused I feel when tattooing. (Hand poking is taking a tattoo needle-or any needle really- and inserting ink into the skin without the use of a machine, it’s extremely tedious but so rad) I have a machine as well but am taking the time and steps to really understand the mechanics and intricacies of it as well as partnering with a successful and amazing tattooist for tips and skill sets so I can be knowledgable af from the ground up! Also machine building is something I have a future eye on.

What did you create for the Babes Ride Out Raffle this year?

Currently and excitedly working on a badass Biltwell Gringo Helmet as well as a perfectly thrashed RVCA Roadworthy Denim Jacket!!! Beyond honored to have the opportunity to do both! I couldn’t be happier.

How did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

The homie and incredibly talented Corinne Lan Franco (Creative Director of Atwyld) introduced me to the idea of hitting up the ladies at BRO last year to offer up some artistic vibes and they graciously allowed me to paint a sweet ass RVCA jacket for raffle.

What was your experience at the events?

Last years BRO was the most ass-kicking, good time hanging, rock and rolling, event of my life. The whole campground was mind blowing in its setup, Joshua Tree is the jam, all the women were stellar people, the food and drink was perfect, Dorothy and the bands crushed it, and yep I got a lot of ladies to dance with me till the wee hours. Could one ask for a more perfect experience? I don’t know but I sure as hell can’t wait for this year!!! Babes Ride Out is the coolest.