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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?

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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 | Jen Mussari @jenmussari

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 Jen Mussari @jenmussari ! She has hand painted a Biltwell helmet for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Jen!

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Where are you from originally?

I’m from a town called Newtown Square in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia!

Where do you live now?

I currently live in Brooklyn, NYC and spend most of my time in a weird swampy neighborhood called Gowanus.

What first got you into art?

I always loved drawing and painting as a kid, but going to car shows with my dad opened me up to a whole genre of lettering arts and pinstriping that really influenced me! I also used to spend hours flipping through milk crates of vinyl records and just staring at the covers. It wasn’t until much later that I realized that there were actual artists behind those pieces and that I could do that for a job!

How would you describe your style?

I make lettering-focused artwork with a heavy hot rod influence. Bold and friendly!

What inspires you?

Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?I am so inspired by the people that I share studio space with in Brooklyn. Being around other creative people who do work that is different from my own is crucial to staying energized. My work has definitely also been influenced by great painters like Barbara Kruger and Ed Ruscha.

What is your favorite medium?

My absolute favorite medium is One Shot sign painter’s enamel! It allows for crisp and super opaque lines, which makes it perfect for lettering. The paint’s versatility allows me to explore so many surfaces; from motorcycles to shoes to punching bags and suitcases!

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

I first heard about Babes Ride Out years ago through the Women’s Moto Exhibit! I was so excited to see a photography show highlighting women riding and did some more research, leading me to Babes Ride Out.

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

I grew up around motorcycles and cars, with a few that my dad was working on in every open space in the garage. Here in NYC we have a great and diverse moto community that I’ll often do artwork to support, whether it’s a logo for the local women’s riding club or painting the doors of the local garages.

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

Not currently riding but Italian bikes will always have my heart!

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

If I were a motorcycle...I would like to think that I would be a really cool 70s Ducati Super Sport or Moto Guzzi but realistically I would probably be more like a dinky little 60s Honda dream or something else with a tiny engine but a lot of chrome!

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there?

I am lucky enough to spend a lot of time in Joshua Tree lately! I have friends that live in North Joshua Tree on a really beautiful plot of land. I get to go live with them for weeks at a time. While I’m there with them we collaborate on art pieces together and just generally enjoy the desert. It’s really a special place for those that pay attention to the details that make it so unique.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

I will be painting a totally rad silver flake Biltwell Gringo for this year’s raffle!

 

Real Deal Moto Show | BRO East Coast III

SponsorsAnya Violet
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RealDeal is all about revolutionizing the perception of skilled trades... and women’s roles in them. Not only do we set up our tools at bike/trade/car/career shows and excite people about trying a new skill, we encourage them to take those abilities and apply them to their own custom creations. Our motorcycles (furniture, jewelry, hot rods, etc) should highlight our uniqueness and ability to create. 

This year at BRO East III, Friday evening from 5-7pm we will be holding the RealDeal Moto Show! Simply stop by our booth and register your moto :) We had such a such a great turnout at BRO5 with almost 40 bikes registered, we are really looking forward to seeing what the East Coast style is all about! Shine up your scooter, install those fancy parts, make that sissy bar, or maybe even give her a new paint job AND sign up on site when you arrive to Narrowsburg for either the chopper, vintage or modern class. RealDeal will also select our favorite bike that exudes quality custom touches. 

Taking it to another level, as we teach MIG welding and pinstriping during BRO East III, you babes will put your new skills to use by building the custom trophies for the winners of the moto show!

Artist Series | Laura Rogoski

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 Laura Rogoski @sk8tits ! She has hand painted an Atwyld Jacket for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Laura!

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Where are you from originally?

I was born right outside of Chicago. When I was 10 I moved to Ann Arbor Michigan for a few years. Then I spent 4 years living on Long Island. Finished High School in Traverse City, MI. I went to college and spent four years in Burlington, VT.

Where do you live now:

 I live in Salt Lake City, UT. I moved here for the mountains and the camping!

What first got you into art?

I have been creating art since as early as I can remember. I used to draw on EVERYTHING. The walls, stuffed animals, my clothes... I took a variety of art classes in High School. I was a Studio Art minor in college. There is something special about losing yourself in a project. Getting into the state where you have no idea what time it is. 

How would you describe your style?

Observational drawing with a twist of abstract. I love drawing creatures, skeletons, and tits.

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

I am constantly inspired by nature. Animals and anatomy are particular interesting to me. When I was younger I was really drawn to Salvador Dali - his classic skill mixed with creativity. I always wanted to have a technical talent for drawing while adding something unrealistic and unique.

What is your favorite medium?

Acrylic for larger paintings. I also like drawing with pencil then micro pens. 

When did you first hear about Babes ride out?

I heard about it a few years ago! I met a rad group of motorcycle chicks who went and told me about how amazing their experience was. I haven’t been yet but it’s on my list!

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

My mom was really into Harleys when I was a girl. As I grew older I became friends with people who rode. I loved going for rides on the back of other people’s bikes. I got tired of asking for rides and decided to get my own. My first bike was a 2003 Harley Sportster 1200. I loved riding up the canyons in Utah. Then, on October 25th, 2017 I was T-boned by a car turning left. I was rushed to the hospital for multiple surgeries to mend my broken femur and dislocated and broken hip. I was wearing a helmet and was so lucky not to suffer a head or spinal injury. So many people in the motorcycle and snowboard community helped me through my recovery. I am eternally grateful! 

While I was still on crutches I started looking for a new bike. A friend went with me to check out bikes and I bought a stock 2000 Harley Sportster 1200. I have spent the last 4 months tearing her apart and putting her back together. Learning everything I can about what makes her run. I am going to be able to ride again next month and I can’t wait!

Do you ride? I so what do you ride?

A 2000 Harley Davidson sportster. Started as an 883 bored out to a 1200. She has a black frame, Z bars, and a raw steel finish on the tank and fender. I painted a fox skull with a skeleton body, tits, and a double headed snake on the tank. Her name is Foxy - she’s a real beauty.

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

A badass little sportster named Foxy <3             

What will you be contributing to this year’s raffle?

An olive green Atwyld jacket with a skeleton babe riding a chopper. She has a cat skeleton head. The bike is throwing up a cloud of dust filled with flowers.

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

I am really drawn to American traditional tattoo style. I love drawing skeletons with tits. There are way too many amazing pieces with guys riding bikes or girls standing by bikes. Definitely a shortage of artwork featuring babes ripping on bikes.  I wanted to create something that was badass and feminine. 

Artist Series | Jenna Blazevich @vichcraft

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 Jenna Blazevich @vichcraft ! She has hand painted an Lowbrow Customs Gas Tank for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Jenna!

Where are you from originally? Chicago, Illinois

Where do you live now? Chicago, Illinois

What first got you into art? As far back as I can remember, I’ve been driven to create things with my hands. My mom taught me how to sew at a very young age, and I made a lot of my own clothes throughout high school. I was always concerned with making “art” that had a function, and slowly realized that that’s essentially what design is.

How would you describe your style? My work is dark, DIY, intricate, and accessible.

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you? Music has been the most consistent inspiration for me in my creative career. I’ve never learned to play an instrument, and have never made music of my own, but the bands that I’ve loved over the years have been the inspirations behind most of my visual work in one way or another. Some of those include Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Salt N Pepa, Of Montreal, and LCD Soundsystem.

What is your favorite medium? Learning new methods of hand-craft and figuring out how to use new mediums is one of my favorite ways to push my work. Some of my favorites have been stained glass, xacto knife paper-cutting, hand embroidery, and screen printing.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out? My introduction to Babes Ride Out was actually through a Chicago illustrator friend of mine Jourdon Gullett, who made a tee design for (I believe) BRO 2014. At the time, I didn’t ride a motorcycle yet, but immediately took an interest in what Babes Ride Out is about. I’d long wanted to learn to ride and get my m-class, since I’d grown up around motorcycles and had been dating my boyfriend who restores vintage bikes. My first B.R.O. wasn’t until a couple years later in Joshua Tree, and it was full of such great energy and camaraderie.

What is your connection to the motorcycle community? In addition to designing and building out my ‘72 CL 350 with my boyfriend last year, I’ve sponsored “Babes in Motoland”, which is a women-only ride and campout organized by a Chicago-based shop called Tarnish.

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride? Yes! I have a 1970 Honda CL 350.

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be? I like to think that the design and build of my CL is as close to a Vichcraft/”me” bike as my boyfriend and I could possibly make. The design that I painted on the tank incorporated a quote from my favorite book, an illustration of my pet bird, as well as elements from some tarot cards I find to be meaningful. I also used a laser cutter to design and cut a custom tank badge and additional details for the side covers.

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there? I was in Joshua Tree for BRO in 2016, and it was beautiful. I’d love to go back! My sister was living in southern California at the time, so I combined the trip to include hanging with her as well. She’s since moved back to Chicago, but I’m hoping to find more reasons to make another trip out there.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle? I’ll be hand-painting a lowbrow Sportster tank.

Tell us about what inspired you to create it? I’m super interested in learning about symbols and talismans adorned by people in different times in history to bring themselves good luck. The Scarab beetle has a rich and multifaceted story in ancient Egypt, and a symbol of a scarab beetle would sometimes be worn as an amulet to protect the wearer from evil. I’ll be painting a line-heavy, intricate design inspired by this scarab story, and possibly incorporating actual iridescent emerald beetle wing covers (if it works!).