Are you ready to ride? Babes Ride Out is a true riding event which means camp is empty during the day as you are expected to head out and explore the area on two wheels! We’ve curated riding routes from 72-129 miles that will take you through some of the most impeccable riding routes and site that the Central Coast has to offer. There are no organized group rides so if you are looking to tag along with some like minded ladies, post in our facebook event page dedicated to this event as your riding experience, gas tank size, and idea of fun will determine who you may want to link up with. Of course, these are not the only routes you can explore, feel free to google the area and see what fits you and your needs for the day. Anywhere you decide to ride will be epic!
The Central Coast is filled with some of the best motorcycle roads you can find. It was really hard to choose but we have put together 6 of our favorite routes including points of interest like Morro Rock, Ragged Point, Pozo Saloon, Hearst Castle, and Firestone Walker Brewery. But let’s be honest, its the roads in between that are what it is all about. We will have printed route maps on site courtesy of Biltwell but you’ll need and want to download the routes before hand to ensure you are 100% good to go. On Saturday morning, grab a Biltwell route map from the Ecoslo booth, enjoy some breakfast and coffee, then hit the road! Take a scroll to see which routes you want to ride this year.
DISCLAIMER: You are riding at your own risk so please make sure you view the route & mark your gas stops based on tank size, check the local weather where you are going, check for last minute road closures, and have the skill set to ride comfortably. We highly suggest to have a plan if and for some reason your motorcycle breaks down. Babes Ride Out does not have towing or road side assistance to aid you, so please sign up for the Russ Brown Bam Membership card to ensure you have a back up plan (its free).
THE ROCK AND THE BEARS | 72 Miles Round Trip
Montana De Oro State Park
Morro Rock is such a beautiful icon of the central coast. Few know that it is actually a dormant volcano, 1 of the 9 sisters that make up a string of peaks throughout SLO county. This route not only takes you on the fun curves that head to the coast and into the town of Morro Bay but also through the Valley of the Bears (Los Osos) and in to Montana De Oro State Park. Once you leave the rock and ride through the fishing village of Morro Bay you will ride next to the estuary and wildlife preserve. Ride through the tow of los Osos and you will find yourself with some amazing view of the bay and the rock before you enter the Eucalyptus forest. The road ends at Montana De Oro state beach and the best part is you get to ride the gorgeous Pecho Valley road again on your way back in to town. The smell of the Eucalyptus is so beautiful. Take a detour on your way home and hit Turri Rd! An awesomely remote road with rolling hills and fun turns that dumps you back out on to the most direct route back to camp.
THE CASTLE | 104 Miles Round Trip
San Simeon State Beach
Option to add Morro Rock
Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark that sits above San Simeon State Beach. Built by publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst 1919-1947. It is absolutely breathtaking and the only place like it in the world. It also just so happens to a an incredible ride to get there. Over the rolling hills with nice wide twist and turns, hwy 46 drops you off on highway 1 which will take you along the coast to your destination. Don’t want to visit the Castle? Check out San Simeon state beach or keep going up the coast to see the Elephant Seals baking in the sun. The route back takes you through Morro Bay if you want to see the Rock and then on Hwy 41 back to camp.
THE FAULT LINE | 120 Miles Round Trip
Parkfield – Small town known as the Earthquake Capitol of the world
Backroads only! If you are looking for some great seat time on some super fun backroads then this is the route for you. Steer clear of the freeways by taking this awesome route out to the Earthquake capitol of the world. Yep the tiny little town of Parkfield sits right on top of the San Andreas Fault and has the most recorded seismic activity of anywhere on the planet. There is a cool little café and a nice lawn for you to take a break and relax! There are some beautiful roads that take you to and from and allow you to open up the throttle a bit if you feel like it.
FROM THE BREWERY TO THE BAY | 99 Miles Round trip
Travel some of our favorite twisty back roads to get to the 805 brewery. Hwy 229 is pretty much a roller coaster for two wheels so enjoy the ride. Take a tour or grab some lunch while you’re there. Please do not drink and ride! After your visit, head out to the coast via the scenic HWY 46. Pretty sure this road was built with motorcycles in mind! This will take you to the Pacific Coast highway where you can head south to visit Morro Rock. The route back to camp is gorgeous as you wind down hwy 41.
RANCHERS ROUTE | 92 Miles Round Trip
Back Roads Galore
The perfect ride if you want to get on the beaten path to some remote back roads. Make sure you gas up before you hit this one and say goodbye to cell phone service!
The Central Coast is known for its cattle ranches! Start your trip with a spirited ride to the historic Pozo Saloon. Stop in and check this place out, yes Snoop Dog played there one time and so did Willy Nelson. We are not about taking the most direct route pretty much anywhere when on a bike so go ahead and take round about way through some of our favorite back roads. Avoid the freeways and head back to camp along ranch roads and through the hills.
RAGGED POINT | 129 Miles Round Trip
World famous Highway 1
San Simeon State Beach
Option to add Morro Rock (adds 10 miles)
One of the most beautiful coastlines you will ever see! Nothing but fun winding roads and rolling hills take you to the coast. Head north and ride by Hearst Castle and basking elephant seals on the beach. Enjoy every mile of the western most freeway in America. Stop at the lookout point at Ragged point before you head back down. Instead of taking the same route home hit hwy 41 for a thrilling ride through the beautiful canyon before heading back to camp.