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Introducing On-Site Camping Gear Rental Partner Arrive Outdoors

DIY Tips, Events, Safety, SponsorsAshmore Ellis

For many riders, camping off the bike is still very new (and that’s ok!). It took me years to dial in my camping kit and learn how to safely pack it on the back of my motorcycle efficiently. For those novice moto campers, or those who have old outdated gear, or don’t want to bother with packing all their crap, we decided to partner with a quality outdoor rental company, Arrive, that rents all sorts of camping gear and will be on site to distribute it to you when you…well… arrive. Make sure to reserve your gear early cause they will sell out of many of the tents, sleeping bags, pads, camp chairs….you get the picture.

How do I reserve my gear to be on site to pick up when I arrive?

When you order gear from Arrive, use code “BRO” at checkout and choose warehouse pickup. You’ll see the Arrive booth upon entering the gates for the event. All you need to do is bring your ID to their tent , after you are parked in your zone, and pick up your items! Please note that you are responsible for setting up, breaking down, and of course returning rental gear to their booth by 10:00AM Sunday morning.

Click HERE to get started as all items must be pre-booked through their website prior to the event.

Now you can travel to the Central Coast without all your camping gear strapped to the back of your motorcycle (which can be pretty dangerous if you’ve never packed your gear before and tested it out. You’d be amazed how quickly items shake out and into your power band which causes an immediate HALT ( not fun)).

About Arrive

A little about our partner - Arrive is an outdoor experience company that is transforming the outdoor industry into an easier and more sustainable model. The main goal of Arrive is to help people experience the outdoors without the burden of buying, cleaning and storing gear. Arrive partners directly with over 40 premium outdoor gear brands to offer their gear for rent, everything from tents and sleeping bags to stoves, headlamps, and blankets! If you have any questions about what you’ll need at Babes Ride Out, just give them a call at 213 534-8852.



Get to Know Our Buds at Lowbrow Customs

SponsorsAshmore Ellis

We've been supported by Lowbrow Customs for a few years now as they've help us raise money for Moto FAM at each of our events through the artist series. These guys built their business from scratch and still manage to get after it with builds, racing, and throwing epic grassroots motorcycle events like the Lowbrow Getdown. Get to know them a bit better by watching the below.

A Guide to Riding the Catskills During Babes Ride Out East Coast 4

Sponsors, EventsAshmore Ellis

Why is Babes Ride Out East Coast in the Catskills? Because the riding is EPIC! Every event we focus on is about getting out on your motorcycle and enjoying the day with some like minded people. If you stay behind at camp, you’ll be bored so start planning your rides and routes as there is so much to see!

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GROUP RIDES: While we as Babes Ride Out do not organized group rides due to it not being safe with so many different skill sets attending, we do encourage ladies to meet under the barn each morning at the merch & raffle booth zone to meet, greet, and link up for potential rides based on skill, bike size, and personal preference. Who you choose to ride with and what route is 100% up to you this weekend :) The great thing about the Catskills is there is endless beauty and twisting roads in every directions so you can’t really go wrong. Below, you’ll find a few suggestions but by no means is this “all there is”. As a motorcyclist, 1/2 the fun is planning your own route, checking for road closures, gas stops based on your tank size, seeking out neat tourist attractions etc.

MAPS & ADVICE ON BEING PREPARED: We will have route maps on site for the below but they are not overly complicated with .345 miles turn notifications etc. , they serve as more of a guide for those who have already downloaded the directions. This is YOUR adventure so go anywhere, see anything, and ride at your own pace! Below are just a few of our favorites , so take em or leave em’ , up to you! If none of these adventures suite your taste, feel free to research the area and find your own personal adventure. The Catskills are FULL of amazing history and folklore that will keep you busy all day long. 

We strongly suggest downloading directions to each spot (we've provided clickable links) as cell service usually is void in the mountains

Mountain Mayhem: 194 Miles Round Trip

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Being the longest route, Mountain Mamas takes you into the Northern Catskills to see the local ski towns (and a whole lot more!) covered in lush summer colors. Leave early for this one, and spend some time in the small towns of Roscoe, Windham, Hunter, Phoenicia, Bethel Woods + more.

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Peace-Love-Motorcycles: 184 Miles Round Trip

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A historical tour of the Catskills, marking the site of Woodstock ’69, and heading north all the way up to the famed Kaaterskill Falls. This route cuts through ravines with twists and turns that we could ride for daze.

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Big Indian Rivers: 143 Miles Round Trip

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Each part of this route mirrors some of the Catskill waterways including the Pepacton Reservoir, the Esopus Creek and the West Branch Neversink River. Hitting Cherry Ridge Wild Forest, and Big Indian Wilderness - you’ll want some good tunes for this ride.

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The New Jersey Devil: 91 Miles Round Trip

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For riders coming on Enduros, or who just want a little fun in the dirt, this route brings you down to Old Mine Road, a historical highway along the Delaware River which is amazingly still in use. With dirt offshoots and abandoned farms, this area is one of New Jersey’s hidden secrets. Stay safe, avoid the potholes and don’t get arrested trespassing! Look for signs and be aware so you don’ stray onto private property.

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The Threesome: 84 Miles Round Trip

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As our shortest route, this map hits the most states! Heading through “Hawks Nest” in New York, then to the highest point in New Jersey, and back west to Milford, Pennsylvania for some small-town love.

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Other Destinations to Consider for a Quick Rip

  1. Bethel Woods: Site of Woodstock ’69 - Museum, Historical site (15 miles)

  2. Kaaterskill Falls, NY - Waterfall, short hike (88 miles)

  3. Raymondskill Falls, PA - Waterfall, short hike (32 miles)

  4. Opus 40 - Environmental Sculpture (85 miles)

  5. Storm King - Outdoor Sculpture Center (74 miles)

  6. High Point State Park (40 miles)

  7. 6 West - Biker bar & restaurant (23 miles)

  8. Pratt’s Rock - Landmark (90 miles)

    Towns

    1. Woodstock, New York (76 miles)

    2. Roscoe, New York: Roscoe diner (31 miles)

    3. Windham, New York (89 miles)

      1. Cave Mountain Brewery Company

    4. Hunter, New York (87 miles)

    5. Phoenicia, New York: Phoenicia Diner (69 miles)

    6. Milford, Pennsylvania (31 miles)

    7. Tannersville, NY (84 miles)

    8. Bethel, New York (16 miles) 

    Short Routes

    1. “Hawks Nest,” famed scenic highway for motorcyclists along the ridge of the Delaware River. If you hit this with no other cars around, you’ve found the golden moment to lean and take those turns.

    2. 23A, Glides through Kaaterskill State Forest along Schoharie Creek. Twists and turns that you dream of, including Kaaterskill Falls.

    3. Big Indian-Oliverea, carving along the Esopus and West Branch Neversink River.

    4. Old Mine Road, Historic highway in New Jersey along the Eastern bank of the Delaware River

    5. Route 209, Scenic drive in Pennsylvania along the Western bank of the Delaware River

So don’t forget to grab a Biltwell route guide from merch booth to keep on hand and enjoy the day!

  • Find your own riding buds based on your abilities (make friends ladies! That's why we're here!)

  • If riding in a group or riding with new people, have a riders meeting before you head out to go over safety, abilities, designate a sweep and a lead. 

  • Check for road closures etc BEFORE you ride to ensure route is not obstructed., closed, or ?

  • RIDE SAFE HAVE FUN!

Is it Time to Replace Your Helmet? Probably!

Safety, SponsorsAshmore Ellis

We don’t want to start on the risk of riding, we all know the statistics and stories, instead, we want to focus on how to best equip yourself with protection that lessens the risk at a cost effective price. On today's blog we focus on the most important aspect, your helmet, and when you need to start thinking about replacing it by reviewing how it should fit, and warning signs to look for with our good friends Biltwell Inc.

Helmet choices are vast but I keep going back to Biltwell for many many reasons. First , they make a great looking and fitting DOT full face starting at $175 and second, they have a myriad of colorful optics to pair with it (anti fog, mirrored, shields, goggles, etc) to customize your look. A good rule of thumb is to replace your helmet every 5 years depending on wear and tear. Of course, if you have gone down and the helmet is scratched or damaged in any way, you’d want to replace immediately to be on the safe side. Other factors that come from frequent use are the not so glamorous sweat factory you’ve created in your helmet, or having product in your hair, etc which can compact the foam and degenerate the liner faster than normal use. My third reason for choosing Biltwell is they also make a replaceable liner and replaceable cheek pads for their helmets (under $30 for liners, under $15 for cheek) which makes your money go further when buying one of their lids long term.

So the next time you walk out to your garage put your helmet on and give your head a shake. Does it feel a loose at all (around cheeks, forehead, etc)? Are there any gashes, cracks, etc? Is the interior padding deteriorated or compressed at all? Have you had it more than 5 years? If the answer is YES to any one of these, it may be time to treat yourself and upgrade to a brand new helmet.

A Note About Helmet Fitment

Helmets comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Just because you are a medium in one doesn’t mean you won’t be a larger or smaller size in another. It’s best to consult a professional if you are having issues determining your size. Biltwell also offer cheek pads in various sizes to help fine tune your fit if necessary. Give them a call or stop into their headquarters if you need any help at all.

  • Bilwell Inc. 2349 Winchester Rd, Temecula, California

  • Get Directions

  • Or call (951) 699-1500

In Other News

In the spirit of their motto ride motorcycles have fun, Biltwell hosts their annual Kernville Kampout early Oct. If you are one for hitting fun events with like minded people, check out this year’s line up (then make sure to join us the weekend after at Babes Ride Out 7 on the Central Coast of California!



Free Roadside Assistance Provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys to and from Babes Ride Out East Coast 4

SponsorsAshmore Ellis

Nothing worse is to be stranded with no chase truck miles from anything familiar. We do not have a tow truck at our disposal so if you ride to any of our events, make sure to sign up for FREE roadside assistance from our good friends Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. It only takes a min and could save you a major headache and a ton of cash if you run out of gas, run into electrical problems, or just have some bad luck on your way to and from Babes Ride Out Est Coast 4.

Be prepared! Sign up for Free Emergency Roadside Assistance from Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys to and from our event. #BAM-roadside membership (for riders only) offers the following volunteer services for life:

(1) Delivery assistance with gas, tools, or parts if you are
stranded with your bike on the side of the road
(2) Help with a Free Tow to a nearby shop in an emergency
(3) Motorcycle storage for a few days in an emergency situation
(4) Free Legal Advice! Visit http://bit.ly/join-bam to get your
membership card, it's quick and easy.

PPPPPUSH it REAL good!

PPPPPUSH it REAL good!

The Real Deal Revolution Bike Show at Babes Ride Out East Coast 4

Sponsors, EventsAnya Violet

As riders we are all proud of the customizations and upgrades we have done to our bikes to make them our own. Some of us spending hours wrenching and welding to get it just right. Well…come show it off at Babes Ride Out East Coast 4 ! We are so excited to welcome back the Real Deal Revolution Bike Show. Read on to see how to enter your bike!

Photo by Obsidian Photo

Photo by Obsidian Photo

REAL DEAL REVOLUTION BIKE SHOW INFO

WHEN: FRIDAY JUNE 7TH

BIKE REGISTRATION 2PM-5PM

VOTING: 5PM-7:30PM

WINNERS ANNOUNCED 8PM

BIKE CLASSES: BEST CHOPPER, BEST VINTAGE, BEST METRIC, REAL DEAL REVOLUTION CHOICE

Photo by Obsidian Photo

Photo by Obsidian Photo

Babes Ride Out East Coast will once again be host to the Real Deal Revolution Workshoppes encouraging babes from all over the US, to partake in developing new skills, building on established ones and promoting growth within our tribe. 

More often we are witnessing renegades becoming hands on and taking matters into their own hands. Whether it’s about customizing their own bikes or learning tool basics, our goal at BRO East is to get those babes comfortable with showing off their skills and their bikes!

So much so, you have a chance to enter your motorcycle and win custom made trophies that all campers have a chance to help build during the RealDeal Workshoppes (Friday). Between Best Chopper, Best Vintage, Best Metric, and RDR’s Choice, surely there is a place for your motorcycle in the show. Sign ups and detailed information will be available at the RDR booth. Winners will be announced on stage at 8PM Friday night.

It is Real Deal Revolution’s mission to make the trades sexy again; to show babes it’s ok to pick up tools and get their hands dirty. To create and build anything they dream up. To follow the epic journeys to where their passions and craft will take them. Join us as we embark on inspiring women to grow confidence through skills and hands-on experience. Help us create comfortable working environments without judgements, intimidation or stereotypes. Help us to tell the stories of the women who already live a RDR lifestyle, share their moments in making HER-Story! BE a part of the Revolution.

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Want to know more about Real deal Revolution and their hands on workshops? Read on!

(noun) “Revolution” - a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving

“the real deal revolution is also a cultural revolution”

Advocating for the right to empower ourselves through learning and getting our hands dirty. It’s a Real Deal Revolution and YOU are invited.

Real Deal is revolutionizing the perception of skilled trades . . . and women’s roles in them. The more skills we learn, the more we can do ourselves. It’s a new era and Real Deal Revolution (RDR) is looking to impact lives through lifting the veil of intimidation, through empowering females, young and old, in any socio-economic climates, with little or no skill set. To encourage them to be the best version of themselves and realize that anything is possible.