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Haunted History Returns to Babes Ride Out East Coast 4

LocalsAshmore Ellis

Just 24 minutes away from camp is a town called Honesdale Pennsylvania. This town has grown considerably over the years but one thing remains in place……the ghost of Hotel Wayne. Stop in for brunch or lunch, but please don’t bring the spirits back to camp!

Honesdale Pennsylvania’s Wayne Hotel is rife with apparitions, and has been for many years since it’s ground breaking in 1827. According to the current owner, they know of at least a couple of murders having taken place in some of the rooms. The unfortunate women who were the victims still reside there today, as does a former hotel cook whose spirit is said to inhabit the basement of the building. These are only the tip of the ghostly iceberg, as 15 separate spirits have been identified on site. If the eyes of the portrait of town founder Philip Hone seem to be following you...they probably are!

Charles Forbes built the first public house in Honesdale in 1827 on the corner of Park and Main Streets

Charles Forbes built the first public house in Honesdale in 1827 on the corner of Park and Main Streets

It shortly thereafter became the Wayne County House (or Hotel) and provided accommodations for the superintendents of the D & H Canal company and for travelers who stopped in at the popular stage coach station. It's now called simply the Hotel Wayne, a 20-room hostelry with the restaurant/tavern Bistro 1202 at street level.

The psychic Crystal Boehmer investigated the Hotel Wayne for paranormal activity. And boy, did she ever encounter a houseful of eerie guests!

Taking the grand tour, she first felt the spirit of a race horse in the Philip Hone room, which when the hotel first opened was a passageway to the stables. Boehmer even came up with a name, more or less - she thought the quarter horse answered to either "Sparky" or "Spartacus." 

SIDE NOTE: This painting of Philip Hone hangs in the stairwell. of the hotel. Watch for his lurking eyes which will follow you up the stairs.

Constantly distracted, Philip Hone amassed membership in a variety of clubs and associations, became a trustee in New York’s  first insane asylum , (seen below) and dabbled early in canal building as president of the Delaware and Hudson Canal company (later to become the basis of the D&H Railroad).

Constantly distracted, Philip Hone amassed membership in a variety of clubs and associations, became a trustee in New York’s first insane asylum, (seen below) and dabbled early in canal building as president of the Delaware and Hudson Canal company (later to become the basis of the D&H Railroad).

Philip Hone’s Lunatic Asylum, isn’t it beautiful!?

Philip Hone’s Lunatic Asylum, isn’t it beautiful!?

When she passed the office, she sensed a Civil War soldier who paced the Hotel and seems to be a chivalrous guardian for the womenfolk who visit the hotel. Boehmer also heard gunshots from the basement, and when she went downstairs, she could smell gunpowder.

Crystal also found the shadow of Paul, who provides a noticeable presence in the basement and likes to move things around. The hotel says that could be the spirit of their old cook who was named Paul and who spent a lot of his working hours in the cellar.

She had a talk with the spook of a young alcohol and drug abuser named "Cookie" who had OD'ed and died in one of the Wayne's rooms. Beohmer told him he was forgiven and to go to the light, so there may be one less spirit in the hotel to deal with if he took her advice. In Room 208, she discovered Margaret still occupying her old room, along with an elderly schoolteacher who likes to gaze out from the balcony overlooking Main Street. 

Not a real image, rather a rendering of how the ghosts appear.

Not a real image, rather a rendering of how the ghosts appear.

On the third floor she found a prostitute in red, a much battered lady of the night who died there, possibly at the hands of a client. She kept referring to "the Captain," perhaps recalling her seafaring boyfriend.

There was lots more ethereal flotsam floating around the hotel. She also said that she found:

  • A doctor in the bar area,

  • An "Adams" and a "Smith" in the building, 

  • A few children in the hotel, and

  • A mother who sits in Room 210 singing "Rock-a-Bye Baby" to her child and cooking.

And hey, that's nearly not all of the haunted roster. A couple of paranormal teams have probed the building including “Ghost Finders,” who have their findings posted on youtube, and come away with readings, messages, EVPs and visions from the many spirits who are said to inhabit the Hotel Wayne. They added to the ghostly list: 

  • A tall man with a long beard who strongly resembles Abraham Lincoln (but isn’t),

  • A baby crying in Room 208,;

  • A man in Room 321 who told one of the psychics to “lie on the bed” in a chilling voice (maybe one of the lady in red's clientele), and

  • Shadowy reenactments of lively parties that used to be held on the third floor in the hotel's main hall.


Article by Ron Ieraci

Narrowsburg, NY | Home of Babes Ride Out East Coast & So Much More

LocalsAshmore Ellis

The logistics & requirements that go into finding an event location are longer than a CVS receipt. This event was designed for the adventurous types who love the beauty of nature, road side oddities, and a good place to grab a bite to eat. Whether this is your first time coming to Babes Ride Out East or if you’ve been coming for the past 3 years, there is always something new and amazing around every corner.

By no means is this “it” as the Catskills are vast with incredible routes and scenic stops, but rather a few places we feel deserve a mention. We will be adding to this, but figured this would be a great place to list some of our favorites and if you have a few of your own, post a comment in the Facebook event page dedicated to Babes Ride Out East Coast 4. Let’s start with Narrowsburg, NY, the town itself that has so much to offer and is walking distance.

 Narrowsburg, NY

Our favorite coffee shop in town, The Tusten Cup, offers every espresso drink you can imagine, has bottles juices, kombucha, bagels, sandwiches etc for meat eaters vegetarians & vegans.

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Nora’s Lovin’ Spoonful makes a killer ice Sunday and has every flavor of ice-cream you can imagine. Want a shake? NO problem!

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The Blue Heron – breakfast & lunch are next level here.

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The Narrowsburg Inn – Low key bar and grill that has beers on tap and whom host the after party on Sat night. If you get back to camp early and we aren’t serving a brew just yet, park your bike and walk over to enjoy a cold one and say hello to Allison. Fun fact, this hotel / bar is super haunted… I am talking R E A L L Y haunted since the 1840s!

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The Launderette - sit on their beautiful back deck that overlooks the Delaware River and enjoy a wood fired pizza & a cold one.

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Other amenities within a mile from camp:

Grocery store- Pete’s Market – If you are the particular sort and not wanting to partake in the food truck this year, Pete’s Market has you covered!

Gas – Sunoco is the closest gas station to camp. Fill up and hit the road ladies!

Spirits – Narrowsburg Liquor is right across from the gas station. If you need extra libations, they can help you out.

Don’t let this small list stop you from exploring the area on your own. Narrowsburg is full of amazing shops and restaurants so if you are staying local , give the area a good google / yelp / TripAdvisor :)

Lori Bentley-Law | A Modern Vagabond & Her 1200 "Chromester"

Roll CallAshmore Ellis

“Somehow twenty-five years have gone by since I got my license. How did that happen?? In high school, my boyfriend had a motorcycle. I rode with him a few times, but his goal was to scare me. I swore I’d never get on another. Then I fell in love with a life-long, third-generation motorcyclist. Through him, I found the glorious freedom of riding. It took only a couple of times on the back before I got the bug to ride my own, and have been doing so ever since.” Lori Bentley Law

Photo by Genevieve Davis

Photo by Genevieve Davis

Why do you ride: I have no deep philosophical answer to this. I ride because it’s fun. Because all of the senses come alive. Because it brings me pure joy.

Run us through the bikes in your life: Oh boy. This could get long. I still have every bike I’ve owned, except for the bike I learned on, a 1974 Honda XL175. I love vintage, so started with a ‘66 Yamaha YM1... that never wanted to run. I got a ‘77 Triumph Bonneville... that I had a heck of a time kick-starting. A ‘76 Honda TL125, a fantastic bike in the dirt. A ‘69 Triumph TR25w project bike. A 2004 Triumph Bonneville. Plus, a garage full of EVO Harley-Davidson that the hubby adopts and we share. But the motorcycle that truly has my heart is my Chromester, a 2004 Harley-Davidson 1200R, a bike I’ve had since new, and one that has taken me on the grandest adventures.

Photo by Cindy DuLong

Photo by Cindy DuLong

Funny thing, I had to be talked into riding a Harley-Davidson. Vintage Triumphs had my heart. My hubby kept saying I needed to ride a Harley-Davidson to understand, but I was stubborn. Finally, he surprised me with the 1200R for Christmas one year–whether I wanted it or not—and it sat in the garage untouched for months. Finally, he planned a 100 mile ride to Joshua Tree and said, just ride it. To appease him, I did. About twenty-minutes down the highway, something clicked and I was hooked. We stopped at a gas station and I walked over to him and said, “Yep. I get it now.” No other motorcycle has the iconic, visceral feel that a Harley-Davidson does. That V-twin engine pulses through your body in a way that can’t be described, only experienced.

From the moment things began to click with my 1200, I knew it was the right bike for me. Everything about it felt right. It fit my body, fit my personality, fit my style of riding. Over the years, hubby has suggested I get something new, with less miles, but my Chromester and I have a bond of shared adventures that can never be equaled. Will I have other bikes? Sure. But I will have this Chromester forever.

Tell us what its life to ride the Chromester: Magic. Yep. That’s what it’s like. The throatiness. The solid feel. That magical vibration while idling and the way it smoothes out on the road. The power. Here’s the deal. Every touch-point on a Harley-Davidson feels like quality. They may be heavier, but that’s because they’re not made of plastic. The fenders are metal as are all the mounting hardware and the mirrors. While my ‘04 Bonneville is fun and zippy, it feels like a toy in comparison with my same year H-D.

Why the sportster? I didn’t choose the Sportster since it was a gift... but if I were shopping today, I’d still chose the Sportster because of the timeless design. In the sixty-plus years since the Sportster has been on the road, very little has changed stylistically. Quite simply, the design works. There is no mistaking a Sportster. They look tough and yet elegant in the clean lines and simplicity.

Tell us how you modified your bike to make it your own: A friend joked once about what I have against paint. My truck is paint free and so is my Chromester. The checkered flag emblem is from one of my favorite cars, a 1955 T-Bird, and below it, we added classic-styled tank-pads. We also added fork gators, a fat laced front wheel, solid back wheel, Race-Tech suspension, Lyndal Racing floating brake rotors, Magura hydraulic clutch, a rare H-D headlight nacelle, H-D performance rear suspension, Screaming Eagle hi-flow air cleaner, Dynojet Thunder Slide carb kit, Screaming Eagle slip on mufflers. Even after fifteen years on the road, this thing still runs like a champ.

Lori Bently Law - Harley-Davidson Babes Ride Out

Favorite trip to date: Three-weeks searching for the oldest Route 66 alignments with my best feller, riding from California to Chicago—both of us on Sportsters—and then up to Milwaukee. No windshield. No saddlebags. Just miles of pure joy and exploration.

Lori Bently Law - Harley-Davidson Babes Ride Out

You’ve been coming to Babes Ride Out for quite some time. Tell us about your personal experiences there: I’ve been to four Babes Ride Out events and I swear, it never gets old. BRO is truly the best weekend of the year. I’m not a rider with a pack. I tend to be a loner or ride with my feller. BRO gets me social. Every year I’ve ridden to BRO with someone different and each time had the most amazing experience. Every year I make new friends, get silly, laugh, go on adventures, bond, and reconnect. There’s no judging, no posturing, no cattiness. BRO has this incredible purity that can’t be matched. There’s no way to accurately describe what the weekend does for my soul. Last year was particularly meaningful since it fell just before I left a career of 24 years with NBC. Being with my pals was the perfect way to usher in my new life.

Any advice for ladies looking to take on two wheels? Put aside your fear, go to a class and learn the right way, and then get on your motorcycle and take a hundred mile trip. Seriously. No little jaunts about town. Put some miles under your tires in one day. Guarantee by day’s end, you will have connected with your machine and the road and you will fall in love.

Photo by Genevieve Davis

Photo by Genevieve Davis

Ready to roll? Click HERE for location where you can learn to ride

Want to get more info on the 1200? Click HERE

Babes Ride Out East Coast 4 Tickets are Live!

EventsAshmore Ellis

Ready to celebrate 4 years together!? We are too! Join us for Babes Ride Out East Coast 4, a ladies only 3 day 2 night riding event and campout that takes you on some of the most beautiful routes in the lower Catskills. If you are ready to ride some green roller coasters and camp along the Delaware River in the beautiful town of Narrowsburg, NY read on! 

Flyer art by Jodi Drew

Flyer art by Jodi Drew

Please read all FAQ's below before purchasing any tickets as all tickets are NON REFUNDABLE but you can transfer your ticket to another guest ONLY when tickets are still on sale. After ticket sales end, you will not be able to transfer. Scroll down and please read FAQ on how to transfer tickets. 

 Ticket price includes:

  • 3 days and 2 nights of tent camping along the beautiful Delaware River

  • Real bathrooms and hot showers

  • Unlimited water to fill up your canteen 

  • 1 raffle ticket to the always amazing Moto F.A.M raffle (option to buy more for $1 each)

  • 2019 event patch

  • Karaoke contest (start practicing now) 

  • 90's THEME NIGHT and cover band Saturday night! Bring on the flannel (we know you have it!)

  • Motorcycle games with prizes galore 

  • Demos rides by Harley-Davidson (sign ups to follow!) 

  • Access to the Real Deal Workshop hosted by Jessi Combs

  • Bonfires each night 

  • FREE 805 beer until it runs out each night (and it probably will, east coast ladies can drink)

  • Maps of riding route options through the lower Catskills

  • Amazing structure for inclement weather (event goes on rain or shine but you'll stay dry)

  • 24 hour security & staff 

  • Roadside assistance via our friends at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys 

  • After hours party at the Narrowsburg Inn Sat night

  • Best time of your moto lovin' life connecting with new and old friends!

Brought to you by Harley-DavidsonBiltwellRuss Brown Motorcycle Attorneys , SENAI am the Real Deal, and 805 Beer, Atwyld

FAQs

Make sure to check out our FAQ for all Babes Ride Out events by clicking HERE

What ticket do I need to purchase?! What are my driving options?

Every single lady must have GENERAL ADMISSION ticket to enter the property. If you are the driver of a car or truck you must also purchase a Car / Truck Parking Pass. We cannot accommodate RVS or Toyhaulers at this time but you can bring a motorcycle trailer of 10 ft or less behind your vehicle. Tickets to the event must be purchased in advance. If you end up having to drive, there will be car passes only available at the gate for purchase (cash only). We repeat: no tickets to the event will be sold at the gate, only parking passes to those who already have a general admission ticket.

I am only coming for 1 night, do I get a discount?

Sorry! All tickets are for the full weekend. 

Do I get a specific camping spot assigned to me?

No spots are pre-assigned but you are guaranteed a space. The camp area is first come, first serve. There is plenty of amazing spots for everyone. Car campers will be in a separate area. We have rented the entire site for you to enjoy! There are tons of trees and lean-to's on the property and we are right on the Delaware River.

What is up with food and water?

We will have a food truck on site and there is a camp store that is fully stocked! Feel free to bring your own coolers with food, water, booze etc. The WIFI doesn't work so bring cash (ATMS are in town but not on site). There are grocery stores / restaurants etc. in town less than half a mile away if you have special dietary needs. Gas stations are within 1 mile and a liquor store within walking distance. Google the area and see what is available.

I want to shoot, take video, do a social media takeover for this event for a brand, magazine, online editorial, etc Do I need permission? 

We’d love to hear more! Babes Ride Out is a private event and we do the best we can not to distract our guests so they can have the best time possible. If you want to shoot the event in any way for a media source, a brand, or other non-personal use, please email press@babesrideout.com for permission as no commercial photography or video of any kind is allowed unless approved by BRO. Images for your own use are 100% awesome and appreciated! No need to ask if it’s for yourself and/or personal social media, we only ask that you be respectful to the other attendees :) 

How do I connect with other ladies to ride out?

Click HERE and post away in our Babes Ride Out East Coast 4 Facebook event page.  It’s a great way to connect with ladies who are attending the event prior :)

What the heck do I bring?

No stress! We are putting together a super rad gear guide. Stay tuned as this will be emailed to you and posted on our social, website, etc. 

Am I part of the first 150 registered motorcyclists? When will I know? What if I don't show up?

We kindly ask anyone who is wondering to please have patience and refrain from emailing in asking as they will know when they arrive if they were part of the first 150 registered motorcyclists when sales opened. These bags are a gift from our sponsors to reward those who commit to coming  and arrive on their own motorcycle. If you do not show up, the bag goes to someone who does at the end of the event.

Can I bring my boyfriend or husband?

No, this is a ladies only event. Please check chopcult.com for all co/ed events or check out Sierra Stake Out or Blue Ridge Stake Out.

Can I bring my kids and pets?

Nope, the event is not kid / pet friendly :(

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Must be 21+ to attend and have valid ID to drink

What can't I bring to the event?

Weapons, signage, fireworks, pets, kids, a bad attitude, hand-outs for a brand or marketing materials of any kind. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No ma'am! Just show up, you'll be on the list

What is the refund policy?

NO REFUNDS. Sorry, please do not ask. We have to pay for you whether you show up or not. All funds go back into the event so if you don't make it, know you made the event even better with your donation.

How do I transfer my ticket to someone else?

You can transfer your ticket to another guest but you are solely responsible for doing so. Log in to your Eventbrite and click on your tickets. You will see options to edit your ticket information. You must type in the person's first name, last name, and email address and click to save and send new confirmation. If your buddy doesn't get the confirmation, they won't be on the list so please follow up and ensure they got the transfer. Click HERE for step by step. 

****No transfers can be made after ticket sales have ended****

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Your ticket must match your ID. If someone bought your ticket for you and did not put it in your name, you must show up together so the ticket holder can collect both tickets. 

Alright! Let’s get you registered! Click below to sign up!



Take an Oath to Look Twice for Motorcycles

SafetyAnya Violet

My name is Anya and I am one of the co-founders of Babes Ride Out. Last year I was in a very serious motorcycle accident from which I am still recovering. Never have I experienced so much love and support from my family, friends, and community as a whole. Through this experience, we at Babes Ride Out want to do our part to help spread a very important message.

Look Twice for Motorcycles!

We have partnered with one of our favorite organizations Moto F.A.M. to create the “Keep on Rippin’” tee and the “Look Twice” pin. By wearing these items you have taken an oath to always look twice for motorcycles each and every time you ride or drive. The more we talk about this responsibility the more lives we can save. By purchasing these items you are already helping as 100% of the proceeds will be donated to helping riders facing life changing injuries after a serious motorcycle accident through Moto F.A.M. Thank you for supporting all that share the road. Artwork by Jerimy Lumia

To purchase for yourself, family member, co worker, or friend, click HERE.

Introducing the 2019 Babes Ride Out and Babes in the Dirt Event Series!

EventsAnya Violet

We are so excited to announce the 2019 event calendar for Babes Ride Out and Babes in the Dirt. This year is going to be filled with good times, good friends and two wheeled adventure!

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First up is Babes in the Dirt 5! Yep we are in our 5th year which still blows our minds. This event will be held at Quail Canyon MX Park at Hungry Valley SVRA April 26-28th. Tickets and all info launch on Friday January 18th so keep your eyes open :)

Next on the Calendar is Babes Ride Out East Coast 4 June 7-9th in beautiful Narrowsburg, NY. Come rip world famous routes in the lower Catskill Mountains and camp along the Delaware river. Tickets and all info for this event launch late Feb.

Introducing Babes in the Dirt East taking place Sept 20-22nd 2019! We are so stoked to bring the good times to Greeneville, Tennessee at I-81 Motorsports Park and will include tons of open track and trail riding as well as sign ups for training courses in flat track, moto X and enduro cross. You will not want to miss this one. Tickets and all info launch April 29th.

Ready for a new adventure? So are we!!!! After 6 years in the desert, we decided to shake things up a bit! Babes Ride Out 7 will be hosted at Santa Margarita Ranch Oct 11-13th. With tons of new routes to ride and lots of new fun to be had on site, the Central Coast of California is blow your mind with pristine riding and access to CA most stunning views. Just wait until you see what we have in store. Tickets and all the info will release Wednesday June 19th so stay tuned and we will see you there!

Want to connect to like minded ladies now? We have the official event pages set up on our Facebook. Simply click below and check the “going” box.