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Hochstadter's Slow & Low Rock & Rye is Coming to Babes Ride Out 7 x Central Coast

SponsorsAshmore Ellis

Babes Ride Out 7 is bringing together a new location with some familiar faces. We are excited to have Slow & Low rejoin us onsite for this year's Central Coast event in October!

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If you weren't with us in Narrowsburg for EC3, Slow & Low is an 84 proof, extra-dry, Rock & Rye - a rye whiskey-based bottled (Old Fashioned) cocktail. Their version is the perfect balance of aged straight rye whiskey, air-dried navel oranges from Florida, 100 percent raw honey from Western Pennsylvania, Angostura Bitters and a small dose of rock candy. Perfect for enjoying straight, as a cocktail or paired as a shot with an 805 beer.

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The Slow & Low crew will be pouring their liquid sunshine all weekend long at base camp and will be hosting a very special Rock & Rye whiskey tasting via a 1900’s steam locomotive on Friday evening! First come, first serve - so be sure to sign-up once you arrive! ! 

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Babes interested in learning more about Slow & Low can connect with the brand on their Instagram and Facebook channels. Stay tuned for more info and see you at Babes Ride Out 7 x Central Coast!

How Harley-Davidson Riding Academy Made Courtney a More Confident Rider

People, Roll CallAshmore Ellis

Courtney has been riding for 3 years and got her start by testing the waters on her own but soon found out the at the Harley-Davidson riding clinic was a great asset to help her develop much needed technique and help her build confidence. After that first class, she felt much more comfortable on her motorcycle and plans on continuing honing in her skills with additional classes. One of the many things we love about Courtney is open to answer any questions on how to get started and connect with new riders looking for advice. Hit her up on her instagram @cocoramaaa and she’d be more than happy to connect and share her experience. Before you do, get to know her, what she’s currently building, and why she decided on a 2018 HD Street Bob as her moto of choice!

Courtney in front of the Kill Bill Church | Shot by Laura Goldenberger

Courtney in front of the Kill Bill Church | Shot by Laura Goldenberger

What you do for a living?

Co-own a full service salon

How long have you been riding motorcycles and how did you get started?

I’ve been riding for 3 years.

Why do you ride motorcycles / What do you get out of riding motorcycles?

I was tired of only getting on the bike if my dude wanted to ride. I wanted to be in control of where I was riding & wanted to feel the freedom of two wheels riding solo. Being a part of the motorcycle community is like no other & being a Lita is even more empowering by being surrounded by strong, beautiful babes!

Run us through the list of bikes you have had in your past / currently own:

I started off on a 2016 HD Sportster 1200. I upgraded to a 2018 HD Street Bob because I was tired of stopping for gas on long rides haha I just recently purchased a 1966 Triumph and currently, building an HD Breakout chopper.

What first attracted you to Harley-Davidson?

I’ve been around Harley’s all my life. I can remember the smell of the first shop we had in Lancaster and being obsessed with all the leather and fringe!

How did you know it was the bike for you?

The Bob is fantastic. I wasn’t sure about a soft tail, but the sales person assured me it wasn’t like an old soft tail and I could enjoy a long ride on it... and I do!

Tell us what it is like to ride your particular bike:

I definitely couldn’t maneuver the bob like the sporty while parking. I ended up putting an air ride on it and absolutely love it. I added a fairing and little blue tooth speakers inside and now I’m off and riding in the wind! I put an air ride on the breakout as well. It’s still getting some work done on it, but I can’t wait to rip around town on the chopper.

What made you choose your model over the other H-D models?

It’s not as small as the Sportster, but still slim and badass! It’s definitely the bike I will keep forever even if I upgrade. I love my bob.

Any modifications? Tell us about them if so:

Air ride, fairing, exhaust, speakers, foot boards and brass accessories.

What has been you favorite adventure you have taken on your bike?

Babes Ride Out 6 by far! I cannot wait until this year!

Do you have any fun road trips planned?

A group of us are going to Babes in October!

Tell us about your experience at Babes Ride Out?

EPIC! I swear I was on a high the whole week after we got back... ask my co-workers (haha)! I was all smiles and couldn’t stop posting all the fun times my friend and I had!

Any advice for ladies who want to get started on two wheels?

My first answer is: go to your local Harley-Davidson and sign up for the class. I was riding 6 months before I took the class and I cannot stress enough how confident the course made me. The afternoon that I finished the class I drove home and got straight on my bike! It’s amazing and I can’t wait to take the intermediate course that HD offers.

Click HERE to find a class near you!

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Babes Ride Out is Partnering with the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo

Event Info, Locals, SponsorsAshmore Ellis

ECOSLO is excited to take part in another powerful movement on the Central Coast and beyond! The Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo, known as ECOSLO, is a half-century old non-profit with a mission to educate, advocate, and act to protect and enhance the natural environment and human well-being of San Luis Obispo County. As the only Environmental Center in the County -- and the first, their small but mighty staff work all hours educating the public on local environmental issues, removing trash from our beautiful beaches, and motivating community members to think eco-consciously. Come October, ECOSLO will have hosted over 60 clean ups in 2019, extracting over 4,000 pounds of trash from entering our waterways, and protecting marine and terrestrial ecosystems. There’s no doubt that even the smallest changes in our habits as a human species can drastically change that number. 

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Along with our cleanups throughout SLO County, ECOSLO has an array of programs. Volunteer with us at one of the many SLO County Parks to take part in a Nature Project such as tree planting or picnic bench building. Or take a leisurely, educational hike with one of our volunteer docents throughout the City of SLO Open Space and learn about the local history, flora and fauna. ECOSLO is also one of the spear-headers when it comes to taking action in local advocacy initiatives as it concerns to land conservation, waste reduction and renewable energy.

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We’re proud to be representing and protecting San Luis Obispo County. It’s our home, and we hope you will treat it as your home when you are here as well. 

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There are many ways to be eco-conscious when venturing outdoors - even on motorcycle (stay tuned for our next blog update!), and that’s why ECOSLO was so excited to hear about Babes Ride Out exploring Santa Margarita and all that the Central Coast has to offer! There was an instant connection between the two organizations riding on the fact that they’re both led by fearless women - we knew it would be a great match. 

Chat with the ECOSLO Team at our booth on Friday and Saturday and learn about the magic of SLO County and the Central Coast, and purchase your very own Bamboo Utensil Kit to carry along for the ride! 

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Passionate about Motorcycle Gear? Meet Cait from the California Moto Market

PeopleAnya Violet

After getting her first motorcycle, Cait found it really hard to find womens riding gear available for her to try on. She knew that there were some great companies out there but could not find it in stores anywhere. This inspired her to create the California Moto Market! What started as a local womens motorcycle gear shopping event has been growing into a multi destination roadshow that has making its way across the USA. She has pop-ups planned in Denver, Chicago and Seattle and much much more in 2019. Read on to learn more!

Alyssa Bridges @alyssab123

Alyssa Bridges @alyssab123

I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, spending every winter on snowmobiles (which is practically required there) and vaguely remember my mother telling me never to get on the back of a motorcycle! I have been a hairdresser for nearly 10 years now, and will probably always keep that up. I almost don’t remember what it was like before motorcycles came into my life, and I think I’m really ok with that!

My first bike was a 1980 Honda Hobbit Moped. I might have bought it just for the name.. But the second I took off on that thing, the whole world shifted. About a year later, I sold it for gas money to get to California and once I was out here, I picked up a mint 1976 Kawasaki KH100. I found a helmet off Craigslist, a leather jacket at the thrift store, and set off learning how to shift in my neighborhood. I learned how to clean and tune a carb, rewire turn signals, and clean rust out of a tank. I even hauled that thing out to Babes Ride Out 4 ! It didn’t like being away from sea-level and mostly didn’t run.. But that definitely lit a fire in me. A month later I borrowed my friend Jayme’s Yamaha SR400 and after a quick 2 months and 2k miles.. I sold my car and bought my first Moto Guzzi V7. Might as well go all-in, right?

Amanda Bashir @musiqaddict26

Amanda Bashir @musiqaddict26

Somewhere along the way I started looking for riding gear, figuring that with the large amount of daily-riders in SoCal, it should be relatively easy to find some decent options. Oh boy, was I wrong. Here I was in motorcycle Mecca, and my only options are overly branded Harley jackets or sportbike-style track leathers, or even worse: riding gear designed by men who have only been described what a woman looks like, but has never seen one in person.

Now, there were definitely companies making awesome women’s riding gear back then.. but was it available in local retailers? Hell no. Were they interested in stocking it for us? Also hell no.

 This was the inspiration behind starting California Moto Market.. Bring together all the companies making women’s motorcycle gear in one place, so women can try things on in person and leave with the gear they love. [It’s not a new concept.. Stores have literally existed for centuries.] The side effects we’ve seen in the 3 years we’ve been running this market have been numerous.. riding groups started, brands created and launched, connections and collaborations everywhere.. we didn’t start the fire- but we sure as hell fanned the flames.

Our goal has been the same from the beginning: Get the gear to the ladies. One thing has shifted though, and that was how far we are willing to travel to make our point. Last year was the first time that the Moto Market has ventured outside of California, and it was interesting to see the reactions. Here we are bringing Stellar Moto Brand and Tobacco Motorwear to states that aren’t even used to wearing helmets… It’s been incredible seeing these women finally find something that fits them well, looks great, and offers all the protection they need while riding.

 And this year.. Well we’ve set our sights even further! We’ve checked San Rafael, Austin and Orange County off our list, with Denver, Chicago, Seattle and Las Vegas ahead of us! We’re so excited to work with local makers and share our favorite SoCal brands. The best way to find out where we’re going and who’s coming with is to follow us on Instagram: @californiamotomarket or check out our website


2019 Pop-Up Schedule

 Sunday July 28th, 11am-6pm

Triumph of Seattle

7409 Aurora Ave, Seattle, WA

More dates to follow, click HERE to stay updated


M1GP Rider Clinics at Babes Ride Out 7

Events, Event InfoAnya Violet

We are so thrilled to announce that M1GP will be joining us this year at Babes Ride Out 7! Join in their classes to learn motorcycle handling skills. Whether you have never been on a bike before or have been riding for years but are working to improve technique and skill; M1GP will make sure you walk away a more confident rider. Learning on a smaller bike can help with understanding body positioning and technique that translates to a full size bike. Guaranteed fun!!! Read on to learn more and click the link below to register for their majorly discounted classes.

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Discover what you’ve been missing!

M1GP has created a program that has earned the trust of hundreds of riders, brand-new and experienced, with an honest and straightforward approach to motorcycle instruction on Mini Motorcycles.  With over 10-years of training our vision has been simple: help people to learn and build a solid foundation in a low-stress environment, with proven techniques.

Join M1GP Rider Clinics at Babes Ride out to build your foundation with drills that focus on refining your level of control with bike and body mechanics and how they optimally work together to increase your performance and confidence. Don’t underestimate what you can lean on a Mini Moto. Did we mention how much fun it is?! Come on out and ride!  

photos by Kevin Hipp

Babes Ride Out Takes You on a Cruise Through the Central Coast

Sponsors, Event InfoAshmore Ellis

We are thrilled to be hosting our ladies only motorcycle camp out, Babes Ride Out 7, in one of California's most premier riding destinations, the Central Coast. With routes that take you down sweeping back roads, pristine coastlines, and lead you back to our incredible new venue and camping space. We can’t wait for you to experience the best of what the Central Coast of California has to offer. Until then, take a ride with us and 805 Beer to see what's in store.