With a love for off-roading, a "hell yeah" attitude, and organizational skills like no other, our dear friend Kelly McCaughey launched into her first event production for off-road loving ladies called Over and Out Moto. Over And Out is a ladies-only campout experience for girls who ride (or want to ride) Woods and Enduro dirt bikes, as well as Dual-Sports and Adventure bikes. Their first event is being held June 22-24th in Hancock, NY (just a couple hours from NYC). We are proud to sponsor this event and can't wait to see this east coast off-roading event become a staple in the dirt, enduro, adventure communities!
"Our first event is going to be a more intimate one, with about 100 tickets available. I’m already certain it’s going to sell out. ;)" - K.P creator of Over and Out Moto
The immediate goal of Over And Out is to provide access to riding land for women in the Northeast. The property is beautiful and amazing. With over 1,000 acres of private woods & enduro trail network, a covered pavilion, massive bonfire pits and zero light pollution. The little town of Hancock sits right where the Delaware river splits in two, and the routes that explore the Upper Delaware make for some really excellent dual-sport riding.
Publicly accessible riding land is practically non-existent. Most land is private, so her immediate goal was to open up access to some great riding terrain so women could go, ride, learn and connect with each other.
"The larger goal of Over And Out is to help in educate women about all the different types of off-road riding terrain and bikes: enduro, dual sport, adventure, trail riding and more. The name Over And Out refers to the two-pronged vision I have for this event: OAO offers completely off-road tracks and trails that go “Over” the mountain (on-site) as well as local trails and street-legal routes that go “Out” (off-site)" - K.P
K.P wanted to cater to both groups so that women could ride the bikes they own, but also to facilitate cross-exposure, so they could get a deeper understanding of the differences in these machines and the terrain they are suited for. The more they understand, the more success they will have in riding!
What inspired you to create this event and who is helping you?
I ride with all men mostly, which is totally fine and awesome – love my guy friends! But, there were definitely times where it would’ve been great to have someone similar to me, physically and mentally, to learn with. So it definitely started with the desire to have a riding buddy who was just like me.
I was also inspired by Babes Ride Out and Babes In the Dirt. I was drawn to these events to begin with, but over the past couple of events I’ve met some of the nicest girls and have became part of the team that works on their East Coast street event each year.
I knew more girls would get into riding dirt, and sure enough they have. More girls started asking me where they could ride, or asking me if I could teach them. But because of the no-land, no-rental situation in our area it can be a difficult sport to get into. So I felt the tides turning toward a great and fun opportunity – to create access and community, to give other girls the opportunity to ride.
Babes In The Dirt stepped up to support Over And Out right away, and I’m so proud to be associated with an event that has grown to be beloved by so many female riders.
I also partnered with the Bear Creek Sportsmen riding club of Hancock, NY to open the gates to their amazing 1,000 acre private property. The club was formed decades ago by riders who wanted to preserve their access to recreational riding land.
The BCS property is private, open only a couple times each year for AMA-sanctioned riding events, of which the proceeds are typically donated to the local community. This year, Over And Out, will be their first ever all-female event!
How long have you been riding and what's in your garage?
I’ve been riding for about 6-7 years, and started riding the more challenging off-road terrain about 3 years ago. A majority of the riding I do now is off-road and very technical. For that I’m currently on a Honda CRF150f.
I have a Yamaha XT250 dual-sport that I consider my ‘street-bike’. We live in some pretty countryside with historic farms and old dirt roads. So the XT is perfect for local riding, a ride to breakfast. It has really great power delivery and features and if I need to cut through a field or something I’m golden.
I also have a Honda XR100r that was my first bike. It’s a great bike for friends to learn on or for little mini races on the track in our back woods. I’ll be bringing that up to OAO as well for mini-motocross games.
What do you do for a living?
I am a graphic designer, writer, and I manage websites, social media accounts, email programs and coordinate events. I have done a lot in visuals or graphics, but also communications, coordinating, logistics and management. Currently, I work for a video production company and a few freelance clients.
I also work with Babes Ride Out to assist in producing their East Coast event in Narrowsburg, NY every year (my FAVE “job”!)
I think it’s these qualities in addition to my love of riding that make me pretty naturally suited to producing an event like Over And Out!