Ladies Only Off-Roading Events

BABES IN THE DIRT 5 RE-CAP | Our Best Year Yet!

babes in the dirt 5

What a truly incredible weekend!!! This was our 5th year hosting our ladies only off-road campout at Hungry Valley State Park and by far our best year yet. It has been so rewarding to see ladies who started on dirt with us years ago on borrowed or rented bikes with borrowed gear now coming back on their own bikes with their own gear and ripping it up out there. To all the women that learned to ride for the first time or bettered their skills, conquered an obstacle they didn’t think they could, to those who came out to spend quality time on two wheels with friends new and old, YOU are what this is all about and we thank you! This community is full of such amazing and inspiring people and we are lucky to have you growing the sport with us.

So what went down this year for Babes in the Dirt 5? It was back to Quail Canyon MX park, our favorite off-road riding area just 1 hour north of LA. This private space is now our home and with an MX Track, GP track, peewee track , 6+ miles of private trails and direct connection to the entire trail system it could not be a better place to host 700+ for a weekend of good times, good friends and two wheels!

The weekend was jam packed with awesome thanks to our partners!

Babes in the Dirt 5

Husqvarna Motorcycles came out for the 5th year in a row. Yes, they were with us when we were 60 women in hail storm covered in mud! They brought out a brand new fleet of 30 demo bikes for Babes to enjoy and were able to get over 130 women out on the trails for one of their group rides. We hope everyone walked away as blown away as we are at how incredible these modern machines are and how much they can help to take your riding to the next level. By bringing out the crew of Coach 2 Ride, Husqvarna helped to give over 40 women an opportunity to try out a dirt bike for their very first time and learn the proper skills. We hope to see you all back out there next year, practice is everything. We cannot thank Husqvarna enough for what they are doing to grow the sport! Thank you to the Husqvarna team for believing in us and being such an integral part of growing this amazing community! If any ladies are interested in purchasing one of the demo bikes they rode please contact Jet World Powersports! They are hooking up Babes in the Dirt 5 attendees with KILLER deals! (Ashmore has already bought one of the FE250s from the Demo fleet!)

babes in the dirt

Fox Womens made sure that Babes were kitted out in the right gear that fit by offering roost protectors, Moto Boots, and helmets to any riders that needed them all weekend. We can’t stress the importance of having the proper fitting, quality gear when you are out on the track and trails. Fox hosts a survey at their booth every year where they give you the opportunity to share feedback on product. How cool is it to have a major brand like Fox actually listen to you in a way that affects the products they make. Thank you FOX for all that you do for women that ride! Please note that Cinderella moment above as Joy from Fox Racing fits a rider with her MX “slipper” for a perfect fit.

Toyota SoCal helped to take Babes in the Dirt 5 to the next level by turning our humble little pavilion into an awesome hang out zone! They brought the party by hosting a DJ dance party on Friday night and Karaoke contest on Saturday night. I mean really…. what is more fun than a dance party after a day of trail riding? We saw a ton of awesome Toyota rigs rolling in to camp and each and every one of them went home with a Toyota SoCal swag bag. Trophies ranging from mini bike races, to karaoke and dance contests were handed out throughout the weekend thanks to Toyota SoCal. You make off-roading easy!

babes in the dirt
BABES IN  THE DIRT

FMF was there to support by hosting Mad Moose Media to shoot photos at the event. Each rider got a pro shot of them in action sent to their phone. We can’t wait to see everyone’s shots from the weekend. Post away ladies and make sure to tag FMF and Babes in the Dirt!

FMF has been around since 1973 with a goal of taking the most advanced machinery to its limit by building the world's best performing exhausts! One lucky winner was able to upgrade their ride by winning 1 free FMF exhaust this weekend at the raffle. Thank you for the support and for putting the !!!! in BRAAAAP!!!!!

The Kurt Caselli Foundation has been with us for 2 year now helping to promote safety and providing Ambulance support for our events (no that is not a Franco brother above) Thanks to them and their Riders First Responders Program, 30 attendees came out to Babes in the Dirt 5 as certified first responders fully trained in CPR. KC66 is such an amazing organization and we are honored to have Nancy Caselli participate in our riders meeting and inspire us and remind us that women that ride always have a place in this community and industry.

babes in the dirt

WLF Enduro came out for the 3rd year to provide trail support throughout the park and ride sweep on the Husqvarna Demo rides. It’s hard to even find a place to start with this amazing crew of people. They do so much for the riding community and it is a true honor to have them as a part of the Babes in the Dirt family! They spend the weekend helping to pick up bikes, tow motos back to camp, and guide lost riders and just give high fives to the total rippers! You will not find a better crew of people and their motto of Further Together runs throughout our event thanks to them. HUGE shout out to Brooke, Trieste, Kate, and Jenna aka SHEwolves for all of their help this weekend working the event. These awesome ladies put their time and energy in to helping out and we are so grateful!

Thousand Oaks Powersports spent the weekend wrenching! This shop came out for the 4th year in a row with their trackside support rig to help problem solve any bike issues and help to get ladies back on the trails. Thanks to them many riders were able to enjoy the rest of the weekend even after unforeseen bike issues.! Mark and crew put the tools in the attendees hands and helped to guide them while they fixed the bike TOGETHER. If their crew helped you out over the weekend make sure and give them a shout to say THANK YOU

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The National Hare and Hound Association came to Babes in the Dirt 5 for the first time this year. They were on site to help answer any questions about getting in to racing. With decades of riding and racing under their belts these ladies provided so much info to so many riders! We hope to see more of you give racing a try! NHHA hosts a ton of ladies classes in their race series so check them out to see what’s happening in your area. The ladies of NHHA took our little mini bike races to the next level this year to say the least. With classes like 50 cc minis, 60-80cc’s, lemans start 125 cc, relay race, obstacle course race and the ever popular 2-Up Friendship race there was some fun for all. Quite the highlight of the weekend and endlessly entertaining to watch! Thank you for your support and to all the babes that participated in the races.

babes in the dirt
babes in the dirt

Brian Garrahan of Garrahan Off-Road Training taught over 100 women the proper skills of riding a dirtbike. With classes ranging from beginner to advanced him and his crew helped to get riders to the next level. Huge shout out to the champ herself Kacy Martinez for being there to coach and demo alongside Brian all weekend. This was such an incredible experience for so many riders. He offers ladies only classes once a month so make sure and check out his website if you want to take one of his classes! You will not regret it!




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Our good friends at VC London came from across the pond to enjoy the weekend with us. Not only did they get to experience the beautiful terrain of Hungry Valley State Park by hitting the trails and track but they also participated in the Garrahan Off-Road Training course! It was so cool to host them at one of our favorite events. VC London also brought us the first ever Babes in the Dirt Team Talks featuring Leah Tokelove (Pro Flat Track Racer from the UK), Nina Buitrago (PRO freestyle BMX rider) and Kacy Martinez (AMA Lifetime achievement award recipient and 2018 Endurocross Champion among a long list of other outdoor championships) It was so inspiring to hear their stories of how they got in to a life on two wheels. Thank you VC London for sharing this with us!

babes in the dirt
babes in the dirt

To the awesome staff and crew of Hungry Valley State Park. This is our 5th year there! They spend so much time prepping the track and trails for all the Babes and not to mention the clean up crew giving it their all. Thanks to them we have this amazing space to share with everyone on one of the best weekends of the year.

What we all have built together is truly awesome! We are all leaving this weekend with full hearts and sore muscles. If you enjoyed yourself this weekend will be surviving on throwback for the next few months like we will then please join us for the first ever Babes in the Dirt East!

THANK YOU!!!

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Photos by Heidi Zumbrun

 








Babes in the Dirt 5 | Ticket Sales are L-I-V-E

Babes in the Dirt 5 ticket sales are L I V E ! We have rented the entire Quail Canyon MX Park and group site April 26th-28th for a ladies only weekend of off road fun! You must be pre-registered to attend and tickets are non refundable.

Who it's for:

This is a ladies only dirt bike & ATV campout for those who want to explore dirt and learn riding fundamentals. We cater to ladies new to dirt to advanced so come with the mindset to be challenged but most importantly, to have FUN!

The Basics

This weekend is about off-roading, camping, and good times with friends so high five your neighbor, they could easily become your new BFF.  Rain or shine, gates to the group site will open at 10:00 AM sharp on Friday April 26th. The group site has limited space and there is no assigned camping spots. If you buy a ticket, you will have a space but under no circumstances is "saving spots" allowed once you arrive. If you wan to be next to your bud, arrive together.

What ticket do I need? Explain them! What do they get me?

No problemo! 

General Admission 

  • 2 nights of camping 

  • A small "thank you" gift consisting of a sticker for your ride, button and key chain

  • Flushing toilets and a place to brush your teeth (did we mentioned they are cleaned and stocked around the clock?)

  • Entertainment 

  • Games

  • Full access to private MX track groomed daily

  • Full access to private GP track

  • Access to entire park from our site

  • Access to sign up for free Husqvarna demos / learn to moto classes (TBD on sign ups and they are limited)

  • Fun giveaways from our sponsors

  • Free clinics (TBD on time slots) 

  • Overnight security 

  • Our gratitude for helping us make this event possible, we seriously couldn't do it without you! 

Vehicle Parking Pass

  • Admits any (1) vehicle or vehicle + trailer into the space that is under 30ft or less in its entire length. 

  • Every passenger + driver must have a general admission ticket to enter.

Vehicle Parking Pass 30ft + 

  • Admits (1) vehicle into the space that is 30+ ft or more in its entire length.

  • Every passenger + driver must have a general admission ticket to enter. make sure to scroll down to see what will be on site and what won't be.  

Don’t have a dirt bike but want to learn? No problem! We recommend renting a bike from Gorman Motorsport Rentals!  Ask for Glory 805-620-2620. They are ONLY open on weekends so please be patient as they are family owned and you ladies always bring in a surge of calls. Let them know your with our event at Quail Canyon MX Park. 

*We will have Husqvarna on site with a limited # of demo bikes (please stay tuned for more information on how to get on the list to give one a spin as that sign up launches closer to the date of the event). These bikes will be on rotation so if you want to ride all day, please rent from a trusted rental agency so you are guaranteed to have your own bike. 

FAQs:

Please note, these are just a few FAQs that are dirt specific. To know all FAQ for all BRO events click HERE

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? All our events are 21+ and ladies only.  IDs will be checked before you enter the site so make sure it matches the name you register with. Everyone MUST be pre registered to attend. 

Why are you charging this year? We have been so stoked to foot the bill the past 4 years but as the event grows, so do the many costs to be able to produce it. The ticket fee and parking for trailers, toyhaulers, and RVS go to cover the many line items that go into producing an event of this magnitude to ensure it can continue to exist. Thank you for helping <3!

What kind of transportation is allowed?  Cars, trucks, trailers, toy haulers, and RVs are welcome inside the campsite but parking is limited due to space. There is a parking fee for anything behind towed behind a car or truck as you'd be taking up much more space which reduces the # of attendee space. Looking for a ride? Hit up our event page on Facebook to see if you can hop in with another attendee. 

What sticker does my bike need? Does my bike need a spark arrestor? Red or green and YES you will get ticketed if you do not have a spark arrestor. Please read all the rules and regs for your offroad vehicle by clicking this link 

Can I bring my pet into the event? No animals can be in the group site unless they are service dogs. This is not a pet friendly environment. 

How will I know when the Husqvarna registration,  classes, etc are open for registration? If you are registered to attend, you will get an email announcing it. If you aren't paying attention, you may miss it! We do not have a date for when the email will go out (please don't ask <3). 

Can I get a refund? Tickets are non refundable but you can transfer up until registration ends. 

How do I contact the park for additional information about the trails, weather, terrain, longitude and latitude, wind speed, composition report of the dirt substance?!

  • Public Information Inquiries: (916) 324-4442

  • Email: ohvinfo.ohv@parks.ca.gov 

  • Website: OHV Parks CA GOV

  • Link to view our campsite: Click HERE 

Are there medics on site? Every ranger is trained as a first responder. We have hired a private ambulance staffed with two EMTs for track hours only. The closest hospital is 20-30 min away and the site is set up for air vac. Please contact the park with any questions or concerns. All riders will ride at their own risk (916) 324-4442. 

What should I bring into the event?

  • Protective boots, helmet, goggles, and any motocross gear you own! You can also rent gear at Gorman Powersports. Trust us, this is important because you will "eat it" at some point during the day. Fox will be on site with some extra boots and helmets but there won't be enough for everyone so plan accordingly. 

  • WATER! Make sure to bring plenty of water as the site does not have it. One gallon per person per day is recommended. 

  • Camping gear if you plan on staying the night (sleeping bag, headlamp, tent etc). It is SUPER dark! 

  • A few trash bags! Please clean up after yourselves. We must leave site spotless if we want to be welcomed back. 

  • Warm clothes

  • Snacks! (always). There are no grills or structures for outdoor cooking on the property. Please use the food truck or bring your own propane grill. Charcoal is prohibited. 

  • Drinks (the fun kind to enjoy when the bikes are shut down for the night).

  • Cash for the coffee drinks, food trucks, and Babes in the Dirt merch!  (cards are not accepted) 

  • Battery pack to charge phone. We do have power but it is allocated to lighting the event, not charging phones :) Reception is terrible too. 

  • Extra toilet paper (2 ply.... you won't regret this)

  • Extra gas for your moto 

What can't I bring into the event?

  • Kids. This event is 21+

  • Dogs :( 

  • Easy Ups (sorry, far far too windy)

  • Marketing materials (flyers, stickers, banners etc unless you are sponsoring)

  • Your boyfriend / husband (he will have to find his own trails to rip this weekend)

What amenities will be on site? 

  • A food truck with food for purchase (CASH ONLY)

  • A coffee truck with drinks for purchase (CASH ONLY)

  • Flushing toilets and running water (not drinkable)

  • Indoor pavilion w/ lighting and warmth 

  • Fire pits for bonfires. We do recommend you use the food truck as the weather is crazy windy at night and I for one have burned my food 3 years in a row. 

  • Please remember there is no power at the site..like 0 for attendees to power items 

  • Nightly entertainment

  • Games 

A detailed schedule will be released via email to those who have registered to attend the event closer to the event date. Info for group rides, learning demos, Husky demos, rules regs, on site fun stuff, food truck, coffee menu etc will roll out between now and April so please stay tuned to the blog and your email after you register <3

Art by Desirae @desirae201

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.

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Meet Kelly McCaughey and Get Ready for the Ladies Only Over and Out Moto Event!

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!

Over and Out Flyer Art by Lydia Roberts

Over and Out Flyer Art by Lydia Roberts

"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.

Heather MacEachern by Joanne Galley&nbsp;

Heather MacEachern by Joanne Galley 

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

Private property dedicated to the ladies to rip around at Over and Out Moto&nbsp;

Private property dedicated to the ladies to rip around at Over and Out Moto 

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.

K.P ripping it up. Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

K.P ripping it up. Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

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.

Endless wooded trails!&nbsp;

Endless wooded trails! 

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!