Dialing in Your Suspension with Solid Performance

Choosing what type of bike to ride is a major choice to begin with, but on top of that there are like a gajillion little details you can dial to make your bike your own. Springs, seat, tires, power valve …it never ends! But this process of truly making your bike your own is super rewarding and worth the attention.

Suspension is one of those important details, and one that can really affect your riding experience. It affects how you connect with your bike, and how your bike connects with the ground. It can affect your turns, your traction and, of course, your jumps!

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Our next event is ideal for dialing in your settings because there are wide open areas, different types of terrain and a motocross track - all of which give you opportunities for repetition so you can ride, adjust, ride, adjust and truly dial in your optimal riding settings.

Solid Performance KTM will be on-site with us Saturday, October 5th to help us do just that! They’ll be on-site offering their suspension expertise and setting sags, guiding clicker adjustment, and providing general rider maintenance. Learn more about dialing in your suspension with Solid Performance…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SETTING SAG

Proper sag ensures that your motorcycle is balanced, and it’s important to set both free sag and rider sag. Free sag is how much the suspension droops under the weight of the bike. Rider sag is how much the suspension droops with the rider on the bike in their usual riding position.

If both free and rider sag cannot be adjusted within an acceptable range, the front and rear spring rates will need to be changed to ensure proper balance. Springs are available according to rider’s weight. For many women this is the first thing to do on a new stock bike (because stock bikes are made for an average male rider of greater height and weight).

When a motorcycle has too much sag, often called “choppered out”, the front tire is light and often pushes to the outside of corners. If you find yourself having to plant your foot when cornering often, it’s likely that your motorcycle has too much sag.

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Fig 2 - Proper Sag = Balance

Fig 2 - Proper Sag = Balance

Fig 3 - Too much Sag = “choppered out”

Fig 3 - Too much Sag = “choppered out”

Inversely, if a motorcycle has too little sag, often called “stink bugged”, the front tire is loaded and the rear tire is too light making the bike want to tuck in corners and/or have excessive fish-tailing during straight line acceleration. The owner’s manual is a great place to start for your suspension sag settings, and Solid Performance will be on-site at OAOMX offering sag setting (where available) all day Saturday 10/5.

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CLICKER ADJUSTERS

A majority of riders rarely use the clicker adjusters on their suspension because they don’t understand how they work and/or are afraid they’ll break something. While suspension does have an optimal operating range, it won’t be damaged by running the suspension with the clickers all the way in or all the way out - meaning there is room for adjustment using the clickers that won’t cause harm to the internals.

We encourage you to do an exercise with your clickers to understand just how much different your bike can feel with just a few clicks. (Now remember, if this sounds confusing, we’ll have help on-site at OAOMX!)

Here’s the exercise -

  1. Get comfortable on your bike by riding for about 20 minutes.

  2. Set clickers to the standard settings (indicated in your bike manual) and ride 10-15 minutes.

  3. Go 2 clicks stiffer on your fork compression adjuster and shock low-speed adjuster, ride 10-15 minutes.

  4. Go 2 more stiffer on your fork compression adjuster and shock low-speed adjuster, ride 10-15 minutes.

  5. Repeat one more time, for a total of 6 clicks stiffer than standard setting.

Next, set the fork compression adjuster and shock low-speed compression adjusters back to standard, and repeat the exercise but going 2 softer and ride, 2 softer and ride, 2 softer and ride.

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2 clicks at a time is a noticeable adjustment, and going 6 clicks total off from the standard settings is your effective range of adjustment. The total range of 12 clicks is your optimal clicker adjustment. We encourage you to adjust your fork compression and shock low-speed adjusters to where they feel best for you. Most riders mainly feel compression, so that’s where the majority of riders should focus.

We then recommend adjusting your rebound adjuster to be a 2 compression : 1 rebound off of standard setting. For example, Standard: Compression: 15 Rebound: 15, but if you liked the compression at 19 clicks out, set the rebounds at 17).

Remember: turn the clickers in(clockwise) until they stop, and then out (counter-clockwise) until desired setting.  (Confused? Don’t worry, Solid Performance will be onsite at OAOMX to help anyone who wants to try this exercise with their own bike.)

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ADJUSTING SUSPENSION BASED ON TERRAIN

Riders commonly want to know how to adjust their suspension for different terrains (myself included!) For softer loamy soil like sandy conditions, the compression and rebound adjusters should be turned in (stiffened). This will help the suspension force through the soft soil/mud/sand to get traction, and the stiffer aka slower rebound will keep the bike planted rather than wallowing.

For harder terrain like rocks and hard pack moto tracks, both the compression and rebound adjusters should be turned out (softer). This will allow the suspension to soak up the hard hits, and the soft aka faster rebound will allow the suspension to return to full height to be ready for the next big hit. The 2 compression:1 rebound rule of thumb would still apply (as referenced above).

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CONFUSED? DON’T BE! WE’RE HERE TO HELP…

Solid Performance will be on-site at Over And Out Moto-X Saturday October 5, 2019 to answer suspension questions, to help you dial in these details as you ride, and to support attendees with general maintenance**.

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SOLID IS KICKING IN SOME RAD RAFFLE PRIZES!

Solid Performance is doing us a solid (haha) and kicked in some rad prizes you can enter to win onsite!

  • A FREE Suspension Tuning with Purchase of Complete Service, a $200 value! (once tuned, setting can be adjusted at any future service).

  • A FREE 2 Hr Service Labor Credit (excluding suspension, but can be used towards suspension removal and install).

  • A Troy Lee Designs GP Air Grey and Orange, Gloves, Jersey and Pants Set.


** ”General Maintenance” does not mean show up with a broken bike. Support services are available for general wear and tear issues, not in-depth mechanical issues that require longer time at a garage or a parts order. Please ensure your bike is in proper riding condition before coming. :) Thank you!

Dual Sport Route at OAOMX 2019

Over And Out Moto-X once again brings together all kinds of female off-road riders! If you ride a street-legal dual sport, adventure bike or a scrambler with on-road/off-road tires, come camp and have fun with us at OAOMX, and ride our local dual sport route. It’s all less than 1 hour from NYC and Philly!

We’ve partnered with the Del Val Trail Riders to give you a fun route. Read all about it, join our community on the REVER app, and get a FREE month of PRO membership on REVER so you get all the best, easiest route-guiding options. C’mon ladies, new adventures await!

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ROUTE DETAILS

The route is 66 miles total length, approximately 2 hours ride time, but there are so many great stops in the area, you could be out for a 4-6 hour day EASY!

Depart from our event space in bucolic Stockton, NJ and take the route along a mix of dirt and gravel roads, some primitive road, a couple shallow water crossings, but also stretches of pavement that let you open up the bike a bit as you cruise along the Delaware River.

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You’ll pass through all the cutest Delaware River Towns along the NJ/PA border including Frenchtown, Milford, Upper Black Eddy, Tinicum, Lumberville, New Hope, Lambertville and Stockton. Check out these great local spots…

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VAN SANT HISTORIC AIRPORT

Stop in here to see the vintage planes, grab a bite, or take a ride in a bi-plane or glider! Walk-ins are welcome, and if you tell them you’re a female biker with OAO you’ll get 10% off a plane ride! Learn more at vansantairport.com.

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RINGING ROCKS PARK

Calling all science nerds! Ringing Rocks is not only a great place to hike and explore, it’s famous for its glacial formations of lithophonic rocks - they ring out like a bell when struck by a hammer!

Glacial formations like this are still a bit of a science mystery but they’re also just fun to bang on. So whether you’re a geology buff, or you just have a lot of anger you’d like to get out, bring a small hammer and go on a rock-hitting trek through the park. It’s pretty cool!

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SNACKS & SHOPS

There are so many good places to grab a bite while you’re out on the road, notably:

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GET THE ROUTE!

We want to encourage more ladies to get out there and guide themselves using GPS or other guidance tools, because this can open up a whole new world of riding adventures for you!

We’re making this route available using the REVER App, and giving you a code for a FREE month of their PRO membership. The PRO membership allows you to take the map offline, get turn-by-turn and voice navigation, and import/export GPX files, so it’s worth using it for our event at the very least!

Snag it now and get ready to ride at OAOMX! It’s easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Sign up for REVER here.

  2. Sign up for a PRO Membership, monthly, and use code BuHPVTv2 to get a month FREE.

  3. Download the REVER app to your phone, connect to the Over And Out Moto Community page to access the route!

Stay tuned because we will be posting another easy-to-follow post to help you!

A few members of the DVTR club will be swinging by the event on Saturday 10/5 for anyone who would like to join them to ride the route. <3

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EXTRA TIPS!

  1. Make sure you have a sturdy phone mount. This is the one I use.

  2. Bring along a backup phone battery just in case!

  3. You might want to bring along a spare pair of socks for after the water crossings. :)

Now get out there and have some fun!!!

Meet Motocross Racer Samantha Fritz

Our first Moto-X event is less than a month away, with a private motocross track, grass and woods tracks less than an hour from NYC and Philadelphia. We’re getting super excited to watch our female attendees rip that motocross track, try the mx track for the first time, harness new skills and make some #fastfriends!

Speaking of ALL of the above, meet Samantha Fritz! Sam will be joining us at OAOMX, and if there’s anyone you’ll want to talk to about getting into mx racing, it’s her! Her family owns local track Hurricane Hills (incidentally the first track I ever rode as a new rider), she races and is involved with District 34.

Get to know Sam right here, and then get to know her even better (and ride with her!) at OAOMX!

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Samantha Fritz - Pompton Plains, NJ

2018 CRF 250 and 2005 CR 125

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RIDING AND HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? 

I started riding when I was about 6 years old when my dad bought my older brother and I a pw80.  I grew up going to the motocross tracks with my family, because my dad rode nearly his entire life. My two biggest inspirations to race were my dad & Travis Pastrana!  I wanted to be just like them!

My dad said if I wanted to race that I needed to practice a lot and be self-sufficient: to start my bike by myself, to pick up my bike by myself, get around the track and not be a hazard to other racers by knowing how to hold my line and that sort of thing. 

I wanted to do it, so any chance could, I went to train and practice with my dad and brother in the woods and at the tracks. I started racing at age 13 on a KX100.

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WHAT WAS IT LIKE WHEN YOU STARTED RACING?  

At my very first race they were awarding trophies to the top 8 racers. There were 8 big bikes and 4 small bikes including myself. I REALLY wanted a trophy, so I knew I had to beat the other small bikes and 1 of the big bikes. The first moto I beat all the small bikes. The second moto I beat all the small bikes and 1 of the big bikes to get 8th overall and my first trophy! After that I was hooked!

I worked my way up from racing my first ever race in 2002 to qualifying for Loretta's in 2007. I didn't have the best of luck down there but it's still awesome to say that I went there and gave it my all. I've diced it out in the “boys” classes over the years as well, and currently I race the 25+B, 30+B, and women’s' classes in the 2019 District 34 season. I've earned lots of championships and I'm proud of where I am now.

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WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT MOTOCROSS? 

I love the jumps!  There is nothing that beats the feeling of flying.  I also love the moto community!  All of my best friends are at the tracks and I don't think any other sport has so many people willing to help out when you need a hand. 

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YOUR FAMILY ACTUALLY OWNS A MOTOCROSS TRACK! TELL US ABOUT IT!

My family purchased Hurricane Hills in Clifford, PA in 2006. It was like a dream come true for a young racer like me! Over the years I’ve learned what hard work it really is to maintain a racetrack.

I've worked pretty much every job at our track from working the front gate, to signing riders up for racing, flipping burgers, picking rocks, weed whacking, picking up garbage, watering the track, ripping the track with the tractor…. you name it!

It’s given me a lot of insight being both a rider and promoter, being out there on the track as a racer/rider but also working to try to give everyone the best value for their time at the track. Seeing both sides has helped me contribute to the facility and community. At Hurricane Hlils, we have mx races and harescrambles for both bikes and quads.

WHAT’S YOUR TOP ADVICE FOR A GIRL WHO HAS NEVER BEEN TO A MOTOCROSS TRACK AND WANTS TO CHECK IT OUT?  

Come on out!  Even if you just come to a race and hang out.  Everyone in the MX community is awesome.  If you come to a District 34 event, I'd be more than happy to show you around and help you out if you want to get involved with racing.  

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WHAT’S YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH DISTRICT 34?

I've been the points-keeper for District 34 since about 2011.  At the motocross races, you need a District or Series card to show your skill level, as required by the AMA. 

During a typical day at the races, I help sign up riders for our district card with applications, I track their points, make them a membership card, and help host the banquet at the end of the season. 

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I also reach out to companies for sponsorships for our riders and the bike manufacturers for contingency as well. Like I said, I know what it's like to be on both sides of the fence - as a promoter and a rider - so I work hard to help racers save money with sponsorship deals. If I can help people get to an extra race or two with that money saved and help out sponsors reach more customers, that's a win-win in my book! 

WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR AT OAOMX? 

It's going to be so fun to hang out, ride with all ladies and meet some new people!  Can't wait to see you all there! :D

Rental House at OAOMX

UPDATE 8/20/19 - BOOKED

Sorry, this baby went fast!

Rent an entire house just for you and your crew for the weekend of Over And Out Moto-X! Stay in comfort right on site at the event. Walk right out the front door, jump on your bike and hit the track, trails or local roads each day at OAOMX!

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The house has its own driveway branching right off the main event space driveway, and features a, eat-in kitchen with modern appliances, 2 full baths, and a wrap-around porch overlooking endless farm fields and the tree-lined drive. Sleeps up to 12 people comfortably with 3 bedrooms, 4 beds and 2 pull-outs.

Sorry, as of 8/20 the house is taken. If, for any reason, it opens up again we will shout it out via social or email.

Photojournalist Mary Rinell is coming to OAOMX!

Get ready to meet extreme motorsports photojournalist Mary Rinell (@mjsmotophotos) at Over And Out Moto-X this October! Mary specializes in hard enduro, endurocross and extreme motorsports photography, and I’m sorta fan-girling at the idea of having her at OAOMX with us!

She’ll be photographing at OAOMX, and will be making the photos available for download and sharing by attendees while the event is still going on!

We’re also offering a handful of 20-minute time slots so you can book your own mini-shoot - guaranteeing some badass photos of your very own! (cough-HolidayCard-cough)

First, get to know Mary by reading this interview. You’ll see why we’re so excited to have her!

Photo courtesy @mjsmotophotos

Photo courtesy @mjsmotophotos

WHAT MADE YOU PURSUE PHOTOGRAPHY, SPECIFICALLY A FOCUS ON HARD ENDURO AND EXTREME MOTORSPORTS?

I received some excellent advice very early on in my career, to pick a particular passion within the field of photography, and work only on perfecting that one style. This was difficult to do at first, as I find beauty in all types of photography, but one thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to practically live at the races. I’m a rider myself and it’s my happiest of places, always has been!

Photo by Mary Rinnell @mjsmotophotos

Photo by Mary Rinnell @mjsmotophotos

I followed that advice, and spent the next 3 years doing nothing but races. Literally ANY race I had even the slightest way to get to, I would show up and shoot. Job or not, assignment or not, paycheck or not!

I found my home with the off-road and enduro community. I have somehow become that chick who knows, shoots, and talks to (not to mention cheers on) literally everyone!

Photo by Mary Rinnell @mjsmotophotos

Photo by Mary Rinnell @mjsmotophotos

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE EVENT YOU’VE SHOT?

One race that stands out to me was a West Hare Scramble at Hannegan Speedway in Washington, June of 2015. The race itself was nothing special, but this was my first race working as a student under my now long-term mentor, Mark Kariya (@kato_photo).

I gained more experience in that one race than I had in 2 years of trying to do it on my own. More importantly, I earned the support of a mentor who would become a substantial part of all of my future successes.

Photo by Mary Rinnell @mjsmotophotos

Photo by Mary Rinnell @mjsmotophotos

WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO DO OR SEE AT OVER AND OUT MOTO-X?

Meet the moto family! No really, it sounds cheesy, but I truly love to connect with new humans who are equally as passionate about the sport as I am! I am super pumped, and absolutely cannot wait to be in the presence of so many badass women.

The moto scene is full of dudes, shout out to them and all, but y’all know how rad it is when you find another chick who rides?! It’s like instant bff’s, you’re making riding plans before you have names figured out and numbers in your phones! LOL

With an event like this, that connection is something I don’t need to ‘find’ or even come up with.. it’s already there! Which is a huge part of what makes one-on-one sessions so amazing; it’s truly easy to connect, and there is nothing I love more then showcasing strong empowered women doing what we love!

Photo by Mary Rinnell @mjsmotophotos

Photo by Mary Rinnell @mjsmotophotos

I FOLLOWED YOUR TRIP TO CHILE FOR LAST YEAR’S ISDE. IT LOOKED BRUTAL! WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU FACE WHEN SHOOTING AN EVENT?

Oh the ISDE in Chile... that event was brutal for many of us, riders and media alike!

There were some last minute format changes by the FIM, which included elimination of an entire test section. This ended up causing mass confusion and extremely long transfers for riders, crew and media - getting lost, running out of gas, and missing check points. Things we're also very far apart and getting around was very challenging. It was also incredibly hot and dusty.

Photo by Mary Rinnell @mjsmotophotos

Photo by Mary Rinnell @mjsmotophotos

To prevent theft, we were instructed to carry all of our supplies on us at all times. This was probably my biggest challenge, as hauling my 26 lb backpack full of equipment for 14 hour days (for 6 days in a row) was extremely hard on me physically. By the time I finished the 6 days, I felt like it was ME who had raced. I was holding my pants on with zip-ties! HA!

Yet, by that final day, nothing could stop me from completing my mission; I'm telling y'all a damn bear could have appeared in front of me, and ida just kept on shooting! I had a shutter go out on me mid-final-race, but was able to swap lenses and keep shooting without missing so much as a quarter of a lap. There are unpredictable and sometimes catastrophic challenges to every single race, without fail. You can choose to let the problem stop you, or you can choose to look at it as an opportunity and keep on going!

Photo by Mary Rinnell @mjsmotophotos

Photo by Mary Rinnell @mjsmotophotos

ON YOUR WEBSITE YOU SAY YOU’RE “ALWAYS A STUDENT”. I LOVE THE IDEA OF ALWAYS LEARNING AND PROGRESSING - SOMETHING WE’RE ALL DOING WITH OUR RIDING SKILLS! WHAT’S BEEN MOST HELPFUL TO YOU IN FACILITATING YOUR GROWTH?

Realizing right away that I had a butt-load to learn, limited resources, and a long hard road ahead was a substantial part of my success. Early on, I needed help to accomplish literally anything, and 2 things helped me the most: gaining support from the race community, and having a mentor to turn to.

Maintaining the approach of ‘forever being a student’ has helped me stay open to criticism and to embrace situations that I may otherwise walk away from.

The only other trait that has been crucial to my success has been “resourcefulness”. I see a LOT of hesitation in this world due to lack of resources. Trust me when I say that I’ve been there, and my advice is this: Don’t get hung up on resources, simply become resourceful. That is far more powerful!

Photo courtesy @mjsmotophotos

Photo courtesy @mjsmotophotos

WHAT NEW ADVENTURES ARE COMING UP FOR YOU AFTER OAOMX?

After OAOMX, I hit it hard right off the bat the following week, with back-to-back rounds of EnduroCross in Denver CO, and the following weekend in Nampa, ID. From there, I’ll be home 3 short days before heading out on a 20 day trip to Europe!!!

First, Im headed to the final round of the World Enduro Super Series (WESS), the Getzen Rodeo Extreme Enduro in Drebach, Germany. From there I take a short visit to the KTM Factory in Austria, and then head over to Portimao Portugal to attend the International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) for my second year.

The ISDE takes around 10 days to prep, attend and shoot, and then complete the post process, so it is quite the time and energy-consuming experience. After that I have a week or so to re-group before a potential hard enduro race in Texas. Before I know it, it’ll be time to celebrate the New Year!

Photo courtesy @mjsmotophotos

Photo courtesy @mjsmotophotos

WILL THE MINI-SHOOT PACKAGES AT OAOMX HELP FUND YOUR JOURNEY?

YES!!!! Every penny I make, race or otherwise moto related goes right back in to my business. I work as a freelance photojournalist, so what that really means is that I may work for virtually anyone, at any race that I attend. Every bit of income I earn while I am working goes right back in to the next race, and my ISDE push is the current biggest by far.

This is such an epic opportunity y’all! I feel quite proud of the accomplishment, and cannot wait to show the whole world who mjsmotophotos is: a skinny, loud mouthed, crazy-colorful American, who simply refused to sit in the bleachers. LOL. That said, I am in desperate need of some supplies (remember the backpack story, not doing that again!), as well as having my expenses covered this year, so the push to raise and save has already begun!

I truly appreciate everyone who has supported me over the years, both financially and with encouraging words following along on my journey. I do this for the love, I do this for the smell of race gas, but mostly I do this for the moto family. (That's you!)

CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO BOOK A SHOOT WITH MJSMOTOPHOTOS!!!

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P.S. I have a handful of people I'd like to thank, as they've all played valuable roles over the years in all of my accomplishments. I truly feel everything that I have done and can continue to do, would absolutely not be possible without the support of my people! So a huge mention first and foremost to my mentor Mark Kariya, Mike and Sharie Hurlbert and the entire RPM Racing Team, Dawn McClintock at FXR Moto, the entire Shelby Turner family, Erek Kudla and everyone else at the AMA, the local AMRA riders and other riders who support me, and most importantly my best friend and biggest fan Mr. Schettler, who believes in me often times more than I believe in myself. Without my moto fam, I would be half the human.

Off-Road Riding Options for Fall 2019!

Riding, riding and MORE riding… It’s what we’re all about!

Last year a lot of girls reached out to us after Over And Out asking where they could go ride next, and since public riding land in the Northeast is pretty scarce we didn’t have a whole lot of suggestions. Well, the tides are turning as our community grows, and this year we’ve got some rad recommendations!

Check out some of these off-road riding options for Fall 2019, and go have some more adventures!!!

Illustration by @blindthistle

Illustration by @blindthistle

BABES IN THE DIRT EAST SEPTEMBER 20-22

For the first time in their 5-year run producing super-fun women’s riding events, the Babes In The Dirt crew is heading east to Greenville, TN and it’s sure to be a RAD time!

This 3-day 2-night event will be at the I-81 Motorsports Park with MX Training from Ashley Fiolek, Flat Track School from Johnny Lewis and demos from Husqvarna Motorcycles!

We’ll see you there! Learn more at babesinthedirt.com.

@marcoinithewoods photographed by Jenny Linquist

@marcoinithewoods photographed by Jenny Linquist

Photo by Jenny Linquist

Photo by Jenny Linquist

@onewheelwheatley photographed by Jenny Linquist

@onewheelwheatley photographed by Jenny Linquist

THE DEL VAL TRAIL RIDERS CLUB

The DVTR guided the dual sport rides that ran off-site from Over And Out this year, and they were nothing short of amazing! The DVTR is all about that pure love of riding and having fun with friends.

DVTR members gain club affiliation that allows them to race in ECEA hare scrambles and enduros; plus the DVTR hosts their own events. They are running America’s longest-running dual sport, the Michaux, (which has been sold out for months! sorry!) but they have more events to come, like their Dirty Santa Ride - a family-friendly ride that benefits Toys for Tots at holiday time. Learn more at dvtrailriders.org.

Illustration by Lydia Roberts @lydiarobotica

Illustration by Lydia Roberts @lydiarobotica

OVER AND OUT MOTO-X OCTOBER 4-6

Our newest event hits the Northeast just in time for beautiful Fall weather and changing leaves. We’re super excited to take over another beautiful private property for ladies only! Join us on a gorgeous farm to ride a fun, private motocross track, woods loops, the greater farmland, or take a map to go on a lovely 80/20 dual sport ride to explore the area and moto-tourist-friendly Delaware River towns nearby.

Read more about the riding options at OAOMX here, and stay tuned for all exciting event details posting over the next month by subscribing to our email list.

Photo by Kelly McCaughey

Photo by Kelly McCaughey

Photo by Kelly McCaughey

Photo by Kelly McCaughey

Photo by Kelly McCaughey

Photo by Kelly McCaughey

FAMOUS READING OUTDOORS

We are so stoked to partner with Famous Reading Outdoors on our Summer event. I’ve been riding on this land for years and have had some of my biggest challenges (aka getting my ass handed to me) and triumphs riding this wild coal-mining terrain so it’s near to my heart.

It’s also great because you can ride there year round and experience some super challenging stuff. FRO has expanded their offerings, making it easy to try a one-day trial pass, or secure an annual membership and maps online! Learn more at: readingoutdoors.com

Riding Options at Over And Out Moto-X

Our event this October, Over And Out Moto-X, opens the gates to another beautiful piece of private property to cater to female riders of all levels. This property features a fun motocross track, massive farm fields and some woods loops, and it’s located right in the middle of some of the prettiest Delaware River towns nestled along the NJ/PA border.

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There are a lot of options for all kinds of riders, whether you’re a motocross rider, are a newer rider, a woods rider, or you want to take your street-legal dual sport on a nice camp and ride in a beautiful place this fall! Read on about the riding options at OAOMX!

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The Track

Everyone can ride on the track. We’ll be running segments of ride time according to rider level, alternating “expert”, “novice”, and “everyone”, so you can enter the track and have some reassurance as to who is on the track with you. From Friday to Sunday, everyone will have ample time to ride the track.

The track features tabletop jumps, and honestly you don’t even need to jump one of these jumps. They can easily be rolled over without even leaving the ground. So they’re great for practicing your body positioning and speed and safely working your way up to catching some air. You can also just ride around anything you’re not ready for ;)

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Classes

We have two different class offerings at OAOMX! On-track classes from Lampi MX Training, and intro-to-track classes from GPMX!

We know there are many of you wondering which class is for you, so check out these overviews and a side-by-side comparison of the details so you can make an educated decision and get yourself into a class:

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GPMX Dirty Girls

Off-road instructors Greg & Marika Pamart

6-hour classes, Taught primarily off track, but including introduction to the track.

Friday 12-6pm (Saturday is SOLD OUT)

$125 your own bike; $200 with their bike

Gear: Full length sleeves and pants, over-the-ankle boots, helmet, goggles, gloves, chest protector

This class Is an intro-to-dirt class, not an intro-to-motorcycling class. Participants need to know general motorcycle operation.

Details and Booking Info HERE.

If you’re not sure which class is for you, email us at info@overandoutmoto.com

Lampi MX Training

Pro-motocross Racer & Trainer Aaron Lampi

3-hour classes, Taught completely on the track

Saturday 10/5 1:30-4:30 (Morning SOLD OUT)

$120 your own bike

Gear: Full gear, off-road moto boots, full-face dirt helmet, goggles, gloves, chest protector

This class will use sections of the track to practice key techniques like attack position, cornering, accelerating, braking, clutch use, jumping and transitions.

Details and Booking Info HERE.

*track will be open to other attendees while classes are going on.

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The Fields, The Woods, The Farm

You’ll have a blast even just camping and cruising around the farm with friends. The farm has massive fields surrounding it, and trails that form a perimeter route across the entire property, plus plenty of wide open space for rolling free!

There will also be some loops through the woods that run along old stone walls that date back centuries.

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Street-Legal Dual-Sport Routes

Don’t forget, Over And Out mixes options for those who ride completely off-road with on-road/off-road riders, so you may want to bring more than one type of bike, or just roll in on your street-legal dual-sport to moto-camp on site and explore the beautiful, historic Delaware River Towns nearby.

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New Hope, PA

At this event we’ll be offering a more miid dual-sport route, one that can be DIY, self-guided. This area has so many beautiful farm roads, is a HUGE motorcycle destination, and a big tourist destination in general. We’ll be planning mapped routes for you that explore the charming local towns of New Hope, PA, Frenchtown, NJ and more.

Lookout from Bowman’s Hill Tower in Washington’s Crossing Historic Park.

Lookout from Bowman’s Hill Tower in Washington’s Crossing Historic Park.

In collaboration with the DVTR (Delaware Valley Trail Riders) we’ll be creating a map for you that you can take to explore rustic, local routes via a mellow dual-sport ride (80/20 max) and will be sharing some great local recommendations for sights and snacks!

There’s no better time of year for all of this than Autumn!!! And, with just two months to go, we have a lot to share with you. if you haven’t snagged a ticket or a lesson spot yet, get on it!

Lampi MX Training at OAOMX

We’re stoked to have Lampi MX Training classes at Over And Out Moto-X! These 3-hour classes will be held on Saturday, October 5th on the motocross track. These classes are ideal for riders who who are comfortable and capable on their dirt, motocross and woods bikes and are looking to improve crucial techniques.

Get to know professional motocross rider Aaron Lampi, and get all the details about the Lampi MX Training classes!

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Aaron Lampi, Lampi MX Training @lampi813

FIRST, TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND LAMPI MX TRAINING!

Hey, my name is Aaron Lampi. I’m 24 years old and currently live in Fishkill,NY. I started riding when I was 4 years old. My goal was always to become a professional motocross racer. I turned pro at the age of 16 and still race professionally today!

I started teaching 5 years ago as a hobby and to help some of my friends. Now, you could call it a “job” but, I love sharing my knowledge and seeing other people’s riding skills improve.

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WHAT IS YOUR LIFE LIKE RIGHT NOW, WITH TRAINING AND PRO RACING?

I’m so blessed with the life I’m living. During the week, I train riders everyday. When I’m not training, I’m riding and or at the gym! And on the weekends I race. There’s not much time left in a week for much else.

I race almost every weekend starting in April and ending in October. In fact, right after I teach at OAOMX on Saturday October 5th, I’ll be racing the very next day!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT IT ALL?

The best part about riding and racing dirt bikes is that it’s one of the only times in my life where I’m completely “in the moment”.

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DO YOU TRAIN ANY FEMALE MX ATHLETES?

I have trained a few female motocross riders! A few that come to mind are Bella Kozloski, Gabriella Marafioti, and Amberly Goyette!

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WHAT WILL THE CLASS BE LIKE?

My classes cater to a variety of riders. I will individualize attention during the class so I can help each rider on what that rider needs to work on. I will have the class work sections on the track (using a certain span of track, a turn, a jump or other track feature). Riders will receive detailed explanation of technique and apply it on the track repeatedly.

Throughout each drill, I will watch each rider and pull each rider side to give them individual feedback on what they're doing right and what they can do to improve.  We will go over a lot of information like; Attack Position, Cornering Position, Clutch Use, Braking, Acceleration, Jumping, Transitions, Riding Knowledge, and more!

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WE HAVE A LOT OF ATTENDEES WHO ACTIVELY RIDE WOODS AND ENDURO, BUT NOT NECESSARILY MOTOCROSS. CAN THEY TRAIN WITH YOU TOO?

Absolutely! Not every rider has to have a motocross-specific bike. A rider on a woods bike can dial in their technique just as well in my class.

Check out the registration page for ALL details and bike and gear requirements.

NOTE: There are two different class offerings at OAOMX: Lampi MX Training and GPMX Dirty Girls. They are both on Saturday 10/5 and overlap because they are two different offerings based on rider experience. If you are unsure which class is for you, check out their descriptions on our blog and feel free to send any questions to info@overandoutmoto.com.

And, aside from classes, there will be open riding time on the track and throughout the property.

GPMX Dirty Girls Class at OAOMX

We’re stoked to have GPMX joining us at OAOMX to offer their Dirty Girls class and rental bikes!

If you were at our summer event in Tamaqua, you might have met Marika Pamart on the dual sport rides, or Greg Pamart who built and hosted the obstacle game course! And surely you loved them as much as we do! We’re stoked to have them joining us again at Over And Out Moto-X this October.

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Photo by Megan Maloy

GPMX’s class on Saturday, October 5th is SOLD OUT, so we’ve added class availability to Friday, October 4th, with or without one of their bikes.

What is GPMX Dirty Girls? The Dirty Girls class was started by Marika Pamart when she saw a need for women who want to learn how to ride a dirt bike in a less intimidating environment. “Women just enjoy riding and learning with other women! Bonds, friendships and rider-ships are built here! Along with skills and technique in a fun atmosphere!” Marika says.

What will this class be like? This class is great for newer-to-offroad or intermediate dirt riders. This class will take place primarily in fields and grass tracks and will take some laps on the track, so you can see what that’s all about! This class is ideal for anyone who can operate a dirt bike, and is looking to learn and improve proper techniques plus explore the track (as opposed to spending a full class on the track).

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It’s the best and quickest way to practice, have more control, and most importantly: HAVE MORE FUN RIDING!
— Marika Pamart

DIRTY GIRLS CLASS

Saturday, October 5th | 9:30am - 4:30pm SOLD OUT

Friday, October 4th | 12pm - 6pm with no lunch break - NOW AVAILABLE!

This is a full-day class structured in 2-hour blocks with each block including training, free riding time and a break, with a longer lunch break in the middle on Saturday. This is a great way to commit to riding and practicing techniques that will set you up for future riding confidence and success! This class will go on the track for portions of the class. Plus, outside of all classes there is open riding time available on the track and all on-site terrain.

Pricing: $125 with your own bike / $200 with one of GPMX bikes.

Bike Fleet: All of GPMX’s bikes are either 100cc or 125cc kickstart bikes which will be assigned to the rider at the start of the class.

Gear Requirements: Helmet, gloves, over-the-ankle boots, chest protector, knee & elbow protection, long pants, long sleeved shirt. (No gear will be provided).

TO BOOK: Contact Marika at: marika.gpmx@gmail.com


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RENTALS - Friday, October 4th

$220 for the day. All of GPMX’s bikes are either 100cc or 125cc KICKSTART bikes.

*$1000 refundable damage deposit required at reservation, and absolutely NO jumping with rental bikes on the mx track!*

If Saturday’s class fills up and GPMX has extra bikes, they will offer rentals for Saturday. That option will be shared/announced after the class is filled.


TO BOOK: Contact Marika at: marika.gpmx@gmail.com

NEW EVENT: OVER AND OUT MOTO-X!

This October 4-6, 2019 we’re hosting our first women’s motocross technique and training event called Over And Out Moto-X! We’re taking over a beautiful private farm in Stockton, NJ to camp, take lessons, ride dirt bikes and have a blast! HERE’S why you should come to this event…

Flyer Illustration by Lydia Roberts, @lydiarobotica

Flyer Illustration by Lydia Roberts, @lydiarobotica

THIS EVENT IS GREAT FOR EVERYONE!

  • Newer off-road riders, or Intermediate riders looking to up their skills and gain confidence.

  • Experienced dirt bike, enduro or woods riders who’ve never ridden a track or can benefit from technique training and the repetition of a track environment, and

  • Motocross riders who want to ride this amazing, professionally-built motocross track and have a fun time with other rad, like-minded ladies!

  • Street-focused dual-sport riders who want to camp on site and ride out to explore the local sights.

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THE EVENT SPACE IS AMAZING!!!

We’re taking over a pristine private farm in beautiful Stockton, NJ that is equipped with a professionally-built motocross track, trails though fields and woods, a moto clubhouse, a moto garage and more.

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THE TRACK IS SUPERB

Ride a private, fun and professionally-built motocross track - built by DirtWurx! DirtWurx is thee expert crew that builds the tracks in stadiums nationwide for Supercross! Track-building is a science and and art, and these guys do it better than anyone.

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A motocross track can be super intimidating, but this one is built right and can be approached and enjoyed by riders of all levels - whether you’re looking to take your first roll over a tabletop jump or knock out a Bubba scrub. Riding a track is a great exercise for ALL riders, because it offers you repetition and the opportunity to repeatedly test and perfect proper riding techniques.

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OTHER RIDING OPTIONS

The farm property is beautifully maintained. The fields used for camping are not used for animals, and there is a fun perimeter route and short woods trails that are ideal for newer riders or for anyone who wants to cruise around. Mini bikes are especially fun here!

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The local area offers some of the most beautiful sights and motorcycle friendly exploration. Ride along the Delaware River stopping in Frenchtown, New Hope, Lambertville or Washington’s Crossing or exploring local sights at the peak of fall riding season!

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Photo of Goat’s Hill Overlook by Kevin Giannini

LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES

This event’s format will include scheduled lesson groups for all levels of riders, PLUS open riding time on the track, field and farm perimeter trails for all riders.

LAMPI MX TRAINING Class - Book a 3-hour on-track training session Saturday 10/5 with professional motocross racer Aaron Lampi of Lampi MX Training to elevate crucial skills and techniques on the track. Full Details HERE.

GPMX Dirty Girls Class - Book a full-day class Saturday 10/5 with GPMX’s Dirty Girls class - available with or without a bike! Full Details HERE.

These training classes each have their own cost aside from the base event ticket. If you’re confused as to which class is for you, email us at info@overandoutmoto.com. More activities will be announced as the event nears, so make sure you are signed up for emails and following us on social!

Women's East Coast Enduro Ambassadors at Over And Out

Over And Out Moto brings together women who ride (or want to ride) all types of off-road terrain including woods, enduro, dual sport, motocross and more.

If you don’t know where to begin with off-road riding it can be confusing or challenging to get started, and it can be super intimidating to join a race unless you meet people who help you along, or meet friends who try it with you!

Sure enough in the past year since our first event, a handful of women who met at OAO teamed up to do their first enduros, races and hare scrambles as members of the DVTR riding club. These ladies are coming back to OAO this year, ready to lend their advice about moving forward into new off-road riding (and racing!) adventures..

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“What I love most about racing and riding in the ECEA is the opportunity to ride through beautiful places that are normally closed off to bikes, and the chance to pursue the next level of riding on my own terms, without being pressured into winning.”
- Katie Baden, Delaware Valley Trail Riders, KTM Freeride

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”I am in awe that I even showed up to my first race. You know when you fully believe that something is out of your reach? It’s for someone else to do. For someone stronger or smarter or better with way superior, bushier eyebrows who can wheelie? But then you do the thing and you clearly see all the make believe barriers you create or agree to. You realize you can do just about anything if you have the desire, if you persist and if you take the chance that you, your very own vulnerable, imperfect self, has limitless potential.”
- Nicole Maniez, DVTR, KTM 150 XCW

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“I joined an ECEA club because I love riding off road. It gives me the opportunity to meet awesome women and men who love to ride also. You don’t have to race Enduros or Hare Scrambles to have fun. I’m in it for the trail riding, the people and the opportunities to grow as a proficient rider.”
- Tamara Berisha, DVTR, KTM 250 EXC-F

Keep your eyes peeled for the Women’s East Coast Enduro Association Ambassadors at Over And Out. They’ll be wearing hi-viz bandanas and they’re all set to talk to you about racing and riding with the ECEA!

WEBIG Inc Mini-MX Games

The WEBIG Inc Mini-mx games make a glorious return, so roll out those mini bikes and get ready to riiiiip!

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Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Sign up ON SITE to race against your buds Saturday evening at OAO. You’ll tie on a WEBIG race bib - an exact replica of the old Camel bibs worn by the MX gods in the golden days of motocross - guaranteed to make you faster!

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This year we’ll have three different classes, so you can braaaap against your peers:

  • Ass-haulin’ A-class - max 125cc

  • Badass B-class - max 100cc

  • Nervous Novice - no shame in the newb game. Let’s DO this! ;)

Winners of each class will be awarded an epic prize-pack full of radical WEBIG Inc gear! (Again, sign-up will be on site).

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Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

WEBIG is also coming in hot at the raffle table! You could win the sickest raffle bundle that’ll make your mom and dad say “holy shit that’s a sick-ass raffle bundle!” So get stoked and ready to rip!

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PSSST - at the time of posting this, WEBIG Inc has a flash sale going on, 25% Off your entire order online with the code 2STROKE! Git It!

CubanoXPress Food Truck and REV'IT Breakfast

When you’re braaaping all day and burning cals there’s nothing better than good FOOD!

First, we’ve got CubanoXPress joining us this year on both Friday and Saturday. They came highly recommended for their flavorful and filling foods, and they have veggie options! Check out their Main menu and Breakfast menu below…

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MAIN MENU (Lunch & Dinner)

Other Items:

Loaded Yuca Fries - Yuca fries, pulled pork and mojito sauce $10

Cuban Nachos - Fried plantains, sofrito cheese, chimichurri sauce and choice of chicken or pulled pork $10

Cubano Platter (dinner only) - White rice, black beans and plantains with pulled pork, chicken or roasted vegetables. $10

Sides - $5 each

White Ride and Black Beans

Yuca Fries

Plantains

Ham Croquettes

Cuban Sandwiches:

Cubano - marinated pork, ham, swiss cheese and pickles on Cuban bread with mustard and a drizzle of mojito sauce $9

Cubano Caliente - marinated pork, ham, pepperoni, spicy capicola, swiss cheese our Havana heat sauce and mojito sauce $9 

Que Veggie Cuba! - Zuchinni, Squash, roasted peppers, eggplant with chimichurri sauce and garlic hummus $8

Chickano - marinated grilled chicken, sofrito mayo, chimichurri sauce with a lettuce and tomato salad $8

Cubano BLT - marinated pork, ham, applewood smoked bacon, Swiss Cheese and sofrito mayo topped with a lettuce tomato mojito salad $10

Bisteca - marinated steak topped with lettuce and tomato mojito salad, sofrito mayo and potato sticks $9

 

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BREAKFAST (Saturday Only)

Sides:

Home fries $4

Fresh fruit salad $4

Coffee $2

Breakfast Sandwiches on Cuban bread:

Egg and Cheese $5

Egg and Cheese with Bacon, Ham, Taylor Ham or Spicy Capicola $7

Veggie Omelet $7

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REV’IT! Sunday Morning Breakfast

Before we get ready to REV'IT! one last time, we’ll fuel up with a family-style bagel breakfast, courtesy of our sponsor REV’IT! We’ll have an assortment of bagels, muffins, spreads plus coffee and juice.

We’ll also be giving out some great prizes from REV’IT! during breakfast. Come fill up before you roll out!

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Don’t forget to pack whatever snacks, foods and beverages you prefer to have on hand for the weekend. Check out our 2019 packing list and tips for getting everything you need in Tamaqua, PA, or do a little google map sleuthing and see what’s nearby!

GPMX Obstacle Course and BetaUSA Enduro Games

Over And Out can be as chill of an experience as you want it to be, but this event was created to open the doors to more technical and challenging enduro riding. Our area is known for having some of the toughest terrain in the country, so for those of you ready to shred: you are in the right place!

For those of you looking to test your skills, practice technique, or try something technical for the very first time: you'll also be in the right place! That’s how OAO rolls. ;)

Check out our on-site obstacle training course, hosted by Greg Pamart of GPMX, and compete in our enduro games to win prizes from our sponsor Beta USA!

Photo of Morgan Tanke by Dihann Tanke, courtesty BetaUSA gallery

Photo of Morgan Tanke by Dihann Tanke, courtesty BetaUSA gallery

GPMX Obstacle Course

GPMX will be creating and hosting a course created with both man-made obstacles like a see-saw, balance beam, as well as natural features of the terrain like rock gardens, water crossings and logs.

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Photo courtesy GPMX

The course will have open sessions throughout Friday and Saturday of the event. There is no need to sign up in advance! You can also stop by to watch, and jump in if and when you’re ready!

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Photo by Kelly McCaughey

BetaUSA Enduro Games

Saturday 6/22 starting at 6pm, we’ll be hosting a variety of onsite games, including a timed Enduro Game that will use the same features on the obstacle course! Once you’ve been able to practice, return to the scene of the grind to compete to win prize packs from our sponsor Beta USA!

Winner is determined by timing though a series of obstacle challenges, with potential points deductions for a foot down. Winners will walk away with a sweet prize pack from Beta USA!!!

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Packing List and Tips!

IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! We are less than 2 weeks away from Over And Out — the perfect time to grab those last minute supplies! Skim through our packing list to make sure you are prepared for the best time of your off-road, moto-lovin' lives!

And, read further below for tips on where you can find necessities near the new event location.

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RIDING GEAR 

Whether you’re taking it easy on the grass track or rippin’ through the woods, make sure you have the appropriate gear! Check the event page for details on required gear.

  • Helmet

  • Goggles

  • Chest Protector

  • Knee Braces or Shin Guards

  • Elbow Guards

  • Neck Brace

  • Jersey & Pants

  • Gloves

  • Boots

  • Socks (be sure to bring extra)

  • Hydration Pack —  Not only are packs convenient to stay hydrated during riding, but a great way to carry snacks, phones & more!

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CAMPING GEAR 

Everything you need to be comfortable! There will be plenty of space to camp where you park! 

  • Tent (don't forget the rain cover — we're in the Northeast)

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Sleeping Pad

  • Camping Chair

  • E-Z Up, Pop-up tents or sun-umbrellas

  • Headlamp, Flashlight, Lighter

  • Camp stove, jet boil etc. (no individual open fires however)

  • Solar showers! Fill it with water, leave it out in the sun to get warm!

  • Knife

  • First Aid Kit

  • Battery Pack - The camp site has no power (& no hook-ups) so bring a battery pack to charge your phone or other devices.

  • Trash bags - You are responsible for your own garbage so bring some bags so you can haul it out when you leave. Also good for packing up wet or dirty gear.

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CASH!!! 

Raffle, Merchandise and Food Truck will be CASH ONLY.

CLOTHING 

Keep an eye on the weather and pack accordingly. Feel free to include:

  • Boots/Comfy Shoes

  • Sunnies

  • Rain Gear for both riding and hang-time

  • Cozy Layers - again check the weather and pack appropriately ;)

  • Extra socks - clean socks mean the world at the end of a long riding day!

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TOILETRIES 

We will have some nice Porta-potties on site (getting services half-way through the event so they’ll be nice and clean. And hand-washing stations.

  • Wet Wipes (there are no showers so wet wipes will be your best friend!) 

  • Toilet Paper (There will be porta-potties will be stocked, but it doesn’t hurt to have extra)!

  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray

  • Deodorant (like we said: no showers)

  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste

  • NOTE: Along with porta-potties, there will also be hand washing stations, but no showers or drinking water.

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GROCERIES

We will have a food truck on site, but there are also grocery stores and restaurants in town:

  • Food & Snacks 

  • WATER - for drinking, rinsing and washing.

  • Drinks - gotta stay hydrated! ;) 

  • Stocked Cooler - for your chilled food/drink.

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GAS, OIL, TOOLS -

  • Gas

  • Oil (2-Stroke Oil for you 2-smokers!)

  • Tool Roll

  • Extra Spark Plugs

  • Zip Ties

  • Tire Gauge

  • Tire Pump

  • Tire Tubes

  • RyanCo will be onsite with their complete race rig and a normal assortment of items, based on your registered bike makes/models!

  • Motorgrrl will be on site leading oil-change workshops with Motul motor oil, and offering any assistance needed.

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LOCAL RESOURCES

CARWASH (Open Bay) - The Washery System - 200 Cedar St, Tamaqua, PA 18252

WALMART Supercenter - 35 Plaza Dr, Tamaqua, PA 18252

GROCERIES - Boyer’s Food Market - 210 Cedar St, Tamaqua, PA 18252

GAS STATION (With lots of room to pull in and park) – Fegley’s Mini Mart & Valero - 30 Center St. Tamaqua, PA 18252 

AUTO PARTS - Advance Auto Parts - 102-108 Center St, Tamaqua, PA 18252. (570) 668-1962

GREAT FOOD – Tamaqua Station Restaurant - 18 N Railroad St, Tamaqua, PA 18252 (570) 668-3800 

BEER TO-GO - Sisters Cantina Inc 1315 E Broad St, Tamaqua, PA 18252 (570) 668-7837

WINE & LIQUORS - Fine Wine & Good Spirits - 141 N Railroad St, Tamaqua, PA 18252

EXTENDED CAMPING

Some people have reached out about camping the night before or after the event, but unfortunately attendees are only permitted on the event property from 6/21 11am through 6/23d 2pm.   

Check out these nearby parks and camp areas for camping outside of our event times: 

Tuscarora State Park

Locust Lake State Park

KOA Campgrounds in PA

KOA Campgrounds in Allentown, PA

 

Motorgrrl X Motul Demo Workshops

We’re super stoked to announce the Motorgrrl x Motul pop-up at this year’s Over And Out!!

With Motorgrrl x Motul you can sign up for FREE to join an oil-change class, working on your own bike, under the guidance of female mechanic Christina Peterson from Motorgrrl.

OIL-CHANGE CLASS DETAILS:

  • Change the oil in your own bike by reserving a space in an Oil-change class.

  • FOUR (4) Class times offered, FIVE (5) spots per class:

    • FRIDAY 6/21 | 3-4:30 pm & 6-7:30 pm

    • SATURDAY 6/22 | 12-1:30 pm & 3-4:30 pm

  • If you do not get into a class, or do not want to change the oil in your bike, you are more than welcome to observe any class at OAO2019. You don’t need to reserve a spot to do that.

  • Oil being used is Motul 7100 10W40 Synthetic 4-stroke, and Motul 710 Synthetic 2-stroke (See photographs below).

  • If you do not want to use this oil, you can still join a class but you’ll need to please bring your own oil. You can submit a request or comment to Motorgrrl at time of sign-up.

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Motorgrrl is an amazing female-owned east-coast business, redefining the way the motorcycle community in Brooklyn comes together, wrenches and rides. If you think city people don’t ride dirt bikes, you are dead wrong! We have so many ladies join us from NYC, Philly, Boston, Pittsburgh and beyond to rip two wheels in this gnarly eastern PA territory. We’re proud to have these ladies out to teach, ride, riiiip and wrench with Motul high-performance motor oils!

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Guided Dual Sport Rides

We’re super proud to have the Del Val Trail Riders as our partners, helping us create amazing dual sport routes for this year’s Over And Out! The DVTR team knows the area well, and has not only helped us create banging routes, but key members will be supporting us as guides and sweeps!

For riders with plated dirt bikes, enduros or dual sport bikes, these rides will go out from the OAO event space and explore some awesome off-road routes in the local area. Reminder: you must have an event ticket to sign up for the dual sport rides! Get one here.

Learn all about this year’s rides and sign up below!

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THE GUIDES

Our amazing guide this year is Marika Pamart, a passionate rider and coordinator of all-women’s track days. Marika will be leading the pack, flanked by experienced dual sport sweeps from the DVTR. You’ll be in excellent hands on this ride, 1000%!

Marika is super passionate about female riding experiences, and just as Over And Out was created to provide cross-exposure for women who ride enduro vs. dual sport, Marika also created a program called Ruts To Racelines that has the same philosophy - exposing asphalt track riders to dirt and vice-versa!

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THE RIDES

FRIDAY 1 - 5pm | THE GHOST TOWN

Friday’s route will go out from OAO to the town of Centralia, PA, once a populated coal mining town until an uncontrollable underground fire broke out in the mining tunnels back in 1962, still burning to this day!

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The town went into decline, and in the 90’s the town’s buildings were condemned and the zip code officially eliminated. Since then the ground has continued to fissure and shift making it an eerie sight. The town was the inspiration for the design of the psychological horror game, Silent Hill.

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What was once PA Route 61 has over time come to be known as The Graffiti Highway. Here’s a nice article about The Graffiti Highway on Forbes. And, here’s a hilarious one from Buzzfeed.

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SATURDAY 9am - 4pm | MOUNTAIN OF THE SLEEPING BEAR

The town of Jim Thorpe was originally named Mauch Chunk, meaning “Mountain of the Sleeping Bear”. Nestled between beautiful ridges full of foliage, it has been referred to as “The Switzerland of America” and consistently named one of the Most Beautiful Small Towns in America!

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Saturday’s dual sport ride will depart from the OAO event and cover a wide range of terrain: farm roads with sweeping views, dirt trails through the woods, rocky haul roads and more. You’ll stop along some beautiful overlooks for fun photo ops before making your way into the town of Jim Thorpe.

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This ride will stop in town by about 12pm to grab lunch at Molly Maguires (lunch is not included). The restaurant is named for the Molly Maguires - a 19th century Irish secret society known for activism, but whose members were accused of crimes and executed right in the town of Mauch Chunk, now Jim Thorpe. This history remains a big piece of local Pennsylvania lore.

And on the way back you’ll stop for ice cream! haha.

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GUIDELINES

  • These routes are for plated, registered and insured bikes, low to mid-range cc.

  • We recommend a max of 650cc, flexible to what you are comfortable on.

  • You must have a license and wear a DOT helmet, familiarize yourself with hand signals.

  • We strongly encourage full protective riding gear - armored jackets, boots, gloves.

  • Please read ALL the guidelines, requirements and recommendations on the Eventbrite registration page.

  • Please be prepared at your time of departure with a full tank and an empty bladder :)

And, of course, have a frickin’ BLAST!!!

Dirt Bikes and S'mores and Bears, Oh My!

This year, Over And Out is in a brand new event space, and a whole extra day, so we know that ladies rolling in on Friday are going to dive right in to get the lay of the land and braaaap their hearts out!

Come Friday night, as the sun sets on our first day of riding, we’ll be joined by environmental education specialist, Robin Tracey, from our neighbor to the north, the Tuscarora State Park. Robin will join us around the fire to tell us all about local furry “friends”, and my own personal spirit animal: bears!

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Part of living an adventurous lifestyle is acknowledging the responsibility that comes along with venturing into the natural habitats of bears and other animals.

Both Tuscarora and Locust Lake state parks offer a wide variety of environmental education, recreational, and interpretive activities, like guided walks, and evening programs. Through these activities, participants gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural resources.

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Robin will tell us all about bears of the world, and of this region, their habitats, as well as feeding and sleeping habits. We’ll also discuss what you should do if you encounter a bear in the wild. (I’m torn between running away screaming vs. trying to feed it by chucking it some of my Honey Stingers. I’m sure Robin will advise.)

Here’s a picture of baby bears, just because…

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Robin’e Bear Talk will be happening on-site at Over And Out Friday 6/21 at 7:30pm. We’ll light the bonfire (weather permitting), bust out the s’mores and get our bear-ings! ;P

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For anyone who isn’t necessarily riding a motorcycle the entire time at OAO, you can also join Robin for an educational hike through the Tuscarora State Park:

Saturday 6/22 at 10:30am - Hike through the Tuscarora State Park’s Crow, Lake View and Spirit Trails. The hike is 9 miles in length, and moderate in difficulty. Meeting place is in the Crow Trail parking lot. Shine only, and bring a lunch (and hiking-worthy shoes obvi) Specific questions? Call Robin at (570) 467-2506.