Save The Date: Over And Out 2019!

Over and Out is coming BACK!!! We’ll be back in Hancock, NY for the best weekend of the summer! Details and event registration to come in early spring 2019.

Ladies who ride (or want to ride) dirt bikes, enduros, dual sports and more. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We offer beginner-friendly grass tracks, various levels of woods riding, guided advanced rides and guided street-legal dual sport rides.

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Meet Becca Sheets: GNCC Racer and Member of the 2018 ISDE Women's Trophy Team
 Photo by Ken Hill

Photo by Ken Hill

Becca Sheets, 25, Ohio - @bsheets551

KTM 250sx


I’ve been around dirt bikes since I came out of the womb! My dad always raced for fun with his buddies, so I spent a lot of time at the track growing up. It wasn’t until I was 6, turning 7 that I asked my dad for a dirt bike for my birthday.

On my 7th birthday, my dad picked me up from school with a PW50 on the trailer and a new (used) pair of boots in the truck and we went riding! 


I learned to ride on that PW50. I ran in to ditches and fences but I got the hang of it pretty quickly. I kept riding it until I was 9!!


By that age, most kids had the oil injected KTM50s, or 50JR or SR bikes; they don’t stay on the PWs for very long, but I had ridden a KTM50SR that I didn’t care for, so then I went straight from the PW50 to a KX60. 

The ole KX60 was what I learned to shift and use the clutch on. It was a raw powered bike and It was pretty hard to ride from what I remember.  I rode that bike for a year then moved to an RM65. Once I learned to shift and use the clutch on the 60, riding the RM65 was a breeze!

By the time I was on 65’s, racing had become a lot more serious. We put a lot of time into learning proper cornering techniques, jumping, and just getting faster in general. I did another two years on the RM65, then two years on an RM-85 and a year on a KTM105.

My 85s and 105s were great bikes. I started to get a lot faster once I was on 80s. Being on a little bit bigger of a bike gave me more confidence to jump bigger jumps! 

Then I switched to a YZ125 (4 or 5 different bikes within 6 years) I rode 125’s for what seemed like forever. I also had the most injuries I had ever gotten in my entire childhood of racing once I was on big bikes. So, I would say the transition was a challenge for me. I eventually got the hang of it. I really liked the 125’s and I put a lot of time and effort into improving my riding skills in those years. 



Next came my YZ250FX which I rode for 2 years. This was my first 4 stroke bike! I waited a long time to switch to four strokes because I liked the light weight two stroke bikes in the woods.

Learning to ride a four stroke was so different. The bike was heavier, there was engine brake, and well it was just totally different. I would say it took me an entire year of racing before I really got the hang of it. This bike ultimately lead me to win my first national title so I’m quite partial to it. 


Next, came my KTM250XC-F (1 year). Switching from a Yamaha to a KTM was definitely one of the hardest challenges I’ve faced so far in my racing career. I had ridden only Yamaha for the past seven years.  The KTM handled very differently, the suspension was different, just everything about the bike. My team and I put a lot of time and effort into getting myself comfortable on the bike last year and it paid off.   

My current bike is a KTM250SX-F. This is my second year riding KTM’s and I truly love these dirt bikes. I am very grateful to receive the support that I do from KTM. 


My earliest years of racing started out with motocross. We raced locally for a few years. And when I say locally, I mean we traveled to Indiana, KY, and TN and all over the state of Ohio. My dad always encouraged me to go faster, jump bigger jumps, beat more people, and to just become a better rider always. You know, the things dads do. 

In 2004 at the age of 12, Dad told me we were going to try and qualify for Loretta Lynn’s motocross. I was able to qualify although my results weren’t the best. I was just a kid seeing motocross at an amateur national level for the first time. 

From that year forward it became my personal goal to win an amateur national title which I think instilled that drive inside me to become the best rider I could be. 


My dad spent so much time and money to make sure I could practice at least once a week and race every weekend we were able to.  Our focus was to get to Loretta’s each year to fight for a better finish and eventually a title. 

2007 was my last year I was able to race the Girls 9-13 65cc-105cc class at Loretta Lynn’s. I was so confident I was going to win that year. Kiara Fontanesi (a now 5x World Champ in Europe) showed up that year for her first time and got the win. I came in second and never won an amateur national title.  

2008 was my first year on big bikes. I got a brand new YZ125 and I was ready to go race with the big girls. Unfortunately, I broke my back early in the qualifying season which resulted in a spinal fusion that took me out for the year.  

In 2009 I was back in action and ready to give it another go. I practiced a lot and tried pretty hard to improve my bike skills.  I made it to Loretta’s and finished in the top 10 in the Women’s 14+ class. 

2010 had no plans for me to race a dirt bike. I suffered two major injuries six months apart and I didn’t accomplish much. Motocross is a grueling sport and I had done it for my entire childhood. My dreams of becoming a professional motocross racer seemed hopeless. At that point I was pretty tired of getting hurt and I just wanted to ride for fun.

Until I discovered GNCC racing…..HAHA

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The first GNCC I raced was in 2011. I had spent the previous years on and off the bike with injuries from motocross. So the four GNCC’s I raced in 2011 were just supposed to be for fun but it quickly became something I took very seriously which lead me to race the full series in 2012.  

As a lower middle class family with my parents raising 3 kids in the house, things were hectic. I played other sports growing up too like soccer, softball, and basketball; as did my sisters. I literally owe it all to my dad and mom for all they have done for me.  Racing dirt bikes has made me the person I am today and I wouldn’t change a thing. 


I would recommend doing a riding clinic or take lessons from a better rider that can teach you basic techniques. This way you have a bit more confidence on the bike going into a race setting.

I have always benefitted from riding schools even if I am the one teaching! Practice makes “permanent”. If your form and techniques aren’t correct, it’s good to put yourself in check every once in a while, so you can continue to improve.  

There are so many awesome local harescramble series and motocross series that cater to all levels of riders. Ask around and find out which tracks are easier vs the ones that may be a little more technical and give it a try!  

 Photo by Ken Hill

Photo by Ken Hill


My favorite GNCC is the Ironman in Indiana. There is always such a huge turnout there and racing against 900 other bikes on an 11 mile loop makes it pretty wild. I love the energy from the crowds on the hill climbs, the smell of fall, and the cold creek crossings.

Everybody wears pink to show their support and help raise money for breast cancer. It’s just a good vibe there. This year will be my 8th year in a row racing that race.  


At the X-Factor GNCC in Indiana I crashed at a pretty high speed in a field section. I came out of it with a severe concussion and broken jaw on both sides. I had surgery so they could plate bones and wire my jaw shut. I spent the night in the hospital, went home, drank smoothies, and ate baby food for 6 weeks. 

At first I thought it was one of the easiest injuries I’ve ever had to deal with, because I was still able to walk around freely and do my day to day activities. I just couldn’t train as hard or ride. 

It actually ended up being a very mentally challenging injury to overcome. But as we all know; racing is dangerous and things happen. I just tried to keep it positive and know that I would come out of it as a stronger person and rider.   I consider myself lucky that it wasn’t worse! 

 Photo by Art Pepin @offroadpaparazzi

Photo by Art Pepin @offroadpaparazzi


It was a really cool experience. First of all, it was such an honor to be selected to represent the USA. It was very challenging, one of the hardest things I’ve ever accomplished. Getting to ride your dirt bike for 8 hours a day through farms, countryside, backyards, woods, and main roads was definitely the coolest part about it. If an average joe went to tour the country of France, they probably wouldn’t have seen it in the same way that we did. It was very surreal and something I will remember forever. 

 Photo by Mark Kariya

Photo by Mark Kariya



Endurance racing is my strong suit so the hardest thing about ISDE for me is flipping the switch from a steady speed on the technical transfers to a full sprint level speed at the special tests throughout the day.  

I’ve been training really hard this year and with the help of my awesome boyfriend Tyler; we’ve been putting a lot of work into my initial speed on the track, trying to push the limits. It’s made me a lot faster. Racing the Full Gas Sprint Enduros has helped me a lot also. It’s set up similar to ISDE but without the transfer trails. 

We are still working hard! My USA teammates, Brandy Richards and Tarah Geiger are both really strong riders as well. I can’t wait to see all of our hard work pay off in Chile.  


I focus a lot on my nutrition because I believe it’s the most important. You have to have good energy to do the things that make you stronger and keep you in shape.

Cycling, mountain biking, running and strength training are things I work into my days outside of riding. I almost enjoy training as much as I do riding my dirt bike! I kind of have to find joy in it and mix it up or it can become very humdrum. It’s basically always a competition with my own self.  



I’ve had so many great people and companies as sponsors over the years.  I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of those people. People have sacrificed time and money to help me improve as a racer on and off the bike.

My biggest supporters have always been my parents. My boyfriend Tyler is such a great sport. He helps me be a better person and understands my love for racing just the same as his. My best man friend Johnny has given and taught me so much over the past few years of my racing career.  

I can’t thank them enough. Racing a dirt bike may not be a team sport but you definitely can’t do it alone!

Raffle proceeds from Over And Out’s first event in 2018 were donated to help support the US Women’s Trophy Team in the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE).

Click here to read more about the team and the donation in an interview with team manager, Antti Kallonen of KTM North America.

We Support the US Women’s International Six Days Enduro Team!

Over And Out was created with the goal of supporting female riders at ALL levels of the sport - from teaching new riders at our event, to building a community that helps female riders get more opportunities to ride and learn, to supporting the girls representing the U.S. at the 2018 FIM International Six Days Enduro!  

I’m proud to announce Over And Out’s official support for the 2018 US Women’s ISDE team, with a donation generated by this year’s event attendees and raffle participants!

 2017 US Women’s ISDE team (Becca Sheets, Brandy Richards and Kacy Martinez)  Photo by Mark Kariya

2017 US Women’s ISDE team (Becca Sheets, Brandy Richards and Kacy Martinez)

Photo by Mark Kariya

I recently chatted with ISDE off-road racing team manager, Antti Kallonen of KTM North America to talk about the upcoming Six Days and this year’s Women’s Trophy Team made up of Becca Sheets, Tarah Gieger and Brandy Richards.

 Photo by Shan Moore

Photo by Shan Moore


It is yes, it’s been considered the Olympics of Motorcycling.  I’ve managed the men’s teams (US World Trophy and Junior Trophy) since 2012, and now as of 2017 manage the Women’s Trophy Team as well. 



Yes last year was the first year so all 3 girls on the team were rookies to the Six Days format, but they all worked hard and finished 2nd overall behind Australia, the champs for 5 years running. 

Obviously, no great success happens overnight. We have a 3-year plan to get the championship. [To put that in perspective] the Men’s team previously had a 3-year plan to get the championship and it took 5 years, so we’re building and progressing. 

This year, all 3 girls on the team have ridden Six Days before so they’re more knowledgeable and prepared and they now know what to expect.

 Image by John Pearson Media

Image by John Pearson Media


Many girls are fast but the Six Days format adds to the challenge…It’s a long Six Days and riders need to be fast but also consistent for all 6 days, which can include 8-hour days of riding, dealing with weather, plus long transfers which offer their own challenges.

Prior to a few years ago it was much harder to find female riders in long endurance racing.  A major benefit of racing off-road is that these riders have the endurance to do it. This format can be tough. 

At Six Days there are no techs, so the rider also works on their own bike. Riders can take instruction from us, but they have to do the work. 

 Photo of Becca Sheets by Ken Hill

Photo of Becca Sheets by Ken Hill


I’d say about 70% of the training program could be the same for the men’s Junior or Trophy program and the women’s, but the other 30% or so has to be tailored for the women. 

They work differently, their bodies are different, they react differently. For example recovery time is quite different in the women compared to the men.  We take all of this into account, so even recovery routines are different. 


Some people might think that things like the tire-changing would be more difficult for the women due to basic strength, but in reality that’s all about technique.  The real difference here for men vs. women could be fatigue due to different recovery times.

Mental struggle can set in and cause a rider to take a shortcut in the technique. But other than that, knowing and performing proper technique makes the task the same for men and women. 

It’s also surprising just how determined the women are, some more determined than men. 

(We saw this of course at Over And Out, where no single girl gave in when the technical Hancock terrain became slick and challenging in the rain!) 

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

Becca Sheets, for example, she pushed through some very tough bike issues. I saw her push through issues that might’ve made a man quit, but she pushed through. 

Going back to the traits that are valuable in a rider, that’s another one: Becca is not only fast, she has the determination and will power to push through. 

She also had to adapt to take verbal guidance and do the work on her own bike and she did it. It’s something she should be very proud of, and I’m very proud of her.”

 Photo by Ken Hill

Photo by Ken Hill


I host a training camp closer to the event where we cover things like sprint training on the bike, tire-changing and basic maintenance.  Sprint enduros are excellent training for this type of event.

There will be 6 days of riding but also 8 days of preparation and walking the tests, not to the mention travel involved, so overall health and fitness is important. 

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy



There are a lot of costs involved with getting each racer to and around the races, including flights, hotels, fees, per diem… as you can imagine it adds up. It roughly costs about $15k per rider to be able to take part in the 6 days. 

It’s a pretty steep bill to pay for the opportunity, so we do our best to manage the budget, gather manufacturer and sponsor support, and racers even fundraise for themselves.  Of course, we do our best to get everything covered so that riders can focus on their training and the ride.

As of right now we’re in mostly good shape though we do have a few gaps in the budget so your donation will truly make an impact, and 100% of it will be going to support the women!

If you’d like to support the women of the 2018 US ISDE team, route for them this November 12-17 as they race the Six Days in Vina Del Mar, Chile!   

And, stay tuned as we follow up with an interview with US Women’s Trophy team member, Becca Sheets!

Special thanks again to all of our 2018 raffle contributors and participants!

Meet Megan Babineau

"Is a women's only event a mistake?" "I don't know any women who would go to something like this on their own."  These are just a few comments I heard as I was launching Over And Out, but 73 women showed up to our first event, and each girl's story about why they came was unique and inspiring in it's own way. 

We continue spotlighting some of the rad girls who came to the first Over And Out, to show exactly how they made their journey happen, and to show that heeelllll-no a women's-only event isn't a mistake; it's a life-changing experience and a damn good time!  

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

MEET MEGAN BABINEAU  @alluneedisluff


I am lucky enough to have a partner that works and is active in the motorcycle industry. He follows Kelly (the girl that runs the event) on social media, read about the event in one of her posts and mentioned it to me. He thought it would be a rad thing for me to attend, he was rather persistent as the weeks went on! He knew an all-female event would help me gain confidence in my riding. 

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy


Many things! 

First, I did want to ride with other women. While I knew we wouldn’t all be the same level, the fact that we are all women would make a big difference alone.I felt that surrounding myself with gnarly women who are just as good, if not better, than men at riding would help me get over feeling sidelined in a male dominant sport.

I’m also always down for an outdoor adventure and wanted to push myself to attend a riding event without the men I usually ride with. It’s truly a personal accomplishment being able to say I traveled 4 hours away into the woods, on my own, not knowing anyone there.

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel


I did. Besides taking the motorcycle course I actually only have off road experience. I ride in a handful of North-Central Pennsylvania locations. 


The “what if’s” were endless!  I own a Yamaha TTR-125 that I am very comfortable riding.. I wasn’t trying to be anything I wasn’t or ride a bike I couldn’t handle but I was nervous about showing up on what might be thought of as a beginner bike. Socially, I thought it might be cliquey and worried people would be judgmental.

Then there was the travel and transporting my bike! I am certainly not helpless, but I don’t usually load or unload my bike on my own. I always have the assistance of the guys I ride with.  For OAO, I loaded my TTR, had to FaceTime someone and Google to figure out how ratchet straps worked (because I wasn’t listening when I was told how)

Then there was unloading the bike once I arrived. Dreadful!  But, not anymore. I’m the one that loads the bikes now. ;)

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It was insanely easy. I’m foolish for psyching myself out prior to the event. People are friendly. It’s not high school. I drove right in and introduced myself to a few people. They introduced themselves like kind human beings do, and helped me unload my bike. 

After that, another woman pulled up and we helped her unload her bike too. All four of us were at completely different riding levels, but as the event went on, we rode together, rode with others, stopped and took breaks together, ate lunch together, roasted marshmallows and BAM! Two of us are planning a riding date together for September.



I am most comfortable in the woods, so I started out on the beginner woods loop.  After a couple loops I hopped on over to the grass tracks with some ladies I met and we gave those a whirl. 

Once we got more comfortable, we went on to the intermediate woods loop. It was incredible terrain. The property was amazing and plenty was offered.

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It rained all weekend so that in itself taught me plenty about riding in the rain.... It’s cold and wet and slippery and WET. You can easily get inside your head after wiping out half a dozen times within the first hour, so it taught me a lot about keeping myself together mentally.  Mother Nature can be tough, but learning to move with what she gives you is pretty rad. 

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

I realized that I can go faster than I think, after following someone in the grass and watching her movements. She was gnarly in the grass and I had some speed on her in the woods so we bounced ideas off one another and laughed and joked while slipping in the mud. The sensation of doing something as fun as riding bikes with another female that loves it as much as I do was something completely new...and very cool!

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel


GET OUT THERE! The motorcycle community is a very welcoming and warm one.

For 3 years I saw how much fun my hubby and his friends had when they all got together and rode bikes. 2 years ago he gifted me my Yamaha TTR-125 and now I know what the hype is all about. 

I drove home from Over And Out and the very next day I rode on the street for the first time on his Yamaha WR250R.

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

I have dreams of riding cross country, entering races (which she has since then!) and expanding my mechanical bike knowledge all because of the unexplainable experience I had at OAO. My interest in bikes didn’t come from OAO, but my understanding and love of the sport grew substantially. 

I can’t say attending this event by myself is something I never would have done, but events like this, exclusively for women, don’t happen very often. Rather than hear about the cool stuff other people do, be the person doing cool stuff! 

Meet AMA Pro Hillclimber Molly Carbon

It blew my mind to discover that this badass girl who flies through the air and launches up gnarly climbs was drawn to Over and Out so she could step outside of her comfort zone.

It just goes to show you that appearances aren't everything, and beginner riders aren't the only ones feeling outside of their element when they head off to an event like Over and Out.  

Read on to meet Pro Hillclimber and #fastfriend, Molly Carbon.

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

MOLLY CARBON - Bellingham, MA  @mollyc_32

KTM 150xcw, and Hillclimb bikes: A CRF450 and 500cc Triumph T120 on 100% Nitromethane


Of course!  AMA Pro hillclimbing is a professional hillclimb series where riders race to the top of nearly vertical inclines on bikes from modified 450cc motocross bikes to 1000cc+ fully custom motorcycles burning 100% nitromethane.

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The hills can consist of motocross-style jumps, vertical rock ledges or even chest-deep ruts. Traditionally hillclimbing was rider vs hill, and riders would make solo runs with winners determined by either footage (distance) or time.

Now the sport has evolved to include side by side racing called verticross, where as many as five riders attempt the hill at one time in a tournament format.


My earliest memories are of my father throwing my sister and I on whatever had a motor and taking us for a ride. Once we learned how to ride a bicycle my mom allowed him to teach us how to ride a dirt bike. After watching my dad hillclimb, my sister and I decided we wanted to try it. 20 years later I’m still enjoying every race!

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The bike I race in the Pro Single class is a modified CRF450 with an extended swing arm and a paddle tire.  (The extended swing arm helps keep the bike from flipping over backward, and the paddle tire is for extra traction)

For the Xtreme class, I race a fully customized 500cc Triumph that runs on 100% nitromethane. Compared to most other motorcycles this has a much longer wheelbase and utilizes chains on the rear tire for traction.

A nitromethane-fueled bike, runs on an extra-explosive chemcial mix instead of gasoline.  This blog post puts it into perspective: "The end result is an engine that’s about as gentle as using a hand grenade as a night light." 


As far as hillclimbing I have achieved most of my goals, turning professional, becoming the first female to hillclimb a motorcycle on 100% nitromethane, and competing in a West Coast NAHA event. I’d love to compete in an International hillclimb event. 

Beyond hillclimbing my goals are to become a more well-rounded rider by developing my skills in the woods and on the track. I'd also like to share my experience and knowledge with young riders. This year I hosted my first rider class and would like to continue to have more events. 

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When I first started riding with my dad and sister we rode the trails around the house. While that’s where I got my start, I never actually developed greater skills for woods riding. 

I was asked to be on a team for the 24 Hour Enduro last year and I prayed to make it out alive! The sadistic side of me enjoyed the challenge and not long after that first time doing the 24-Hour I was already planning the next! 

I enjoy the physical challenge as well as the mental challenge that comes with longer duration and demanding riding that woods racing offers. Recently I did my first harescramble and plan to attend as many as I possibly can! 

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy


My friend Crystal told me about the event and I knew right away I wanted to attend. I knew that going to an event without my dad or boyfriend would be a step outside of my comfort zone and I wanted to take on that challenge.

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel 

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel 

The experience I had there was beyond what I imagined.  It was so great to meet other female riders, to get to know them and hear their stories.  I met many female riders during the event and I'm still stay in contact with several of them. In fact, two of them joined me and Crystal to form an all-women’s team for the 24 Hour Enduro. (We raced against some other girls from OAO!)

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There was such a laid back atmosphere and I loved riding in the woods with other female riders. I also loved how comfortable and supported I felt when it came to challenging myself here.  

Going into Over and Out I wasn't that familiar with my new bike. But I took a lesson with Mitch (@ssschap) and Mikayla, learned some new balancing and clutch skills... I feel like I really bonded with my bike and that I rode the best that I ever have on the trails!  I can't wait until next year!

@mollyc_32  @amaprohillclimb  @ama_racing 

Meet Lisa Davison

"Is a women's only event a mistake?" "Aren't you cutting down your chances of attendance by half?" "I don't know any women who would go to something like this on their own."  These are just a few of many comments I heard as I was launching Over And Out.  

I wasn't sure how many women would find a way to get to the first event, but 73 women showed up hauling their own bikes in trucks, vans and trailers - some for the very first time! Each girl's story about why they came was unique and inspiring in it's own way. 

We'll be spotlighting some of the rad women who came to the first Over And Out, to show exactly how they made their journey happen, and to show the world that a women's-only event isn't a mistake; it's a life-changing experience and a damn good time!  -Kelly

 Photo by Megan Maloy @megan_maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy @megan_maloy


KLX250,  @agentmisskitty


Back in December of 2017, my friend in Queens, NY texted me about it!  She and her husband went to the International Motorcycle Show where they saw a female speaker talking about it!  She sent me a photo of the presenter, Kelly McCaughey, and the website URL.  I immediately subscribed to emails on the website so I wouldn't miss a thing!!!


Yes and no.  At the time I learned of this event, I was on a 2013 Kawasaki Versys 650 and had a good 7 years riding experience previously on a Suzuki GS500, and a 1981 Yamaha XJS550. While I had ridden some dirt roads on my Versys, I wasn't really confident in my skills and I found it challenging to experience more and improve with a bike of that size. 

 Photo courtesy Lisa Davison

Photo courtesy Lisa Davison

 Photo courtesy Lisa Davison

Photo courtesy Lisa Davison

I knew if I scaled back in size I could improve my skills which could also translate to how I rode on my Versys.  Once I received more details from Over And Out about the terrain options and requirements, I had a better understanding of how I planned to improve my off-road riding experience.


I decided to get a lower-to-mid-range cc dual-sport, and my riding partner and boyfriend Seth helped me do that. Seth rides a KLX400, and together we found a 2006 Kawasaki KLX250 that seemed perfect for me.

 Photo courtesy Lisa Davison

Photo courtesy Lisa Davison

The bike needed some maintenance of course, as well as some upgrades, including:  knobby tires, sprocket & chain, spark plug, carburetor modification, fluids changed, and replacement of some parts and painted plastics.   

Every day I'd get a package with new parts, and every free moment was spent working on the bike.  During winter we'd bring the bike inside to work on it, a common occurrence for our house that doesn't have a garage!

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We also decided to add a steering damper to help cut down on deflecting.  I then ordered a single hitch-hauler and ratchet straps and did a couple of trial runs loading my bike and driving around the block. 

Lastly, I ordered some new gear! ;) I bought a new jersey, pants, chest protector, elbow and knee guards... and Seth even surprised me with a new dirt bike helmet for my birthday! :-) 

 Photo courtesy Lisa Davison

Photo courtesy Lisa Davison


Only the good kind! About a week out from the event, Kelly (the event producer) contacted me. Someone in my area was looking for options to catch a ride to the event, and Kelly reached out to see if she could bridge any connections.

I offered to help, and to my surprise the girl that needed a ride was Erika Tango Bean, one of the REV'IT! women's team riders who'd come out all the way from Arizona to Boston. 

 Erika Tango Bean @bmwmotorcyclegirl and Lisa Davison @agentmisskitty 

Erika Tango Bean @bmwmotorcyclegirl and Lisa Davison @agentmisskitty 

I had an empty seat in my JEEP and room for her bags, so Erika's husband dropped her off with me, and we drove to the event in NY together!  It was great having the opportunity to meet someone new, to have great company on my way to the event and to start my journey this way.

Once we arrived it was time to briefly part ways, get our campsites set up, check in and start socializing with the other ladies!  As the day turned into night it was so cool to see so many other ladies arriving with their bikes, setting up camp and meeting one another!  

 Photo by Megan Maloy @megan_maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy @megan_maloy

 Photo by Megan Maloy @megan_maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy @megan_maloy


It was great! I took advantage of every opportunity I could, and in the morning at the riders meeting I was able to meet other ladies who were interested in riding the same things as me, so it was easy to grab a buddy or two! 

I started on the easiest, roughly 1-mile, woods loop.  It rained pretty good that morning and, whoa!, that made for some slick riding! Having never ridden in muddy single track before I was apprehensive at first, but the positivity of the other riders kept me pressing on!  

 Photo by Megan Maloy @megan_maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy @megan_maloy

About halfway through I hit a muddy rut and fell. A sweep rider came up to make sure I was ok - and I was! Still laughing and smiling!  One of the girls helped me pick up my bike and the sweep showed me how to get it started after dropping and flooding it. And we were on our way again! 

 Photo by Megan Maloy @megan_maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy @megan_maloy


I rode the grass tracks next. While the rain still made things a bit slippery, at least there were no ruts, rocks or roots to contend with for a little while. This allowed me to go a little faster and relax a little more! 

 Photo by Megan Maloy @megan_maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy @megan_maloy

Then I took a 1-hour lesson with the MSF-certified coach, Mitch. I learned more about throttle control, sitting and standing, counter-balancing and performing tight circles.  I was thrilled to have this opportunity to take this free lesson!

 Photo courtesy Victoria Zandonella, Northeast Dualsport Riders.

Photo courtesy Victoria Zandonella, Northeast Dualsport Riders.

And, finally I joined a 3-hour guided Dual Sport ride on an AMAZING route planned by guide Victoria Z! The perfect blend of a little street, some dirt and lots of back roads, winding through stunning landscapes and small towns.  Thankfully the rain had ended and we enjoyed a great group ride with 7 riders and a sweep.


I loved the experience of a Women's Only event.  It was inspiring to meet and see other ladies who have a love of adventure like I do. They were all so open-minded and easy to talk to.  I bonded with ladies by sharing a trail, sharing a bench at lunch time, roasting s'mores, and laughing together a LOT! I made so many new friends. I can't wait until the next Over And Out!

Until then...a big THANK YOU to everyone involved! xo

Northeast 24-hour Enduro Women's Team: Interview with Amelia Kamrad

One of my goals for Over And Out is that it help serve as a gateway for female riders of all levels to discover more opportunities for riding, be it through connection to new friends and a broader riding community or by building up the skills and confidence to join a race or try a longer or more difficult ride. 

For me, as a casual recreational rider, meeting Amelia Kamrad became my own gateway to trying my first race. I was stoked to experience it, but what I actually ended up getting out of it, I never expected.  That is: the addictive high of working hard at something I love, but as part of an incredible team.

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I played team sports all through high school and college, but this experience was different. Maybe because there were only six of us. Maybe because riding enduro is a sport I love more than anything I've ever done...I'm not sure, but I have to thank Millie for recruiting me to be on the team, and I've got to do it again!

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I asked Millie to tell us a bit about the race experience. Sure, we're not the first all-girl team, nor did we capture first place, but it's all too common to read interviews with people who are already killing it.  I wanted to share some information for those of you who might be trying new things in the world of riding two wheels, just like we are. 

I hope you enjoy and that it maybe encourages you or someone you know to give something new a try, be it a race, an event or simply riding for the first time.  

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The Northeast 24 Hour Challenge is a true test of endurance! Riders tackle an 11-mile course, but aim to complete as many laps as possible within 24 hours. You can form a team of up to six people, or ride as an ironman or woman, aka just one rider for the full 24 hours.

The race starts with a Le Mans-style start - riders start with a run to their bikes, having to start them up before taking off and heading into the woods. Each team also has a transponder that gets handed rider-to-rider to track their laps.

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The race goes for a full 24 hours, meaning riders continue to ride throughout the night, and must make use of headlights and helmet-mounted lights to make their way through the densely wooded course in the dark.

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Riding all through the night definitely adds an additional test of endurance.  The pits get quiet while riders who aren't currently riding try to get some sleep, and some teams aren't able to keep a rider on the course through the early hours of the morning. Managing sleep, hydration, and nutrition are key, so riders can continue to put in laps throughout the 24 hours. 

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Watch Part 1: Team Theft Recovery at the Northeast 24 Hour Challenge.


Last year I joined a friend's team, and I had a ton of fun. I thought it would be a really interesting experience tackling this with five other women. This was in November 2017, and with Over And Out's first women's riding event on the horizon I realized I'd be meeting a number of female riders keen to take on new challenges.

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There weren't that many female riders at the 24-hour challenge, so I thought if I could gather five other women to join me in a team, I'd be significantly adding to the number of women riding at this event. Hopefully, our participation this year will inspire more women riders to take on this challenge next year!

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We had a few changes to team lineup over the year. Because race entry opens in January but the race isn't until July, naturally some changes came about throughout the year that forced two girls to drop out by early June. 

BUT, Over And Out was set for the end of June so I knew I'd likely meet some more riders game to join.  I met so many positive, awesome female riders at OAO, I was able to fill the open spots! 

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The final lineup of "Team Theft Recovery": Tracy So, Megan Babineau, Ashley Lusky, Liz Kiniery, Kelly McCaughey and me, Amelia Kamrad. All of the girls that joined the team are great riders, but riding ability was only a small part of what makes a good team. 

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I was hoping to find teammates with positive attitudes, ready to take on an endurance challenge, and I couldn't picture any of these girls giving up easily.

I also knew right from the start that they would help to build each other up; it's super important to be team-focused. When we finally settled all six team members, it felt right. 


One thing we did was join Erika Hurst's Gnarly Babes Fitness program together!

Erika was one of the first east-coast female riders profiled on the Over And Out blog. She started a fitness program for women who ride, and took us on as clients. 

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The majority of our team committed to the fitness program to improve our strength, modify eating habits, and also stay in touch and motivate each other to stay fit and healthy as the race approached.

In 90+ degree weather, your physical fitness (or lack thereof) really comes into play.  It's a recipe for complete and utter exhaustion if you haven't prepared in advance. By around week 4 I could tell the program was making a difference in my strength and in my riding.

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We also needed to prep our bikes appropriately. While the race lap is only about 11 miles, if you have an issue with your bike it could take you two hours to get hauled back to the pits. That's two hours that you won't have someone completing laps for your team, and it will definitely make a difference in the race.

Solid Performance KTM (based just outside of Philadelphia) came through for us in so many ways: They let us borrow a KTM 250xcw that they professionally lowered 2 inches. 

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Funny story: the bike was actually stolen from their shop at one point. It was ridden in inner city Baltimore for a while before it got impounded and Solid Performance got it back. This is where our team took the name "Theft Recovery" from!  

They of course put a lot of work in to ensure this bike was in top shape to race. Solid Performance is the only WP suspension shop on the East Coast (they lowered my Husaberg for me last year - a MUST do if you've got short legs like me!). A lot of women don't realize the difference that lowering a bike can make in your riding. These bikes come stock built for the average size man, so lowering the bike by 2 inches made it much more accessible. 

Solid Performance even came through big time by lowering Tracy's bike for her the week before the race!  They gave us assurance, confidence and amazing support!

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I Imagine (and hope!) we might have some women who end up reading this who are curious about trying a race for the first time. During the actual race, WHAT WAS IT ACTUALLY LIKE FOR YOU GIRLS?

Well, like I described above, a 24-hour race is inherently a test of endurance. It was fairly exhausting! Basically, when you aren't expending energy actually riding, you're trying to chill in between rides, conserve energy, hydrate, eat, fix things on your bike that you may have broken on your last lap...and a million other things.

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It helped to be organized.  We had organized areas for food, gear, prep, stretching and recuperation. And we helped each other. While a rider got geared up in anticipation of their riding time, other riders helped them do whatever they needed: bring them food, help find a piece of gear or tape or some other solution they needed. 

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The weather also threw in a few challenges.  We had a few thunderstorms roll through, so overnight the course turned into a soupy, muddy mess! 

Not only is it extra challenging to ride in sticky, slippery rutted-out mud, it's a bummer come the morning when you're already getting sore, and you have to put cold, wet, muddy gear back on for your final laps...  

Watch Part 2: Team Theft Recovery at the Northeast 24 hour Challenge.  

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Oh yeah, by the time morning came around, putting the gear back on felt a bit like punishment. But before you know it it's time for the last lap to be ridden and seeing your teammate cross the finish line is an incredible feeling.  

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We may have been exhausted and ready to get home and into a shower, but as we packed up our pit, gear and bikes we were already thinking about doing it all over again next year!

@millieonthemove @kellymccaughey @lizismoto @tracysowhat @motogal315 @alluneedisluff @solid_performance @erikahurst_ @hurststrengthct
Images and video by Steve Kamrad @steve_kamrad
2018 Event Recap

Our first event was... AMAZING! We had 73 female riders at this first event - which is beyond AWESOME!!!!  Read on for a brief recap of the best weekend of the summer!

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

From June 22-24, 2018 Over And Out took over 1,000 acres of private property in beautiful Hancock, NY thanks to our partnership with the Bear Creek Sportsmen riding club. The excitement started right away as ladies started rolling in with trucks, trailers and all their rad motorcycles! 

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

It was really cool watching the girls roll in - some with friends, others completely solo - and set up their spots for the weekend, making new friends in the process!

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

The adventure began on Saturday morning with a rider's meeting in the pavilion, while about twenty minutes of rain passed through the area. When it came time to ride, nothing would hold these ladies back; They suited up and hit the trails, lessons and dual sport routes!

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Girls who signed up for a lesson with coach Mitch Schappert got rolling in the rain using their own bikes, or riding a Yamaha TTR from the Hanover Powersports demo fleet!

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

Ladies who signed up for a guided dual sport ride gathered with guide Victoria Zandonella to head out for a three-hour exploration on two wheels! 

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

We had a mid-day lunch break in the pavilion with healthy, organic and locally-sourced lunches sponsored by REV'IT! and it was an awesome scene to see all the bikes and ladies pulled up to take a lunch break together...

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

After lunch, the sun came out and it was time for more riding, fun and exploration!

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

At the end of the day, all the girls who signed up to compete in the WEBIG Inc. Mini-mx games got ready to riiiiiip on the mini track on bikes less than 125cc, to compete in a poker-run style game all to win some killer prize packs from WEBIG Inc!  

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

Followed by our raffle, which was filled with some amazing items from our sponsors and a variety of generous raffle contributors including Babes In The Dirt, WLF Enduro, Raven Customs, BH&BR, REV'IT!, WEBIG Inc, and many more!

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

 Photo by Megan Maloy

Photo by Megan Maloy

Then we popped the tops on some Brooklyn Brewery beers, courtesy of Motorgrrrl and gathered 'round the hottest bonfire ever with some delicious s'mores thanks to BH&BR!

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel


It's nearly impossible to capture all the fun, adventure and magic of this first event in one short recap! Stay tuned as we add photo galleries and continue to share exciting news and images via the blog, Instagram and Facebook!

A Raffle to be STOKED About!!

Dude, there is so much cool stuff in this raffle...I'm not sure where to begin.   We're giving everyone a free raffle ticket at sign-in, but please remember to also bring CASH! Trust me, you're going to want what's on this raffle table! 

THANK YOU to every brand and individual that contributed something to Over And Out raffle and swag!!

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I want to express to readers, especially attendees, just how excited and supportive the sponsors and raffle contributors have been about this event. Beyond sending us some of their best gear, apparel and other items, SO many of them extended heartfelt wishes for us to have an amazing time!!! We've been blessed with unlimited good vibes. Thank you again....

Want to see what's in the raffle? Visit our Instagram page and check out the "Raffle & Swag" Highlight to see all the raffle and swag pics we've posted so far! 

Food and Snacks at Over And Out

Ok so this is probably the most important topic for attendees: what is there to eat?! Get to know more about the food and snack options at Over And Out! 


Our amazing sponsor REV'IT! knows how crucial it is to take an adventure break with good food and good friends, so all ticket holders have a free boxed lunch thanks to REV'IT! 

Our lunches are being created by local chef Chef Deanna D'angelo, the only chef in the area that locally sources 95% of all her ingredients.

 Photo from @chefdeannadangelo

Photo from @chefdeannadangelo

 Photo from @chefdeannadangelo

Photo from @chefdeannadangelo

Chef Deanna sources most of her ingredients from a thirteen mile radius from her kitchen to insure you get only the highest quality ingredients New York has to offer. Organic food grown, raised or crafted closer to home is more nutritionally dense, and it sure tastes better too! 

At the time of ticket purchase you would have selected an organic chicken sandwich vs a non-dairy mozzarella sandwich. Lunches come with assorted beverages and a side snack. Boxes lunches will be delivered on-site around noon on Saturday 6/23. Riders can take their lunch break between rides, whenever they choose! 


We'll have on-site food for purchase on Saturday and Sunday, with all proceeds directly benefiting the Hancock Central School's travel abroad program. Make sure you bring CASH to support the kids who live right here in the town of Hancock.

Food service is being run by Bear Creek Sportsmen club member, teacher AND race mom Danielle Gross! The trail network at BCS is literally the backyard training grounds for her racing family. Her integration with the club, the sport and the community is incredible, so please help us support their cause! It's easy: all you have to do is EAT! :D 

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  • Saturday and Sunday Morning Breakfast (7:30am) - Assorted breakfast sandwiches (english muffins with egg & cheese or ham, egg & cheese), bagels, bagel spreads like cream cheese and peanut butter, coffee, water.
  • Saturday Lunch (12-2) - Side dishes and sweet treats to accompany your REV'IT! boxed lunches. 
  • Saturday Evening Cookout (5-8pm) - Burgers and dogs (vegetarian ones too!), grilled veggies, side dishes, drinks.

CASH only! 


ICYMI we've got the rad ladies of Breaking Hearts & Burning Rubber bringing the good times and the good snacks for Saturday night's bonfire! BH&BR is providing tasty treats, but with a twist — providing some funky options to jazz up the traditional snack!


Snacks are important! And we've gotten support from a few of my favorite healthy snack brands. We've got these treats for every attendee:



Rebel Kitchen has sent us 3 delicious flavors of their Coconut Mylk drinks - coffee, chai or chocolate - for a tasty, refreshing and nutritious treat any time of the day.

Flavors available while supply lasts.  @rebel_kitchen

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Bounce energy balls are healthy, delicious, all natural, and perfect for a quick nourishing bite or for packing to take along for the ride. 

I always ride with one stowed away in my hydration pack in case my energy gets zapped out on the trail.  @bounce_uk


We will not have food service on-site on Friday evening, so please pick up and bring foods, drinks and snacks on your way in to the event. There are several easy places to stop right in the Town of Hancock:

  • Tops Friendly Market - 16 W Main St, Hancock, NY 13783 
  • Rite Aid (sells beer) - 119 W Main St, Hancock, NY 13783
  • Quickway Food Store - 90 W Main St, Hancock, NY 13783 
  • There are local diners, McDonalds, and more in the town of Hancock.
  • Or, map a supermarket that is along your route toward Hancock, such as Pete's Market about an hour south on Rt 97 in Narrowsburg, NY.

Make sure you bring everything you need to stay nourished and hydrated, including water! Check out the ultimate packing guide!

BH&BR and MotorGrrrl are Bringing the Party!

If you think the fun stops after a day full of riding, think again because the ladies of NYC are bringing the party treats!  Come Saturday night the bonfire will be blazing and the ladies of Breaking Hearts & Burning Rubber will be busting out essential campout party treats while MotorGrrl of Brooklyn breaks out the brews!

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What's a campout with out some S'mores? BH&BR gals Leslie and Emilie will be bringing out the tasty treats with a twist — providing some funky options to jazz up the classic snack!  


We're proud to have these ladies, female owners of NYC area motorcycle brands and businesses, come out in support of the ladies attending Over And Out! 


Leslie, the owner of BH&BR, has created a brand that first started out with her beautiful, made-to-order boots, like some of our favorites in the ready-to-wear collection: the Nevada, Montana and the Vermont!  

And, AHEM, one lucky raffle winner will win a pair of boots from this collection!

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Since then BH&BR has launched leather jackets, gloves, bags and more, changing the game in women's riding gear by producing products that adventurous women have been waiting for.  BH&BR recently collaborated with Vibram to create their own unique sole for their boots, soles that stand up to motorcycle riding and a life of action and adventure.

Meanwhile, Val from MotorGrrl will be rolling in with some brews to keep the party bubbling after a long day of riding is done.

 Photo by John Saponara c/o

Photo by John Saponara c/o

MotorGrrl is a community motorcycle garage in Brooklyn owned by Val Figarella. Since opening in 2004 she's offered motorcycle garage memberships, motorcycle repairs and inspections, and puts on multiple events, rides and workshops throughout the year to help build a strong motorcycle community in NYC.   @motorgrrl

The Ultimate Packing Guide!

Our #fastfriend Meghan Milligan is no stranger to a moto-camping trip, and she put together a thorough packing list for all of us with all her top recommendations! Get ready to load up your bikes, trucks and trailers and say #overandout as you head off to our first ladies-only event! 

Check out the list and definitely chime in on social if you have any other recommendations we may have missed. :)

 Photo by Heather MacEachern

Photo by Heather MacEachern


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

  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Chest Protector
  • Knee Braces or Shin Guards
  • Elbow Guards
  • Jersey & Pants
  • Gloves
  • Riding 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.  
 Photo by Meghan Milligan

Photo by Meghan Milligan

Camping Gear - Everything you need to be comfortable and have a great time!

  • Tent (don't forget the rain cover just in case!)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Camping Chair
  • E-Z Up
  • Headlamp, Flashlight, Lighter
  • Solar showers can come in handy! 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.  There is cell service on the mountain!
  • 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.

CASH!!!  Raffle, Merchandise and On-site Food (details coming) will be CASH ONLY. 

Clothing (Including Rain Gear!) - Keep an eye on the weather and pack accordingly. Feel free to include:

  • Hiking or Camping boots
  • Swimsuit and Towel 
  • Sunnies
  • Rain Gear for both riding and hang-time
  • Cozy Layers - again just check the weather and pack appropriately ;)

Toiletries -

  • Wet Wipes (there are no showers so wet wipes will be your best friend!) 
  • Toilet Paper (porta-potties will be fully stocked, but it doesn’t hurt to have extra)
  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray
  • Deodorant (like we said: no showers)
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Groceries - A delicious, healthy and locally prepared boxed lunch on Saturday 6/23 is included with your ticket, thanks to our amazing sponsor REV’IT! 

We will have additional food available for breakfast Sat & Sun, as well as dinner on Saturday, plus bonfire treats, courtesy of BH&BR! (Detailed Food post to come!) 

There are convenience stores, restaurants and diners close by in the town of Hancock. Rite Aid and the gas stations sell beer, Hancock Liquors sells everything but beer. :)  

  • Food & Snacks
  • Drinks - including the fun kind! ;) 
  • WATER - for drinking, rinsing and washing.
 Photo by Meghan Milligan

Photo by Meghan Milligan

Gas, Oil & Tools  -

  • Gas  
  • 2-Stroke Oil (for you 2-smokers!)
  • Tool Roll
  • Extra Spark Plugs
  • Zip Ties
  • Tire Gauge
  • Tire Pump
  • Tire Tubes (you don’t want a flat tire to end your riding time!)

Hanover Powersports will be able to assist with minor repair or maintenance issues on-site. Please bring a credit card in case you need a service that they will need to charge for.

We'll be sending out the full schedule for lessons and guided dual sport rides, plus a detailed post on on-site food options this week! 

Guided Dual Sport Rides with Victoria Zandonella
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Victoria Zandonella, Northeast Dualsport Riders

Yamaha XT250, BMW F650gs, Zongshen RX3, Suzuki Gladius. 


40+ years! I started riding dirt when I was 10 years old and off-road riding always remained my foremost passion. I dabbled in enduro racing in my youth, and got my first road bike at age 16.

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From a street-riding perspective my two-wheeled travels include all of the Northeast and Canadian maritimes and Mid-Atlantic as well as much of the mountainous western states.  

From the dirt side I’ve ridden all of New England extensively. PA & NY is my regular Dual Sport playground!

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I’ve organized and led many road tours over the years, both on-road and off-road.  I started Northeast Dualsport Riders in 2013. I have led over 100 rides with NDR. Currently I am hosting the Mid-Atlantic Back Country Discovery Route (MABDR) as I write this! 

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Upon hearing of the Over and Out event I was thrilled for the opportunity to join the event and assist in any way I can to promote female dirt riders in the Northeast. A female-focused event like Over And Out is something we have yet to see offered in the Northeast until now. 

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There are a couple of options:  Riders can head out on their own using maps that will be provided on-site, or they can sign up for one of the guided rides! Here are details about each:

Self-guided Mapped Route (Easy as it gets):

This route in its entirety will cover roughly 85 miles of scenic dirt roads and blacktop, roughly 2.5 hours of riding. Ladies can grab a REV'IT! route map on-site and head out to explore on their own for however long they like. This route is friendly for big bike riders, newer riders or anyone looking for a less intense ride experience. 

Guided D/S Rides (Intermediate):

I will be leading two different guided D/S rides, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. 

This route will consist of 80 miles of intermediate level terrain, meaning it will be mostly dirt and class IV (unmaintained) dirt roads. Each of these rides will take roughly 3 hours.  

Ticket holders can sign up for a guided ride here, please be sure to read all the details! 

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Definitely be ready to roll at ride time with a full tank of gas, and an empty bladder! We'll put everyone in an order that makes sense and will ride to the pace of the least experienced rider, making a few routine stops to do rider checks and make sure everyone is feeling good. 

Read ALL of the details and requirements on the Dual Sport Sign-Up page and get ready for an adventure!

Sign Up for Dirt Bike Lessons at Over and Out

We're excited and grateful to have MSF-dirtbike school coach, Mitch Schappert, join us at Over and Out, leading dirt bike lessons on the Yamaha Demo Fleet from Hanover Powersports!   Mitch has been an MSF-certified coach since 2006, and will be leading group lessons throughout the day on Saturday June 23rd at OAO, with the support of his two daughters, Erin and Mikayla.

 Mitch Schappert

Mitch Schappert

Lessons are all levels, whether you've never been on a motorcycle before, or you're looking to learn some intermediate or advanced techniques to improve your skill set. Sign up to take a lesson on the Yamaha Demo Fleet, OR using your own bike! 


Sign Up for a lesson on your own bike, or on the Yamaha demo fleet made up of TTR 110, 125 and 230 trail bikes.  These bikes are perfect for new riders, so if you've never been on a motorcycle before, this is the ideal scenario for you!  



Mitch will be conducting a shorter version of the courses he teaches at the MSF's dirt bike school.  Riders will cover everything from the basics of learning controls to cornering techniques, figure-8's and going over obstacles.

All lessons will be conducted in a grass field, with access to some mowed grass tracks.  Helmets, goggles and gloves will also be available for use in the lesson.



Riders must wear long pants, long sleeves and boots that cover the ankles. Please read all information on the SIGN UP PAGE, and fill in the form! Riders will be slated on a first-come, first-serve basis, and a schedule emailed to ticket holders just prior to the event.  

You must be an OAO ticket holder to sign up, so if you haven't gotten your ticket yet, get on it!

WEBIG INC. Mini-MX Games
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Get ready to haul ass, have some fun and win some rad prizes from WEBIG INC. in the mini-mx games at Over And Out! 


Signup for the games will be on-site at Over And Out throughout the day of Saturday the 23rd. We'll go over the games and signup details at the riders meeting that morning, and you'll have until 4pm to sign up, while availability lasts. 

Riders will tie on a Camel Smokercross bib, guaranteed to make you go faster, and run through the game format for a chance to win one of multiple kickass prize packs from WEBIG INC.


  • A bike 125cc or smaller
  • Long sleeves and gloves
  • Helmet and goggles
  • Long pants and boots

And a smile, because this is all about having fun and winning cool shit. B)

Meet Meghan Milligan, Coordinator for Over And Out
 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Meghan Milligan - Pittsburgh, PA - @meggymilly

KTM 200xcw


My fiancé Adam was the one who got me into riding off-road. When I first started riding in 2014, I only wanted to ride street and never have thought that I would get into riding dirt. Now if I ever had to choose between the two, street or dirt, I would choose to ride off-road, hands down! I would always watch videos of Adam ripping through trails and was completely mesmerized — I wanted to experience that same adrenaline feeling. 

I first learned how to ride dirt on my 1992 Suzuki DR350. It was a great bike to start out on, but once I got a taste of a 2-stroke dirt bike that was it — I needed something more compatible for the riding style I craved.

 Photo by Adam Frye

Photo by Adam Frye

Adam then surprised me for Christmas one year with a 1996 Kawasaki KX125. That's the bike that made me completely fall in love with riding 2-strokes. The power completely changed my outlook on riding off-road and I couldn't stop smiling underneath my helmet.

However, my KX was at times challenging to ride due to some minor imperfections. I wanted to desperately advance in my skill set so instead of putting tons of money to fix up an old bike I decided to sell it to RIDE ORANGE!  I am now the proud owner of a 2009 KTM 200 XC-W and couldn't be more pumped! It's an incredible bike to ride trails and help me grow as a rider. 

 Photo by Adam Frye

Photo by Adam Frye


There is nothing more thrilling than riding through the woods trying to get through each obstacle that comes your way. You get to ride through nature's very own playground — log crossings, rocky terrain, ruts — the list goes on. What really keeps it exciting that you can ride a route one weekend and by the next one it can change completely! Riding trails really improves your technical skill set — especially when riding tight single-track. And let's be real, it doesn't hurt that you're surrounded by the amazing scenery of the woods. 



I love that you are constantly challenging yourself off-road. There is always something new to learn and you’re continuously working on improving your skills.  It's an incredible feeling when you are able to get through an obstacle that you once struggled with.


The first I heard about Over And Out was when Kelly mentioned to me that she wanted to create a ladies-only off-road event here on the East Coast. There was no event like that on our side of the country and Kelly was determined to make it happen! While she worked on plans for a public event, she organized a smaller trial event with a handful of women (of all levels) and women loved it. After that I was ECSTATIC to hear the official plans for Over And Out were a GO, and that we were finally getting a women's off-road event here on the East Coast!!  

 Photo by Adam Frye

Photo by Adam Frye

As far as my involvement with Over And Out, I'm helping to bring in great items for the raffle, am assisting with event set-up and...pretty much whatever else is needed to produce an event like this! It's really fun to coordinate all of the exciting things to come! 


I feel honored to help assist Kelly in the planning of OAO — it's great to have an incredible woman in the off-roading community be the brains behind this event, but even better to help a friend that I have connected with through the love of riding dirt bikes! We met at the first Babes Ride Out East Coast and I was pumped to meet a woman who loves riding trails like me! 

When Kelly first told me that she was planning Over And Out I immediately volunteered to help in any way I could! I always wished there was a dirt bike/off-road event out here for women and I couldn't be happier that it is now a reality.

Riding dirt bikes has become such a huge part of my life so being able to help with Over And Out is very important to me. I can't wait to meet more great people, and I can't wait to RIDE!

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Event Schedule and Terrain Options at Over And Out

This post is to help you get acquainted with the variety of riding options at Over And Out!

Thanks to a long winter (and zero Spring!) we'll be prepping trails and routes for Over And Out into the coming months to ensure we have the perfect variety of terrain and that everything is safely rideable.  Read on below for descriptions of each option!

 Schedule last updated on 5/22/2018

Schedule last updated on 5/22/2018

First, don't think you need to adhere to any schedule!  Aside from the mandatory riders meeting, it's completely up to you which riding activities you take part in.  Also note that the above graphic is primarily for Saturday the 23rd.  Read on below so you can plan your best day ever at Over And Out! 

Mandatory Riders Meeting: ALL riders must be present at the mandatory rider meeting Saturday morning at 8:30am in the pavilion.

1-hour Group Lessons (All levels):  Thanks to Hanover Powersports, we'll have an MSF-certified (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) coach on site with a fleet of Yamaha TTR trail bikes! These bikes are perfect for learning on, and lessons will be done on grass. We'll slate you according to level (never ridden before, novice rider, intermediate, or advanced) and assign you a TTR-110, 125 or 230 based on your height, while availability lasts. You're welcome to ride your own bike as well. *Full Sign up details & instructions posted to the events page.

Grass Tracks / Woods Loops (All Levels - on site): The grass tracks are perfect for beginners, and fun for anyone that just wants to cruise. The Woods loops range from shorter novice loops to lengthy intermediate & advanced loops.  

2-hour Advanced Guided Ride (We'll say it again: Advanced!): Advanced riders can sign up for a 2-hour guided follow-the-leader style ride. *Sign up for this is on-site only, and you'll have time in the morning to ride the other loops first.

3-hour Guided Dual Sport Rides (Intermediate): Sign up for a guided group dual-sport ride that goes off-site on local routes. Ride your own plated dual sport or adventure bike. One in the morning and one in the afternoon, each accommodating roughly 10 ladies. *Full Sign up details & instructions posted to the events page.

Mapped REV'IT! Routes (Beginner-friendly, off site): We'll be creating a mapped route that explores some of the area's most beautiful country roads and local sights.  Grab a REV'IT! route map, and head out on your own. This route has finalized at a total of roughly 85 miles, taking approximately 2.5 hours in total ride time.  

WEBIG Inc. Mini-MX Games (All Levels):  Bust out those little bikes and HAUL ASS! Have some fun and win prizes in our mini-mx games. 

After all that riding, it's time to win some awesome goodies in the raffle and chill while the BH&BR bonfire heats things up!

Also, there will be food service on site for breakfast, mid-day snacks and dinner. 


Q: What if I have a dual sport and want to do the 3-hour guided ride, but also want to take a dirt bike lesson?  

When it comes time to sign up we'll allow you to select a preference: morning or afternoon.  If you select morning for one activity, make sure to select afternoon for the other. 

Q: I'm bringing a street-legal dual-sport bike, but also a small dirt bike. I'm pretty comfortable riding them both. What type of riding can I do?

The world is your oyster! You can sign up for a 3-hr guided dual-sport ride. You can ride your trail bike on the grass or in the woods (if you have full gear). You can take a route map and head out on your Dual Sport bike for part or all of the day. You can even take the map with you and ride it on your way out after the event! If the dirt bike is under 125cc you can also ride it in the WEBIG mini-MX games! ;)

Q: What if I don't have a bike?  

Any ticket holder can sign up for a 1-hour lesson on a Yamaha 110, 125 or 230, thanks to Hanover Powersports! (while availability lasts). This is a great way for new riders to get started, as lessons are on grass, led by an MSF-certified coach.  

Q: How advanced is the advanced ride? I'm nervous about it, wondering what it will be like. 

Some of the terrain at Hancock is known for being very challenging. Super gnarly. For example, they have one spot called "Hamburger Hill", as in it chews men up and spits 'em out haha! We will likely not be using this hill, but 'advanced' will still actually, truly mean ADVANCED!  

Sign up for this will be on-site only, and we've left time in the morning so that riders can check out other trails first and see how they're feeling! 

To register NOW click HERE!

Schedule as of 5-22-18 may be subject to minor change as route and trail prep continues..
A Girls' Event: A Recap of My Trip to Babes In the Dirt

This was my second year venturing out to Babes In The Dirt from the East Coast. Last year I was connected to some CA locals to help me make the trip out, so this year I knew exactly what to do. So I connected with some other East Coast ladies to make the trip together.  

Something that really stood out to me through all the planning and travel was how I'd met all the girls that I flew, drove and rode with through motorcycling - specifically through all-female events. And while we're still practically acquaintances, having kept in touch mostly through social media, everyone was a perfect pleasure to make the journey with!

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

I'll be the first to tell you that I'm not that outgoing. I'm an introvert, and when I attend an event it's not uncommon for me to retreat to my own tent or van for some alone time to recharge.  I've also never been particularly a girls-girl; my dude friends have always outnumbered the ladies. did a girl like me end up traveling with a cluster of other women I hardly know?  The answer is: I love riding, I love an adventure, and I just so happen to meet the best people on two wheels! 

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Babes in the Dirt was a whole other animal this year! It grew in size to almost 700 women! And, it occupied a new event space in the Quail Canyon Motocross Park and Group Site, complete with multiple tracks and a pavilion. It was inspiring to see what event co-founders Anya Violet and Ashmore Ellis have grown this event to be. 

It was equally amazing to see all the sponsors (Husqvarna, Fox, SENA, Thousand Oaks Powersports, See See, WLF Enduro) that once again went above and beyond to make this event special for all the ladies riding! 

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

One of the best things about this years' event was the addition of more training classes with Garrahan Off-road.  The Garrahan team did an amazing job getting ladies rolling.

I ride pretty frequently, but every rider can benefit from training, so I signed up for a training class. At the last minute I offered it up to a new rider (and new acquaintance!) in my group, Catherine.  Somehow she'd missed the original signup, so she was beyond stoked to have the opportunity. Well, Catherine loved every bit of it, even the inevitable bumps and scrapes. She walked away with a nice little elbow "trophy"...and a big smile!

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

It was a great experience to once again ride in a different type of terrain than I'm used to. I don't ride in sand much, and the landscape is just so different (to me at least) from the East Coast landscape. 

It's visually different as well, the height and exposure, the angles of things. I see a lot more in my range of vision than I do in tight woods - so it becomes a good learning experience to adjust to some of these changes.

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

And, when the day of riding is done, it's so great to just hang out and do whatever you want to do. We grabbed camp chairs, kicked back and watched the mayhem and carnage of the the mini races run by the See See Motorcycles crew!

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

And it's always awesome to grab some food, maybe a drink, and spend some time connecting or reconnecting with other girl's like you who are just happy to be there having fun!

 Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

Over And Out is proudly sponsored by Babes In The Dirt, and inspired and motivated by the fun and adventurous ladies in the motorcycling community. 

@babesinthedirt  All photos by Sarah Van Tassel @sarahvtp
New to Riding? Babes In The Dirt Explains The Best Way To Get Started.

Our sponsor Babes In The Dirt has been encouraging girls to ride for years, so we're happy to have a little advice from one of the co-founders, Anya Violet, about getting started and how riding dirt is a great way to begin!  

 Photo by Genevieve Davis

Photo by Genevieve Davis


By Anya Violet, Co-Founder Babes Ride Out, Babes In The Dirt

We have had a lot of ladies reach out to us recently asking for advice on how to get into riding motorcycles. I think everyone will answer this question a little differently, but I would like to share my thoughts on this with you.  Everyone's journey to two wheels starts differently. Everyone will tell you something different and really you just need to see what is going to work best for you!

 Photo by Genevieve Davis

Photo by Genevieve Davis

In my opinion, if you are thinking of learning to ride, I would recommend starting on a dirt bike (preferably one that is small enough to where you can lift it off of you if you need to). This will get you comfortable with the feeling of being on a bike and with the mechanics of shifting, breaking and braaaaaaping!

 Photo by Genevieve Davis

Photo by Genevieve Davis

Make sure you always wear proper gear because you will fall several times. We all do, that’s part of the fun! You can probably rent or borrow a bike from someone if you don't have one,  but you'll want to spend a solid amount of time riding it. One weekend probably isn’t enough. Get to a point where you feel confident hopping on it and maneuvering it through a variety of terrain. 

 Photo by Genevieve Davis

Photo by Genevieve Davis

You don’t need to be able to shred massive hill climbs and jump doubles, but finding the confidence in turns and being comfortable with shifting and breaking etc. is key. Ask yourself how you feel after learning to ride a dirt bike. Does it still scare the shit out of you? Is it fun, but more scary than fun? Or is it the most fun ever? It is important to check in with yourself and decide whether this is for you, or not, before taking the next step. Riding dirt bikes before hitting the road will make you a much better street rider! I promise!

 Photo by Genevieve Davis

Photo by Genevieve Davis

Once you feel good on a dirt bike, take a motorcycle safety/training course!!! This is a super rad learning experience and they have great instructors. A lot of people that take these courses have never even sat on a motorcycle so don’t be intimidated.  

For more tips on riding dirt, check out

And, follow along with us on Instagram @overandoutmoto as we head out to Babes In the Dirt in Lebec, CA this coming weekend, April 27-29, 2018. We're flying and rolling into the event from the East Coast and will be sharing a look at our BID riding adventure!

@babesinthedirt  @husqvarnamotorcyclesusa @genevieve_davis
The REV'IT! USA Women's Adventure Team is headed for Over And Out!

From day one, REV’IT! (@revit_official) has stepped up with incredible support for Over And Out!  We couldn’t think of a better time to introduce this sponsor than now, because they’ve just announced the newest additions to their 2018 USA Women’s Adventure Team, and a couple of these awesome ladies will be joining us this year to ride over the trails and out on the country roads at OAO!

 @bmwmotorcyclegirl and @millieonthemove photographed by @sgtoepfer

@bmwmotorcyclegirl and @millieonthemove photographed by @sgtoepfer

First, we want to extend a massive congrats to the newest members of the REV’IT! USA Women’s Adventure Team: Anna Baklund and Jenna West. These adventure-loving ladies will be joining team members Amelia Kamrad, Erika Tango Bean and Loise Coleen Powers to represent REV'IT! at events, trainings and rides across the country!

 @jensmotoadventures photographed by @tchon76

@jensmotoadventures photographed by @tchon76

 @annabaklund photographed by @booskibrew

@annabaklund photographed by @booskibrew

REV’IT! makes some of the most functional and fashionable riding apparel for men and women who enjoy sport, urban and adventure riding.  Globally based in the Netherlands, their North-American headquarters are right nearby in Brooklyn, NY. They truly understand the type of weather and terrain challenges we face here in the Northeast, and their gear and apparel helps us take on everything nature throws our way. 

When we launched Over And Out, REV'IT! stepped in to offer great support, including a free lunch with your ticket! They're also sponsoring our street-legal dual sport routes and guided rides - more to come on that soon! ;)

 Photo by @sgtoepfer

Photo by @sgtoepfer

Women's team riders, Amelia Kamrad (@millieonthemove) and Erika Tango Bean (@bmwmotorcyclegirl) will be joining us for two days and two nights of braaaping and bonding at Over And Out this June 22-24 in Hancock, NY. We can’t wait to ride with them!

 @bmwmotorcyclegirl photographed by @sgtoepfer

@bmwmotorcyclegirl photographed by @sgtoepfer

 @millieonthemove photographed by @sgtoepfer

@millieonthemove photographed by @sgtoepfer

“We’re thrilled that REV’IT! is sponsoring Over and Out. The support that they’ve shown for women who ride off-road demonstrates that they are behind this community 100%.  We're stoked to attend this event, and even more so that REV’IT! is a part of it!”  - Millie & Erika

 Photo by @sgtoepfer

Photo by @sgtoepfer

Over And Out was created to include all types of female off-road riders, and to provide both exposure and education on a variety of off-road riding styles, terrain and bikes.  This includes woods, enduro and trail riding as well as dual sport and adventure riding. (Not sure what the difference is? We'll be posting about that next!)

 @millieonthemove photographed by @sgtoepfer

@millieonthemove photographed by @sgtoepfer

While you may have seen these girls exploring long-distance adventure and rally routes, they will also be mixing it up and hopping on enduros to ride the on-site woods trails at Over And Out.  That’s what OAO is all about – seeing all that nature has to offer, learning the differences, and choosing your own adventure! 

 Photo by @sgtoepfer

Photo by @sgtoepfer

Learn more about the REV’IT! USA Women’s Adventure Team by clicking here, and follow Millie and Erika as they adventure to Over And Out in Hancock, NY this June 22-24th! 

 Photo by @sgtoepfer

Photo by @sgtoepfer