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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!

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

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

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

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

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

Photo by Sarah Van Tassel

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!

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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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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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!!!

Maintenance Support from RyanCo Beta!

We’re so grateful to have Ryan Betz of RyanCo Beta on site during Over And Out with his full race rig, offering maintenance support to attendees!

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Ryan started riding at age 6, and In all his years racing he was also his own mechanic and ran a part-time repair and performance shop in his fathers garage. Ryan has spent many weekends at the races offering track-side support to others. He knows how demanding the sport his, physically, mentally and financially.

Ryan is generously providing his time and labor for FREE to support ladies at Over And Out, and he’s bringing out a few Beta Motorcycle models for us to check out!

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While RyanCo Racing will be onsite with this support, please check over your bikes before attending, and bring cash or credit card to cover any parts you may end up needing. Check out this basic pre-ride maintenance checklist:

  1. Inspect and tighten bolts.

  2. Check and clean your air filter.

  3. Check your tire pressure. (12-14psi in dry conditions recommended)

  4. Check brakes - pads and fluid.

  5. Check your chain tension - it shouldn’t be taut, but have very little slack.

Last but not least, change your oil. Check out the Motorgrrl X Motul oil-change workshops being held onsite at OAO!! Get all the details and Sign UP!

Saturday Night Fun Under the Red Bull Tent!

Whoo-weee, do we have some fun planned for Saturday night at Over And Out! After a day full of riding trails and playing moto games, we’ll keep the stoke-level raging under the Red Bull tent!

Photo courtesy Red Bull Media pool.

Photo courtesy Red Bull Media pool.

Red Bull presents some of the most exciting and difficult enduro events in the WORLD, and nothing gets me more amped than seeing those Red Bull arches mark the top of an insane climb or course (like they do at Red Bull Romaniacs or Erzbergrodeo); or, to see those Red Bull wigwam tents in a crowd, like they do at National Motocross races and other massive motorsports events.

I don’t know about you, but I’ll be fantasizing about dirt bike greatness as we climb the rocky mountainside and see that tent down below marking the way back to base camp! And, we’ll have a blast under it together come Saturday night between 8-11pm. Check out the details…

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One of our own dirt-bike loving ladies, Tracy So, aka @tracysowhat, will be serving up some custom Red Bull drinks with Yellow-edition Tropical Red Bull (my personal favorite), and Purple-edition sugar free Acai Berry Red Bull. Be warned: If it’s yellow, it probably won’t make you mellow; if it’s purple, it might make you burple!

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We’ll also be graced with the presence of DJ Sara M, aka @thedivine_miss_m, who will be keeping the good vibes alive and spinning some rock, punk, new wave, and more of our favorite dance and singalong tunes. We can’t wait to party with yas!!!

At the time of posting this, we’re 75% full! Lesson and Guided Dual Sport signups will be coming in May, and (in case you missed it) there are rental bikes available through GPMX!

Meghan Frye Hits Babes In The Dirt 5!

We introduced Meghan Frye last year on the blog, in our #fastfriends series that celebrates women in our off-road riding community! In honor of International Female Ride Day, we could think of no better feature than to take a look at Meghan’s recent trip out to Babes In The Dirt in Lebec, CA.

Meghan riding at Babes In The Dirt 5, photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

Meghan riding at Babes In The Dirt 5, photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

Babes In The Dirt has been an amazing sponsor for OAO since the beginning, even before we were a public event. Now in their 5th year, they bring together hundreds of female riders from all over the country to ride the beautiful California trails.

Let’s catch up with Meghan, get some tips about making the trip, and celebrate this amazing community that supports female off-road riders!

Photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

Photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO MAKE THE TRIP OUT TO BABES IN THE DIRT THIS YEAR?

What made my trip to Babes In The Dirt so special was how it all happened. I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in July '18 and went through chemotherapy, radiation, and all the other hardships that come with cancer. I felt weak for months and wasn't able to ride off-road as much as I wanted.

This past Christmas, I was SURPRISED by my husband, family, and friends with a trip to Babes In the Dirt! This trip was the perfect opportunity to forget about cancer for a while and focus on what I love — riding dirt bikes.

Photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

Photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

HOW DID YOU PREPARE FOR A RIDING TRIP ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY?

I always thought this would be hard to plan for, but it wasn't that bad! Once you book your flight, rental car (if needed), and bike, the bulk of the planning is done. Since my trip was a surprise, I was lucky enough to have everything planned out for me, even a bike thanks to the best crew out there, WLF Enduro.

In my opinion, the hardest part is finding a bike, but there are bike rentals in the area, and they bring the bikes to the event for you.

When it came to packing for the trip, my Fox Racing gear bag SAVED MY LIFE. I was able to pack my gear (helmet, boots, chest protector, water pack, knee/shin guards, etc) throughout the bag and still had enough room for extra clothes and camping gear. My bag also allowed me to keep my dirty boots in a closed off section so everything I packed wouldn't have a lovely coating of dirt.

Meghan riding at Babes In The Dirt 5, photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

Meghan riding at Babes In The Dirt 5, photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

TELL US ABOUT THE TRAILS YOU RODE!

I rode the black diamond/single track trails for the majority of the trip. Raven Ridge was an awesome trail that included sections where you were riding on a tight trail alongside a cliff — the views were breathtaking!

A lot of the trails out there were fast and flowy so it felt great to just open that throttle and cruise right through!

DID YOU LEARN ANYTHING NEW WHILE RIDING OUT THERE?

I definitely learned what it's like to ride in thick sand — woof. There were some sections on the black diamond trails where you would come to a turn filled with sand and that was tricky for me. The more I rode in the sand, however, the more I discovered that it was best to have my body position/weight further back on the bike.

I also rode the motocross track which was my first time on a track, ever. It was awesome to experience a completely different style of riding.

After my Husqvarna demo, I also learned that I may need to add an FE 250 to my garage! ;)

Photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

Photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCES IN TERRAIN?

The trails out there vs. the trails I ride at home were COMPLETELY different!

The single track at Hungry Valley were sandy, hardback, and very open and flowy. I was able to ride a lot faster than I do back at home and had an extended line of sight amongst riding the trails.

In Pennsylvania, our trails are full of rocks, trees, roots, and ruts. There are a lot of sections where the woods are so tight, you can barely make it through with your handlebars.

Photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

Photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

SO, YOU KNOW HOW PEOPLE LIKE EAST VS WEST COAST RAP? WHAT ABOUT EAST VS. WEST COAST BRAAAP?! HAHA WHERE DO YOU STAND?

That’s a tricky question because the riding is so different. I may be biased, but I love the hard enduro single track that we have out here on the East Coast. I would love to try riding some of the wooded trails in the Pacific Northwest too.

Compared to where I live, the West also has more legal riding areas which is a plus. And, who doesn't love to go FAST on some fun, flowy trails?! I definitely need to ride more out West for a more accurate comparison, but for now I'm gonna have to say East Coast!

Meghan riding at Babes In The Dirt 5, photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

Meghan riding at Babes In The Dirt 5, photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE TRIP?

The community! Anya and Ashmore (from Babes In The Dirt) have created an incredible event that brought in over 700 ladies who all share the love of riding dirt! It shows you how amazing the off-road community really is.

So many rad organizations (WLF Enduro, FMF, Husqvarna, The Kurt Caselli Foundation, Fox) come together here to help make this community what it is today — a family. Babes In The Dirt is an event that I hope all ladies who ride off-road get to experience.

Photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

Photo by the WLF Enduro crew.

Over And Out is proud to be a part of that community, with Babes In The Dirt as our amazing sponsor! We look forward to offering some special items in our raffle from Babes In The Dirt, and making our way down to their first dirt event further east, in Tennessee this fall!

Learn more about Babes In The Dirt here!

2018 Event Recap

Our first event was AMAZING! We had 75 female riders come out, 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

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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! 

SATURDAY LUNCH: LOCALLY SOURCED, ORGANIC LUNCHES - THANKS TO REV'IT! 

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! 

FOOD ON-SITE - SALES SUPPORTING LOCAL STUDENTS!

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! 

SATURDAY NIGHT BONFIRE

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!

HEALTHY SNACKS AND GOODIES

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:

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REBEL KITCHEN MYLK BEVERAGES

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 WILL KEEP US ROLLING!

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!  

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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! 

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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 AtticusAnonymous.com

Photo by John Saponara c/o AtticusAnonymous.com

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.  

@bh.and.br   @motorgrrl

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.

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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! 

ABOUT THE BIKES

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!  

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ABOUT THE LESSONS

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.

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WHAT'S REQUIRED? 

Riders must wear long pants, long sleeves and boots that cover the ankles. 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.

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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! 

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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.

SIGNUP REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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)

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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.

SO...how 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

NEW TO RIDING? BABES IN THE DIRT EXPLAINS THE BEST WAY TO GET STARTED.

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 babesinthedirt.com@babesinthedirt

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