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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

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED RIDING DIRT BIKES?

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! 

WHAT BIKES HAVE YOU RIDDEN AND HOW DID YOU MAKE PROGRESS?

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!!

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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. 

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WHAT CAME NEXT?

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. 

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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. 

CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR EARLIEST YEARS RACING?

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. 

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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. 

FOR RIDERS WHO HAVEN’T YET VENTURED INTO THE RACING, BUT ARE DYING TO GIVE IT A TRY, WHAT INSIGHT CAN YOU OFFER? 

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

DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITE RACES TO DO EACH YEAR? 

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.  

THIS YEAR YOU SUFFERED A BAD INJURY, CAN YOU CATCH OUR READERS UP ON WHAT HAPPENED? 

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

YOU WERE PART OF THE WOMEN’S ISDE TEAM IN 2017, WHAT WAS THAT EXPERIENCE LIKE? 

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 @kato.photo

Photo by Mark Kariya @kato.photo

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR BIGGEST POINTS OF FOCUS AS YOU APPROACH THIS YEAR’S ISDE?

SPEED! 

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.  

WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING DO YOU DO (ON OR OFF THE BIKE) TO STAY IN TOP RACING SHAPE?

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.  

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HOW HAVE YOUR SUPPORTERS HELPED YOU? 

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

I’M EXCITED TO SPEAK WITH YOU, THE ISDE IS SUCH AN EXCITING EVENT!

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. 

LAST YEAR WAS THE FIRST YEAR FOR THE US WOMEN’S TEAM IN BRIVE, FRANCE. AND THIS YEAR’S IS COMING UP THIS NOVEMBER IN VINA DEL MAR, CHILE…

WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE WOMEN’S TEAM FROM THEN TO NOW? 

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

WHAT SKILLS OR QUALITIES DO ISDE RACERS IDEALLY NEED TO HAVE?

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

WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT MANAGING THE WOMEN’S TEAM VS. THE MEN?

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. 

WHAT MISCONCEPTIONS DO YOU THINK PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT WOMEN TRAINING FOR THIS SPORT? 

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

WHAT IS THE TRAINING LIKE AS THE RACE NEARS AND BEGINS? 

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

WE’RE SO PROUD TO BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE SOMETHING FROM OUR FIRST EVENT TO SUPPORT THE US WOMEN’S ISDE TEAM!

HOW WILL OUR DONATION HELP?  

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 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

MEET LISA DAVISON,  Framingham, MA

KLX250,  @agentmisskitty

HOW DID YOU FIRST HEAR ABOUT OVER AND OUT?  

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!!!

DID YOU ALREADY HAVE OFF-ROAD RIDING EXPERIENCE? 

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.

SO WHAT WAS YOUR PLAN AS YOU LOOKED FORWARD TO OAO? 

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

SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD IT ALL ON LOCK!  ANY LAST MINUTE SURPRISES? 

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

HOW WAS YOUR RIDING EXPERIENCE AT OAO?

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

WHAT ELSE DID YOU RIDE AT OAO?

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.

SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! 

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

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

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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

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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.

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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.  

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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. :)

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Photo by Heather MacEachern

OFF-ROAD PACKING GUIDE by Meghan Milligan

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.  
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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.
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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. 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RIDING? 

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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TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR RIDING EXPERIENCE...

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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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN GUIDING OFF-ROAD RIDES, AND WHAT OTHER EVENTS HAVE YOU GUIDED?   

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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WHAT MADE YOU INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH OVER AND OUT? 

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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WHAT WILL THE DUAL SPORT ROUTES BE LIKE AT OVER AND OUT? 

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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ANY FINAL WORDS OF ADVICE FOR LADIES SIGNING UP FOR A GUIDED RIDE? 

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.

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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. 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! 

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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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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. 

FAQs

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..
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!

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@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!

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@jensmotoadventures photographed by @tchon76

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@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! ;)

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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!

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@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

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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!)

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@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! 

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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! 

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Photo by @sgtoepfer

Hanover Powersports bringing the Discounts, Support and Lessons!

Hanover Powersports has stepped up for the ladies of Over And Out in a MAJOR way! 

Hanover Powersports is located in NJ and is a KTM, Honda and Yamaha dealer actively involved in a lot of rider events here in the Northeast.  The crew from Hanover knows the Over And Out location well, because they also support over a thousand riders at the Quarry Run Dual Sport each year! 

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As soon as they heard about our first event for female riders in the Northeast, they jumped in to support with full guns blazing! Thanks to Hanover, we’ve got: 

  • Discounts on new off-road bikes, parts and apparel
  • Dirt bike lessons at OAO with a certified coach (while availability lasts)
  • On-Site Mechanical Support at Over And Out

Read on, my lady-rippers!


SPECIAL DISCOUNTS ON NEW BIKES

Hanover Powersports carries the full line of KTM, Honda and Yamaha motorcycles, so if you’re looking to get a new bike (or your first bike!) prior to Over And Out, visit Hanover and take advantage of these special discounts:

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Photo from Yamaha Motor Corp.

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Photo from KTM USA

$100 OFF any off-road bike 125cc and under, OR $125 OFF any off-road bike over 126cc

Offer good through 6/30/2018. Print or screengrab above details to present in-store.* 


SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON PARTS AND APPAREL

Hanover Powersports also carries apparel, gear and parts from all the top brands. So get yourself suited and booted with helmets, goggles, boots, protective pads and more. Or, grab some woods-riding bike accessories like hand guards, fresh knobbies and more! 

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Photo of Heather MacEachern by Bob Steiner

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15% off Parts and Apparel  

Offer good through 6/24/2018. Print or screengrab above details to present in-store.*


DIRT BIKE LESSONS WITH A CERTIFIED COACH

One of the biggest missions of Over And Out is to help educate both new and current riders about a variety of bikes and terrain as well as riding techniques. These things are all crucial to riding success, but also to your enjoyment and stoke-level!

Thanks to Hanover Powersports we’ll have an MSF-certified (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) coach on site giving 1-hour lessons to groups of roughly 6 ladies at a time on their dirt-training fleet of Yamaha TTR-110’s, 125’s and 230’s.

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Photo by Yamaha Motor Corp.

These bikes are ideal for learning. They’re manageable in size and weight, have electric start, and are four-stroke, able to handle slower speeds with smooth and predictable power delivery, which is essential as you develop proper riding habits and muscle memory.   

If 1-hours time slots don’t completely fill up, you’ll have an opportunity to join in for a second lesson, availability permitting. This opportunity is HUGE and something riders of any level can and should take advantage of. 

Full details and sign up information will be shared in a blog post completely dedicated to the lessons. If you're on our email list you'll be the first to know, so make sure you're signed up! 


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ON-SITE MECHANICAL SUPPORT AT OVER AND OUT

The Hanover team will be onsite offering general, minor repairs and adjustments to help keep y’all rolling!  They will accept credit cards on-site for services.

Please make sure your bike is in it’s best running order before coming, but should something happen rest assured you’ve got the support of Hanover Powersports! 

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*Discount offers are for Over And Out, expiration dates as cited above. These offers are good for one-time use and cannot be combined with other offers. Bring in a printout or screengrab of this post or the email we'll be sending to subscribers in order to redeem. 
Meet Our Sponsor: Babes In The Dirt!

I was beyond excited when Babes In The Dirt came on board to sponsor Over And Out, because it's like having a stamp of quality!  Creating a great event takes dedication and detailed planning, for sure, but a dirt bike riding event also takes a lot of passion and experience. There's no shortage of any of these things at a Babes In The Dirt event!

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Flyer are by @desirae201

This April is Babes In the Dirt's 4th annual event in Gorman, CA and I wouldn't miss it for the world! Read on to learn more about Babes In The Dirt 4...   -K

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Photo by Genevieve Davis Photography

For over 4 years Babes In The Dirt has been providing ladies a place to experience a weekend of off-roading with their annual campout in Gorman, CA. For this year's event, April 27-29th, Babes In the Dirt has rented out the entire site at the Quail Canyon Special Event Area & Track

 Photo by Genevieve Davis Photography

Photo by Genevieve Davis Photography

 Photo by Genevieve Davis Photography

Photo by Genevieve Davis Photography

The Quail Canyon site has tons of space and incredible trails for beginners, intermediate riders, and even the pros! It even includes access to the motocross track in addition to the trail areas. 

 Photo by Genevieve Davis Photography

Photo by Genevieve Davis Photography

Husqvarna will be back, bringing out demo bikes; Fox Women’s will be hosting a gear demo, SeeSee Motorcycles will be putting on their annual mini bike races, Thousand Oak Powersports will be on site wrenching on bikes that need a little help getting back on track, and WLF Enduro will be providing firewood and trail patrol to help ensure ladies make it back to camp.

 Photo by Genevieve Davis Photography

Photo by Genevieve Davis Photography

Babes in the Dirt is a ladies only off-road campout for those who want to ride trails and practice their skills. The event is great for ladies who: 

  • Have only ridden street bikes and want to see what dirt is about.
  • Have never sat on a motorcycle. We HIGHLY recommend that new riders start on a dirt bike (so bring those "bike curious" friends with you that always say "I wanna try").  This is a great learning environment.
  • Have a lot of experience as a dirt rider. We have some pro ladies coming out that you can hit the hill climbs and black diamonds with!
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Photo by Genevieve Davis Photography

Want to read more and stay connected?  Head over to babesinthedirt.com to register and give them a follow @babesinthedirt to stay connected with all the fun that is Babes in the Dirt. 

 

 

About Bear Creek Sportsmen

Over And Out was created for a bunch of important reasons, but one BIG one is that we wanted to open the doors to some amazing riding land, and create a special riding opportunity just for the ladies. 

Over And Out has partnered with the Bear Creek Sportsmen riding club of Hancock, NY to do just that.  Together, we're bringing you exclusive access to this amazing property with routes and guidance for every level of rider!

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Photo by Kelly McCaughey

ABOUT BEAR CREEK SPORTSMEN

Bear Creek Sportsmen is an AMA sanctioned riding club that formed back in 2002 with the express purpose of preserving recreational riding land here in the Northeastern US.  Facing the dilemma of a shrinking availability of riding land, the club members banded together to preserve their own private woods and dual sport riding heaven.

Not only are they passionate about preserving this land, they’re passionate about riding. The club is made up of people who have decades of experience both in racing, competing, and running events from Enduros, to Hare Scrambles, Dual Sports and Vintage events. 

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This year will mark the 20th year of their infamously challenging Quarry Run Dual Sport.  It is also the very FIRST year that they will be hosting a ladies-only ride: Over And Out!

The Bear Creek property occupies over 1,000 acres of extensive and ever-expanding trails that are nothing short of amazing. While Over And Out will cater to ALL levels of riders, the property does boast some of the most challenging terrain around.

 Graham Jarvis at Bear Creek Sportsmen. Photo by Steve Hatch Racing.

Graham Jarvis at Bear Creek Sportsmen. Photo by Steve Hatch Racing.

The Club has hosted ISDE Qualifiers, the first US World Enduro in 2006 and another in 2007. Their Quarry Run Dual Sport is one of the most challenging events around, bringing riders from around the country.  This past fall Graham Jarvis came to teach a private enduro clinic.

 Photo by Kelly McCaughey

Photo by Kelly McCaughey

I myself have ridden through forest trails reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest, have ridden down trickling stone waterfalls, and have stopped in the middle of rocky passes to gape at bald eagles flying overhead.

 Photo by Kelly McCaughey

Photo by Kelly McCaughey

TERRAIN OPTIONS FOR OVER AND OUT

For Over And Out, the site will be prepared with miles of grass tracks and fields for newer riders and for the beginner to intermediate on-site lesson groups we'll be running  - more to come on that! ;)  

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We’ll also mark some loops in the woods for different levels of riders. They're meant to be a challenge but nothing's better than working your way through a tough trail with your friends. Our sweeps will be riding these trails to help you out and ensure safety. 

 Photo courtesy Bear Creek Sportsmen

Photo courtesy Bear Creek Sportsmen

We'll also have a fully guided advanced ride on Saturday that riders can sign up for onsite. Just a heads up: "advanced" here is like really, really advanced. So if you're that kind of gnarly babe, we've got the trails for you too!

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The local area offers amazing riding for partially-street equipped and heavier dual sports and adventure bikes.  We will be offering mapped routes for these bikes to ride off-site on a variety of rural terrain. 

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ABOUT HANCOCK, NY

The town of Hancock is known as the "Gateway to the Upper Delaware" and it sits right where the Delaware river splits into an east and west branch at the base of Point Mountain. The club has a great relationship with the town of Hancock, and serves as an asset to the community by drawing in visitors to these few public events each year.

 Photo: Wikimedia commons

Photo: Wikimedia commons

There are convenient stores, diners, restaurants and hotels within 2 miles of the club property. For those of you riding OUT on the street-legal routes, stop into the local establishments in this quaint town! Explore more at destinationhancock.com.

Bear Creek Sportsmen donates to local organizations each year, and members are always seeking ways to give back through their events. Proceeds from Over And Out tickets and raffle will also be supporting these efforts, something you can feel pretty GREAT about! 

Stay tuned, and sign up for our emails, because full event information and registration will be going live March 14th!

 

Meet Kelly McCaughey

It's weird as hell publishing an interview of yourself, but I had the pleasure of being interviewed by fellow rider Amelia Kamrad about Over And Out so you could learn a little more about me and the Over And Out event! 

Yes, I'm the girl behind the keyboard most of the time, but Over And Out isn't just me, and it isn't about me. There are many people, men and women, working behind the scenes to make this event a reality. And it's really about you, the girl rider, and giving you another opportunity to get out there and ride!  -K

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Kelly McCaughey @kellymccaughey

WHAT IS YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH OVER AND OUT?

Well, I created Over And Out! :)  I wanted to create a way for more girls to experience riding off-road but also get to see and learn the difference between a variety of terrain and riding styles.

Here in the Northeast, public recreational riding area is nearly non-existent. At the same time woods riding and enduro races are huge in this part of the country. There’s a gap between people who would like to learn or experience more off-road riding and those who have access to land or feel skilled enough to join in a race. 

Community is key to bridging this gap.  While I’m the main driving force behind Over And Out, there are many others involved, all working together to make this a unique and fun opportunity for female riders in the Northeast.

 Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

WHY MAKE THE EVENT JUST FOR WOMEN?

That part happened kind of organically. I’ve always ridden with men, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But over the past few years more girls have become interested in riding dirt, and some girls I knew started asking me where they could try riding. So, I had a small group of girls who’d never ridden dirt bikes come over to my house to give it a try.

Well, as much as I love riding, I found just as much joy in watching them ride dirt for the first time: Teaching them a few basics, watching them bobble off to a start, watching some of them take to it like complete naturals! One girl said “I can’t stop smiling inside my helmet!” and I’ll never forget that!

 Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

Shortly after that, I rode an event upstate and another girl found me on Instagram through the hashtag! She had some trails and wanted to ride with other girls too. So I started putting the feelers out through Instagram to coordinate a women’s riding weekend - which Is how I met you!  (talking to interviewer Millie Kamrad ;) 

SO THAT WAS PART OF PLANNING FOR THIS EVENT?

Pretty much! I already had some plans in the works for a public event, but this was a great way to further connect with other female riders, and meeting these women was an awesome experience. 

I could go on and on about that weekend, but what I loved most about it is that those girls were there because of one fact: they wanted to ride, and they made it happen. Some of them heard about it through the grapevine and contacted me. Some borrowed bikes and trucks; some carpooled with others they barely knew. They were presented with the opportunity and they made it happen.

 Photo by Kelly McCaughey

Photo by Kelly McCaughey

To see it all come together was very cool. Everyone was easy going, positive and friendly. And in the morning we got suited, booted and started up our engines together.  And since then, girls from that group have connected individually to go riding together, so by meeting each other it created even more opportunities for some of them to ride.  

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OK, SO TELL US ABOUT OVER AND OUT!

To make a public event possible, Over And Out has partnered with the Bear Creek Sportsmen riding club of Hancock, NY.  The club owns private property in the town of Hancock and holds just a couple of public riding events each year. Over And Out will be their first ladies-only riding event!

Over And Out is a two-pronged event: It’s for dirt, woods and trail bikes that can ride over the mountain on marked trails, as well as street-legal dual sport and adventure bikes that can ride out on mapped dirt routes that we will provide.

 Photo by Kelly McCaughey

Photo by Kelly McCaughey

There are many different styles of off-road riding and bikes: dirt, woods and trail bikes, dual sport and adventure bikes. This event seeks to include almost all of them, and all levels of rider. The only type of riding we’re not catering to this year is motocross.

This event is not a race or a hare scramble, it's a casual friendly riding event with options for everyone, from nervous beginners to long-distance adventurers to serious woods rippers!

 Photo by Amy Batog

Photo by Amy Batog

WHAT CAN RIDERS EXPECT AS FAR AS TERRAIN GOES?

There’s going to be something for everyone. There are miles of grass tracks and fields to ride.  There will also be a variety of marked woods loops ranging from beginner to intermediate to super gnarly! We will also be doing a guided ride on Saturday for advanced riders.

For riders who have dual sports (on-road/off-road) and adventure bikes, we’ll be providing mapped routes that explore a variety of dirt roads and terrain throughout the area.

I’ll be sharing more specifics about the property, the terrain options and bike details through the blog and website in the coming months.

 Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE EVENT, WHAT CAN ATTENDEES EXPECT?

The event will be focused on riding and having fun, plain and simple. I think the atmosphere is going to be great. It’ll be laid back, very low pressure, but also offer challenges and new experiences. 

I've met some of the greatest people through riding, and I expect that I'll meet many more at Over And Out. My partners at Bear Creek Sportsmen are also fantastic, so we'll all have a really good time. 

There is SO much for me to share in the coming months I can’t even begin to tap into it all here. Stay tuned for details in the coming months!

 Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOU, THE RIDER.

I always tell this story because I think it says it all, but the first time I ever rode was when my husband (then boyfriend) took me to his friend’s house to learn. They all grew up riding and racing, and he had an XR100 - perfect for me to learn on. 

 Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

As far as basic riding goes I took to it naturally. I got right on and cruised around.  They got bored watching me go around a field in circles and decided to take me on a woods trail.  That part was just amazing. It's like my brain lit up in all these new ways. I struggled, sure, but I loved it. I literally thought to myself “This is what I want to get good at.”

 Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

Fast forward 5-6 years and I still love riding. I've gotten to experience some really hard terrain, and I immediately fell in love with the feeling of exploring out in nature, and the feeling of making progress as a rider. Riding isn't easy. Some days are freezing, some are sweltering hot. I've hurt myself or had bad days, but not once I have even thought about quitting. I just love riding. So let's riiiiide!

 Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

Photo by Dan Sternaimolo

@overandoutmoto   @kellymccaughey  

Interview by Amelia Kamrad @millieonthemove

SAVE THE DATE
 Photo used in artwork by Sarah Van Tassel, @sarahvtp

Photo used in artwork by Sarah Van Tassel, @sarahvtp

Alright ladies... Mark your calendars and get ready for the best summer ever!!

Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24th is the official weekend of Over And Out's first ladies-only campout, held in Hancock, NY.

This is event is for all levels, and offers something for just about every type of rider: from beginner grass tracks and fields, to intermediate and advanced woods trails, to dual sport and ADV routes. It's gonna be a good time y'all. 

 Photo used in art by Spurgeon Dunbar @thefixxer

Photo used in art by Spurgeon Dunbar @thefixxer

There's a lot to finalize and share, so just know that many more details, including ticket sale dates, will be coming over the next couple of months via the Over And Out Blog, Email, Facebook & Instagram!  

Stay tuned and get ready to ride!

xx -K