Good Times, Good Friends, Two Wheels.
Words: Lindsey Lock
Images: Lindsey Grace Whiddon
“Good Times, Good Friends, Two Wheels”; the quote that continues to be an integral part of the Babes Ride Out (BRO) event held every fall in Joshua Tree, CA. After it’s inception five years ago, this women’s only celebration of female motorcyclists has become nothing short of a phenomenon with similar events cropping up all around the world. For me, as tempting as it is, to sum up the Babes Ride Out experience in a single quote or even an entire article, is a difficult task. Even so, I shall do my best for the loyal SBI readers!
2017 was my second year attending the ever-growing motorcycle ride and camp out in the desert that’s lovingly referred to as “BRO” and sometimes simply as “Babes”. What brought me back, you ask? I’ll tell you.
As a woman, I know that an event solely for women must be full of goodies to meet the general female requirements of a rocking good time. With that being said, BRO is not just a motorcycle ride and camp out although riding motorcycles is truly what brings all these ladies together. The Joshua Tree campsite is adorned with vendors, food trucks, a stage for live music and of course a mechanical bull providing lots of friendly 8-second competition during the “BROdeo” (clever right?). The onsite food options thoughtfully include vegan selections and cold pressed juices, this is Southern California after all…