The acronym for Babes Ride Out, an annual all-female motorcycle trip, is BRO. That, however, is the most masculine detail of this entire desert adventure, which took place from October 20 to 23.
Held in the California desert, this was the fourth annual outing, which attracted 1,600 female motorcyclists. The event is not only for the most hardcore riders; it’s also touted as a space where ladies of all riding capabilities can gather to make friends and, obviously, discuss their love of riding.
Women came from all over to take part. According to Babes Ride Out’s Instagram, over 20 women traveled 2,000 miles or more to ride with the crew. Along the way, the ladies got tattoos, caught a performance by the Iron Maidens (an Iron Maiden tribute band), participated in a karaoke night, rode in an electric bull riding competition and splashed around at a pool party at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.
Another facet of the event was a raffle that raised funds for MOTO Fam, an organization that aids motorcycle riders who have gotten in an accident. RVCA was one of the brands represented in the fundraiser; they donated jackets that were decorated by RVCA advocates Kylea Borges, Alex Matus and Andrea DoSouto. The latter is the photographer that captured the photo diary here.