The Babes Behind The Ball
Heather aka Bambi : Moncton motobabe and member of The Litas New Brunswick branch. She has been riding for three years: one year on a Kawasaki Vulcan & two on a Harley Sportster. During the day, she can be found working in communications for the Government of Canada, but in her downtime she can be found dressed in leather, sporting a sparkly silver Gringo helmet & riding around on two wheels. In October, 2015, she adventured to Babes Ride Out 3 with a fellow Litas NB member. Upon arrival to California, she was graciously welcomed by local motobabes and overcome with joy at the instant comradery before even arriving at the event grounds. After her time in Joshua Tree, she knew there was nothing even remotely close to the atmosphere at the event and the abundance of female empowerment available in Eastern Canada and immediately began scheming up ways to create the same magic closer to home.
Kristin aka Kris : Saint John motobabe and co-founder of The Litas New Brunswick branch. She has been riding for just one season: she started out on a 1980 Honda CM400T, before long upgraded to her Suzuki Boulevard & now rides a Harley Roadster. She slings insurance to pay the bills, but generally you’ll find her hanging out with seals: surfing in The Bay of Fundy, creating things, or meditating on two wheels with her tassels frolicking in the wind. At the end of August, 2015, she embarked on a wild journey to The Dream Roll in Washington, but after her 8 hour ride from BC turned nearly 24 hours due to a few too many "bumps in the road," she had to call it quits (less than 2 hours from the event grounds). The difficult lonewolf experience she had and her ability to forge on until it finally became unsafe to do so, pushed her to try to inject more life into the female motorcycle community and create opportunities for similar adventures closer to home.
It wasn't until The Litas New Brunswick's December 2015 meet-up that Bambi and Kris both realized their common desire and began planning for the Summer 2016 event: The Backroad Ball. As you may have heard, their 2016 event went off incredibly -- so they're back at it to bring you more good times in 2017.