The Backroad Blog

June 11, 2019

​​It takes a village to put on an event like the Backroad Ball. For the two of us (Kristin and Bambi), this is a labour of love – but we couldn't do it without the many sponsors, volunteers, performers and vendors.

While the Ball is an event for women – a safe space f...

June 11, 2019

​​It takes a village to put on an event like the Backroad Ball. For the two of us (Kristin and Bambi), this is a labour of love – but we couldn't do it without the many sponsors, volunteers, performers and vendors.

While the Ball is an event for women – a safe space f...

June 13, 2018

My name is Emma and I’m from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I've been riding a motorcycle for about five years now, and I guess I just do it because it's fun and I want to do it more than I really want to do anything else. 


Last summer, I called off a week of work and rode...

May 9, 2018

My mom used to ask me why I couldn’t be more interested in dolls or dance lessons, back then I was rocking a peddle motorbike in pigtails and fashioning a ramp to echo Evil Knievel’s motorcycle stunts. Now she wonders why I can’t be more interested in cars with airbags...

June 21, 2017

Asking myself how can riding on a hunk of metal with two wheels make one feel so powerful & free? Could it be the act of doing something so traditionally male dominated? Freedom to make it your own. Gobbling up the energy flowing from the stares you receive from eyes b...

November 18, 2016

Embers in the Backroad Ball’s communal fire pit were still glowing and spitting early Saturday morning as the first early risers were getting out of their tents. A few ladies – still rocking their comfy pyjamas – were making a bee-line for the coffee tent. The smell of...

November 2, 2016

The sun was hot, the grass was green, the music was pumping and the grounds were ready. A low rumble could be heard in the distance on Penobsquis’ otherwise quiet Route 114. We checked the time: 3:57pm. It was time to welcome our first group of female motorcyclists to...

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