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 eggs and bacon filled the air.
As more ladies ventured out into the cool, crisp morning, an excited energy took over the Backroad Ball grounds. The quiet whispers from early risers turned into excited chatter. Route planning, day trips and motorcycles were the hot topics at the Backroad Ball’s breakfast bar church pews.
But first, back to the food :-)
On the morning menu at Heavy Kevy’s Food Truck was a choice between a bacon, egg and cheese English muffin or a breakfast burrito filled with bacon, sausage, egg, cheese, onions and salsa – both served with home fries and both incredibly delicious!
But knowing that ladies like variety, co-organizer Kristin recruited a few strappin’ lads who served up healthy fruit smoothies and cold brew coffee.
And of course, there was also fresh hot coffee. Graciously donated by the Sussex Tim Horton’s, coffee was sold for $1 per cup in support of the Oulton College Haiti Project – a charity organized by the volunteer paramedics and paramedicine students who took care of the Backroad Ball babes all weekend!
As breakfast was wrapping up, Danielle from Truro’s Body Solace Yoga Studio arrived to help limber up the ladies for a day full of riding and adventure. She led an incredible 45-minute yoga session with a huge group of motobabes!
Danielle is an inspiring woman – in 2014, she launched the FEMINA Movement, a self-appreciation movement for all women. She truly reflects and embodies the raw energy and empowerment that co-organizers Heather and Kristin are looking to foster with like-minded women in Atlantic Canada.
The Backroad Ball isn’t just a celebration of female motorcyclists – it’s about building a community of powerful women who inspire and empower one other!
Check back soon for Part III of #BRB2016: moto-rides and rippin’ around southeastern New Brunswick!