Don’t let that giant “2011” on the poster fool you, this event is coming up at the end of September. What’s Outerbike? Well, basically it’s a caravan of some of cycling’s biggest brands packing up from Interbike, driving to Moab and setting up so you can ride all the latest and greatest while being pampered by Mark and the rest of the fine folks at Western Spirit.
We get a fair number of calls from readers asking our opinion on bikes, and generally our response is the same: Head to your local shops and ride as many different bikes as you can. Well, here’s your chance to ride all the new models you’re likely to be considering back to back to back. Oh, and it’s in Moab. And it’s cheap considering the food and service you’ll be getting from Western Spirit.
Full details after the break…
Thinking about a new bike?
The world’s best bike companies are coming to Moab with their 2011 bikes and you can ride them all. Outerbike is a four-day event September 30-October 3rd. Cost is $150 for all four days, which includes bike demos, lunch, shuttles and schwag. From the event site there are 5 mountain bike loops and a paved road bike path that you can take to either Arches or Canyonlands National Park. Attendance will be capped to make sure there are plenty of bikes.
Beyond the Rides
There will be all kinds of extras like on-site daycare, a free women’s skills clinic, movie premieres on Friday night and a pub crawl on Saturday where you could win a Western Spirit trip for 10! And, all the bike companies are bringing their athletes and product designers– so not only do you get to ride all the bikes you usually just get to read about –you can also meet the people who dreamed them up.
The Bike Companies
Outerbike exhibitors include: Rocky Mountain, Maverick, Santa Cruz, Yeti, Fuji, Breezer, Fox, Pivot, Marin, Ibis, Cannondale, Turner, Trek, Intense, Haro, Kona, Masi, Marzocchi, Specialized, Norco, and GT.
More info and registration at outerbike.com