Our friends over at Western Spirit will be putting on their second Outerbike this year, which is perhaps the best, cheapest way for you to go ride Moab. Consider this a mini-endorsement because a) we like the guys at WS even though they made me ride an extra two hours one day at Scottweek (c’mon Mark, you knew that was coming…heh, heh…I know it was an accident) and b) because this is a killer deal and having this many different bikes on hand to play with while chatting up the manufacturers is a great opportunity.

In a nutshell, for $150 you get to demo 2012 bikes from the manufacturers listed after the break (there’s a lot of them!), try new gear, get free lunch, beer and movies and all for less than the cost of renting a good bike for two days from one of the local shops. Here’s how Western Spirit owner Mark answered the question “Why should someone go to Outerbike?”:

Because if you want to “do” Moab – there’s no better deal out there! I mean really, $150 bucks can barely get you two days of high end rentals in town. Signing up for Outerbike gets you three days of high end demos, free shuttles, lunches, movies & more. In addition, it’s turned into a bit of an end of season party for the cycling community here in Moab. The locals are super stoked to show off their backyard, have a party and welcome everyone in. Plus it’s during some of the best weather we get all season so you can work on your tan without getting too sweaty!

Wanna see the brands that’ll be demoing? Click more and pack your gear, the event is October 7-9, 2011…

outerbike mountain bike moab for cheap with 2012 mtb demos from niner and more
Just one of the trails you'll get to ride at Outerbike while thrashing 2012 rigs from top brands.


  • Pivot
  • Maverick
  • Santa Cruz
  • Rocky Mountain
  • BH
  • Yeti
  • Trek
  • Specialized
  • Ibis
  • Turner
  • Marin
  • Kona
  • Norco
  • Masi
  • Intense
  • Haro
  • Giant
  • Ellsworth
  • Niner

Cannondale & GT might be there, too, they’re unconfirmed as of this posting. Plus, there are several clothing and gear brands on hand showing off all their goodies. If you’re not in the industry and going to Interbike, this is your chance to play the role.

What do you think?