The Good Stuff The rides, parties and events to remember
WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION Join us Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. at the convention center for an opening reception, live music by the Daniel Day Trio and the official kickoff of IMBA’s yearlong 25th anniversary celebration. Speakers include the mayor of Santa Fe, IMBA’s board president, IMBA’s executive director and the executive editor of Santa Fe-based Outside magazine. Drinks, heavy appetizers and birthday cake will be served.
Special thanks to: BTI, City of Santa Fe, Clif Bar, 2nd Street Brewery, Santa Fe Spirits
THURSDAY SPECIAL GUESTS, DINNER AND ART NIGHT Special guest Michael Craft, New Belgium Senator of Tour de Fat Non-Profit Relations, will speak during lunch about “beer drinking and philanthropy.” Don’t miss high styling at the Jump Jam from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the La Tierra Bike Park with IMBA’s own freeride queen, Tammy Donahugh. Join us back at the convention center at 7:30 p.m. for dinner and the community art night, featuring photographs and paintings from your fellow mountain bikers, sculptures from the SRAM pART PROJECT and some of New Belgium’s famous cruiser bikes.
Special thanks to: New Belgium Brewing, Red Bull
Memorial State Park, group shelter #2, where Big Agnes is throwing a big party and offering free camping for the night. Play games, eat s’mores and compete for prizes around the bonfire from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. BYOB.
Special thanks to: Santa Fe Brewing Company, Hotel Santa Fe, Big Agnes
DAILY RIDE OPPORTUNITIES Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, volunteers from the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society and Pedal Queens will be leading organized cruiser, intermediate, advanced and women-only rides on the Dale Ball and La Tierra trails. Each ride will have a leader and a sweep. Wednesday rides run from noon to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday rides roll out from the bike demo area after the day’s sessions have ended. On Saturday morning, intermediate and advanced riders are invited to join IMBA for an epic ride on the Winsor Trail. Three waves of riders will depart via bus from the convention center near the demo trucks starting at 8:30 a.m. The ride is capped at 150 participants and will be first-come, first-served. Not looking for an epic ride? Two cruiser and intermediate rides will depart for the Galisteo Basin Preserve at 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, with shuttles returning riders to the convention center in time for lunch.
Demo bikes and products: SRAM, Shimano, FRIDAY NIGHT FUN: PARTY ON THE PLAZA AND SCREENING OF “WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS” Don’t miss an exciting evening following the final day of educational sessions! Class ends at 2:45 p.m., leaving the rest of the day to ride and enjoy the expo, which runs until 7:00 p.m. Join us 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Santa Fe’s historic downtown plaza for adult Strider bike races and the Vermeer Invitational Skid Steer Time Trial. Go for the gold atop a tiny Strider bike, then cheer and jeer as six of North America’s finest trailbuilders compete for prizes and bragging rights as they maneuver a Vermeer mini skid steer through an obstacle course in downtown Santa Fe. At 8:30 p.m., head back to the convention center for the O’Leary bike raffle, Strider race awards and a showing of “Where The Trail Ends,” presented by Red Bull Media House and Freeride Entertainment. The film follows a dozen of the world’s top freeriders in an extraordinary chronicle of exploration, chaos and culture, set amongst some of the globe’s most rugged and remote natural landscapes.
Special thanks to: Marble Brewery, Strider, Vermeer, Red Bull
SATURDAY CLOSING CELEBRATIONS Immediately following the morning ride, return to the convention center and enjoy a BBQ lunch. For those still in town and eager for more revelry, end your evening at Hyde
Specialized, Trek, Yeti, Jamis, Pivot, Santa Cruz
WIN A HANDMADE-IN-SANTA-FE SINGLESPEED MOUNTAIN BIKE During the summit, IMBA will give away a 650b steel mountain bike, hand built by local resident Charlie O’Leary of O’Leary Built Bicycles and built up by Santa Fe-based Bicycle Technologies International (BTI). Don’t forget to purchase $5 tickets for this beautiful singlespeed hardtail featuring a Gates Belt Drive and attend the prize drawing Friday night. If you win, you’ll also get a new bike travel case and free shipping back home, courtesy of BikeFlights.com. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the local IMBA chapter, Santa Fe Fat Tire Society.
RIDE DESCRIPTIONS Dale Ball Trails: The Dale Ball system includes more than 22 miles of multi-use singletrack in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Dale Ball offers something for everyone from rolling hills to steep technical ascents and descents. Ride through a mix of conifer and pinon trees with great views overlooking the city of Santa Fe and the Rio Grande Valley. La Tierra Trails: The La Tierra system is located on 1,500 acres of city-owned property just three miles from Santa Fe’s downtown plaza. The trails sit high on the Caja Del Rio plateau, above the Rio Grande River, offering 360-degree continues on page 18
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