[SIZE="5"]2nd Annual SANTA FE MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL[/SIZE]
2 Days of Epic Rides!
September 13th & 14th
brought to you with support from:
[SIZE="5"]Frankie Flats Bicycle Repair[/SIZE] & [SIZE="5"]Second Street Brewery[/SIZE]
This is a no-cost event! Camp out Saturday night and enjoy the festival celebration!
Spinning the music on Saturday night, will be a DJ yet to be determined
Directions:-Take Hyde Park Rd./Artist Rd./Ski Basin Rd.(State Rd 475) up into the mountains as if you are going to Ski Santa Fe.
-After passing thru Hyde State Park, look for the Big Tesuque campground about 12 mi. up SR 475 at a big switchback. Just a couple turns after Big Tesuque (less than ½ mi) look for Forest Rd. 102 on the left.
-Follow FR 102 about 2.7 mi. until it intersects (at a “T” near an open gate) with with FR 412.
-Go right on FR 412 about 1.3 mi until you see a large parking area on the right with a national forest hiker/trailhead gate. This is the staging area for the MTB fest (Aspen Ranch). There are many camping spots along the road for the last .75 mi. near the staging area.
-Hike into the gate, over a creek and straight up the hill thru another gate. Instead of taking the single track to the left after the 2nd gate, head straight up the hill and you will see a pretty meadow. This is where the festivities will be held and there are also camping spots in this area.
Note: This is not Aspen Ranch proper, as Aspen Ranch is pueblo land and must be avoided. The area at which we are gathering is typically referred to as Aspen Ranch by land users, and is positioned next to Aspen Ranch proper.
Rides: Start at 9:45am each day (may change)
Saturday- Borrego/Rancho Viejo/Rio en Medio Loop.
Approx 3.5 - 5 hrs.
This is a giant loop that heads north into the mountains, which will reach the northernmost limit before the wilderness area boundary in a beautiful meadow next to the Rio Capulin. This ride is one of Santa Fe's best kept secrets.
The ride ends with VERY long forest road climb back to the Aspen Ranch staging area. Riders can leave a shuttle vehicle at the beginning of Pacheco Canyon Rd (FR 102 from the village of Rio en Medio) in order to ease the end of the ride. SEE SATURDAY SHUTTLE INFO BELOW
Sunday- 102/Big T/Aspen Vista/Ravens Ridge/Windsor/Rio en Medio
Approx 3.5 - 5 hrs.
This ride is all alpine. Most of the climbing will be on forest road, which will hopefully ease the climb to 12,000 ft from our base camp at about 9000 ft. Once atop Raven's Ridge, any significant climbing is over and the ride back to Aspen Ranch will be a rewarding, technical descent.
This ride can be extended past Aspen Ranch for those wanting to experience the entire legendary Rio en Medio downhill trail. For those riders descending the entire Rio en Medio trail, wanting to avoid climbing back to Aspen Ranch on Pacheco Canyon Rd (FR 102), you can leave a shuttle vehicle at the beginning of Pacheco Canyon Rd (FR 102 from the village of Rio en Medio) in order to ease the end of the ride.
For more info contact:
Frankie Flats Bicycle Repair: 505-473-1712 http://frankieflats.com/
or T.J. Miller: 505-690-6375 firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendees are responsible for their own food, water, shelter.
THIS YEAR WE WILL RUN A MORNING SHUTTLE PICK-UP FROM THE BEGINNING (BOTTOM) OF PACHECO CANYON RD ON SATURDAY MORNING - SHUTTLE PICKUP TIME IS BETWEEN 8:45 - 9:00am.
Sunday riders needing a shuttle from that spot to the staging area will need to arrange their own shuttle logistics.
Here are links to the maps for each day's ride. Print them up and please bring them in your camelback/pocket so you know the routes:
The maps show the Shuttle drop-off and MTB Festival and party Staging Area.
Remember to print these and carry them on the rides - It is easy to choose the wrong trail at intersections for those who don't know the way.
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