Join Erie Singletrack Advocates, Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, and Chasing Epic for three days of amazing mountain biking in Angel Fire, NM on June 16-18th for the BMA Annual Trip! This fundraising trip is being run to raise money for ESA/BMA, with all proceeds going directly to the Trail Access Fund. Bring your bike, your helmet and your bike shoes and we’ll take care of the rest!
Trip Dates: June 16-18th (Fri-Sun) Trip Cost: $450 for ESA/BMA members, family and friends
Reserve your spot soon- this trip is filling up fast and it’s limited to 24 riders!
Two days of guided riding, including the legendary 25-mile South Boundary Trail from Angel Fire to Taos
One day of lift-served downhill riding at Angel Fire Bike Park (lift ticket included)
Two nights double-occupancy lodging at Angel Fire Resort
Catered dinner on Friday and Saturday night
Ride Nutrition from Clif Bar and Infinit
Post-ride beers from Oskar Blues
Lots of BMA swag!
Day One (Friday): Plan to arrive in Angel Fire (about 5 hours south of Denver) at 1:00pm, where everyone will check in, do introductions, and get some goodies from BMA and Chasing Epic. We’ll check into our hotel rooms, gear up, and be ready to ride by 2:30. Today’s ride will be on the Elliott Barker trail system, the venue for a stage of this year’s Scott Enduro series (they’re very similar to West Mag and Walker Ranch). Expect to ride for about three hours this afternoon, a total of 12-15 miles. Dinner tonight will be catered at Angel Fire Resort, with post-ride beers from Oskar Blues!
Day Two (Saturday): Breakfast today is on your own, and we recommend the sweet little bakery downstairs in the resort for a killer burrito and pastries. Make sure you fuel up accordingly, we’ll be riding the South Boundary Trail today! Our shuttles will depart the resort around 10:00 today, taking us up to about 9500 feet for the beginning of the 25-mile point-to-point ride. We’ll still have a fairly stiff 1-hr climb, but from the top it’s mostly all downhill to Taos! This ride rivals any high-alpine ride in the country! Almost 25 miles later, we’ll roll into Taos and grab post ride beers at the trailhead before shuttling back to Angel Fire, about 30 minutes away. Dinner tonight will again be catered at the resort, eat up!
Day Three (Sunday): Again, breakfast is on your own, and you’ll probably be really hungry after the long ride on Saturday. Today is bike park day- everyone gets a full-day lift ticket to ride the lift-served goodies at Angel Fire’s bike park, which will keep you smiling all day long. From green cruisers to world cup-level downhill, this place has it all. We’ll meet in the morning as the lifts open at 9:30 as a group one last time, and then you’re on your own to rip all day long. We recommend renting a DH bike for the day, it’s worth the extra cost!
Having spent many years riding, racing, training . . . I realize how important it is to thank people who work to make my pleasure (and torture!) possible. I "retired" and moved to Erie in July to be near grandchildren. I've been on the trails every day but 3 or 4 since then. I suppose I'm slightly daft to be getting air at my age, but the fun on these trails never diminishes.
Thanks to those of you who created and maintain this amazing community resource. I especially love the number of kids who are getting this great experience. Thank you, thank you. ...
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