Outside Magazine, New Mexico Brewers Guild and Cycle Santa Fe have combined resources to build a new form of outdoor festival aimed at the active lifestyle tourist who is seeking the balance between adventure and sophistication, recreation and relaxation, living healthy and living happy. Outside Bike & Brew Festival, scheduled for May 16-18, 2014 in Santa Fe, is a handcrafted event that blends a variety of rigorous biking activities with beautiful scenery and delicious craft beer in the cultural capital of the Rocky Mountains.
“We planned this event to coincide with National Bike to Work Week and American Craft Beer Week,” says Christopher Goblet, event director. “Centering all the festivities in Santa Fe’s Railyard District makes it easily accessible by bike from any part of town.”
Friday, May 16 –Friday evening officially kicks off the festival with a craft beer pavilion, bike expo, music stage, food trucks, live art demonstrations and a bike beauty pageant complete with a pedi-cab mobile mariachi band.
Saturday, May 17 –Guided rides for all ages and abilities are planned. Primary trailheads will feature demo bikes and pro clinics for all skill levels. For the leisure bicyclist we have the Tour de Brewer, a guided ride that stops at three local craft breweries where brew masters will share the basics of how to brew and taste beer. A number of craft beer dinners will take place at signature restaurants, for which reservations are required. The evening entertainment includes a bike-in movie and The Old 97s taking over the Santa Fe Sol stage.
Sunday, May 18 – The weekend culminates with the Santa Fe Century, a 100-mile bike ride that attracts 3,000 riders for a demanding tour of beautiful high desert landscape. For the serious athlete, the Gran Fondo Santa Fe offers competitive racing to test one’s abilities. The less adventurous can ride their bikes into Downtown Santa Fe for a lively Sunday at the Grand Opening of Marble Brewery or sit back as a spectator for the BMX Dirt Jam & Jump at La Tierra.
Visit Outside Bike & Brew Festival website for a complete list of events, ride registration, event tickets, trail maps, hotels, beer dinners and registration for a chance to win a three-night stay at Hotel Santa Fe and a bespoke bike by O’Leary Built Bicycles.
Outside Bike & Brew Festival Featured Events
Friday, May 16:
- Outside Basecamp: Road, Mountain Bike and Outdoor Equipment Expo
- Handmade Bike and Handcrafted Beer Festival: presented by Oskar Blues
- Kaleidospoke: bike art installation and live art domonstration
- Heath Concerts presents the Railyard Concert Series
- Bike Beauty Pageant: presented by Santa Fe bike shop Melo Velo
Saturday, May 17:
- Pro Rider Clinics for Mountain and Road Biking
- Tour de Brewer: a guided bike ride to three different breweries
- Single Track Sampler and Bike Demo
- Bike In Movie: presented by New Belgium
- Heath Concerts presents the Old 97’s at Sol Santa Fe
Sunday, May 18:
- Santa Fe Century ride & Gran Fondo
- Marble Brewery Santa Fe grand opening celebration
- La Tierra BMX Dirt Jam
A complete schedule of events will be announced on March 14 at www.OutsideSantaFe.com. Additional event information will be announced on Facebook: facebook.com/outsidesantafe and Twitter: @outsidesantafe.
About Outside Magazine
First published in 1978, Outside Magazine’s mission is to inspire active participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, adventure, discoveries, health and fitness, gear and apparel, trends and events that make up an active lifestyle. Outside is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
About Cycle Santa Fe
Cycle Santa Fe is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster a proud, proactive and diverse biking community in Santa Fe, New Mexico to help fund bicycle infrastructure and trail development in the areas surrounding Santa Fe.
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