Chihuahuan Desert Dirt Fest – West Texas Mountainbike Festival

The International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) has designated the Fresno/Sauceda Loop in the Big Bend Ranch State Park as an EPIC trail. To celebrate this designation Desert Sports Outfitter (based outside of Big Bend National Park) is hosting The Chihuahuan Desert Dirt Fest, an EPIC mountainbiking festival in its own right.

Mountainbiking boys and girls of all ages are invited to come out to far west Texas and Ride, Dance, Dine, and take in the stars. The festival will be held starting Thursday, February 17, 2011 and run through Saturday, February 19, 2011. The festival will be based in Lajitas from the Maverick Ranch RV Park. There’s lots of room for trailers and tents. There’s hot showers and bathrooms and even a pool! For more information about fees, availability and to reserve your space contact Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa. Biking will be all over the area: the State Park, the National Park, Lajitas and more!

Scheduled Rides include:

Thursday Feb 17
Big Bend National Park: 18 miles from McKinney Springs and back (Starts at 10 am)
Big Bend National Park: 30 miles from the North end of Old Ore Road to teh Hot Springs (Starts at 10 am)

Friday Feb 18
Lajitas Trail System: 15-20 miles starting at Maverick Ranch RV Park (10 am)
Lajitas Trail System: 25+ miles starting at Maverick Ranch RV Park (10 am)
Lajitas Trail System: 7-10 mile Kid’s Ride starting Airport Trailhead (2 pm)
Big Bend Ranch State Park: 20 miles starting from Barton Warnock Center (9:30 am)
Big Bend Ranch State Park: 12 miles starting from Barton Warnock Center (10 am)

Saturday Feb 19
Big Bend ranch State park: 50 mile IMBA EPIC RIDE starting from Barton Warnock Center (8 am)
Big Bend Ranch State Park: 30 miles starting from Barton Warnock Center (9:30 am)
Big Bend Ranch State Park: 25 miles starting from Barton Warnock Center (10 am)
Big Bend Ranch State Park: 7 mile Kid’s Ride starting from Barton Warnock Center (10 am)

These rides are scheduled for the folks who are registered for the Chihuahuan Desert Dirt Fest. Rides are presented in conjunction with Desert Sports, the Big Bend Trails Alliance, the Big Bend Ranch State Park and Lajitas Golf Resort. Helmets are mandatory. Every minor should bring their own adult. Go Here for more info.

A one day Festival pass is $20
Two day pass is $40
All Three days is $50

See below for more info:

Full schedule of Festival Events
Dirt Fest FAQ’s
Directions and Logistics
Pre-Registration Form

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