Adult FUN Camp: Outerbike 2015

Girls at Outerbike

The annual pilgrimage to Moab for Fall Outerbike is something we look forward to all year.  If you haven’t been yet, think of this as your hand-delivered invitation.  Everyone is invited.  “Why would I pay money to ride my mountain bike on trails I can ride anytime?”  some ask.  Well, actually we consider it a bargain with the awesome catered lunches, unlimited access to new demo bikes, shuttles to some of Moab’s finest trails and beer!  Sure, Outerbike has all the new fancy 2016 bikes for you to demo, awesome trails and incredible event coordination but, all the happy, smiling people stamp a big exclamation mark on how much fun Outerbike is.

Moab Outerbike 2015

 

Outerbike for us is a way to connect with friends, meet new people and spread the Crankjoy love.  With new Save Our Soles custom wool socks and a snappy new logo design from Jonny Hintze, we head to the desert with wild excitement.  After being on the road for over 2 months we finally got to unite with some awesome friends that also call Sedona home.  It was a mini reunion of sorts.  What could be better than sun, sandstorms, friends, good food, beer and an endless supply of fancy blingged-out mountain bikes for an entire weekend.  Well we just can’t think of anything better.

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Moab Outerbike 2015
Crankjoy sock gathering on Mag 7

What better way to connect with friends from near and far, industry folk and local legends.   Waiting in line before the event opens, getting showered in schwag, drinking coffee and meeting people from all over the country and beyond are all the great things that we look forward to.  The mad rush to get into the demo area with bacon smell wafting past your nose.  The swirling dust storms and relentless sun pounding down on you as you head out for “one more lap”on the Bar M trails.  The lurking, waiting, hoping for your size of THE bike you want to take on the shuttle to Ahab or Mag 7.

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Outerbike 2015
Neil Kornze and Lee Hart discuss trails in Valdez, Alaska with Scot Nichol and Tyson Swasey in the background. Outerbike brings out all the celebrities.

Neil Kornze made a special trip to Moab, UT during the event to announce a new website that highlights the partnership between IMBA and the agency he directs, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

The website www.blm.gov/mountainbike is linked to IMBA’s website and allows riders to access to trail beta including maps, photos and detailed directions.  Here in Moab, you can find the skinny on many trails including Captain Ahab and Klondike Bluff systems on the website.

Kornze, during his talk at Friday’s Outerbike Beer Garden Festivities, spoke about a new initiative for BLM to promote the recreational opportunities not just here in Utah, but nation wide.  BLM manages more than 245 million acres of land around the country, and that is just above the ground!  They also manage 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral real-estate underneath this nation.  This amazing Federal agency employs about 10,000 full-time people and works with an annual budget of over a billion (yes with a B) dollars!  It is one of very few federal agencies that generates more money than it spends too, mind-blowing!  In 2012 activities on the land generated  more than $5 billion dollars- GO BLM!

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Moab Outerbike 2015
Calm before the storm

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I’ve never seen one of us smile so much in one weekend :)

Moab Outerbike 2015

The masterminds behind this event and owners of Western Spirit Cycling Adventures are Mark Sevenoff and Ashley Korenblat; and they care.  They care about their community, trails, land access and everything to do with mountain biking.  They care about your fun, safety and overall enjoyment of their event.  They staff it right, they organize it right, they run it right.  They are on site, riding, eating and drinking along with all attendees making sure you are having a good time.  After 25 years in business with Western Spirit they really know what they are doing, and that is why we and everyone else keeps coming back to make this the BEST demo event in the country, if not the world.

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