Outerbike: Riding Bikes in Moab

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Outerbike 2011:    October 7th–9th

photo credit: Anne Keller

Ever heard of Interbike?  Always wanted the chance to ride all the newest bikes and test the hottest gear?

Well, now you can… at Outerbike.  After a successful first year in 2010, Outerbike is back in Moab, Utah, October 7th-9th. Outerbike gives consumers a chance to demo the new 2012 road and mountain bikes!  This year, exhibitors include:  Fox Racing Shox, Ibis, Kona, Pivot, BH, Rocky Mountain, Santa Cruz, Specialized, Trek, Turner, Yeti, Giant, Ellsworth, Unicycle.com, Osprey, Orbea, Cycles Devinci, Niner, Fatback, GT, Deuter, Club Ride, Spot Brand, and more.

Outerbike fills a need that has long been missing in the world of cycling.  Offering something for every rider, this unique event gives cyclists the opportunity to REALLY test out the newest bikes back to back.  For mountain bikers that have never made the Pilgrimage to Moab, Outerbike’s $150 price tag makes it the cheapest way to discover this biking mecca. The total bike geek and lover of all things bicycle related will relish having access to product designers, pro racers, and other industry insiders.

Outerbike offers something for everyone! Photo credit: Anne Keller

Outerbike promoter, Ashley Korenblat, explains: “Outerbike is a great chance to meet the folks behind the bikes and get to ride on World-class trails. The Moab BLM has partnered with us and Grand County to create one giant demo site just outside of Moab. And since new exhibitors continue to sign up we have lots and lots of bikes to ride on miles of new trails from easy to technical. ”
Registered participants will be able to visit each booth tell them their height, toss over their pedals and take a spin on the Bar M trails right from the exhibit site. And there will also be shuttles to a different trail each day coming and going every 15 minutes. So, checking out Moab’s other famous trails will also be possible.
In addition, a brand new paved bike path goes right to the site giving participants great access to road rides into Arches or Canyonlands National Park. Downhill specific shuttles will be running daily.
Participants will receive demos for all 3 days of the event, lunch and Clifbar products, admission to evening parties and films, plus great stuff from exhibiting companies. The Registration fee for the three-day event is $150. Korenblat adds, “The bike companies work hard to get their new product ready for the Vegas show, but since that show isn’t open to the public, only dealers get to ride the new bikes. Now everybody can.”
To sign up, go to www.outerbike.com or call 800-845-2453.

I don’t know about you, but riding all kinds of bikes in Moab for three days doesn’t sound half bad.  Girl Bike Love will be on hand to test and review as many bikes as possible.  Thinking about heading that way?  We would love to connect with you, drop us a note at info@girlbikelove.com!