Party in the desert: Moab’s Outerbike serves up bikes and beers

Consumer demo event provides opportunity to ride next year’s gear

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Smiles for miles. That’s what riding bikes is all about.

Smiles for miles. That’s what riding bikes is all about.

As a native Coloradoan, it would be great to call Moab our own. But we’re okay leaving it in Utah as long as they keep building so many great trails.

As a native Coloradoan, it would be great to call Moab our own. But we’re okay leaving it in Utah as long as they keep building so many great trails.

Follow this sign for good times.

Follow this sign for good times.

Like we said, there was always a morning line-up for bikes. But supply was rarely an issue. At least not at the Ibis tent.

Like we said, there was always a morning line-up for bikes. But supply was rarely an issue. At least not at the Ibis tent.

Industry Nine has gained a cult-like following for its bomb proof (and great looking) hubs.

Industry Nine has gained a cult-like following for its bomb proof (and great looking) hubs.

The Yeti rack was usually cleaned out save for a handful of XC-oriented bikes.

The Yeti rack was usually cleaned out save for a handful of XC-oriented bikes.

Most eye-catching bike award went to this Durango Bikes Moonshine.

Most eye-catching bike award went to this Durango Bikes Moonshine.

For those inclined to bring their own bikes there was the opportunity to tool around on a test set of ENVE carbon mountain bike wheels.

For those inclined to bring their own bikes there was the opportunity to tool around on a test set of ENVE carbon mountain bike wheels.

Apparently interest in mountain bikes and mountain bike stuff is pretty high right now.

Apparently interest in mountain bikes and mountain bike stuff is pretty high right now.

Where end-of-the-day tales are told.

Where end-of-the-day tales are told.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympics, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the Mtbr staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.


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