Rides and Events Schedule

Below is the Ride Schedule for 2017. There were Water Stations set up in he Big Bend Ranch State Park folks on all three days; and guides were traveling with most rides. On Friday there was a neutral Aid Station at the Lajitas Airport Trailhead (Courtesy of Richardson Bike Mart), and on Saturday at the Buena Suerte mine. All this terrific help notwithstanding, make sure the you are independently prepared for each day’s adventure (suggested gear list).

WEDNESDAY, February 15

Today is the ONLY day that Event activities take place at Desert Sports in Terlingua.

TimePlaceEvent Description/Details
11 am-6 pmDesert Sports
Hwy 170
Registration

THURSDAY, February 16

After Ride: C‘mon over for a casual apres ride mixer at Bike Central HQ (Maverick Ranch RV Park).

Meeting TimeMeeting PlaceEvent Description/Details
7:30-10 amMaverick Ranch RV Park
(aka "Bike Central" or "Bike Central HQ")
Registration
We’re open for the early folks heading out for the ride in the National Park.
9:30 amBWVCRincon Loop – BBRSP
30+ miles; For riders with a fair bit of off-road experience. Enjoy all the great singletracks (including the Dome Singletrack!) and venture further out to the Rincon Loop (and maybe the Chimney Rock trail, too!) for lots of exciting climbing.
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10 amBWVCDome Loop – BBRSP
20+ miles; For riders with some off-road experience. Enjoy all the great singletracks (including the Fresno Divide Trail) and the scenic (gorgeous!) loop around the Contrabando Dome.
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10 amOld Ore Road
(north end)
Old Ore Road, Big Bend National Park
Meet at the north end of Old Ore Rd. 18-mile shorter ride (out and back) or 32+ miles to Rio Grande Village. It will take 90 minutes to drive from Lajitas to meet spot!
See Old Ore Road Logistics for additional info.
10:15 amBWVCBuena Suerte Ride
15+ miles; Guided ride for riders reasonably conditioned with beginner/low intermediate skills. Enjoy some of the easier singletracks and the park road up to the Whitroy Mine.
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10:30 amBWVCContrabando Short Ride
11+ miles; Guided ride for reasonably conditioned beginner/low intermediate riders to the Contrabando Waterhole. Ideal for riders who want to gain experience riding in a desert environment. Steady but reasonable pace including some singletrack/short hiking segments.
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3-6 pmMaverick Ranch RV ParkRegistration

FRIDAY, February 17

After Ride: Stop by Bike Central for a beer!
After the After Ride: Local fave Starlight Theatre often puts on a special evening... details to follow.

Meeting TimeMeeting PlaceEvent Description/Details
8:30 am-6 pmMaverick Ranch RV ParkRegistration
Open all day!
9:30 amMaverick Ranch RV Park
(aka "Bike Central" or "Bike Central HQ")
Lajitas Trails Longer Ride
20+ miles; Explore all the awesome singletrack with local, experienced guides for maximum exposure!
9:30 amWEST Contrabando TrailheadGeology Ride
Longer Version 23+ miles, Shorter Version 10+ miles; Join Dr. Kevin Urbanczyk and local guides for an educational Tour. RIDE DESCRIPTION»
9:30 amBWVCRincon Loop – BBRSP
30+ miles; For riders with a fair bit of off-road experience. Enjoy all the great singletracks (including the Dome Singletrack!) and venture further out to the Rincon Loop (and maybe the Chimney Rock trail, too!) for lots of exciting climbing. Chumba folks will be out helping on the trails for this ride, too!

10 amMaverick Ranch RV Park
(aka "Bike Central" or "Bike Central HQ")
Lajitas Trails Shorter Ride
10+ miles; explore some of the most fun, flowy sections of singletrack with local, experienced riders.
10 amBWVCBBRSP Dome Loop
20+ miles; For riders with some off-road experience. Enjoy all the great singletracks (including the Fresno Divide Trail) and the scenic (gorgeous!) loop around the Contrabando Dome.
RIDE DESCRIPTION»
10:15 amBWVCBuena Suerte Ride
15+ miles; Guided ride for riders reasonably conditioned beginner/low intermediate skills. Enjoy some of the easier singletracks and the park road up to the Whitroy Mine.
RIDE DESCRIPTION»
10:30 amBWVCContrabando Short Ride
11+ miles; Guided ride for reasonably conditioned beginner/low intermediate riders to the Contrabando Waterhole. Ideal for riders who want to gain experience riding in a desert environment. Steady but reasonable pace including some singletrack/short hiking segments.
RIDE DESCRIPTION»
2 pmLajitas Airport TrailheadKids Ride
7+ miles; Desert Sports/Big Bend Trails Alliance guided ride designed to give kids a great hour and a half or so of riding terrific, fun, safe trails. Kid tested, and Kid approved! Kids must have an adult with them to ride.
5 pmMaverick Ranch HQChumba/Wanderlust Presentation
The fine folks from Chumba/Wanderlust will be showing some films and giving a general talk about bike packing, and all its coolness.

SATURDAY, February 18

After Ride: Longtime sponsors and staunch supporters of trails and events in West Texas, Bicycle Sport Shop (Austin), have invited us all over to Bike Central for a beer.
After Party! Our hosts, Lajitas Golf Resort, bring us a live band for a starry evening of dancing poolside on the grass.

Meeting TimeMeeting PlaceEvent Description/Details
7-9 amMaverick Ranch RV ParkRegistration
8 amBarton Warnock Visitor Center (BWVC)
Hwy 170
Fresno/Sauceda EPIC – BBRSP
60 miles; Be ready for a serious adventure! This is it, the whole enchilada. There will be fast lads out front, but they couldn’t really be called “guides” for this ride. There will be a sweep to make sure everyone gets back alive. Be ready to ride all the singletracks, the east side of Rincon, up over Pila Montoya, through Sauceda and back down, all the way back down.
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9:30 amBWVCRincon Loop – BBRSP
30+ miles; For riders with a fair bit of off-road experience. Enjoy all the great singletracks (including the Dome Singletrack!) and venture further out to the Rincon Loop (and maybe the Chimney Rock trail, too!) for lots of exciting climbing.
RIDE DESCRIPTION»
10 amBWVCDome Loop – BBRSP
20+ miles; For riders with some off-road experience. Enjoy all the great singletracks (including the Fresno Divide Trail) and the scenic (gorgeous!) loop around the Contrabando Dome.
RIDE DESCRIPTION»
10:15 amBWVCBuena Suerte Ride
15+ miles; Guided ride for riders reasonably conditioned beginner/low intermediate skills. Enjoy some of the easier singletracks and the park road up to the Whitroy Mine.
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10:30 amEast Contrabando TrailheadKids' Ride
7+ miles; Desert Sports/Big Bend Trails Alliance guided ride designed to give kids a great hour and a half or so of riding terrific, fun, safe trails. Kid tested, and Kid approved! Kids must have an adult with them to ride.
10:30 amBWVCContrabando Short Ride
11+ miles; Guided ride for reasonably conditioned beginner/low intermediate riders to the Contrabando Waterhole. Ideal for riders who want to gain experience riding in a desert environment. Steady but reasonable pace including some singletrack/short hiking segments.
RIDE DESCRIPTION»
mid-ish to late-ish afternoonMaverick Ranch RV ParkBike Fest
Join a bunch of us goofballs at the RV Park for some afternoon adventures in bike silliness! Try your luck! Show off your skills! Toss a bike! Awesome Al will be hosting our Bike Raffle for very cool schwag!
5:30 pmMaverick Ranch RV ParkPost Ride Fajitas Feed
Lajitas Golf Resort is hosting us at the RV Park for a great post ride dinner.