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Cross Timbers Backcountry Bikefest
03/17/2019 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 03/17/2019
Join Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association Drop In at the Cross Timbers Backcountry Bikefest! Food, organized rides/tours, Giant Bicycles demos, service from Richardson Bike Mart, music from the Red Bull truck and more
March 16-17, 2019
(Rain dates March 23-24)
FREE entry FREE parking!
FREE food and drinks thanks to DORBA(one of the MANY reasons to be a member)
In celebration of Cross Timbers Trail 50 year anniversary, make plans to attend this sure to be phenomenal weekend for all things Mountain Biking!
Cross Timbers offers Backcountry riding just outside the Metroplex and has something for virtually all skill and fitness levels.
Guided tours at 10 AM and 2 PM:
1-the big EZer tour. Short on miles and only about 1 hr (our easiest tour)
2-Lost and Found Loop tour, approximately 6 miles and approximately 1.5-2 hrs (a favorite of Cross Timbers regulars)
3-The WOWZER, Cedar Bayou to Rock Creek resort and back. approximately 14 miles and approximately 3-3.5 hrs (for those that want more time in the saddle and the most variety in terrain)
4-OMG! tour, Cedar Bayou to Juniper Point and back. approximately 7.5 miles and approximately 1.5-2 hrs (ya want challenging terrain?)
Some parts of the trail between Rock Creek Resort and Cedar Bayou which includes Lost Loop and Found Loop, are somewhat challenging but the scenery and variety in terrain are impeccable.
Between Cedar Bayou and Juniper Point even more challenging and is what adventure enthusiasts thrive on. The far west is the easiest. See Mountain Bike Project app and DORBA for more trail info.
Demo bikes from Giant, Specialized, Yeti, Ibis and Pivot
Swap meet 10-2 FREE entry and no charge to set up your sales booth. Buy some stuff and sell some stuff.
Introduction to Enduro 10 AM FREE to all. What is Enduro? What do I need to know? How should I set up my bike? All of your questions answered by Don Bullard and his team of Enduro bros. Come out and enjoy this laid back on the trail format! https://www.facebook.com/events/2234758203215100?sfns=mo
11:00 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in the woods.
Huge thanks to Cedar Bayou marina http://cedarbayou.com/ for graciously offering the use of their parking lot and for giving away a 1 night stay in one of their cabins. Cedar Bayou marina offers lodging, boat rentals, sales, canoe rentals and kayak rentals. Be sure to mention this event when booking.
Also want to thank the following:
Mad Duck Cyclery www.madducksports.com
Giant Bicycles www.giant-bicycles.com
Nautilus Family Fitness http://www.texomafit.com/
Miles Mobile Bike Shop https://www.facebook.com/MilesMobileBikeShop/
The Herd/Colormate Racing https://www.facebook.com/BOHICAMTB/
NTX MTB Group https://m.facebook.com/groups/427368097364522?ref=share
DORBA Dirt Skirts (Facebook link)
Pirate Island Pizza https://www.facebook.com/Pirate-Island-1404941009775328/
Graphics Store http://graphicsstore.org/
Order shirts here https://stores.inksoft.com/cross_timbers_bikefest/shop/home
Lucky 2 BBQ www.lucky2bbq.com
Richardson Bike Mart https://www.bikemart.com/
Cadence Cyclery https://www.cadencecyclery.com/
Eddie Pardee https://www.facebook.com/Live-with-Eddie-Pardee-1268145336628305/
Camp All Saints https://www.campallsaints.com/en/?fbclid=IwAR1ScKKYg5sCoILab0auBKd2mGu_FYtDuVLH_PBecdCPLb9gnAu1Z5TSEJc
Feel free to bring some wood for the bonfire and get ready for an incredible weekend!
PS: Practice your wheelies, bunny hops and backwards riding for a little lunchtime fun on Saturday.
Disclaimer: This is simply an enter/participate at your own risk gathering of folks that enjoy the outdoors and off road biking and just generally like having a good time.
Cross Timbers Bikefest Schedule
8:00 AM Gates open and vendor set up
9:00 AM Event start
10:00 AM Guided tours
10:00 AM-3 PM Giant and Pivot demos
DORBA Drop In with the RedBull music truck
Noon-2 PM Lunch
12:30-Bunny hop contest
2:00 PM Guided tours
5:00-6:00 Live music
8:00 PM-9 PM Bonfire and live music
9:00 AM Gates open
10:00 AM-2 PM Introduction to Enduro
10 AM-2 PM Swap meet
10 AM-3 PM Specialized, Yeti and Ibis demos
11:00 AM Saint Patrick’s Day Parade through the woods