Outside Magazine and Cycle Santa Fe are gearing up for the second annual Outside Bike & Brew Festival in Santa Fe, to be held May 13-17. A new lineup of bikes, beers and bands will celebrate the tourist seeking active cultural experiences. The lifestyle festival will blend a wide variety of road cycling, mountain biking and leisure rides with nightly craft beer events, films and activities for all ages.
“Year two of Bike & Brew has doubled in size,” says Christopher Goblet, event director and Cycle Santa Fe executive director. “We underestimated the turnout in our first year, so we have added twice the number of rides, beer gardens and concerts to accommodate a larger audience. Naturally, we ordered twice the amount of beer as well to be sure we keep up with demand.”
This year, a new concert pavilion will be unveiled in the Santa Fe Railyard Park. Friday night’s kickoff party will be headlined by indie rock band Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah next to the 25,000 sq. ft. beer garden that will feature craft brews from the region. The signature event of the weekend will also take place Friday night—the Handmade Bike & Handcrafted Beer Showcase will bring handmade bike builders from around the West and will feature New Mexico and Colorado craft brews inside the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market pavilion.
The popular Tour de Brewer ride which sold out multiple times at last year’s festival will be offered at six different times on Friday and Saturday, alongside other culinary cruises for foodies. The SRAM Gold Rusch Tour, featuring pro mountain biker Rebecca Rusch, will have an entire track for women cyclists that includes rides, clinics and lounges. Mountain bikers can check out the newest Flow Trail at La Tierra, and group rides will continue at various locations in town. The Railyard Park Main Stage will feature the Reverend Horton Heat and another beer garden.
This year, the Santa Fe Century turns 30, a milestone event that will attract over 4,000 riders. For mountain bikers looking to test their strength, a new Enduro race hosted by Glorieta Camps has been added which traverses a course that climbs more than 4,000 vertical feet. The Bicycle Block Party wraps up the weekend at Marble Brewery’s Santa Fe Taproom with a bluegrass breakdown featuring Colorado bands Gipsy Moon and the Badly Bent followed by Los Angeles rockabilly bluegrass band Rose’s Pawn Shop.
Adventure junkies and beer enthusiasts can register to win the Tap Into Santa Fe contest, which includes a full weekend pass along with a five-bedroom private home just five minutes from the Plaza. New scheduling and pricing options—including a three-night concert and beer garden pass for $35—are available at OutsideSantaFe.com. For more information, event details, and to register to win, visit the website.
Outside Bike & Brew Festival Featured Events
Friday, May 16:
Cycle Santa Fe & BTI Present the Gears & Beers EXPO
Handmade Bike & Handcrafted Beer Festival: presented by Oskar Blues
SRAM Gold Rusch Tour feat: Rebecca Rush—Women’s Clinic & Rides
Tour de Brewer: a guided bike ride to three different breweries
Main Stage Performances by Contraband and Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah
Saturday, May 17:
Santa Fe Culinary Cruise: presented by Santa Fe Culinary Academy
Mountain Bike Poker Run: presented by BTI
Main Stage Performance by Rose’s Pawn Shop and Reverend Horton Heat
Sunday, May 18:
Santa Fe Century & Gran Fondo
New Mexico Enduro Series at Glorieta Camps
LUNA Stage Concert featuring The Badly Bent, Gipsy Moon and Rose’s Pawn Shop
A complete schedule of events will be announced is available at OutsideSantaFe.com. Additional event information will be announced on Facebook: facebook.com/outsidesantafe and Twitter: @outsidesantafe.