Best Bike Fests: Outerbike

Get your wheels spinning at these killer bike fests

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    Photo: Whit Richardson

What it is: The only place where the common man can demo multiple brands of next year’s mountain bikes. And it’s in a mountain biking mecca of Moab, Utah at a time of year when the riding in most other places stinks.

The Skinny: Want to rent before you buy? You can demo bikes that haven’t hit market yet on two to three mile test loops, or on a multi-hour singletrack tour.  Feel the virtues of 26", 650b & 29" wheels back to back, or dive deep into Moab’s singletrack on the carbon charger of your choice. Get to know different bikes - on real trails. Unlimited demos from on-site vendors, shuttles, lunch, swag, and a beer garden... and the weather in early October in Moab is hard to beat.

Details: $150 for 3 days, October 2-6, 2013.

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