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Outside's Bike and Brew Festival Returns to Santa Fe

Three days, sixty rides, and as much beer as you can (safely) drink

Outside Santa Fe's Beer and Bike 2015 (Photo: Gabriella Marks)
Outside Santa Fe's Beer and Bike 2015

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Thousands of craft-beer loving cyclists will flood the small town of Outside’s headquarters for the third-annual Bike and Brew festival this spring. From May 20 to 22, visitors will have the chance to catch film screenings, tours, concerts, beer tastings, and over 60 official bike rides. And it will all happen under reliable southwestern sun. 

The self-proclaimed “Queen of Pain,” Rebecca Rusch, is slated to lead several mountain biking clinics; San Francisco-based band Con Brio will perform on the main stage Friday night; and nearly a dozen restaurants around town are offering beer dinners and tap takeovers all weekend. Finally, the Big Mountain Enduro 2016 season will kick off on May 22 with a backcountry race, alongside an expo featuring products from Yeti, Shimano, Maxxis, Smith, and other top brands. Post-race, festival-goers can unwind with swimming, bonfires, and, yes, beer and bike tricks galore at the Oskar Blues after-party. 

Outside is also partnering with Uber and gear retailer Yakima to create Uber PEDAL specifically for the Bike and Brew, supplying local drivers with bike racks to get every reveler (and bike) home safely. 

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Filed To: Santa Fe
Lead Photo: Gabriella Marks
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