Saturday, March 21, 2015
Inaugural Red Rock Fat Tire Festival Showcases Red Rock Setting
Las Vegas Cyclery and Escape Adventures were back at it Saturday, throwing an amazing inaugural mountain bike race event called the Red Rock Fat Tire Festival in Blue Diamond. Here's a Review-Journal story on the event.
About 140 racers pedaled the 25K, 50K and 100K races in Cottonwood Valley outside Blue Diamond on a picture-perfect March day in southern Nevada.
"We have world-class riding," said David Jaget, 46, of Summerlin, a chiropractor who is a member of the Southern Nevada Mountain Bike Association.
Here's Mark Duncan gulping a Red Bull energy drink before he headed out for the final loop of his 100K race, which required four laps.
"I travel, climb and bike the entire world and this is still my favorite place to enjoy the outdoors," said Merrick Golz, an Escape Adventures tour guide who spent $2,500 on food supplies for the weekend mountain bike event.
Jared and Heather Fisher own Las Vegas Cyclery and Escape Adventures, and as usual they threw a great event.
""It shows a side of Las Vegas you don't see," Heather Fisher said of the Red Rock Canyon setting.
The event goes on Sunday with a 7:30 a.m. pancake breakfast and a 9 a.m. bike ride.