Knobby Ride- SufferFest PREVIEW

Any age, any ability - we've got a ride for you!

  • Are you looking to meet other mountain bikers?
  • Do you have kids that like to ride but can't follow you on your favorite trails?
  • Is your girlfriend or boyfriend slower than you :)?
  • Are you looking for that hard to find trail that only the insiders know about?
  • Are you curious about the SufferFest trails and itching tio see if you have it in you to ride a samping of them?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then the BMA Knobby Weekend ride is for you.

Come join us on Aug 20th at Beaver Reservoir up in the High Country.  From basecamp near the Res, we will hit many of the trails at the end of the SufferFest Ride.  This ride will be a great oppotunity to see if SufferFest is for you by testing out some of the trails on the SufferFest route. Rides of varying levels will be held on the Sourdough Trail, both toward the north and toward the south.  An advanced group may ride up the gravel raod to descend the uber rocky Buchanan Pass Trail.  The Beaver Res Cutoff Trail and the Wapiti Trail are also possibilities.

We will have "no-drop" rides for all skill levels, ranging from kids and cruisers to hammer heads.

Be sure to save time for the post ride BBQ and Beer brought to you by Whole Foods and Oskar Blues.

Make sure to check the updated trail closure and notices

Date Saturday, Aug 20th
Ride Location Beaver Res- SufferFest PREVIEW
Ride Meeting Spot Camping Area Near Beaver Reservoir (see directions below)
Start Time Meet up at 10:00 am; rides depart by 10:30 am
Ability Level beginner through expert
Lunch and Beer
... provided by BMA!

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Important Info about the Rides:

  1. All riders MUST wear a helmet, bring water, and have a trail-ready bike. Riders should also carry the usual basics: spare tube(s), a pump, tire levers, a chain tool, and basic Allen wrenches.
  2. All riders ride at their own risk; group leaders take no responsibility for rider safety/injury.
  3. Riders must sign a liability waiver once during the season. If this is your first ride of the season, please bring a signed waiver with you or be prepared to complete one at the meeting spot.
  4. This ride launches at 10 am so be at the trail head by 9:30 am, dressed and ready to roll.
  5. If the weather is iffy, make sure to check the website after 4:00 pm on Friday for updated info.
  6. For planning purposes please sign up (see below if you're signed in) for this event ahead of time.   This is not mandatory, but helps us with planning. You need to be registered as a website user.

We need volunteers!

Ride leaders and sweepers, lunch crew, set up and take down.
Please contact Ashley Barey at 406-250-5925 or for details.


  • Get yourself to Ward by either driving up Canyon Blvd (119) from south Boulder and taking  Peak-to-Peak (72) from Nederland to Ward, or if you are in north Boulder, take 36 to Left Hand Canyon to Ward.
  • Head north on Peak-to-Peak (72) from Ward.
  • Take a left onto County Road 96/Beaver Reservoir Road.  You will now be going west.
  • Continue until you see the camping area on the south (left) side of the road,
  • If you get to the reservoir, you've gone a tad too far.

2011/08/20 - 10:00am - 2:00pm