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ABF Bikes and Brews, Nov. 4


Last updated 11/1/2017 at 9:48am

The Anza-Borrego Foundation is hosting the season’s first Bikes and Brews event Nov. 4, with a downhill ride through Grapevine Canyon, which has become a season-kickoff tradition, and will take participants through some of the state park’s most scenic areas.

Riders will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Old Wilson Road and Highway S-22, also known as Montezuma Valley Road. From there, riders will descend into Grapevine Canyon and then to the Tamarisk Grove Campground, where they will be rewarded with samplings of craft beer. The ride is expected to last until 1:00 p.m.

This scenic route covers the desert from higher elevations to the floor and features varied geological features, wildlife and Native American village sites.

Leaders Jim Roller and Gary Haldeman said riders will be shuttled, and participants who can assist with that would be appreciated.

Riders must wear helmets and be equipped with spare tubes and the tools necessary to repair flat tires. Bikes should be mountain bikes with a minimum of 26-inch wheels that are at least two inches wide. Snacks and water are strongly encouraged.

The ABF Bikes and Brews program will offer a series of desert rides throughout the season.

Cost is $25 for the general public or $20 for ABF members.

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