Archive for February 4th, 2013

State Parks: Big Bend Ranch Bike Fest

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Bike Fest, Image courtesy Desert Sports

Bike Fest, Image courtesy Desert Sports


CORRECTION: Bike Fest is Thursday, February 14, 2013 to Saturday, February 16, 2013.

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Once called Dirt Fest, the newly named Bike Fest, at Big Bend Ranch State Park, is a mountain bikers dream. Our SP Guide, Bryan Frazier has details.

62—It’s a 54 mile epic ride trail, and you can break it up into various smaller rides. There’s a two-day option where people can stay at the Sauceda bunkhouse. The hose is the Lajitas Resort, which is a fantastic place. It really has become this draw for mountain bikers from all over the country to come every year for this event. It’s challenging, it’s incredible scenery, the weather typically in February in the Big Bend area is wonderful. So, this is just becoming one of those things – for bikers – put it on their bucket list to enjoy the trails out through the Chihuahuan Desert; it’s absolutely unforgettable. Spectacular. Not to be missed if you’re a mountain biking person or a mountain biking fan. And you can sign up through the reservation center here through Texas Parks and Wildlife, 512.389.8919, and then also can find out more information at

Thanks, Bryan.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.