Fat Tire Bikes & Brews in Inspiration Wash
December 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PST
$20/$15 for ABF Members Leaders: Jim Roller & Gary Haldeman
Due to deep soft sand, this ride is for participants that have fat tire bikes only. Fat tire bikes are those with tires 3.8 inches or wider.
**If you do not have a fat tire bike but would like to join us, we encourage you to talk to Captain Dave at Bike Borrego!**Inspiration Wash is a very unique area at the Western edge of the Borrego Badlands. This 12 mile, Fat-Tires-Only ride starts at the parking area near the weather station east of Rockhouse Canyon Road. We will ride east on S-22 for approximately 1 1/2 miles to Inspiration Wash. A three mile ride up Inspiration Wash takes us on a beautiful four wheel drive road through a narrow canyon to Inspiration Point for a 360-degree view of the area. From the Point we will drop down a steep road through more narrow canyons to an area just outside of ABDSP. Here we will be able to contrast the various types of parkland use by a variety of off road vehicles. As we begin to climb back toward the north we will pass through areas with diverse plant and animal tracks along the sand-blown trail. Good conditioning and a fat tire bike should get you through the steady climb, finally reaching the crest and the last downhill section back to the cars. We rate this ride as strenuous due to the steady climbs and sandy conditions. Bring plenty of water, snacks and repair gear. Riders are REQUIRED to adhere to the following: You must be wearing a helmet at all times You must have at least one spare tube, and all the tools necessary to fix a flat Your bike should be a mountain bike with a minimum of 26” x 2” tires (the fatter the better) You should bring plenty of snacks and more water than you think you will need *If you do not come prepared with the above listed items, we reserve the right to turn you away to preserve the safety and enjoyment of the rest of the group. About our Bike Rides Join us for a series of bicycle rides in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park this winter and spring with Jim Roller and Gary Haldeman. Participants provide their own bike, helmet and any other necessary equipment. Our partner Bike Borrego offers free half-day bike rentals for new members; limitations apply, please call the business for details. 760-767-4255 Hikes & Hops and Bikes & Brews with Anza-Borrego Foundation Good scenery, good beer, good company Hikes & Hops and Bikes & Brews connect people with two things in common — a love of Anza-Borrego and craft beer. Hikes & Hops is a social hike series in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, with Bikes & Brews being the same but with mountain and road bike rides, and a series of craft brewery happy hours throughout Southern California. Join us for a hike and a beer, a bike and a brew or let us come to you for a brewery event! **This event includes the consumption of alcohol. Families with children are welcome if they can keep up with the group or be carried. ABF may request photo ID for any participant who looks 30 and under. Only those over the age of 21 will be allowed to participate in the “hops” portion of the event. Be responsible when drinking. Camping in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is encouraged and there are several hotels in Borrego Springs. At the very least, please visit one of our Borrego Partner restaurants for a good meal before heading home.