Beginner’s Bike Ride & Basic Repair Workshop
Feb 24, 2013
from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
|Where||Franklin Mountains State Park|
|Contact Name||Adrianna Weickhardt|
|Contact Phone||(915) 566-6441|
In honor of Texas Parks & Wildlife designating February as Bike Month, we are kicking off our beginner’s bike rides and workshops Sunday, February 24, 2013 – Join us for a fun morning designed to introduce a novice rider to the world of mountain bike riding in our beautiful Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains State Park! We’ll be joined by Kevin Pearson, President of the NE El Paso YMCA and El Paso’s new Bike Co-op, Dave Wilson, President of the Borderland Mountain Bike Association, and others yet to be announced including local bike shop mechanics, fellow bike enthusiasts, and our volunteer trail builder “extraordinaire”.
It is a reservation only workshop limited to 20 participants (Need reservation by Friday before program day), so please call the park headquarters between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at (915) 566-6441 to make your reservation. A regular $5.00 entrance fee and a $3.00 activity fee apply = total of $8.00; however, Texas State Parks Pass holders only pay $3.00 since all TSPP holders receive free entrance in to all Texas State Parks.
"Beginner’s Bike Ride & Basic Repair Workshop"
(Meeting place: Chuck Heinrich Park in front of blue/grey dam on the south end of the park – general address: 11055 Loma Del Norte Dr.)
- Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013
- Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
- Length: 4 mile ride/45 minute ride + 30 minute workshop
- *Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner. We will be riding a fairly level old jeep road to the Bowen Round house on the North East side of the Franklin Mountains. There will be a few very short, but steep dips – these will be optional for riders if they would prefer to walk these sections.
- Bring: Water, snacks, bike, helmet, patch kit, spare tube with a hole in it (optional), multi-tool and chain tool (or combo), dress in layers.
Additional bikes will be available to borrow on a first come basis – please let park staff know if you are interested in borrowing a bike when you call to make your reservation (only 3 to 4 bikes available to borrow).