More than eighty fat tire aficionados prepare to roll out for the Orbea Schwag Ride at CARPe Diem.
The CARPe Diem Mountain Bike Festival got underway on Saturday with a huge Orbea schwag ride, short track races and a cook-out followed by a "Huffy toss". More than eighty riders signed up for the schwag ride and every rider received a schwag bag stuffed with lock-on grips or mountain bike tires, along with the usual Clif bars and water bottles. This was some really premium schwag!! Thanks to C.A.R.P., Orbea, Chainwheel, Competitive Cyclist, Arkansas Cycling and Fitness and anybody I may be missing!
The Orbea folks had plenty of sweet trail rigs on hand for demos. At least one of my fellow riders was having a hard time deciding between giving up his demo bike and handing over a credit card! (How'd that work out for you, Josh?)
CARPe Diem continues on Sunday.