We’ve all pedaled, driven, and skied past Caribou Ranch, the idyllic chunk of land owned by the Guercio family, which lies just west of Ned. Unless you’re a shameless poacher or incredibly lucky, you probably haven’t gotten to ride on the Guercio property–but here’s your chance. Through the dedicated work of Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA), some Ned insiders, the Forest Service, the town of Ned, and the Guercio family (among others!), this Saturday, September 10, you can get a taste of the goods.

BMA has hosted an annual ride in the past, known as Sufferfest. This year’s will run atop the “Caribou Classic,” a dirt “gran fondo” style event. There are two ride options; 37-miles through Caribou, Ned, the west Mag trails, and the town of Eldora, or a 50-mile loop that tacks on Sourdough and ends at Brainard. A shuttle will get you back to Caribou.

The Guercios hope to establish this as a yearly mountain-bike festival, so let’s make sure this inaugural date is a success! Check out the flyer or visit BoulderMountainbike.org to register.

Great riding, great event, fun people, and your chance to poach some beautiful terrain–legally! What’s not to love? Be there!