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Riders, Racers and Reggae in Pagosa Country

The second annual Four Corners Ride and Reggae Bike Festival is happening this weekend in Town Park.

This two-day event offers something for just about everyone: a two-day mix of competitive and non-competitive cycling events combined with two days of reggae music, beer garden, food vendors, spectator events, a bike gear blowout sale and fun for all!

If you like reggae and love to dance, we have legendary reggae musician Pato Banton returning for a second year.

Race your mountain bike on Saturday in Stanley’s Fat Tire Mountain Bike Race on a cool and exciting course that combines trails on both Reservoir Hill and the Levine private property, with great new single-track and challenging climbs.

A separate course has been created for novice riders. So, if you want to race but need something a bit less challenging, we have that, too.

If you like to ride on the road, you can join us for the Wolf Creek Pass Ride Sunday morning. This lung-busting climb up the pass is much more fun with a group of riders and there will be aid stations along the way.

If you don’t race, but want to play, for $5 you can get into the Huffy-Huck-It bike toss and see how far you can huck our bike. The best toss wins $100, sponsored by Mountain Home Sound and Security!

If you like to compete but just want to have fun, try our Shady, Slow Race and see how slow you can go.

The events culminate for both spectators and participants on Sunday with the crazy sport of Cyclocross in our San Juan Psycho-Cross. This zany race happens on a tight and enclosed course in, around and through Town Park. Cyclocross tests the fitness and bike skills of riders, requiring that they mount and dismount their bikes often.

In our version of the race, riders will have to navigate challenging obstacles and our awesome San Juan River, the pedestrian bridge and benches within the park. To make it even more fun for those who want to watch, we are having the Rasta-Rita Margarita showdown. This event allows the restaurateurs in town to whip up their best margarita and, for $10, you get to taste them and vote for “Pagosa Springs’ Best Margarita.”

Cyclocross riders love bells and the people who ring them, so from 11 a.m. to noon it’s $2 beers and a bell, so you can ring and cheer away.

Events schedule

Friday:

2-6 p.m. — Registration and Mountain bike course practice. Town Park South Side.

Saturday:

9 a.m. — Registration opens.

10:30 a.m. — Stanley’s Fat Tire Mountain Bike Race starts.

11 a.m. — Huffy-Huck-It.

11 a.m. — Beer Garden opens.

12:30 p.m. — Super Shady Slow Race.

1 p.m. — Free concert: Cosmic Accident, followed by Pato Banton.

Sunday:

7 a.m. — Registration opens, Wolf Creek Pass “We Ain’t Race’n Road Ride.”

8 a.m. — Road ride starts.

10:30 a.m. — Registration for Cyclocross and practice opens.

1 a.m. — Rasta-Rita Margarita Showdown and beer garden open.

11 a.m. — DJ Bear spins the reggae.

Noon — Cyclocross race starts.

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