Due to winter weather concerns, the Ride the Rift community mountain bike event will be moved to Saturday (October 13). Weather forecasts of the area call for some possible snow in the Taos area …
Due to winter weather concerns, the Ride the Rift community mountain bike event will be moved to Saturday (October 13).
Weather forecasts of the area call for some possible snow in the Taos area and event planners have decided to move the event from the originally scheduled Sunday date.
"It was either end up canceling it or shift it a day earlier," said event coordinator Susie Fiore. "It does look like that weather is definitely coming in."
According to the Ride the Rift Facebook page, the event has been moved a day earlier due to cold temperature and moisture. The event will take place at the same scheduled times and will kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Fiore said she did not want riders worrying about riding in the cold and rain, and hopes the community will still come out for the free event Saturday. Riders will take to the courses in a much more sunny and warm weather scenario on Saturday.
"The soil is clay," Fiore said about riding in the rain. "The soil all sticks to your tires and it does damage to the trails too."
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rift Valley Trail System at the end of County Road 110. Different distances from the 12 mile long course and the 4.6 mile course will be offered for riders of all experience levels. Free food and live music will be held at the event.
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