Sixteen years ago, he decided to put his town on the map, so to speak, and now youll need a map if you want to wrap your handle-bars around all the trails that Rarick helped popularize and develop in the Bookcliffs, Kokopelli, Tabeguache and Rabbit Valley areas. Pick one up at the store, 202 East Aspen Avenue, on your way into town for the sixteenth annual Fruita Fat Tire Festival, which gets under way tonight with a VIP party at 6 p.m. and runs through Sunday (festival VIP passes are $35).
People just come here to have fun and ride their bikes, so weve been keeping it simple: Go ride all day, and well throw some big parties for you when youre done, says Rarick, who is also the events organizer. For a full schedule and other information, go to www.fruitamountainbike.com. The festival runs through May 1.
April 28-May 1, 2011