Bike Demos Just Got Closer: Outerbike Announces New Locations

Calling all mountain bikers, gearheads, and adventurists — Outerbike is approaching, and this year might be the best yet.

Riders, get ready to meet your dream bike. Outerbike is more than doubling its demos for 2020.

To refresh your memory, Outerbike is a consumer-facing, hands-on event where you can demo bikes and bike gear from a ton of brands for 3 days. This is the 10th anniversary of the event, which took over in the biking community after the well-known Interbike trade show went out of business.

The community-oriented consumer event announced its four new locations this week. New locations include Deer Valley, Utah; Duluth, Minnesota; South Lake Tahoe, California; and Killington, Vermont.

In addition to doubling the event’s capacity, the four new locations will diversify Outerbike’s existing locations formerly centralized in Western states.

Of course, new locations means more bike brands and more gear for you to check out. Consumers can expect to see 2020-2021 demos from brands like Yeti Cycles, Ibis, Canyon, Specialized, Alchemy, Esker, and more.

“Outerbike is trusted to bring together the best mountain bike brands in the world with avid riders and devoted cyclists who are intent on finding their next bike,” said co-founder Ashley Korenblat. “We want each Outerbike event to be a unique and authentic platform for brands to serve consumers.”

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Outerbike Event Details

Essentially, you buy a ticket and get to test ride some (or as many as you want) of the best bikes on the market. Tickets include bike demos, access to local trails, community events and contests, meals, and more. Pass prices vary but range from $75 to $250.

Here’s the Outerbike schedule lineup for 2020:

  • June 19-21, 2020: Deer Valley, UT
  • July 24-26, 2020: Killington, VT
  • August 14-16, 2020: Crested Butte, CO
  • August 28-30, 2020: Duluth, MN
  • September 18-20, 2020: South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • October 2-4, 2020: Moab, UT
  • October 23-25, 2020: Bentonville, AR

Check out the full event schedules for each location here.

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Mary Murphy

Mary is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and is based in GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has a background in both newspaper and magazine writing. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.