Guerrilla Gravity presents:

Glorieta Camping Weekend

Get rad. Drink beer. Ride bikes. Make friends. to GET RAD. DRINK BEER. RIDE BIKES.


WHEN

Oct 3 - 6th, 2019

WHERE

Glorieta, NM

Glorieta Adventure Camps
11 NM-50, Glorieta, NM 87535
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WHAT

Come explore the wilds of Santa Fe, NM with us this Fall at the Glorieta Camping Weekend. This under-the-radar destination pairs the creature comforts you’ll want on a big trip with world class singletrack and high-country riding. The private onsite trails are some of the best in the western US so come out and experience them for the first time. Expect some big pedal days as we climb up to the old Glorieta ghost town, located at almost 10,000 ft above sea level. But don’t worry, we’ll have 9 miles of uninterrupted descending on Saturday’s Winsor Trail Shuttle. In the evenings we’ll be playing games around the campfire and racing minibikes for bragging rights (and sweet prizes).

Cost: $Depends on options selected

WHY

While we love building badass bikes, building community is an equally big focus at Guerrilla Gravity and there’s no better way to do that than spend a few days riding and camping in the SW with your closest GG compatriots. Get to know the GG-crew and your fellow GG-riders (and maybe their non-GG riding friends) on the trail and around the campfire!

RIDING

Glorieta is a really well-kept secret on this side of the country, largely because the trails are only accessible to campers. But don’t worry, the trails are fast, technical, and will challenge the most advanced riders (but there are also alt-lines if you’d rather ride than take risks).

  • All of the trails are easily accessible from the campground and most of the good descents end up right back at camp.
  • Each ride will have two "guides." The “guides” are only there to make sure everyone knows where they're going (the rabbit) and no one gets left behind (the sweep). They are not EMTs and are not bike mechanics (well, some of them are, but don't rely on that). So bring your own tools and backcountry injury-knowhow.
  • There's a little bit of everything for everyone at Glorieta from tech-gnar to flowy jump lines. We've planned some routes that will be enjoyable for intermediate to advanced riders.
  • You don't have to ride a GG bike, but it would be cool if you did! 

LODGING

Glorieta Campground is a 30 min drive to downtown Santa Fe for food/beer runs.

  • Glorieta offers tent camping, RV camping, and hotel rooms (a first for a GG camping weekend!)
  • Running water, electricity, and shower facilities are available on the camp grounds but not immediately at our campsite. Please plan accordingly.
  • Make sure to RSVP on our website to make sure there’s room for you and any amigos that are joining us (each person needs to RSVP).
  • There is car parking onsite (but please carpool to ensure we have enough room!).
  • Feel free to arrive anytime after 10 am on Thursday.
  • Extra brownie points for bringing firewood to donate to the cause (of keeping the fire stoked).
  • Please leave your furry friends at home if you're camping with us.

EATING

Get your DIY on or chow down at the Glorieta mess hall with a meal plan! 

  • Glorieta has a mess hall onsite and meal plan options are available with your registration. 
  • On Saturday night, we'll be having a cookout at the campground, included in your reservation.  
  • Camp stoves are permitted and cooking over an open fire is encouraged.
  • If you need to run into town for food, Santa Fe is 30 minutes away on four wheels.

DRINKING

BYOB. 

  • Remember, we'll be doing a lot of riding, so stay hydrated to counter your beer consumption.
  • Alcohol consumption is only allowed in our campground or individual hotel rooms. 
  • While we encourage bringing your party pants, note that quiet time starts at 10 pm.
  • There will be some backyard games, and we're totally open to getting some Beer Olympics going! Bring out your favorite games so we can see if beginner’s luck applies to more than first-timers heading down the Portal Trail.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, Oct. 3rd - Glorieta Warmup

    • Ride: Mellow spin around the onsite trails
    • Distance: TBD
    • Technical Difficulty: 6/10
    • Campsite check-in anytime after 10 am, hang out, shoot the sh*t

Friday, Oct. 4th - Glorieta Bangers

    • 10:30am roll out from the campground and pedal up to the Glorieta Ghost Town. 
    • Distance: ~11 miles, 2600' of descending (and climbing)
    • Technical Difficulty: 8/10

Saturday, Oct. 5th  - Winsor Trail 

    • Ride: Winsor Trail Shuttle
    • Distance: 9.3 miles w/ 8' of climbing and 3,342' of descending
    • Technical Difficulty: 7/10

Sunday, Oct. 6th - High fives and goodbyes

    • Pack up your gear and clean up the campground by 11 am
    • Ride: Glorieta Trails
    • Time: Noon
    • Distance: How many laps do you want to shred before you leave town?
    • Technical Difficulty: 7/10
    • Go home. Remember: don’t be sad that it’s over, but excited it happened. And your legs are tired.