Part bike demo and part bike race, the Outlier Offroad Festival presented by SRAM is a Colorado favorite that welcomes everyone from newbie beginners to seasoned pros for a 3-day weekend of playing bikes on ripping fun trails at Vail Resorts. For the 2019 edition, the fall colors were in full effect, and the tracks were in prime condition after a nice evening rain on Friday night made for some of the best dirt of all five editions of the Outlier Offroad.
With two stages being raced each day, ample time was available for practice laps and demo laps too. Each of the four stages featured roughly 2,000 feet of vert on some of Vail's most fun and challenging trails with the Lionshead and Vail Village gondola's taking care of the bulk of stage transfers.
After the first day of racing was wrapped up, it was time for lunch and then laps. The demo venue was the place to be for trying out new bikes, and there were a lot more than a few to try!