Letter from Archipelago Mastermind Rich Julien himself:
“So here we are. Every year, some part of the course gets better. Don’t ask me how, but the Gods let it be so. Every year, we get together as a tribe of mountain bikers and celebrate riding through this great place we live in. We help each other in the spirit of mountain biking. No one gets left behind. Encouragement abounds and you find that it’s more fun to help those around you. It isn’t long before you get it. Life is not just about you. The Archipelago is a slice of life…(click here to read Rich's full letter.)
The 2012 SDMBA Archipelago ride will be on Saturday April 28th, 2012. Mileage and elevation change will be like years past, over 40 miles of dirt and over 4000 ft of up! Sound fun, yet?
This year’s ride will only be open to SDMBA members only and has a suggested donation of $15.00 for the ride and an additional $15.00 if you’d like a commemorative T-shirt. If you are not a member, join now!
If you are unsure of your membership status, email SDMBA Membership.
The sign-up link will be emailed out to all current members from membership[at]sdmba[dot]com (not TrailNews) during the last week of March.
A new component to this year’s ride is the addition of Poker Ride. Sign-ups will be the morning of the ride and you’ll need $5.00 of cold, hard cash to participate. The person with the best hand at the end of the ride will win a really cool prize.
This ride fills up fast (sold out in 24 hours for 2011’s Arch Ride), so make sure your SDMBA membership is up to date!
Teaser video from 2011: