BVMBA – Lajitas 2020

Camping Trip
February 6-9, 2020

BVMBA is planning group camping trip to the Lajitas, Texas area. We are planning on camping at the Rancho Topanga Campground.  This location has the Lajitas Resort Trails, and the Big Bend Ranch State Park Trails near by. This is a good time of year to visit this area, when it is not too hot to ride. And while everyone back home are complaining about wet trails in February, the trails here are usually dry in this part of Texas, it is the desert. We will be planning on riding three days with 20+ miles of trail riding per day.  Of course you can ride a shorter distance, or even hang out at camp or go hiking, visit the Warnock Center or the Terlingua Ghost Town. There are a number of different things to do if you don’t ride much. You might even decide to go to Beg Bend National Park about 40 miles away.  The club has gone her many times over the years around this time of year when the Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest was going on.  Since the festival is no more, we are making our own sort of bike festival.  Terlingua is near by where we may visit for dining at the Starlight, or other near by restaurants such as la Kiva Restaurant near Study Butte.

We need to get a head count of those interested in going and make arrangements soon for the group camping. Interested in going, please fill out this Head Count Form before December 20, 2019. Rancho Topanga Campgrounds is a tent camping site, RV campers will need to make alternate arrangements. They may have some exceptions for teardrops and small popups, contact Rancho Topanga.  One of our club members has an RV site reservation at Maverick Ranch RV Park in Lajitas that could be transferred to you, but you will need to speak up for it before it is canceled, first come first server. Contact BVMBAinfo@gmail.com

Dates: 6 – 9 February 2020
Camping Location: Rancho Topanga Campgrounds 22403 FM170, Terlingua, TX
Website: http://www.ranchotopanga.com/
Type of camping: TENT
Facilities: Shower on premises, water on site.
BVMBA Head Count Form for those planing to go. Deadline 12/20/2019

Links to near by trails:
Lajitas Resort Trails
Big Bend Ranch – Dome Loop

TrailForks

BVMBA has recently started using TrailForks to map and help manage our local trails.  It is a very nice product that is useful to trail users, trail managers, trail builders, property managers and of course your local mountain bike association.  It is a crowd-sourced product that has both a web interface and app interfaces to be used with various smart phones.  You can find trails, see status of trails, see where you are at on the trails, report issues, report status, record your rides (can sync with Strava and not use additional app), earn achievement badges and numerous other options.  From the resources posted to TrailForks, we can report status on our local trails on this website. Read more about Trailforks and or download the app.  We encourage you to use Trailforks, it not only helps you but helps us as well.  A few reasons why to use TF can be found here.