MECCA Mountain Bike Festivals
2013 MECCA Fall Mt. Bike Festival was spectacular!The weather
was absolutely perfect, and the San Rafael vistas were as beautiful as ever! Plan on attending next years
events where you can enjoy great rides, good people, and delicious food!
We hope to see you next May at the
2014 MECCA San Rafael
Spring Mt. Bike
Thank you for your interest in the San Rafael Swell Mountain Bike Festivals. From the beginning, the
Festivals have been geared to a wide-range of mountain biking enthusiasts - from the novice to the seasoned;
from the occasional to the frequent; from the single rider to the family of riders; and from the rider(s)
whose sole interest is the picturesque surroundings to the rider(s) whose sole interest is in the merits of
the bike. Rides vary in degree of difficulty, each offering a different perspective of the beautiful San
Rafael Swell. There really is a ride for every interest.
The Festivals provide not just a biking experience but opportunities to learn of others' interest in riding
- whether it's during a "pit stop" along a ride, the evening-before-the-rides pasta dinner and drawing or during
the after-the-rides Dutch-oven cookout and stories around the campfire - there's time to learn from
When you ride the unfamiliar,
you'll want to be guided thru the experience. MECCA club members
take pride in "pampering" their Festival guests. Got a question about some aspect of the event (When's lunch?
Why does my bike....? How much further 'til we get there? What's that formation called? Where can I buy
supplies?), a club member will be identifiable and not too far away. Also not too far away are the "sag
wagons" with emergency personnel and supplies (they're also there to give you a lift if you tire before the
end of the planned ride). We even provide an "on-duty" mechanic for minor bike
So come to the "REAL" Castle Country and ride with
us... You'll have a "SWELL" time.
Getting to the Swell is easy!
From SR-10 turn east at either of the Public Lands Access Signs located just north of Castle
Dale, or on Center Street in Huntington. Follow the signs to the visitors kiosk at Buckhorn Flats. From there head
southeast to the Wedge Overlook. The route is well marked with BLM signage, and easy to follow.