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Jamaica Fat Tire Festival 2010
« on: October 26, 2009, 09:22:30 PM »
I just spoke to one of the organizers for the Jamaica Fat Tire Festival, an organization that I had a lot to do with in its formation. This year the festival will be held from Feb 6-11. You can go to www.smorba.com to get additional info.
 
The exciting news is that we will probably get 1 day to ride some private trails located in the Blue Mtns. The trails are owned by a wealthy individual who I have been sworn to never divulge. There are private cabins and a heli pad already built for his and his guests use.
 
The trails completed so far is 4 miles of DH that drop about 2,500 feet. It has ramps, wall rides and from what I hear .....incredible. I have photos that were taken about a year ago and will post if I can figure out how to transfer them from Facebook. Yes, ther are also XC trails.
 
The wesite will not have any info about the Blue Mtn Ride because it is such a new development. The trailhead starts at about 5,000 ft elevation and lots of it above tree line.
 
If you are interested, drop me a PM. Jamaica is about 1 1/2 hours away and the event will be unlike any other Fat Tire Festival you have been to.
 
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Re: Jamaica Fat Tire Festival 2010
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 10:15:53 PM »
Oh man that sounds like fun. I spent 10 days in Mo bay for Sun Splash in the 90's. I had the time of my life. No MTB's but we rented motorcycles and toured the back country. (I had a guide who I cannot name) I got to see parts of Jamaica tourists never see. It would be fun to go back.....
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Re: Jamaica Fat Tire Festival 2010
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 10:30:43 PM »
only if this was 6yrs ago, i'd be "FLYING" there with the quickness.

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Re: Jamaica Fat Tire Festival 2010
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 08:54:16 PM »
Probably going to post some photos in a next few weeks. We are trying to get permission to post some pics. The event will only accomodate 20 people. I am already signed up. The only chance anyone will ever get to ride these trails are if you know the owner and/or work for his company or you attend the Jamaican Fat Tire Festival.
 
The main trailbuilder there is from Canada and they have hired a bunch of New Zealanders and rotating them between Mexico, Portugal and Chile....yea, the owner is building in those countries at the same time. Frome what I have been told, by february they will have added quite a few more trails. All the trails are being cut by mechanized methods.
 
See ya all down there if anyone decides to go. Let me know.
 
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Re: Jamaica Fat Tire Festival 2010
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 09:20:14 PM »
How do we get our bikes to Jamaica?

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Re: Jamaica Fat Tire Festival 2010
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009, 10:52:41 PM »
Put them in a bike box and bring with you. If you fly Air Jamaica I don't think they will charge you.
 
Last year they had a rep from the tourist board meet and greet you at the airport and walk you to the front of the line and expedite you through customs.
 
Event starts at a bar on saturday night....located in Ocho Rios and one that I designed and built before  moving to tampa a few years ago.

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Re: Jamaica Fat Tire Festival 2010
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009, 10:52:53 PM »
How do we get our bikes to Jamaica?

lets take a charter boat and make a week of it!! Who's with me???

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Re: Jamaica Fat Tire Festival 2010
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2009, 10:59:01 PM »
How do we get our bikes to Jamaica?

lets take a charter boat and make a week of it!! Who's with me??? Week in the boat

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Re: Jamaica Fat Tire Festival 2010
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2009, 09:16:28 AM »
How do we get our bikes to Jamaica?

lets take a charter boat and make a week of it!! Who's with me??? Week in the boat

hell yeah, im in
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Re: Jamaica Fat Tire Festival 2010
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2009, 10:37:28 AM »
LOL!!..

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How safe will our bikes be? i guess they will be in the hotel rooms?

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Re: Jamaica Fat Tire Festival 2010
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2009, 10:40:11 PM »
Hey PEB, you and Scott sure are tight....Bikes will be fine. Hotel has ok'd them to go into rooms. Bike wash area will be provided. I have yet to post the private trails in the Blue Mtns....killer. Maybe if Swampclub can put up a Facebook page, I will be able to do it. By the time the festival comes around they will have double what they have now. They are using all mechanized trail cutting machines, so they can go pretty quickly.

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Re: Jamaica Fat Tire Festival 2010
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2009, 10:47:16 PM »
Hey PEB, you and Scott sure are tight....Bikes will be fine. Hotel has ok'd them to go into rooms. Bike wash area will be provided. I have yet to post the private trails in the Blue Mtns....killer. Maybe if Swampclub can put up a Facebook page, I will be able to do it. By the time the festival comes around they will have double what they have now. They are using all mechanized trail cutting machines, so they can go pretty quickly.


cool, here's SWAMPs FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SWAMP-Mountain-Bike-Club/88300825726

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Re: Jamaica Fat Tire Festival 2010
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2009, 07:51:15 AM »
PEB - Can't figure how to post a pic since it is on another friends facebook page ( he is one of the guys building the trais). So send me a friend request and then you will be able to go to my page and click on the link to the page with the photos. Wayne Lee.

 

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