In Sedona, it is a tradition to honor and give respect to the Elders. So every year, Mountain Bike Heaven celebrates their Elders: the NODs, or Gnarly Old Dudes, as they like to be called.
And what on earth is a GNARLY OLD DUDE you anxiously ask?
According to RAMA JON, founder of Mountain Bike Heaven (and the youngest NOD), being a NOD is not so much about age, but more about a State of Mind. The NOD FEST is about celebrating those who inspire us, and about expressing the wild, ageless Spirit that lives in us all.
Although Rama says its not about age, he is currently the youngest NOD among the crew. He puts a challenge out there to all mountain bikers around the globe to come ride Sedona and see what its all about!
NODs are any mountain bikers who are 50 or near 50 and who are still out there being Gnarly. All those who believe themselves to be worthy of riding in Sedona's Red Rock Country with Sedona's Gnarly Crew are invited to come ride, and have their lives changed forever!
(And yes, there are also Gnarly Old Dudettes!)
When does this FEST take place?
The 2007 NOD FEST will be held NOVEMBER 11 - 18, Sunday thru Sunday... seven days and seven nights of raw, honest Red Rock Country mountain biking!
PRIZES will be given to the OLDEST and YOUNGEST NODs.
Wanna Ride? Just show up at Mountain Bike Heaven: 1695 West Hwy 89A, Sedona, Arizona.
Contact Mountain Bike Heaven for further details. Phone: (928) 282-1312. Visit our website at: http://www.MountainBikeHeaven.com