Topic: Fire on the Rim mountain bike race next week

Fire on the Rim mountain bike race next week

The Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race started in 2011 as a way to raise funds and awareness to help maintain defensible space around the mountain communities of Pine and Strawberry.The race takes place in the Tonto National Forest to raise funds for wildfire prevention, trail advocacy, and new trail development.To get more news about Mountain Wheels, you can visit official website.

This three-day event, Friday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 15, is a family friendly festival with camping, music, food and drink.A community dinner kicks off the event on Friday evening, with live music and a beer garden sponsored by THAT Brewery.

Food trucks, vendors, raffles and the beer garden are all available at the venue, located at the northwest corner of Bradshaw Drive and Old County Road in Pine.Attend the Fire on the Rim Ninth Annual Community Italian Feast Dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, prepared by Chef George of the Senior Dining Hall. Follow the delicious smells to the red barn at the Mary Ellen Randall Horse Arena (corner of Old County Road and Bradshaw in Pine). Parking is nearby at the corner.

Tickets are $15 per adult and $7.50 per child and may be purchased at the dinner. This year $5 of every ticket sold goes back to the Pine Senior Program to help support the Senior Dining Hall and Meals on Wheels. The remainder of the proceeds goes to wildfire prevention through trail development in the Pine-Strawberry fuel break. Meet some of the riders, connect with friends and neighbors or make new friends at this fun, scrumptious community event.

Adding to the fun will be live music by Mighty Bison, plus a beer garden sponsored by THAT Brewery. The beer garden will feature local craft brews, including Arizona Trail Ale, which helps support the Arizona Trail.The Kids Korner (formerly Kids Kamp) is available during the race from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. This is an unsupervised area in the barn where the little ones can hang out. Games and activities are available, but organizers ask that a parent stay with their child/children.

The Kids Only Mountain Bike Race is at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14 at the M.E. Randall Arena on Bradshaw in Pine. Medals will be awarded.