Festival Need to Know

Festival Registrants Need to Know

We still need 26 volunteer positions filled to get this party started….one volunteer slot for each entrant will keep this a 100% volunteer event, just like it has been for 20 years!! Check the Volunteer List and contact Scottie today to let us know where/how you can help. If you signed up undecided
for which volunteer slot you want
, now would be a great time to check and
see what you’d like to do! Contact Scottie if you’ve made up your mind!

On tap for you at the 2017 Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival

  • Bring your Friends: We will have on-site registration open and we always want a bigger party.
  • Parking Passes: We will be issuing parking passes as part of check-in for the festival; you will need a parking pass while at the Festival.
  • Raffle: To raise money to help improve our trails in the National Forest. Bring your generosity and check out our prize packages.
  • Hats: We have brand-spankin’ new Coalition hats available for a one-time-only festival pricing. Pick one up when you register.
  • Trail Work: This year we will hold trail work on SATURDAY only. Work will be on the Tillman West Trail on Narrowback Mountain. Trail Work starts at 9am and continues until 3pm
  • Group Rides: View the schedule and contact Sue George if you can help lead a ride. We still need 10+ more ride leaders.
  • Cookie Party: Saturday night tradition, bring homemade cookies to share with everyone. We will have dozens but could use more!
  • Please Sign our Waiver: If you haven’t already, you were supposed to do it when you registered- Click Here for Festival Waiver
  • Skills Clinic: TakeAim Cycling is donating two clinics at the Festival! Become a better mountain biker by participating in this skills clinic taught by Take Aim Cycling’s Harlan Price.
  • Weather: We will be there rain or shine. We hope you will be also! Temperatures can vary from 40 to 80 degrees there this time of year. Bring lots of layers for night time and riding.
  • Utensils and Cups: Bring your own plates or plan to reuse the few that we have onsite. We do have silverware, bring your own cups.
  • RV Sites: Some campsites have been rented specifically for RVs if there are signs up please leave these for the RV crowd who reserved them.
  • Yoga: Planning on participating in Yoga for Cyclists on Saturday? Then please bring your own mat (BYOM). All levels and all ages are welcome!
For riding, there are a bunch of excellent new trails at the campsite itself. In addition, here are the group rides we’ll be having if you want to try to plan your time for the weekend in advance. If you’d like to volunteer to lead a ride, please contact ride coordinator Sue George.

We also recommend downloading the free MTBProject app (available free in Google Play or Apple app stores) before you get to the campground as it contains excellent maps, descriptions, and GPS navigation for all the popular (and some unpopular) trails near the festival.

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