Festivals

Kirkwood Bikes and Brews 2017

Kirkwood Bikes and Brews 2017

Inaugural Kirkwood Bikes and Brews features unlimited beer sampling, live music, biking events, kid-friendly activities and more The inaugural Kirkwood Bikes & Brews event features fun for all ages with unlimited brew tasting, live music, kids activities and mountain bike events on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. This event will support the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the stewardship of sustainable, multiple-use trails and to preserving access for mountain bikers through advocacy, education and promotion of responsible trail use. Time and Location: Bike events starting at 10am, brew festival events from 3 – 6pm at Kirkwood Village Plaza. Activities: Live music (Lebo and Friends), mountain bike events, unlimited beer sampling, a raffle, rock climbing walls, Euro Bungee trampolines, bouncy house, face painting, balloon twisting, BBQ dining, KBar drink specials and more! Biking: Gran Fondo mountain bike rides will be...
Alpenglow Mountain Festival – Summer 2017

Alpenglow Mountain Festival – Summer 2017

5th annual event embodies mountain lifestyle in the North Lake Tahoe area June 17-25 Alpenglow Sports has announced the fifth annual summer edition of its Alpenglow Mountain Festival. The nine-day (June 17-25) North Lake Tahoe mountain-lifestyle festival, is a celebration of human-powered events, clinics, presentations and more. Geared for toward the beginner and intermediate mountain sports enthusiasts, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival will showcase some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer including trail running, hiking, backpacking, lakeshore yoga, standup paddleboarding, rock climbing and natural history events. The nine-day festival has over 50 individual events to chose from! Driven by fun, community, health and education, the festival embodies the mountain lifestyle designed to inspire participants as they enjoy and explore the North Lake Tahoe outdoor playground with friends and family. The festival offers a wonderful range of activities through daily tours, presentations and natural history excursions for outdoor...
Downieville Classic 2017

Downieville Classic 2017

Infamous MTB event delivers the best of racing and partying in the Lost Sierra August 3-6 The Downieville Classic delivers a weekend of racing and partying in the Lost Sierra where riders have to pick one tool for two disciplines: a 29-mile cross country race or a 15-mile downhill with 5,000 vertical drop. Downieville is infamous for its racers, and riders come to prove themselves hardened and unbreakable. Race or ride the epic cross country to the Sierra Crest and back to town, or take in a double dose with the seemingly endless descents of the Downieville Downhill in the All Mountain World Championships. Or just come to enjoy the bike festival for the weekend. Either way, you win. The Downieville Classic Cross Country race is one of the last remaining point-to-point bicycle races in the United States. The 29-mile course follows a rugged “Gold Rush” era route from...
Ales and Trails 2017

Ales and Trails 2017

  Ales and Trails May 20, 2017 •  China Camp State Park This popular celebration of craft beer and mountain biking fun for the whole family returns to China Camp State Park near San Rafael on May 20, 2017. Ales and Trails brings mountain bikers and trail enthusiasts together to support Access4Bikes and IMBA’s advocacy work in Marin County and throughout Northern California. This year’s event will fill up fast so go online and register today on their website. With a star studded cast of brewers pouring trailside, the Beer Garden will feature: Faction, Fieldwork, HenHouse, Rugged Coast, Cellarmaker, Lagunitas, and Iron Springs Breweries, plus hard cider from Sonoma Cider and root beer for the kids. Bicycle industry partners on site to provide demo bikes will include Marin Bikes, REI, Specialized, Whyte Bicycles, Giant Bicycles provided by Bicycle BrüStop, Santa Cruz Bikes provided by Mike’s Bikes, and Trek...
Alpenglow Mountain Festival 2017

Alpenglow Mountain Festival 2017

Alpenglow Mountain Festival February 18-26, North Lake Tahoe Photo: Scott Rokis Alpenglow Sports’ fourth winter Alpenglow Mountain Festival, presented by DPS Skis, is a nine-day festival in North Lake Tahoe that celebrates human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically-acclaimed film and more. Geared toward beginner and intermediate winter recreation enthusiasts, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival showcases some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer – backcountry skiing and splitboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, natural history events and more. Driven by fun, community, health, education and the embodiment of the mountain lifestyle, the festival has been designed to inspire participants as they enjoy and explore North Lake Tahoe’s playground with friends and family. With over 50 individual events, the festival offers an immense range of activities that span daily ski and splitboard tours, avalanche education, and critically-acclaimed film and natural history excursions for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests and...
Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show 2016

Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show 2016

Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show May 15, San Jose Come join Silicon Valley racing, road, recreation, cruiser, vintage, fixed gear, lowrider, mountain biking, recumbent, cargo biking, BMX, bike polo playing, bike partying and cool urban lifestyle cyclists and their families for a day of celebrating bicycling and its history at this 2nd annual event. Enjoy a day of family fun, great food trucks, craft beer, a kids’ space, thrilling BMX stunt rider shows, music, amazing exhibitors, free bicycle valet parking, local artists, artisans and craft persons and a spectacular bicycle show. The kids’ area features games, prizes, face painting, helmet giveaways and room nearby for parents to take a breather while they enjoy food truck fare and craft beer. Enjoy talks about the Valley’s rich bicycling history, and check out the Cargo Bike Village, Artists Colony, bike repair clinics, roller racing and more. Admission is $5.00, $5.00...
Feather River Festival to Run September 25-27, 2015

Feather River Festival to Run September 25-27, 2015

Feather River Festival // September 25-27,2015 // chicopaddleheads.org California’s largest whitewater festival celebrates its 25th anniversary and raises funds for American Whitewater. Plenty of river competitions at the Feather River Fest. Feather River Festival is California’s biggest whitewater festival, and is held annually on the fourth weekend in September to coincide with the Rock Creek Dam scheduled release. The event originated in 1991 as a party celebrating the dam release, and has grown exponentially over the years. Originally run by the Chico Paddle Heads, Feather River Fest is now presented by both the Chico Paddle Heads and American Whitewater, raising funds for the latter – a non-profit organization that works to conserve, restore, and enhance recreation opportunity on rivers. American Whitewater represents whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and over 100 grassroots paddling clubs across the United States. The 2015 festival takes place September 25-27 at the Indian Jim elementary school...
Popular Annual Bicycle Festival and Brewfest Returns To Fairfax Saturday, October 17, 2015

Popular Annual Bicycle Festival and Brewfest Returns To Fairfax Saturday, October 17, 2015

Biketoberfest Marin // Saturday, October 17,2015 // biketoberfestmarin.com Highlights include bike expo, brewfest and live music featuring MOJO Rising. Recognized as one of the Top 5 Cycling Events by Singletracks.com! FAIRFAX, CA – With twenty breweries tapping 35 different beers, exceptional live music, cargo bike racing and over 70 exhibitors, the annual Biketoberfest Marin will attract cyclists and West Coast brewers alike in a combined bicycle expo and brewfest on Saturday, October 10, 2015. As Marin County’s premier social bicycle event, Biketoberfest Marin raises funds for the Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) and Access4Bikes (A4B). Held in Fairfax—the birthplace of mountain biking—this family-friendly one day event draws over 5,000 brew and bicycle enthusiasts from throughout Northern California. This fall festival has raised significant funds for MCBC and A4B in their work to continue improving on and off-road bicycling conditions and access in Marin county. Biketoberfest takes place at Fair-Anselm Plaza...
Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival celebrates fat tires and dirt at new venue

Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival celebrates fat tires and dirt at new venue

Renowned community fundraiser offers bike demos, skills clinics, aerial jump bag, expanded kids’ area, contests and more in downtown Santa Cruz April 11-12, 2015 Festy fun with Sweetlines’ Kat Sweet (third from left) and Liv Ladies AllRide’s Lindsey Voreis (far right) at the 2014 Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (Michele Lamelin). The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (SCMBF) — presented by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) and FOX — returns to its roots in the city of Santa Cruz. Now in its sixth year, the festival will run in San Lorenzo Park on April 11-12, 2015, the weekend before the Sea Otter Classic in nearby Monterey. This all-new venue is situated in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz along the San Lorenzo Park Riverway multi-use path. From the venue, it’s a relaxing 1.5 mile pedal to the popular Emma McCrary Trail built by MBoSC and appropriate for all...
Event Profiles: Spring / Summer 2015

Event Profiles: Spring / Summer 2015

A sneak peek at some of the season’s best upcoming events Festy fun with Sweetlines’ Kat Sweet (third from left) and Liv Ladies AllRide’s Lindsey Voreis (far right) at the 2014 Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (Michele Lamelin). Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival April 11-12, Santa Cruz This eco-conscious, family-friendly event was created as a Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) fundraiser to celebrate the world class mountain bike facilities, riders, and cycling industry of Santa Cruz county, with proceeds benefiting local bike projects. Growing year after year with the generous support of its sponsors, volunteers and community, the festival is a testament to the depth of the mountain bike culture in Santa Cruz County. The 6th annual event takes place at San Lorenzo Park the weekend before the Sea Otter Classic in nearby Monterey. Activities include bike demos, skills clinics, an all-new poker ride, the popular aerial jump bag,...
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